Cord Cutting Stories June 26

Mohu, the unofficial leader in the cable eliminating revolution, just introduced its latest antenna and it’s giving cord-cutters much more of a range for picking up their local TV channels. The Leaf Glide 65-Mile Range Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna offers 15 more miles of range than its predecessor the Mohu Leaf 50. Mohu has redefined the indoor antenna market with lightweight, flat models that pick up over-the-air signals better than previous generation antennas ever could. This is allowing many individuals to finally cut the cord from cable companies and get life long free TV.  expand full story

Cord Cutting Stories May 14

Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 70-mile HDTV Antenna $79 (Reg. $120)

Amazon offers the Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 Indoor/Outdoor 70-mile HDTV Antenna for $78.87 shipped. That’s a $62 savings off the original price, down $40+ from online retailers like Staples and the best that we’ve seen at Amazon since 2015. Antennas Direct is one of the most trusted names in this product category and Amazon customer largely agree, with over 1,500 leaving a 4.2/5 star rating.

Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 Features:

  • Best performance among all antennas rated in the 70 mile category [NOTE: location, obstructions, and building materials affect reception]
  • Receive free TV from networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, PBS, Univision, MeTV and more in FullHD 1080 where available
  • Multi-directional elements deliver range and reception in less than ideal locations
  • Includes ClearStream 4 Antenna, all-weather mounting hardware, and instructions (mount and coaxial cable sold separately)
  • Lifetime warranty on parts

Cord Cutting Stories May 4

Slingbox M2 streaming media player is perfect for cord-cutters (refurb) $60

Tanga offers the Sling Media Slingbox M2 as a certified refurbished for $59.99 shipped. For comparison, Amazon charges $100 in new condition and $80 for a refurbished model. Rated 3.6/5 stars.

Slingbox M2 Features:

  • Watch and control 100% of your live TV on a tablet*, phone*, PC, or Mac.
  • View and manage DVR recordings.
  • Watch on a second TV anywhere via Apple TV®, Chromecast®, Fire TV®, and Roku®
  • Connect via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, No monthly fees for Sling
  • Includes 90-day warranty

Cord Cutting Stories April 13

Tablo 2 DVR Tuner for HDTV w/ Wi-Fi for $167 (Reg. $199)

Amazon is offering the Tablo 2 DVR Tuner with Wi-Fi for $167.23 shipped. For comparison, Best Buy has it for $199, and this is the best deal we’ve seen at Amazon in two years. Rated 3.6/5 stars by 1,348 Amazon shoppers.

Tablo 2 DVR Tuner Features:

  • Watch, Record, Pause, and Stream Free Broadcast [OTA] HDTV Channels: CBS, ABC, NBC, and more.
  • Two Tuners allow you to record and watch two different programs on up to (6) devices in your home.
  • With TabloConnect Subscription you can stream your hometown news and sports when traveling.
  • NO HDMI with Tablo’s Wi-Fi wireless broadcast of content to Tablets, Laptops, FireTV, AppleTV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast, iPhones, Galaxy Smartphones, NVIDIA Shield, and more.
  • ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED (not included): HDTV Antenna, USB Hard Drive (to Record), Wi-Fi Router, Computer / Tablet, Smartphone, and Internet Connection for Free Software Updates.

Cord Cutting Stories April 12

expired1byone’s best-selling 50-mile Amplified HDTV Antenna $20 Prime shipped

1byone Products (99% positive feedback from 55,000+) via Amazon offers its 50-mile HDTV Antena with a built-in amplifier for $19.79 Prime shipped when promo code F3D564VZ is applied during checkout. That’s a 33% savings off the regular price, $3 less than our previous mention and the best offer currently available. 1byone’s antenna is a #1 best-seller at Amazon where over 12,000 customers have left a 3.9/5 star rating.

1byone Antenna Features:

  • FREE FOR LIFE – Never Pay Your Cable or Satellite For Television Again! 1byone antenna can pull in all of your local news, weather, sitcoms, kids and sports programs absolutely FREE. Just connect it to your television and let the antenna do all the work.
  • Slim and High Performance – Extremely soft design and lightweight. You can hide it behind the TV, lay flat on table; stick it high on window (stand moisture weather or exposed to sunshine). It’ll pull in hundreds of crystal clear digital & HD shows!
  • 10FT LONG CABLE – Makes it easier for you to place it in your house to get the best reception, especially for customers whose televisions are quite far away from windows.

