As the economic fallout from the current Coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on everyone, the widespread effects continue to be felt. Unemployment numbers have skyrocketed, paychecks are increasingly dwindling, and millions of Americans are having to seriously reconsider spending on everyday items, re-categorizing them into the luxury items column of their budget. It's a dire move, but necessary in these troubled times. For the millions of Americans who were recently forced to register for unemployment, one of the first budgetary cuts to consider is their cable television. There's no doubt (for those that have/had it) reducing your service to an internet connection only, and relying on free-to-air stations for your news and entertainment, will save you money, but even if you only had basic cable as a part of your package cutting the cord could leave an entertainment void. And let's face it, as 'safer at home' and 'self-isolation' orders continue to be extended, without some sort of distraction it's easy to start climbing the walls. If you recently found yourself forced to say a temporary good-bye to your trusted cable box, and have a streamable device like Roku, AppleTV, or even a smartphone, there are a few free entertainment alternatives available to receive content via a downloadable app or your desktop computer. The majority are ad-supported and really no different from tuning to your favorite cable network to watch a movie or show. Below, is a sampling of some the comprehensively stocked streamers on offer for free to help maintain your sanity.
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