With an onslaught of new streaming media, is it time to say goodbye to cable? While most TV enthusiasts might have a hard time quitting cable entirely, streaming devices and services might have cheaper options – some without pesky monthly fees.
- Roku 3 offers more than 1,000 channels for around $100. It also has a cool remote that allows users to plug in a headset while their partner sleeps undisturbed.
- Apple TV, like Roku, also offers a variety of programming for $99. But while shows and movies from iTunes are limited, AirPlay allows users to stream content directly from Apple products wirelessly.
- Google Chromecast is a new device that plugs straight into a TV and offers popular online entertainment from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and Hulu Plus. Bonus! It’s only $35.
Warning – streaming popular shows like Modern Family, Dexter, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad might come with additional annual costs. But watching those shows through a streaming device cost no more than $400 a year, which equates to an estimated monthly payment of $33. (Good Housekeeping)