Cable TV is entertaining and costly; however, there are alternatives to paying the high price. Options include free shows, a la carte content and monthly subscriptions. As of 2015, Sling TV costs $20 a month and provides access to cable TV channels, such as ESPN, Food Network and Disney Channel.
Free cable TV alternatives include Big Five Glories, Crackle, Hulu, Popcornflix and SnagFilms. These places offer a large selection of movies, indie films and documentaries. Paid alternatives that offer content a la carte are Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and the iTunes Store. Monthly subscriptions, such as Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus and Netflix, allow users to stream movies, popular cable TV shows and original content.