Gizmo's Recommendation for Cable Cutting Alternatives

We here at Neighborhood Nerds want to provide you with the most up to date information on topics regarding technology, and with there being so many options for streaming platforms instead of cable we want to provide our members with a recommendation!

After extensive research, here is our recommendation for the best bang for your buck when it comes to streaming! By purchasing this package, there should be no reason for you to continue purchasing high priced cable from Comcast, AT&T, WOW!, or any other cable provider.

Our Recommended Streaming Package

YouTube TV: Best cloud DVR, includes live TV and has a large array of around 60 channels for use. Good to watch most sports live and other popular networks like ABC, Cartoon Network, etc. ($49.99/mo.)

- Disney +: Best for families, does not include live television and is instead a streaming platform for old and new Disney movies/shows ($6.99/mo.)

- Netflix:

  • Basic, $8.99 per month. Netflix's basic plan doesn't provide high definition viewing and its programs can only be watched on one screen at a time.
  • Standard, $12.99 per month. The Netflix standard offers HD videos and allows for two simultaneous viewings.
  • Premium, $15.99 per month. The top tier offering includes the ability to watch four screens at the same time. It's also the only item on the Netflix that offers a 4K viewing option.

Best Live TV

If you are just looking for a live TV replacement we recommend YouTubeTV. For $50 a month you get a large DVR storage in the cloud, over 60+ channels included with additional paid channels/subscriptions available like HBO. It also comes with most sports channels and cartoon/kids channels for your children or grandchildren!

Best Live Sports Subscription

For the largest array of sports channels we recommend Sling TV. It has the largest sports channel array out of any streaming platform and is priced at only $30-$45/month dependent on the type of subscription you purchase!


If you need any assistance into looking into any of the options we have recommended for you, or if you want our help with cutting your cable plan don't hesitate to give us a call at (865) 622-2422 or stop by our Member Center from 9 am-6 pm Monday to Saturday! You can also get help by emailing!