As the traditional cable prices are reaching new highs and streaming sites are coming up with flexible viewing options, many people are considering cutting down on their cable service and going for other options. Even though OTT platforms are cheaper than cable TV service and could be a good choice but there are many other alternatives to choose from if you’re planning to switch.
Before you switch we must tell you that not all cable services are expensive and do not put a dent in your pocket. There still are options that provide you with affordable cable TV plans with a range of channels. Off the top of our heads, we can easily mention the Spectrum channel lineup that comes with at least 125+ channels and a hassle-free no-contract policy. And you always have the option to bundle it up with internet and home phone services from Spectrum.
However the choice is yours, if you have made your mind not to pay extra bills other than internet services for your home then it’s totally up to you. Even then there are a lot of options through which you can enjoy your live TV without paying for cable services.
We are going to provide you with a list of apps and online platforms that can help you watch Live TV for free. So without any further delay let’s get started:
1. Tubi TV
Tubi TV app from FOX entertainment is the best app to watch free Live TV if you enjoy content from big studios like Paramount Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, and Lionsgate. They feature a lot of foreign and exclusive content too.
The app has a huge library that is updated regularly and adds new content for its viewers on weekly basis. The library includes all the hits from FOX TV as well as other popular TV shows. The only downside of the Tubi TV app is that it is not ad-free.
You get to see ads every ten minutes. But since you have been watching cable TV for so long, watching ads won’t be a new thing to you. Tubi TV app is compatible with more than 18 devices and works best on Apple, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Samsung Smart TVs.
PlutoTV makes sure that you don’t miss your classic TV channels so it offers hundreds of Live TV channels just like a cable TV service. You can watch many TV shows, movies, news channels, and sports channels as well. You can also pick news channels from their provided list to watch live streaming news.
Just like Tubi TV, PlutoTV also contains ads that pop up quite often. But since it’s completely free and you don’t even need to register with an email address or put any credit card info, so ads can be tolerated. You can easily get the app on your iOS and Android devices.
Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast-supported devices are also compatible with Pluto TV.
3. The Roku Channel
You must be thinking that the Roku Channel only comes with a subscription to the Roku app but it’s not the case. You can get the channel app for free even if you do not have Roku. The channel offers a wide range of shows, movies, and TV series, all for free.
On top of it you can all watch originals from Roku including Elba vs Block, Singled Out, and Maple worth Murders. If you happen to live in Canada and US you can also stream live news at any time of the day.
Unlike Tubi TV and Pluto TV, all the content on The Roku channel is completely ad-free. You can access it from your Samsung TV, Roku Device, and Amazon Fire TV. The app is also available on mobile android plus iOS devices.
Crackle is one of the best apps available currently for watching free live TV. It offers completely free streaming of movies, shows, TV series, and other content. The app is not ad-free but the amount of content it offers for free simply compensates for that minor inconvenience.
The Crackle library is considered to be an impressive option as it includes everything from iconic hits to new releases. That surely is a lot of free content. You can easily access the app from your mobile phones as well as smart TVs and streaming boxes.
5. Live NetTV
Live NetTV is another app that lets you enjoy live TV with a variety of channels up to 700 plus that includes movies, TV shows, live sports, and whatnot. This app is free and simple to use. The app includes channels from different countries including the US, UK, Middle Eastern countries, and many more.
The app offers multiple links to view content, you can click on the link and play video on an external player. If a link does not work you can switch to another one to see if the other link works.
Wrapping it up:
Considering so many options to switch on from cable TV will not be a hard decision as long as you are ready to give up on your classic cable TV experience. But there still are many people who would like to still to their regular cable TV and don’t mind paying a little extra for the services too. Well, the choice is all yours at the end of the day so think of your TV usage, your budget and make a smart choice accordingly.