Dish shocked the nation and ticked off many of their customers by discontinuing their coverage of Fox News, which has consistently beaten all other news networks in ratings. Luckily, in the 21st Century, there are other ways to watch Fox News, even if you’re one of those ticked off Dish customers.
If you’ve had enough of your Dish service – and hey, who could blame you? – there is a more cost-friendly, hassle-free alternative.
Roku is “the market leader in streaming entertainment devices for the TV.” In case you’ve never heard of them, the company was founded in 2002 by the guy who invented your DVR, Anthony Wood. Basically, you can watch all of your favorite TV shows without paying a monthly bill to Dish or another provider. Just invest in a Roku device at your local Best Buy or Target and you’re good to go. They cost between $39.99 and $89.99, depending on the model you choose, which is less than most people pay each month for their TV service.
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Roku offers Fox News, and even allows you to watch previous programming that you may have missed from your favorite anchors, like Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. To get the most out of your Roku, invest in an Amazon Prime account, which costs $99 per year. Not only will you get free two-day shipping on everything you order online, but this will get you tons more movies and TV shows to choose from. Those that aren’t available for free are always available for purchase, which is much more cost-effective anyway. Why pay for hundreds of channels when you could buy only the shows you actually watch?
Another similar option is Chromecast, which has been competing with Dish for some time. For $35, you can “cast your favorite entertainment and apps right to the big screen” from your smartphone or laptop. If you have the Fox News app, this is a solid alternative to your Dish service.
If you’re a die-hard Fox News junkie with Dish, we feel for you! Our best advice would be to consider these options. A small, one-time investment will get you everything Dish provided and more (except for the headache, of course!). It also wouldn’t hurt to give those numbskulls over at Dish a piece of you’re mind. You’re a paying customer, after all, and money talks. You can call 1 (855) 318-0572 to speak to a customer service representative. They’ve been known to reverse decisions to discontinue certain networks in the past after massive backlash from their customers.
Tell us what you’ll be doing in response to Dish dropping Fox in the comments section!