Cable television's talking heads have been predicting the death of cable television for years and one suspects they'll keep doing so until someone turns the lights off. But you can cut the cord and move on now. Fortunately, leaving cable (and cable bills) behind doesn't mean going on an extreme media diet. To the contrary, a new generation of streaming devices are making it easier to watch the shows you want to watch without the hassle.
Best For Watching Your Favorite Show
If you're dying to dump your cable or satellite provider but don't want to lose access to current-season TV, here's your streaming savior. The shockingly small box (just 1 inch tall, 3.5 inches wide and deep) streams the usual video and music services, such as Hulu Plus and Spotify, but it can also run Aereo – which provides live access to network shows, as well as DVR-style recording – for [$8 a month, as long as you live in one of its limited but fast-growing number of service areas. [$100; roku.com]