The Ultimate Cord Cutting Guide For New York City

Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating people cancelling cable TV serviceNew York City is an ideal location for cord cutters. And, with the highest cost of living in the US, NYC residents will be happy to know that they can watch a wide variety of channels without paying for an expensive cable package. Below, we’re taking a look at some of the best cord cutting services for those living in New York City.

Live Streaming Services

Before subscribing to a streaming service with a live TV option, be sure to check on which channels are available for your zip code. A quick search will let you know what you will (or won’t) get for your money. We’re breaking down the live local channels offered by a few of the most popular services in NYC below.

Sling users get a good selection of live channels, whether they subscribe to Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or both. In addition to those channels, NYC residents will get the following local channels:

  • ABC
  • FOX
  • NBC
  • Univision
  • YES Network (a regional sports network)

Hulu Live subscribers can scroll through live shows in categories including sports, news, entertainment, and family. Subscribers will also be able to watch these local channels:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • FOX
  • MyTV
  • WLNY
  • NBC
  • SNY
  • Telemundo
  • YES Network

A highlight of the DIRECTV NOW streaming service is variety of packages to fit every budget and viewing preference. Along with the channels in the package you choose, you’ll also get the following local channels if you have a New York City zip code.

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • FOX
  • MyTV
  • NBC
  • Telemundo
  • Univision
  • MSG Network
  • MSG Plus
  • Sports Net New York
  • YES Network

Every Playstation Vue plan offers a great mix of entertainment, sports, news, and movies. If you’re living in New York, you’ll also have the following channels:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • FOX
  • NBC
  • MyTV

Using an Antenna

Many broadcast towers are located at the Empire State Building. However, additional towers are located all over the city, making local channels accessible to residents throughout the area. In fact, residents can get up to 67 channels with an antenna according to Antenna Web in some parts of the city. Some of those channels include the following:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • FOX
  • CW
  • PBS
  • MeTV
  • Univision
  • Telemundo
  • HSN
  • ION
  • Bounce TV
  • Movies!
  • Classic Movies

By choosing the right streaming service and choosing a good antenna, New York City residents can enjoy their favorite channels, watch sports, and catch the local news without paying outrageous prices.

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