This cheap cable alternative might be just right if you don’t need sports or news, but enjoy A&E, Animal Planet, HGTV, Lifetime and the Travel Channel.
Cable networks without cable prices
Philo offers two channel packages that feature many of the same networks available through traditional pay-TV providers. You can view all these networks on Philo’s website.
They cost a lot less than typical cable or satellite packages. Philo’s 37-channel package is $16 a month, and the 46-channel package is $20.
“Philo’s sweet-spot customer is someone who’s a superfan of one of its cable networks.”
CNET notes that you won’t get sports or around-the-clock news. But you will get “the cheapest live-TV streaming package out there.”
Other alternatives to traditional TV
The likes of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video are among today’s best-known streaming TV services. Some of their entertainment packages are cheaper than those with Philo, although those less expensive packages might not include your favorite networks.
So, be sure to check them out if you’re considering leaving your cable or satellite TV provider, or if you’re considering switching up your streaming video subscriptions. We also talk more about them in “How to Cut the Cable TV Cord in 2018.”
If aren’t ready to leave your traditional pay-TV provider, find out if a service like BillCutterz can slash your bill for you. We detail this process in “Should You Hire a Service to Negotiate Your Cable and Other Bills?”