How to watch services like CNN, MSNBC and Fox News without cable
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So, are you ready to pull the plug on your cable or satellite provider but worried about losing access to your favorite news program?
We have great news for you! All the major news services like CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, CNBC and others are available to cord-cutters! Whether you’re a fan of Bill O’Reilly or Rachel Maddow—cord-cutting has you covered. Here at Ting, we love finding ways to save, so we put together some inexpensive and even free options for viewing news media.
How to watch news without cable
It is true that in the past, leaving a paid TV service like cable meant losing access to cable news. However, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue now give you access to every cable news channel you may want, without the exorbitant cable bill.
Along with big names like HLN and MSNBC, cord-cutters can now get even more news services, which they can access all hours of the day, every day of the week.
Let’s take a look at the big names and on which of the two services they’re available.
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For as little as $25 a month, you can get access to a ton of great cable news. The best part of these services is that they do not have a contract. Do you want to get MSNBC or Fox News without cable, but only for the presidential election? You can do that with Sling TV or PlayStation Vue and cancel any time you want!
Yet, what if you don’t want to pay anything for news?
100% free options for news
CBS News – CBS has long been known for their news department and now they have their very own 24/7 CBS News service. The best part is that it’s 100% free. CBS News is on all the major streaming players like Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV. You can also stream it on the go with your phone or tablet and on their site.
Sky News – Sometimes an international event happens and when it does, US news is not always the best place to look for coverage. Sky News is one of the leading news sources in the UK and does a great job of covering not only UK news but world news. They offer a 24/7 live stream for free in their apps for Roku and other streaming players.
Viewing local news without cable is now easier than ever too! The first thing you should do is get an antenna. Don’t have an antenna? Check out our guide to antennas to help you get started.
Now you should have access to all your local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC stations in great HD for free!
So wait, what if you do not get the channel you want with an antenna? We have good news! You can use a service called NewsOn to stream your local news station in many parts of the US. Just check out their website to find a station near you.
What about weather news?
Weather is just as important and can even be more immediately life-threatening. Checkout Weather Nation, a free 24/7 news channel dedicated 100% to weather. It’s available on most major streaming players and even on your browser.
After you break it down, the best place for news junkies is not cable TV, but online streaming to your house or mobile device. Cut the cord and get your live news when you want it and how you want it.
Do you have a favorite news streaming service that we didn’t include? Post it here and let everyone know about it.