TV Antenna Best Option for Election Years

You need a TV antenna and the live broadcast it delivers during an election year. For this kind of coverage, streaming just doesn’t cut it.

This year’s election has all the dysfunction of Bravo TV, pro wrestling, and Jerry Springer-style talk show all wrapped into one hot mess. And most of us Americans love every minute of it… whether we admit to it in public or not. No matter which side of the political aisle you stand, live TV is an absolute must during an election year. Sure, you can watch the debates on a variety of streaming services, but there’s so much more going on after these shouting showdowns on your favorite network channels. And this is just one reason why antenna TV surpasses streaming during an election year.

When it comes to election year coverage, nothing beats live broadcast TV. This year’s debates were broadcast on ABC, CBS, Fox, and PBS. NBC also aired Sunday’s debate on its Cozi broadcast subchannels in some cities so as not to conflict with Sunday Night Football. Subchannels are unique to broadcast HDTV. When it comes to streaming the debates, you have YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. It still took a network TV station – CBS News/CBSN – to provide the most streaming options through Android, iPhone, iPad, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and YouTube.

Streaming requires some form of Internet connection. If you have it, you better hope you pay for the fastest connection possible. Streaming live TV on a sub-standard Wi-Fi package slows down the connection for everyone else in the house. Not only that, but if everyone else in the neighborhood is streaming at the same time, you’ll all have a very bad experience. That’s just how the Internet works. Your son who’s in the middle of an important Overwatch tournament might blow a gasket if you mess up his game. And your teenage daughter who’s texting her friends will accuse you of sabotaging her social life.  Spare yourself the family trauma and enjoy all the debate drama with your TV antenna.

Want to know the biggest reason why antenna TV beats streaming during an election year? The cost. Cord-cutters already know this. You pay for your TV antenna one time, then receive free HDTV for life. Most Internet and Wi-Fi plans have a monthly bill attached to them, especially if these services are provided by your local cable TV company. And if the 2020 elections are anything like this year’s, wouldn’t rather watch two people insult each other for free? I know I would!

So, as you can see, there are many reasons when antenna TV is superior to streaming during an election year. There also are many reasons why antenna TV is superior to streaming and cable any year. If you already have a TV antenna, we at Solid Signal salute you. If you’re thinking about getting one, give us a call at 888-233-7563. We can help you with a TV antenna recommendation, installation instructions, and everything else you need to cut the cord.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.