Do you want to cancel cable TV but don’t want to pay anything for streaming? If you have an internet connection, there are a ton of great free streaming services. Many long-term cord cutters likely know their options, but my hope is this post will help the millions of new cord cutters find new options to help them save money.
First, though, you may want to also think about getting an antenna to give you free access to many locals, including ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, in great HD over the air.
Now, antennas have come a long way and offer a lot more. As a kid, we had a handful of channels. Now, I can get almost 50 channels with my antenna. The number of channels you can get will vary depending on where you live.
I have now been a cord cutter for over ten years, and an antenna has been an important part of that journey. When I first cut the cord, I lived in an area that had no TV stations with an antenna. Now, I live in an area that can get almost 50 TV stations for free with an antenna, including all of the major networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC.
A site like AntennaWeb will be able to tell you what stations are nearby and give you an idea of what type of antenna will work best for you. A second website you may want to check out is RabbitEars this website also helps you get an idea of what signals are available where you live.
Want even more free streaming options? Here are some great free streaming services for cord cutters who don’t want to pay anything:
Here are great free services for news and local news:
Want local news and want it live? Let us be honest we can’t always be near an antenna to watch our local news, but with NewsON, you can watch local news live for free and on-demand from a long list of local affiliates.
You can learn more about NewsON HERE.
If your local channels are not on NewsON, it is probably on Haystack News. With Haystack news, you can watch local news stories, weather, and more but also get national and international news. Making Haystack News a great way to be up to date on what is happening around you in the world.
You can add Haystack News to your Fire TV HERE.
Here are great services that offer free movies and TV shows:
Pluto TV has become a leader in the world of free ad-supported content. Owned by Paramount, it has a huge collection of Paramount programming plus content from 3rd parties. You will find 100+ HD channels and over 1,000 movies and TV episodes.
You can add Pluto TV to your Fire TV HERE.
Originally Local Now only streamed your local weather and news, but now it has added a ton of live channels, movies, and TV shows. Later this year, Local Now will also stream local PBS channels for free.
You can learn more about Local Now HERE.
Tubi is now owned by Fox, meaning it has a ton of Fox programming on it. Plus, Tubi has recently struck a deal to bring Warner Bros. Discovery programming to Tubi. Just recently, we have started to see some of this programming, including older HBO Max programs, show up on Tubi. Making this a must-have for many Fire TV owners.
You can learn more about Tubi HERE.
The Roku Channel
Wait, Roku on the Fire TV? Yup, you can watch Roku’s free streaming service, The Roku Channel, on your Fire TV. Not only do you get 100_ live channels and a ton of on-demand movies and TV shows, but you also get original programming like the Weird Al movie that can only be found on The Roku Channel.
If you just know Plex as a way to manage the media you own, there is so much more to it. Plex now also has a huge free ad-supported streaming service offering a ton of movies and TV Shows. If it has been some time since you tried Plex it may be time to try it again.
You can learn more about Plex HERE.
Amazon Freevee is a premium free streaming service. Watch thousands of hit movies, shows, Freevee Originals, and live 24/7 entertainment channels to match your mood.