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Hulu plus and Philo help with savings cost

Since Hulu Plus is almost $65 a month since it appears to be the only app that gives you the local channels. Has anyone else found a way around this?  I subscribe to Philo and Hulu plus. That’s $85 a month. That’s starting to cost as much as having satellite or cable. I was thinking of buying an antenna to get my local stations and then just cancel Hulu plus and just have Hulu. But I can’t seem to find out what channels are on just Hulu. Then I only watch the WE network on philo kinda waste of money. 
any suggestions would be great

thank you 

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Re: Hulu plus and Philo help with savings cost

There are several places on the net where you can look up which streaming providers carry a particular channel of interest.  Here are several such pages: (thanks to @DBDukes for this one) 

Savings in cord cutting usually come from picking and choosing which of the offerings you wish to pay for instead of paying for full blown cable or satellite services with scores of channels you never watch.

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If you're in range of an over the air station, that will get you local channels. If you know you're in range, just put one up, indoor if you're close enough, or outdoor if necessary. If you don't know what's in range, look for online services such as among others.

There are several ways to integrate your antenna stations into a Roku. I use Air TV and Tablo at different residences. There are others, but I haven't used them. They work well, and have apps that allow you to pick the station to watch, and include DVR capability.

Once you have locals via antenna or Locast (if you're in a service area) you can choose any live streaming service, if  you even need one. I don't need one, because my viewing habits mean I don't. You may or may not need one. The tools that @makaiguy suggested are good to determine what will give you what you want.

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