It's Time: Our Top Tools for Successfully Cutting Your Cable Cord | #152
Content providers are not making it easy to know which streaming plan is the best to access your favorite content. Our streaming experts ease your mind with knowledge about the newest, simplified options to get the content you want. Co-Founder of Cordcutting.com, Stephan Lovely, downloads information about over-the-air (OTA) HD TV, and the best way to go about getting rid of your cable. Then, we talk with Grant Hall, CEO of Nuvyyo, about their Tablo OTA DVR device. Discover how you can stream, record, and access your favorite local channels now.
·[00:00:00] How to Sever Ties with Your Cable Provider
·[00:06:55] Skinny Streaming Bundles are On the Rise
·[00:12:30] Streaming Services Striving to be All-in-one
·[00:19:51] Modern and Free Over-the-air HD Digital TV
·[00:26:14] Free Non-Traditional Content Streaming Sites
·[00:35:52] Entertainment and Services via Amazon Prime
·[00:42:13] 10 Years Have Passed Since Generation 1 iPhone
·[00:48:46] Review of the Urban Armor Gear iPhone Case
·[00:54:44] Tablo Gives You Access to Free Entertainment
·[01:02:05] Get the Live TV You Want, When You Want It
·[01:11:58] Store up to 40 Hours of Free Live TV Content
·[01:18:06] Discover All Over-the-air Channels Near You
Discover more about segments and guests below…
[00:00:00] How to Sever Ties with Your Cable Provider
The first thing many people bring up when you talk to them about getting rid of cable is, “Well, I still need to get my sports.” Content distributors don’t exactly make it easy to stream your favorite live TV content. More and more customers are looking for a way to get cable-like services without the high prices, and online streaming ‘skinny bundles’ are becoming a new household item. Stephen Lovely of Cordcutting.com is making it easy for anyone to cut their cable cord. Find out more now.
[00:06:55] Skinny Streaming Bundles are on the Rise
Sports, sports, sports! Even if you’re not a sports fan, you can’t deny the appeal of getting together to watch the big game. This is one of the main factors behind why many people have been hesitant to get rid of traditional cable. Stephen Lovely of Cordcutting.com discusses skinny streaming bundles which make it easier to get your favorite content in one place. Stephen also reminds listeners about over-the-air digital HD TV, an easy-to-access option which only requires a store bought antenna. Is it time to get rid of your cable? Listen now.
[00:12:30] Streaming Services Striving to be All-in-one
Streaming services are working to become an a la carte version of traditional cable. Many consumers would like to cut their cable cord, but don’t want to miss out on live content like sporting events. Fortunately, many content companies are trying to find a way to make their service a one stop shop. Many streaming services are aiming for a simple user interface, such as Roku, to gain loyal users. Stephen Lovely of Cordcutting.com tells us about what is going on behind the scenes for content creators. Discover your dream way to stream.
[00:19:51] Modern and Free Over-the-air HD Digital TV
Do you remember the old rabbit ear antennas you would move around until they picked up decent TV reception? Well, over-the-air TV is still floating around out there, but many don’t know how to access it. Cordcutting.com’s Stephen Lovely tells us about the options you have for tracking down local broadcasts. All you need to do is buy a cheap digital HD antenna and you can access crisp, quality HD over-the-air TV. Most users can gain free access to the big four network companies; ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. There are even options out there that let you record live content. Find out more now.
[00:26:14] Free Non-Traditional Content Streaming Sites
Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are often our first thoughts when we think of entertainment streaming, however, there are other services available. If you’re willing to watch a few ads, you can find high quality, free streaming services which rival the big three. Stephen Lovely of Cordcutting.com tells us about some of his favorite free and affordable content providers including Tubi TV and Crackle. Discover more options now.
[00:35:52] Entertainment and Services via Amazon Prime
Same day delivery is becoming available in large metropolitan areas thanks in large part to Amazon Prime. Amazon is not only making streaming content easier, they are also working on making other areas of your life simple. On top of same-day delivery, Amazon grocery, entertainment content, and shopping, Amazon is also beginning to open brick and mortars to sell specific items. Jason thinks that maybe one day Amazon will be able to deliver farm fresh food directly from the farmers. The possibilities are endless. How can Amazon help you today? Find out now.
[00:42:13] 10 Years Have Passed Since Generation 1 iPhone
Ready to feel old? It has been 10 years since the release of the first generation iPhone. Still, many of us were raised on a PC and have held off from buying any Apple products. Some users have been hesitant to switch over to Apple because of the locked operating system. While Apple may be slightly fenced in and more expensive, their overall security and incredibly simple user interface is quickly becoming more intriguing to consumers. Jason and Mike discuss the pros and cons of their switch to becoming Apple users. Who do you love, Android or Apple?
[00:48:46] Review of the Urban Armor Gear iPhone Case
We all love to throw our ridiculously expensive phones containing all of our personal data and contacts on the ground… Just kidding, but your phone is likely destined for a fall or two, so you’d better have a good case to protect it. Jason and Mike review the Urban Armor Gear iPhone Case which comes with very stout corners, perfect for when you fumble your phone on the pavement. The case is made to absorb impact, and Jason was excited to use the low-profile secret credit card pocket. Find out more about why this case gets two thumbs up!
[00:54:44] Tablo Gives You Access to Free Entertainment
Unfortunately, most streaming devices don’t offer the ability to stream live TV events like sports or political speeches. In 2010, Nuvyyo CEO, Grant Hall, decided to tackle the problem. So long cable, make room for Tablo. Tablo’s goal is to start trimming the cost of your entertainment budget down by providing access to free over-the-air content. Add an antenna to your Tablo device and access free, quality TV content on any device in your home. Learn more now.
[01:02:05] Get the Live TV You Want, When You Want It
Over-the-air TV is still around and it is better than ever before with HD digital resolution and the affordable price of FREE! The question is, how do we get it into our homes? Grant Hall, CEO of Nuvyyo, tells us about their new device -The book-sized Tablo can help you access roughly 40 local channels and also record hours of your favorite television content. All you need is an antenna and then you’re ready to watch at your convenience. Ditch the cable and harness the power of free TV. Listen now.
[01:11:58] Store up to 40 Hours of Free Live TV Content
Yes, over-the-air TV still exists. Yes, it is broadcast in HD digital resolution. And yes, it’s free! So how do we go about having access to this free content at any time? Grant Hall says the Nuvyyo Tablo is THE device to stream and store your favorite local television shows. Just log on to Tablo’s website to see which local channels are available in your area, download their app, and then set the device to record. The Table is offered in three different versions, however, we would recommend the latest and greatest model with 64G built-in flash storage. All versions also come with a USB port so you can plug in an external hard drive and get well over 1,000 hours of storage. Watch what you want, when you want it. Hear more now.
[01:18:06] Discover All Over-the-air Channels Near You
Streaming apps are coming out left and right and many of them cost a pretty penny, especially when you have to subscribe to several services in order to access your favorite content. Why pay when you can access over-the-air TV in HD digital resolution for free? Devices like Tablo can gain you access to about 40 local channels depending on your area. It is finally time to cut the cable cord? Learn more now.
Explore More with Helpful Links:
· Guest: Stephen Lovely | Co-Founder, Cordcutting.com
· Guest: Grant Hall | CEO, Nuvyyo
· Product: Crackle
· Product: Tubi TV
· Product: Fubo TV
· Product: Urban Armor Gear
· Product: Tablo TV
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