Cord Cutting Stories April 6

expiredTiVo Roamio OTA 500GB DVR (refurb) w/ Lifetime Service for $250

TiVo is offering its certified renewed Roamio OTA 500GB DVR with Lifetime Service for $249.99 shipped. We’ve seen this deal in new condition for around $300 and today’s deal is the best offer as a renewed model this year. The best part of this offer is that it comes bundled with lifetime service, skipping the typical $15/month fee. Be sure to note that this model is designed for OTA content and will not accept a cable card. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 2,100 Amazon reviewers.

TiVo Roamio OTA Features:

  • Designed for users who watch TV with an HD antenna instead of subscribing to cable. Works with all digital HD antennas. Enjoy network shows from ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, Univision
  • Record four shows at once and up to 75 HD hours of programming
  • Access TV and streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, VUDU and more without switching inputs
  • See 14-day program guide and schedule recordings ahead of time
  • Requires TiVo service subscription – $14.99/month. 1-year subscription commitment to activate. HD antenna sold separately.

Cord Cutting Stories March 24

expiredGrab Aukey’s HDTV antenna with 50 mile range for $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Aukey Direct via Amazon currently offers the AUKEY HDTV Antenna w/ 50 mile range for $14.99 when code AUKEYANP is applied at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $35. That’s $5 off the list price and matches the all-time low. Its also $3 lower than similar antennas we’ve covered with the same 50 mile range. Rated at 3.5/5 stars across 109 customers. View which local channels are available with AntennaWeb

Features include:

  • Please check out the available channels in your area at http://dtv.gov/maps
  • In-line amplifier boosts signal reception from towers far from your area and receives free digital broadcast television within a 50 mile radius
  • Enjoy local news, TV shows, or Sports in high definition without a cable bill
  • Super thin design and easy setup allows you to mount it on a window or a wall
  • Package Contents: AUKEY AN-P01 Indoor TV Antenna, AC/DC Adapter, Three Double-sided Tapes, User Manual, 24 Month Warranty Card

Cord Cutting Stories March 22

Amazon is partnering with DirecTV Now on a deal that delivers a free Fire TV Stick when you pre-pay for one month of service. Plans start at $35 per month, and the Fire TV stick alone has a $40 value. It’s important to remember that DirecTV Now will automatically roll-over your subscription at the end of the month, so be sure to cancel if you’re not interested in continuing on. Full terms and conditions can be found here. The 4th Gen. Apple TV offer is also still live from DirecTV now for $105 if you’d prefer to go that route.

DirecTV Now pricing starts with the Live a Little $35 per month package that includes over 60 channels with big names like ESPN, TNT, TBS, and USA. You can upgrade to other plans for additional content and services. DirecTV Now is compatible with a number of devices, including iOS and Android. Learn more in our launch coverage that includes a full list of channels and packages.

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Cord Cutting Stories March 20

After briefly doing so at the end of 2016, Sling TV is once again offering a free Roku Streaming Stick when you pre-pay for a single month of service. Prices start at just $20/mo., and the Roku Stick has a list price of $50, so you’re really getting a nice value here. Note: this offer is available to new customers only. After one-month, your subscription will automatically roll-over.

Sling TV has grown leaps and bounds since it hit the scene as the first major live TV streaming service a few years back. Its $20 month subscription includes access to the most popular channels, including ESPN, TBS, TNT and others. Additional tiers bring more channels and premium packages. Best of all, you can stream live TV on-the-go with your smartphone device or tablet.

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Cord Cutting Stories February 21

Mohu has an Outdoor 60-Mile HDTV Antenna (Refurb) with 50-foot Cable for $72 shipped (Orig. $150)

Mohu offers its Outdoor 60-Mile HDTV Antenna (Refurb) with 50-foot Cable for $89.99, but if you use the code LOVEFREETV the price drops to just $71.99 shipped. That’s $18 off the regular price and the lowest we can find for it.

Perfect for rural areas, where the regular 15- or 20-mile antenna just won’t do. The Attic / Outdoor 60 Mile HDTV Antenna offers a solution for those living on the outskirts. It weighs only 3 pounds and was developed from research for the United States military. “The antenna is multidirectional and does not have to be constantly readjusted for optimal signal strength.” Reviews are light on this model, but Mohu antennas consistently receive high marks at Amazon and other retailers.

