The move to “cut the cord” and drop cable TV has been going on for some time now, and as broadband internet has become the norm the movement has grown. With every cable
bill, more people join the revolution and make the decision to get their entertainment online.
The average American watches five hours of TV every day, which is a lot of time to fill. So let’s talk about the perfect cord-cutting experience—internet apps that give you shows that you actually want to
watch, and how you can watch them not just on your computer but on your TV.
Get your entertainment from the source
If you enjoy network TV, you probably know that most major networks also have streaming versions of their shows online. Hola, a new service launched in 2014, takes this to a whole new level and lets you access content all
over the world, even on sites which you might normally not be able to use. If you’re frustrated by the fact that sites like BBC—while free in their own country and available through cable—don’t offer
an online pay-per-view service for non-residents, there’s good news. With Hola, viewing this content is no problem. It works with sites worldwide, from the UK to Mexico, and is available as a browser add-on or an app
for your mobile device.
One of the sleekest apps is Mediahhh, which lets you not only watch live TV on your computer, but use your Android phone as a remote. It’s available for Windows, Mac, and
Android, and while the content is currently limited to UK programming, you will find a lot of American shows on UK TV. This app has smooth, extremely high-quality playback and intuitive interface consisting of a player, and
combined channel guide and an easy-to-navigate program guide.
Watch on your TV, not your computer
If you’re ready to cut the cord, visit InternetBundle.net and get your broadband on. Start watching the shows you want, not the ones your cable company wants
you to see.
Google’s Chromecast, while technically not just an app, lets you stream content from your computer or your mobile device to your TV. It’s
already built into a lot of existing entertainment apps, but is also available as a browser add-on for Chrome. Just pick up a Chromecast adapter ($35), plug it into your TV, and start casting.