More Bang For Your Buck: Watch football cheap

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Some cord cutters who got rid of cable are now realizing the one thing they're missing: football.
Verizon Wireless customers can stream NFL games for free using the "NFL Mobile" app. Just sign in with your Verizon User ID and get access to local and primetime games from major networks, including the NFL Network and ESPN.

"The one caveat to that, I think Verizon is doing this [is] to maybe encourage people to upgrade their data plan so keep an eye on that. Make sure that you can watch these games within your data plan and not have to spend more money," savings expert Kyle James says.

It's not widely advertised, but DirecTV has a deal for college students. $24.99 a month gets you access to the out of market games through "NFL Sunday Ticket". This is a streaming service, no dish required.

"Why not got in with a roommate or a friend and you could really get this for pretty cheap." James says.

Many computers can connect to TVs if you want to see the game on a bigger monitor.

You can watch games on the local networks but as I've learned, the less expensive over the air antennas can leave you missing some of your favorite channels. Kyle has had success with the Mohu Leaf that sells for about 65 bucks on Amazon. Before buying an antenna, get your customized report on the website ""

"Enter your exact location and they will tell you based on your terrain and mountains around exactly what channels you're going to get," Kyle explains.

Then there's the idea many use, but nobody talks about on TV. Sharing network passwords. Kyle cut the cord a year ago and borrowed his parents' login and password to get sports content using the "Watch ESPN" app on his Amazon Fire.

"Stream all of ESPN content. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU,ESPN News... all of this stuff you can stream for free," James says.

Another cheap alternative, Sling TV. It includes ESPN and costs 20 dollars a month plus you can cancel anytime.

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