But the question that remains unanswered is exactly how one can go about streaming. Sure, Revolution’s high-speed internet enables you to stream, but that doesn’t make you a streaming expert overnight. We’re here to help!
There are lots of options. Let’s start with the hardware. Streaming requires either a Smart TV (almost all new television models) or it requires a smart device that plugs into your TV. Examples of this are the Amazon Fire Stick, the Roku Stick, and Google Chromecast. One of these devices will run you between $30 and $50.
Once you have that, you will need the software, which you will easily be able to access. There are many choices, and it can sometimes seem overwhelming. On top of that, a common fear in cutting the cord is that by the time you subscribe to four or five different streaming services, you’ll be paying just as much if not more than you would be paying for cable! This could be true, but the problem can be easily avoided by knowing what you want and wisely choosing the streaming option that’s best for you!
There are two major types of subscription-based streaming services. Let’s call them specialty and broad. Specialty streaming services could be things like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. They offer a handful of movies and shows and can often be bundled with things like ESPN+ for even more niche content.
The broader streaming options include Sling TV and YouTube TV. Instead of paying $10-15 per month, these will cost more like $40-70. The reason, though, is that they mimic cable. You can scroll through a TV guide and get your local stations with several of these options. But as with everything, there are pros and cons to each option. Here’s a streaming guide to help you.
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