Cord Cutting Stories January 25

Cord Cutters can get two 1byone 25 Miles Super Thin HDTV Antennas for just $10 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Just in case the cable goes out Super Bowl Sunday or for whenever really, 1byone has you covered! Amazon has the 1byone 25 Miles Super Thin HDTV Antenna with 16.5 Feet High Performance Coaxial Cable for $9.99, but if you add two to your cart and use code DZKU7ZED the price of one of the antennas drops to free! That’s $10 off and the best combined offer we’ve seen. 

This antenna is free for life! “Never pay your cable or satellite fee for television again!” You can get all local channels crystal clear (depending on your location, of course). The 1byone antenna can pull in all of your local news, sitcoms, kids and sports programs. Additional features:

  • Full HD – 25-Mile range to access from broadcast tower. It delivers full 1080p HD to any digital-ready TV
  • Longer Cable, Easier Setup – A 16.5-foot coaxial cable makes it easier for you to place it at the position with the best reception in your house. Especially useful for customers whose TV’s are quite far away from the windows
  • Easy Operation – Fast and easy set up with 3 steps – Unwrap, Plug it in and Scan channels
  • Buyer Guarantee – We stand behind our products 100% with a 12-month warranty. Please Note: Freeview reception is dependent upon environmental factors, we cannot guarantee reception in all conditions. We do offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all new items in order for you to test the suitability in your area

Cord Cutting Stories November 30, 2016

AT&T officially announced DirecTV Now to much fanfare on Monday as the new online streaming service looks to offer the strongest cord cutting alternative yet. Amidst the shuffle of details was a notable deal that nets new customers free 4th Generation 32GB Apple TV when three months of service are paid in advance. DirecTV Now plans start at $35 per month, making the out-the-door price as little as $105. This deal represents a $255 value as a 4th Gen. Apple TV generally sells for $150. For a limited time, the $60 Go Big package with additional channels is available at a discounted price of $35 as a part of this launch promotion. More details on channel listings below.

DirecTV Now is also offering a free Amazon Fire TV Stick with the purchase of one-month of service, an $85 value.

For cord cutters, this may be the best alternative to traditional cable yet. DirecTV Now brings the back-end support of two industry veterans alongside a large catalog of on-demand content. The base Live a Little $35 per month package includes over 60 channels with big names like ESPN, TNT, TBS, and USA. Additional plans bring premium content and more sports. Local channels are available in select markets with hopes to expand in 2017. DirecTV Now is compatible with a number of devices, including iOS and Android. Learn more in our launch coverage that includes a full list of channels and packages.

Related: Sling TV is giving away the newest Roku Streaming Stick when you pre-pay for a month of service ($70+ value).

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Cord Cutting Stories November 29, 2016

expiredSling TV is giving away the newest Roku Streaming Stick when you pre-pay for a month of service ($70+ value)

With DirecTV Now rolling out in 2017, Sling is quickly looking for ways to sweeten its offerings even further. Now, you can grab the latest Roku Streaming Stick for free when you pre-pay for one month of Sling TV service. That’s a $70+ value for just $20. For comparison, the streaming device alone sells for $50. Sling is also offering 50% off the new Roku Premiere+ 4K Streaming Media player with the purchase of three months of service for $60 ($160 value).

Sling TV continues to make in-roads into homes across America as it increases its streaming offerings. A $20 monthly subscription includes access to popular channels like ESPN, TBS, TNT and others. Additional tiers bring more channels and premium packages. Best of all, you can stream live TV on-the-go with your smartphone device or tablet.

Cord Cutting Stories November 9, 2016

Amazon offers the Mohu Leaf 30 HDTV Antenna for $29.85 Prime shipped. For comparison, that’s $10 off the regular price at most online retailers like B&H and the best offer that we’ve seen since January. Furthermore, this is the same price that Mohu charges for a open-box unit.

This Mohu Leaf model provides access to high definition over-the-air TV channels that are available within 30-miles. It’s perfect for cutting the cord and accessing free programming from local stations like CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC and more. Mohu uses a “paper-thin” design that is reversible and can be painted to match your decor. A 10-foot coaxial cable is included with purchase. Over 11,400 Amazon customers have left a 3.8/5 star rating.

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