With the growing number of devices and services that deliver content directly to your TV without a cable account, breaking free from everyone’s least favorite utility is easier than ever. You can stream the programs you watch most — and save money at the same time. (The average monthly cable bill in the U.S. is roughly $80.)
Because there is no single solution for replacing every channel in the cable universe, cord-cutters need to identify the programming they really can’t live without. The guide below takes into account the watching habits of three typical TV viewers and explains the essential services and devices that they need — and the money they’ll save.