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CUT THE CORD

It's time to kick your cable box, and pricy cable TV bill, to the curb.

Thanks to streaming, you don't need cable or satellite service to watch all of the TV shows, news, and sporting events. All you need to cut the cord is Pinpoint's fiber internet connection and the apps built into your smart TV or running on an inexpensive streaming device, such as a Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

Below you will find steps and information that will help you cut the cord.

There are three simple steps that will help you move from traditional TV to streaming TV.

  1. You will need a fast and reliable internet connection.
    Pinpoint's fiber-to-the-home internet provides the consistent speeds you need for streaming HD videos, movies, live TV, and online gaming - even in bad weather!

     

  2. You will need a streaming device or SmartTV.
    Streaming devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV can be plugged into your existing TV, acting much like your traditional cable box. Smart TVs have the capability built into them so you can begin streaming right out of the box. There are also some brands of Smart TVs that have the Roku or Amazon Fire TV built into them.

     

  3. Finally, you will need to decide what you want to watch.
    Streaming has so many options to choose from: Live sports, live local news, massive libraries of movies and TV shows, and so much more. Some services provide all you need with a low-cost subscription and others have what you prefer for free. Below is a list to help you get started.

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Streaming Devices:

Roku Ultra       Amazon Fire Stick       Chromecast with Google TV      Apple TV

Streaming Televisions:

TCL Roku Smart TV       Amazon Fire TV       Samsung Smart TV

Streaming Services:

Free Local Programming:

If you live within range of a TV antenna, you may be able to get live TV programming from local stations. All you need is a proper TV antenna. There are many indoor and outdoor antennas to choose from, just beware of the cheaper brands and their outlandish claims. Stick with the manufacturers that have been building them for years. Antennas Direct, the largest TV antenna maker in the U.S. has a free tool that shows you what broadcast towers are in your area and recommends an appropriate antenna.