When money started to get super tight (or nonexistent) for us a couple years ago, cable TV was one of the first things we got rid of.
Quitting cable cold turkey was not as difficult as I thought it would be.
And we still had Netflix, so we were able to watch TV shows.
We just couldn’t watch the current seasons.
It wasn’t a big deal for us, really. The kids aren’t allowed to watch TV during the school week. And we don’t watch a lot of sports. So we weren’t totally addicted.
But I’ll be honest.
There are definitely some things I’ve missed. Not like total withdrawal missed, but still.
I miss the Food Network. I miss HGTV. You know. Old, married people networks.
And Number 2 would love to be able to watch basketball games. Number 3 would love to be able to watch the Yankees play.
All the kids love American Ninja Warrior, and to be honest, I don’t mind them watching that. I’d choose them watching that over any of the shows on the Disney Channel any day.
Number 4 loves America’s Got Talent and The Voice and Cupcake Wars.
We haven’t been able to watch any of that.
Because I just discovered Sling TV.
And I am not being compensated in any way to write this. I just wanted to share my discovery with all of you because I never knew it existed, and I love it!
Plus, why anyone would pay close to $100 a month for basic cable when you can get it for literally a fraction of the price?
So what is Sling TV?
It’s a live streaming service.
Similar to a cable company, you can purchase different packages.
I got the most basic, $20/month service.
That gets us 25 basic channels, including NBC, CNN, ESPN, HGTV, Food Network, A&E, Bravo, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, the Disney Channel, National Geographic, and more.
You can get the app on your phone, your tablet, your laptop or PC, and through streaming devices like the Roku player, Amazon Fire Stick and XBox One.
You can add on other packages for an extra $5 a month (like the Sports Extra package, the Kids Extra, etc).
And just like that, you can watch live TV.
I just finished watching every episode of This is Us, and now, if I want to, I can watch tonight’s episode. Tonight! When everyone else does! When it normally airs!
By the way, This Is Us is a topic for its own blog post. Holy shnikes it’s good.
If you haven’t seen it yet… WATCH IT.
Seriously. You won’t be disappointed.
And if you are, I’ll tell you what.
I’ll pay for your first two weeks of Sling TV.
Oh wait. I don’t have to.
Because you can try it out for free for two weeks (but just a heads up — you do have to give a credit card that they will automatically charge after two weeks if you don’t cancel).
Anyway, if your cable bill is killing you and you can’t imaging living without live television, this is a really good option for you.
Don’t be dumb.
Check it out, and save yourself a shit ton of money every month!