For many, digital cable tv costs $70+ per month, not including taxes. Wouldn’t it be great to watch TV without paying? Legally, of course! Well, the good news is that there are easy ways to watch quality TV and cut those cable bills.

Watch TV without Paying (Legally)

Just 5 years ago, it would have been tough to watch TV without paying. But with the advent of online streaming services, that’s no longer the case. Below are a few great ways to cut your cable bills without feeling deprived:

Watch TV without Paying - Hulu

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1. Hulu. One of the top internet TV streaming websites available today. We know people who use Hulu as their primary source of television. Although Hulu does offer a paid subscription service, much of their content is available for free with limited commercials. Hulu users can access content via computers, internet-connected TV’s, gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablet computers.

2. ¬†Network Websites. Many networks (ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS) have started streaming their shows online. Many shows are available the same day or soon after they air on TV. ¬†Like Hulu, there are limited commercials. But you can’t beat the cost!

3. Amazon Prime. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime for free 2-day shipping, you also have access to a library of free TV shows and movies online. Some of the content is top-notch, including current TV shows and new movie releases. Amazon allows you to stream these shows and movies to your computer, internet-connected TV’s, gaming consoles mobile devices and tablets.

4. Old-Fashioned Antenna. Don’t forget that there is free digital programming everywhere around us! Most houses still get regular broadcast television. You’ll need an antenna and/or a digital converter box. Here’s a guide for setting these up.

In addition to these main sites, there are plenty of other options out there. Cutting the cable may seem like a drastic measure but we know many people who’ve done it and are still alive to talk about it! And the free online streaming options continue to expand each year. As a cost saving measure, these ways to watch TV without paying can’t be beaten!