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Cord Cutting For Dummies

By: Paul McFedries Published: 06-02-2021

Cut the cable television cord and cut your monthly bills

Are you one of those people who have 500 television channels to choose from and you can never find anything to watch? Maybe it’s time to cut the cable cord and take full control of what’s on your television. All you need to get started with this popular money saving strategy is an Internet connection, a device to stream to, and the advice in this book.

With Cord Cutting For Dummies, you go from evaluating if cord cutting is the right choice for your budget to acquiring the technology to get the programming you actually want. You’ll discover the technology you need for streaming, select the service or services that fit your needs, and make the components of your setup work together—all within your budget. Cord Cutting For Dummies offers the steps to going from wired to wireless, including:

  • Deciding if you need to upgrade your Wi-Fi equipment and service.
  • Evaluating your current devices.
  • Adding a smart TV to the mix.
  • Choosing the best streaming services for you—including some free options

When you’re ready to untether yourself from the cable or satellite, Cord Cutting For Dummies shows you, step by step, how to break free. Pick up a copy and you’ll be watching your favorite movie or TV show in no time!

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Cord Cutting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 02-24-2022

It's time to cut the cord (the cable cord, that is). The world of online streaming is positively teeming with services that offer everything from anime (see Crunchyroll) to zombies (see Shudder). However, outside of the standard TV and movie fare that you find on the likes of Netflix and Hulu, what most of us really want is stuff to keep our kids entertained, our sports cravings satisfied, and our thirst for news quenched. Here you'll find lists of streaming services that cover all of these bases.

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