All across the world, millions of people are cutting the cord, ditching their expensive cable and satellite TV packages and choosing to use streaming services to watch the latest television, movies and sport.
For decades, households have been overpaying for access to the latest Hollywood blockbusters or ‘must-watch’ TV, but now they are switching to streaming services and smart television sets so they can ‘cut the cord’ and save themselves hundreds of dollars a year. If you are a Boston Celtics fan then you can save money watching the Celtics on a number of streaming services, and never miss a game. You’ll also get access to exclusive online behind-the-scenes content that you just don’t get on cable sports channels.
What Do I Need to do to Cut the Cord?
When people make the switch from traditional cable and satellite broadcasting to online streaming services, the first thing they will need is a reliable and high-speed internet service provider.
The latest movies, television and sport streamed in high-definition or 4K will take up a lot of bandwidth, so you are going to need a high-speed provider that offers unlimited downloading or streaming. There is a lot of competition in the market place for high-speed services like this, so you should be able to find a local supplier at a price that suits you that can offer speeds in excess of 150mb per second to ensure you have all the bandwidth you need to stream media around you home. Then you can cancel your cable or satellite subscription.
Do I Need Any Special Equipment?
Most streaming services can be used on a personal computer, so for the cost of a few dollars to buy the right cable to connect your PC to your TV you will have everything you need to make a start. You may also be able to use your smartphone for media on the move. It is a good idea, however, to buy a media streaming device for your television.
The two biggest players in the media streaming device market are Google’s Chromecast and Roku’s boxes. These small and inexpensive devices connect to your television and use in-built apps or assistance from a smart phone to stream media to your television from streaming services like Netflix, video sites like YouTube, and even files saved on hard drives in your computer.
How Do I Watch the Celtics Online?
There are a number of online streaming services that offer NBA games, as well as a lot of other sporting events and leagues from all over the world.
Boston Celtics are a part of the New England Sports Network, NESN, that streams games and content from the Celtics as well as baseball from the Red Sox and ice hockey from the Bruins. Their app can be used on Chromecast and Roku to keep you up to date with all the latest developments in New England sports.
With the money you can save from cutting the cable cord and switching to streaming services for movies, sport and television, it is easy to see why so many people make the change. You could be only a few steps away from saving yourself hundreds of dollars a year and still having access to all of your favorite media.