Watch TV for free without cable subscription
Since the signal went into the digital mode, many believe that it is no longer possible to listen to television without paying for a cable subscription. It’s wrong!
Please note that it is still possible to access free general channels, such as Radio-Canada, TVA, V, and Télé-Québec, without a cable television license, by purchasing an HD digital antenna.
Today, more and more people want to permanently cut the cord with cable operators since almost all content is now accessible otherwise.
The combination of a digital antenna for mainstream channels and online content viewing via the many content applications has become the best of both worlds for many.
Applications and online content
More and more content apps and websites are available for mobile, tablets and computers. You probably already know some of them. Tou.tv, Netflix and iTunes and Youtube are among the most popular. TV channels are slowly becoming new ways to reach their audience. The V channel, for example, offers Noovo.ca. This is neither more nor less the web version of the broadcaster with bonus extra content and live broadcast.
If you like to watch hockey, especially in the playoffs, the NHL website and app offer a subscription to watch all the games, some of them in French! It is also possible to subscribe to RDS or TSN and to project everything on its television via a Chromecast.
A good thing when you’re looking for content: take a look at the apps available on your smart TVs and streaming devices (Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, etc.). These are full of direct links to specialized online content. Movies, concert, video clip, news, sports and more. Some content is even offered in 4K quality.
Everything is at your fingertips and at very little cost compared to the expensive subscriptions of the cable operators.
What is involved in unsubscribing
Unsubscribing from your cable TV provider can mean big savings, up to $ 70 a month for some.
But since the channels received by the antennas are free, it is certain that you no longer have access to the programs on demand, to record your favorite programs to listen to them later or accelerated.
Forget the specialty channels like Canal Vie, ARTV, TVA Sport. You will have to find another alternative to listen to the content broadcast on these channels for example, go through their website or watch live broadcasts.
If you intend to listen to a lot of content online, make sure you have an unlimited Internet package so you can download or listen to HD content without having to pay extra for exceeding the limit of your subscription.