How to Save Money on Spectrum TV By Cutting the Cord





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man cutting cable cordThe most recent Spectrum price hike was in October, which was the third price increase for Spectrum broadcast TV in just 12 months.

Spectrum TV customers now pay $13.50 a month for broadcast TV fees, up from $11.99 a month. This adds up to $162 a year to your bill just to watch free over-the-air TV you could get with an antenna. Spectrum’s streaming services TV Stream and TV Choice also saw the Broadcast TV “Surcharge” increase from $5 a month to $6 a month.

Spectrum TV Select now costs $44.99/month for the first year, before added fees. Spectrum notes that “TV equipment required and is extra; other equipment, install, taxes, fees and surcharges may apply.”

If that price seems too high to you, below are four streaming services that cost less.

Spectrum TV Choice: Want to stick with Spectrum? They have an a la carte option for $24.99/month that might work for you. This option comes without the contracts and with no cable box required. Choose 10 channels from a selection of 65 networks and stream your channels through the app or on the web. For those who have been subscribing to Spectrum cable, this can be a good first step toward cord cutting.

Philo: At just $20/month, Philo is an affordable service with nearly 60 channels. Stream Philo live or on-demand and use the included Cloud DVR feature to store unlimited content for up to 30 days.

Vidgo: This newly launched streaming service offers 60 channels for $39.99/month. Currently, Vidgo is bringing live local channels including ABC, Fox, and My Network TV to select markets, along with news, sports, and entertainment channels.

Sling TV: You can choose Sling Orange or Sling Blue for $25/month, or a combination for $40/month, making each less than the Spectrum $44.99 price point. With the combo package, you’ll get over 45 channels, including sports, news, and entertainment. Pair Sling TV with an antenna and you’ll have locals, live TV, and on-demand content.

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