sling tvGoing without cable TV is getting easier and easier. Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, Hulu, Showtime and HBO Now are obvious choices. But here are a couple we’ve overlooked:

— “CBS All Access.” For $6 a month it has all the most popular TV shows, such as Sixty Minutes, CSI, and the Good Wife. It also has oldies like Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. For new shows, you can get the latest episode the day after it airs. Use your computer, tablet or phone to watch. Or use a late-model TV, which lets you connect a Roku player, a Google Chromecast, or an Amazon Fire Stick. Most TVs nowadays also let you go directly to these channels without connecting a stick, but we’ve had better results with the sticks, which cost $35-$50.

— “Sling TV” at $20 a month is more expensive than the new plug-in sticks but the crucial difference is you get sports channels. ESPN and ESPN2 are the main ones and you can add more for $5 a channel.

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