Cable TV Alternatives

PhillyWisper.net is an internet-only service provider.  While we support all of your favorite streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, we don’t offer live TV services. The good news is there are cable alternatives that are ultimately less expensive and more customizable. Below are some fantastic TV streaming services that have been transforming the industry. Each service offers slightly different packages, so keep an eye out for your favorite networks when browsing for a streaming TV service to best suit your needs.

$40/month

Over 70 nationally available channels such as live sports, news networks, and shows

All local channels available

Connect up to 6 devices

Limitless Cloud DVR storage

A YoutubeRED subscription

$40/month

Watch your favorite live sports, news, entertainment, and more

All local channels available

Unlimited access to the entire Hulu streaming library

Packages start at $25/month

Each standard package offers different options with some overlap in programming

Limited local channels available

Can add other a la carte packages such as News, Comedy, International, and Kids

Cloud DVR for extra $5/mo

Streaming Devices

Similar in concept to a cable box, you will need a device to access the streaming TV service of your choice. If you have a Smart TV, you can download and enjoy your favorite streaming apps directly from your TV.  If you don’t have a Smart TV or just prefer a streaming device, below are some of the most popular models on the market.

Ways to access local channels

Locast.org

Locast is a NY-based, non-profit digital translation service that provides local broadcast stations for free over the internet.  It’s currently available in select U.S. cities and just launched in Philly November 2018.  All you need is a broadband internet connection, like PhillyWisper, and you’re good to go.  Watch on your phone, tablet, Smart TV, or through your favorite streaming device.  Sign up here.

HD Antenna

TV antennas are making a resurgence as people are moving away from cable TV and toward live TV streaming services online.  Modern HD antennas are low cost and pick up any of the broadcast networks in your area.  It’s perfect for tuning in to the local coverage, like regular season Phillies games or afternoon Eagles matchups that your streaming service might miss. Here is a map of channels available in the Philadelphia area. For HD antenna options, check out this list.

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