10 Ways to Keep Your TV Streaming Bill Low

If you're feeling the pinch of inflation as prices climb for gas, food and other essentials, you may be looking to make cutbacks in your household budget. Sure, it'll help if you ditch cable and become a dedicated cord-cutter. But when you subscribe to multiple platforms like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, YouTube TV and other popular streaming services, it can feel like you're spending as much as you were for cable alone, if not more.To get more news about 39bet-xổ số hôm nay-kèo cá cược-lego-cò quay-blackjack, you can visit official website.
Fortunately, there are ways to save on streaming, and they don't require much in the way of sacrifice. Still want to watch all your favorite shows like Stranger Things? Don't fret. Can't live without live TV? We've got you covered. Read on for some great tips for stretching your streaming budget.
1. Figure out which services you can cancel
Here's a simple money-saving tip: Drop one of your streaming services. Just identify the one you're using the least and cut it loose. For example, if you signed up for Apple TV Plus last year but have already exhausted its handful of decent original shows, there's no point in keeping your subscription. It may save you only $5 monthly, but it's a start. And remember: You can always resubscribe when there's a new season of, say, Ted Lasso.
2. Plan your binges
What's great about Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and the like is that you can cancel your subscription anytime and resume whenever it suits you -- like when a favorite show comes back. Many series go a year or more between seasons, so you can take that time off and pocket the savings. (That's one reason I don't recommend subscribing for a year at a time, even if there's a discount for doing so. You'll almost certainly save more if you subscribe on a monthly basis.)

  1. Ditch live TV (or use an antenna)
    YouTube TV costs a jaw-dropping $65 every month. Hulu Plus Live TV: $70. Even a "budget" service like Sling will set you back $35, minimum. If you're currently paying for a live-TV streaming service, it's time to give serious consideration to giving it up.
  2. Take advantage of free trials
    With the exception of Netflix, nearly every major streaming service offers a free trial, meaning if you plan your viewing wisely, you might be able to binge a series or two without paying a dime. Just make sure to mark your calendar with a cancellation reminder, otherwise you'll start getting billed after your trial expires.
  3. Choose basic, non-premium subscriptions
    Nobody likes watching commercials, but if it means saving money, maybe you take one for the wallet. Paramount Plus, for example, costs $10 monthly for ad-free viewing, but just $5 if you're willing to endure commercial breaks. And opting for Hulu's ad-supported tier would save you $6 every month. Use that commercial time like we did in the old days: Grab a snack, hit the bathroom, fold your laundry.
  4. Share subscriptions with friends and family
    Different streaming services have different policies when it comes to password-sharing -- but those policies can be vague and difficult to enforce. Just to play devil's advocate, if I'm paying $20 for a Netflix Premium plan, which allows for five user profiles and streaming on up to four devices, does it really matter if all those users live under my roof?
  5. Look to the freebies
    Ever seen The Iron Giant? The utterly delightful first animated feature from Brad Bird is free to stream right now on Tubi. The riveting sci-fi thriller Ex Machina? Free to stream on Kanopy. Love The Rock? Watch the first season of Young Rock on Freevee.
  6. Get a cord-cutter credit card
    Lots of credit cards give you cash back for various purchases, but a handful offer streaming-specific benefits as well. For example, the American Express Blue Cash card delivers 6% cash back on most streaming services, including Netflix, Disney Plus and Prime Video. If you're paying, say, $40 monthly for various services, you'd save nearly $37 annually. That's not enough to recoup the $95 annual fee for the card, but the card's other cash-back perks might help with that.

  7. Put your money where your phone is
    How about a free subscription to Netflix, Hulu or even Amazon? Various phone carriers dangle just such perks. If you're a T-Mobile subscriber, for example, and have the Magenta Plus plan, you get a Netflix Standard subscription (good for two screens) at no extra charge. AT&T's Unlimited Elite comes with HBO Max, while Metro by T-Mobile's Unlimited Plan nets you Amazon Prime (and Prime Video along with it). Verizon will give you Disney Plus with any Unlimited plan.

  8. Temporarily pause your subscriptions
    Not ready to break up with your streaming service just yet? Several providers allow you to temporarily put your subscription on pause, giving your bank account a break. Hulu and Sling will not bill you for up to three months if you pause your account, with the option to select a specific date to reactivate your service. Fubo and YouTube TV are among the other services that allow you to pause your membership for a set length of time, whether it's a couple of weeks or months.
Publicado en Free Packages en agosto 30 at 12:08
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