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Hulu is now an even better cord cutting option

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Hulu is stepping up with major news

Hulu has been fighting hard to grow their catalog and bring new options to subscribers. So far this year, Hulu’s new deal with Epix has added exciting content to its movie catalog with hits like The Hunger Games and Transformers.

New deals with Spike and Discovery bring even more content, and now, Hulu has a new deal with Disney that will greatly expand their content catalog as well!

Hulu also recently confirmed they plan to jump into the Live TV streaming market and we’ve got the inside scoop on what this service is likely to include.

Ditch cable TV and say goodbye to hidden fees

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Cable TV is notorious for hiding the true cost of your TV service. They show you the advertised core package cost but forget to mention that taxes, sports fees, and other hidden charges will be added to your bill. We haven’t even started to talk about how promotional rates skyrocket before the contract ends.

All these fees add up. You could find yourself paying over $500 a year! Let’s take a look at an average cable bill to see some prime examples of hidden fees.

130 over-the-air TV stations coming to cord cutters

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One of the best things to happen for cord cutters in the last 10 years was the shift in 2009 to digital over-the-air TV. As a result of digital broadcasting, cord cutters get even more channels for free.

Digital over-the-air TV

So, what is digital over-the-air TV? In short, it works just like old fashioned TV, which used an antenna in order to get TV channels. Digital over-the-air TV brings you great HD TV free with an antenna (if you do not have an antenna, check out our guide to over the air TV antennas).

The difference to the end user is their ability to receive not just one channel per number on their dial but up to five different channels per number. With digital over-the-air TV, not only will you get NBC, ABC and CBS, but you will likely get the CW Network and many other stations for free.

Disney creates exclusive deal with Netflix

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Netflix will be the only source of new Disney releases

Disney, without a doubt, produces some of the most cherished films in entertainment. So it’s a momentous achievement for Netflix to become the exclusive source of new Disney releases. This means that only weeks after Disney theatrical releases stop showing in theaters Netflix subscribers will be the first to stream them. We do not know exactly how long it will take for a Disney movie to move from theaters to Netflix, but viewers can expect to stream them around the same time they become available on DVD.

Netflix sees their deal with Disney as a way to keep their subscribers happy while hoping to attract new cord cutters.

Award-winning original content for cord cutters

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The best TV is not on TV

We’ve said it here before, but it’s the kind of thing that bears repeating from time to time. Increasingly, the best TV around isn’t on TV. Non-cable options like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Crackle, and others are pouring out amazingly high-quality original content.

Not only can cord cutters watch great originals for a fraction of the cost of cable TV, we also have access to thousands of other shows and movies whenever we want to watch them, making streaming a much better deal than cable TV.

Educational favorites for cord cutters

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Your TV can be an exceptional educational tool not just for you, but also for your kids. With thousands of hours of top-notch content, you could easily get lost in a world of biographies, documentaries and science shows.

In the past, you could only hope to find something educational on a topic you were interested in and at a time convenient for your schedule. Now, with cord cutting, there is a vast range of educational programs available when you want it and how you want it.

Allow us to share some of our favorite sources for educational programming.