IPTV; which offers all the networks as well as hurndreds of other channels.
Cable, Dish and DirecTV; all three of which require long term contracts and then features locked in packages and the cost continues to increase.
Lastly there is ROKU and a customer pick and choose with pricing control options.
In this post I wanted to share what we optied to do to keep our cost at about $30 a month and still enjoy many of the shows we like.
Here is what we have.
CBS All Access at $5.99 per month. This allows us to wach our local and world news and CBS related shows. We also have the entire CBS and Viacom library on demand.
Amazon Prime, this is kinda like a add on to our Prime account. I have Prime for the free shipping and same day or 2 day shipping. Nevertheless we get Amazon Prime TV which includes te entire IMBD databse, so the options of older TV shows and movies is large.
We were given a free 1 year subscription to Disney+ and you can easily watch everything you wanted to in less than 6 months and it does not appear the content is updated that often, so after our 1 year free account is up we will nix it. National Geographic is part of the Disney network so you get Nat Geo with it and is the only way you can get Nat Geo on it's own.
Smithsonian: I signed up for a 1 year subscription to this channel because it has some very good shows. We will likely keep this channel it is also $5.99 per month.
I wanted the History cahnnel and HGTV but they are not stand alone, you have to pay a huge price for Live Hulu or YouTube TV way too much per month for just a few channels. So I started searching and discovered that the "Discovery Channel" owns about 20 channels, HGTV and History etc included. I kept researching and learned that Philo offers the entire Discovery Channel Network for $20 a month. And all the channels are on damand. So you get HGTV, History, Science, Travel etc for $20 a month and on damand.
Lastly we have JWBroadcasting which is free and offers us our Scriptual channels.
So we pay
$20.00 for Philo
$5.99 for CBS All Acces
$5.99 for Amazon Prime
$5.99 for Smithsonian if we do keep and the only channels we are lacking is ABC and NBC and we can deal with that to avoid the high cost of YouTubeTV and Hulu TV