As cord-cutting becomes a popular alternative to cable television, companies are scrambling to get your money.

The options can be overwhelming. FlashRouters has a rundown of two of our favorite live TV streaming services to get you started on cutting the cord.

YouTube TV Cord-cutting option

YouTube TV

YouTube TV launched only last year, making it one of the newest cord-cutting options available. It is a TV streaming service that lets you watch live TV from major broadcast and cable networks.

For $35 per month, subscribers enjoy local and national live sports and shows as they air. Incidentally, this service allows subscribers to record their favorite shows without storage limits, as well as the ability to stream wherever. Ultimately, YouTube TV allows up to 6 accounts under one membership, allowing personal DVR libraries and 3 simultaneous streams.

YouTube TV includes over 50 channels, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and many more. Additional sports channels and premium networks such as SHOWTIME, Shudder, SundanceTV, and Fox Soccer Plus are also available for an additional monthly charge.

Currently, YouTube TV is only available in the United States.

DirecTV Now Cord-cutting Option

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now is DirecTV’s very own cord-cutting option. Interestingly enough, this service is offered by DirecTV, a satellite television company.

This service starts at $35 with other packages. Take a look below to see which one suits you.

DirecTV Now Plans

DirecTV Now also offers premium channels such as HBO or CINEMAX for $5 per month and SHOWTIME or STARZ for $8 per month.

Meanwhile, if you couldn’t tell, the common trend with these live TV cord-cutting options is that they are only available in the United States.

How To Access Cord-Cutting Services Outside The United States

Thankfully, a solution exists for those wanting to start cord-cutting outside of the United States.

This is achieved with a virtual private network. A VPN allows individuals to get around geographically locked content by tunneling all your data through secure servers all over the world.

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Not only does this assist in circumventing geographic restrictions, but it also encrypts and protects your data as well.

As a matter of fact, picking a secure server located in the United States tricks streaming providers such as YouTube TV or DirecTV into thinking you are in the United States.

VPN Cord-Cutting With A FlashRouter

To make your cord-cutting experience even better, a FlashRouter is hands down your best option. Our FlashRouters are upgraded with open-source firmware such as DD-WRT.

A VPN typically allows for one connected device at a time, disallowing multiple users to access the internet. With a FlashRouter, you get the benefits of a VPN on your entire home network. Moreover, that means geographic workarounds as well as encryption for all your connected devices.

Furthermore, are you planning to stream Direct TV Now on an Apple TV a Roku? In any case, if you want to use a VPN on either of these devices, they will have to be connected to a VPN router, as these streaming players can only be used through a VPN on the network level.

Start cord-cutting today with some of our bestselling devices:

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Flint Wi-Fi 6 VPN Router by FlashRouters

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Users can further enjoy crystal clear streaming with our own FlashRouters Privacy App!

Optimize Streaming with the FR Privacy App

The FR Privacy App is an easy, free, and user-friendly way to access and configure your wireless network. Our app runs directly from any Internet browser on desktop or mobile devices.

This allows for easy tweaking and VPN configuration, including but not limited to:

      • Easy device management.
      • Seamless VPN server switching.
      • Optimized UI on any browser or mobile phone.
      • Kill switch and VPN bypass by device.

Want better support for your entire network? The FlashRouters Privacy App is here to help.

Any questions? Feel free to send us a message!