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Cord cutting for holiday travels

Entertainment for the family during the holidays

Traveling for the holidays?

If you are anything like my family, you will be traveling for the holidays and if you are like my family, you still want access to shows and movies while you’re away from home. Now, traveling as a cord cutter can feel just like being a cord cutter at home.

Here is our guide to taking your cord cutting content with you. From downloading your favorite shows to having the right streaming player for your hotel, we have you covered!

Avoid the trap of trying to make cord cutting look like cable TV

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I have been helping people become cord cutters for about three years. From day one, I have heard a lot of talk about how cord cutting is not less expensive than cable TV. I could not disagree more because my family saves over $2,000 a year! Also, studies have shown that, on average, cord cutters save over $1,000 a year.

Often, when I talk with people who say they cannot save money by cord cutting I find they are subscribing to five or more services. For example, one person had a very high package of PlayStation Vue, CBS All Access, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now and Amazon Prime.

This is a major mistake I often see people make. They try to make cord cutting look just like cable by focusing on the number of channels they get, rather than whether they are getting the shows they want. Cord cutting can be a great way to save money and still watch your content, but you need to look at it differently.

So, here are a few guidelines on how you can avoid the trap of trying to make cord cutting just like cable.

Cord cutter’s guide to getting into the holiday spirit

Streaming Guide for the Holidays

Getting into the holiday spirit

The winter holidays are almost here, and with them come a host of movies and specials, new and old, that are sure to get you in the festive holiday spirit this month.

We’d like to help you enjoy your favorite holiday-themed content without the exorbitant cable bill nor the long-term contracts. Learn where you can find those old classics you loved from childhood, Hallmark specials, new movies and free streams with this holiday guide for cord cutters.

DirecTV Now is here

DirecTV now part of the AT&T family

DirecTV Now is here

And it’s ready to take on Sling TV and PlayStation Vue

This week, the long-awaited DirecTV Now streaming service was officially announced. DirecTV Now is a live TV streaming service similar to Sling TV & Playstation Vue, but with a twist to it.

With DirecTV Now, you will be able to stream 100 live channels for just $35 a month, but you better hurry, as this is the introductory offer. The standard starting package is $35 a month for 60 channels.

“We’re extending our entertainment portfolio for those who value premium content but also want more TV freedom suited for their lifestyle, whether watching at home or on their mobile devices. This is TV your way,” says John Stankey, CEO, AT&T Entertainment Group.

“Our new customer-centric offers show that mobility and entertainment are better together,” added Stankey.

Download Netflix shows and movies for offline use

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

 

Netflix now allows movies and TV shows to be downloaded and watched offline.

Offline viewing is feature that Ting customers in particular have been waiting for. Now, with a tiny bit of pre-planning, you can save your favorite shows and movies and watch them, in full resolution, whenever you want.

Every Netflix original is available to be downloaded and stored for offline viewing. Beyond Netflix original content, you’ll find a wealth of TV shows, movies and specials available. Just keep an eye out for the new Download option in the listing.

Watching NBA and NHL without cable

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A guide to watching NBA and NHL without cable

Fall is in full swing and the NBA and NHL are getting started. Many cord cutters question how they can watch the NBA or NHL without having to pay for cable and agree to their long-term contracts.

The good news is that it’s easier than ever to be a sports fan and cut the cord! Here is our cord cutter guide to the NBA and NHL.