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Cable: What a Waste!!

As a mother of 7, I rarely get time to watch t.v.. Heck… I don’t know how I find the time to blog lol. As most of you with kids know, the kids occupy the t.v. more than the parents do. Except for NASCAR and Football seasons.. hang it up kids.. dad’s got the t.v.. So, why do we pay for cable when most of us parents don’t watch it and when we do it’s for a few episodes of ” Just Us” or some “Grey’s Anatomy” . A year ago, I started paying attention to which the kids watched more: Cable or Netflix. Well Netflix won by a long shot! So as soon as our contract with Directv was up.. we canceled it! What about dad? We couldn’t dare leave dad out so we bought this awesome antenna, which is on sale for $23.99.
 Its not the best but it works for what we need and that’s dads sports! And for $23.99, dad can live without the ultra HD channels.TV Antenna, Vansky Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna 50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier Signal Booster, USB PowerSupply and 16.5FT High Performance Coax Cable – Upgraded Version Better Reception


I know you have probably heard or seen people talking about the Amazon Firestick. So what is an Amazon firestick?

  • Amazon Fire TV supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality. Watch high-definition 1080p streams on Amazon Video, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and more, even without a 4K TV.
  • Enjoy over 10,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills including access to over 300,000 TV episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO NOW, Hulu, and more.
  • Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie show times, order a pizza, and more—just ask.
  • No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to DIRECTV NOW, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access.
  • Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 140 channels and apps including Netflix, Showtime, and Amazon Video
  • Includes 75% more processing power than the previous generation Amazon Fire TV, a dedicated graphics engine, better Wi-Fi support, 2 GB of memory, 8 GB of storage and expandable storage of up to 200 GB
  • Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video, featuring thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost. Plus, members can add over 100 premium and specialty channels like HBO and SHOWTIME—no cable or satellite subscription necessary.
  • Play current favorites or quickly discover what to watch next directly from the Home screen

I copied this from the Amazon description, which can be found here :

Amazon Fire TV | Streaming Media Player this version is $89 but you get more storage and way better quality. They have a cheaper version for $39. Its a good quality too. Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player. With both of these you MUST have WIFI. Most of the ones you see people selling the firesticks that are jailbroken are the $39 ones and they are charging $90.

What does it mean to have a jailbroken firestick? Well it basically means that you will be able to watch shows for free that normally you would have to pay for. There is a video on how to jailbreak it yourself… no its not illegal to jailbreak them if that’s what you are thinking. Here is a link to how to jailbreak your firestick:How to Jailbreak your firestick

Instead of paying for cable and basically wasting money, here are two good options. I personally don’t own a firestick cause we are happy with our little antenna. But I have tons of friends who absolutely love their firestick and swear by it. It saves you a ton of money that you could be using on date nights (lol).

Happy Shopping 🙂

~Ambra~

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