A lot of folks are still shelling out a ton of money to watch TV. Sometimes the cable company convinces them that they are saving money by bundling it in with internet and phone service. But are you really saving money? It’s a good idea to analyze your needs at least once a year, and see if you are getting the best deal.
If you have internet service at home, chances are you really don’t need cable tv service. Netflix ($12.99 a month) and Hulu ($7.99 a month) carry so many tv shows and movies that you could watch all day every day, and never run out of things to watch. But if you want to save even more money, you can go to websites like Krackle or Tubi TV to stream tv shows and movies at no cost. Not long ago, I heard about another free site: Pluto TV.
Pluto TV was launched in 2014 by Viacom. It started small, but now has an impressive selection. There are about 100 theme channels to choose from, including stand-up comedy, dramas, pets, action, family flicks, horror, documentaries, romance, cult classics, westerns, martial arts, poker tournaments, sitcoms, tech news, anime, Minecraft, crimes, forensics, conspiracies, travel, cooking, science, history, live news, and music. You will have to put up with commercials, but hey, the website has to make money somehow!
You can watch Pluto TV on your computer, Apple or Android phone, Kindle tablet, Apple TV box, or Fire TV box. In fact, if you have a newer Vizio tv, you probably already have it installed, and can watch as long as you have internet service.
Ok, so websites like Pluto don’t have the newest and most popular television. But if you are willing to watch older shows and movies, you can use the money you save to pay off bills, send to your favorite charity, or sock away for emergencies. What do you have to lose?