The cheapest live TV services for cord-cutting are the free ones: Pluto TV and Local Now. There are paid ones that cost very little, like Philo, Frndly TV, and Sling (especially the individual Blue or Orange plans).
Below, here are the best cheap offerings so that you can cut the cord and make the biggest savings.
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What is the cheapest live TV streaming service for sports channels?
The most affordable streaming service for sports viewing is Sling TV. Out of its two available plans, Sling Orange has the most coverage since it carries ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3, but Sling Blue is also a formidable option as it carries NFL Network and FS1. Each costs $40/month (or $20 on your first month) and only $55 together as Sling Orange + Blue. These channels may be enough for casual sports fans, but if you're looking for more, you can always pay an extra $11/month for the sports bundle and add up to 11 more sports channels in your lineup, and $29/month if you want dedicated NBA coverage.
What is the cheapest live TV streaming service for news channels?
For news, Sling still offers a pretty good deal with the $40 Blue, which has MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg Television, and Fox News. You can also pay an extra $6 for the news bundle, which gives you access to nine more channels including BBC World News and CNBC. But if you're looking for an even cheaper option, Philo should do. For $25/month, it gives you access to BBC America, BBC World News, and Cheddar News.
What is the cheapest live TV streaming service with local channels?
While YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream have great offers in this regard, the cheapest live TV streamer with local channels is Paramount+, which offers CBS affiliate channels in most markets for only $9.99. If you want more information on accessing local channels on live TV, we wrote a dedicated article on the topic.
What is the cheapest Youtube TV Alternative?
Again, YouTube TV is a great and comprehensive option for cord-cutters, but with the monthly price now at $73, it's understandable to look at alternatives. The cheapest YouTube TV alternatives are Sling TV ($40), Philo ($25), and Frndly TV ($6).
Which live TV streaming services are completely free?
Plenty of live TV streaming services are completely, wholly, and no-strings-attached free. The most popular three are Tubi, PlutoTV, and Xumo TV.