It happened.  It finally happened!  After what feels like years of debate, I finally did the deed.  I cut the cord!

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As prices on everything seem to be going up these days, I recently decided to do a deep dive into my finances and see how much money I was spending on various bills each month.  And when I finally came to the bill for my satellite TV provider, my wife was shocked by how much we were paying.  Sure, they started us off with a great deal and price 8 years ago, but slowly over those years, the bill had crept up and up.  And, it was now knocking on the door of $200 a month!

A couple of days later, after spending 15 minutes scrolling through 600 channels, I gave up and switched over to Hulu.  My wife said, "Why are we paying for this still?"  It was a valid question.

So I went online, did some research, and let me tell you it took me quite a while to sort through channel guides, local options, and the best sports programming.  But in the end, I found that I could save over $1,000 a year by cutting the cord with my dish provider and moving over to a streaming LIVE TV service.  So having done the legwork for you, here are the best options that I could find if you live in New York State.

1. Fubo

Fubo seemed to be one of the top-tier providers when it comes to LIVE streaming TV.  For their starting price of $64.99/month, you get access to over 100 channels, including the majority of our local channels, 30 hours of DVR space, plus on-demand content.  They also recently added ESPN to their lineup, so all the sports junkies out there can get their fix.

You can find out more by CLICKING HERE

2. Sling TV

Sling TV has a boatload of on-demand content, plus a good lineup of LIVE TV channels.  While not as robust as the Fubo lineup, the price isn't nearly as high either, checking in at a much more modest $35/month for its 45 channel lineup.  While they don't offer a free trial currently, you can try it out for a month for just $10

You can find out more by CLICKING HERE

3. DIRECTV Stream

This one is the MUST HAVE streaming service if you are a fan of the New York Yankees.  A couple of seasons back HULU TV and YouTube TV both dropped the YES network, which carries the Yankees games.  So the only options you were left with were cable or a dish.  Enter DIRECTV Stream.  While you need to step up to their pricier second-tier package for $89.99/month, once the MLB lockout is over you will have access to the Bronx Bombers, as well as 65+ live channels and local TV stations, plus 40,000 on-demand titles, and Unlimited Cloud DVR recordings.

You can find out more by CLICKING HERE

4. Philo

Another budget-conscious option out there is Philo.  This one doesn't offer the local live TV of some of the more costly options, but you still get access to more than 60 live channels and a 365-day DVR with unlimited space. Bonus for multi TV houses, you'll have the ability to stream from three devices simultaneously.  All that for just $25 a month.

You can find out more by CLICKING HERE

5. Pluto TV

This is the ultimate service when it comes to saving you some money.  It's FREE!  Yup, you read that right, you can browse 100's of channels and 1000's of movies for free.  The negative? You don't get any local channels.  I mean, there are local channels, but the NBC and FOX stations you can watch from here are out of New York City, Pittsburgh, or LA.  So you don't get the local news or sports.  But pretty much every other cable TV network is on the service.

You can find out more by CLICKING HERE

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