Not Your Father’s Cable TV Packages

Cable TV Packages -- Boardwalk Empire -- HBO GO app

TV goes everywhere now. From using your Slingbox app on your laptop or iPad, to watching YouTube clips on your smartphone, there’s no need to just sit and stare from your couch anymore. So why invest in expensive packages beyond basic Cable TV packages? Well, because those Cable TV packages come with way more than they used to.

Look at NFL Sunday Ticket, for example. It’s no longer just about being able to watch whatever football game you want each Sunday. It’s about being able to watch wherever you want. You don’t even have to be in your living room to enjoy your investment. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can stream the games you want to see through NFL Sunday Go. While games are probably still more fun on the big screen, at least you won’t miss anything just because your life is on the go now.

Cable TV packages that include mobile access aren’t just for sports fans either. Do you like movies? Do you pay for a little channel called HBO? Well, get your fill of “True Blood,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Boardwalk Empire,” along with all the great commercial-free movies wherever you are. Don’t just watch from your couch — watch from an airplane, or in your hotel room (without any extra charge) with HBO GO.

Some Cable TV Packages even provide their own streaming options, like Time Warner Cable’s Digital TV Plus. With a user name and password already connected to your cable account, you can access general programming over Wi-Fi. Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse also provide streaming.

When shopping this year, don’t just focus on just the size of your prospective new HD TV, but think more about the screen quality, and what you’ll now have access to. Spread the joy out all year with special Cable TV packages that can go with you as you move past the holiday season.