Best Antennas for Cord Cutters

By Tracey Dowdy

Have you pulled the plug and cut the cord? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans have dropped cable, opting instead to catch their favorite programming on streaming services like Netflix, YouTube TV, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Sling. 

According to Variety, “This year, the number of cord-cutters in the U.S. — consumers who have ever canceled traditional pay-TV service and do not resubscribe — will climb 32.8%, to 33.0 million adults, according to new estimates from research firm eMarketer. That’s compared with a total of 24.9 million cord-cutters as of the end of 2017, which was up 43.6% year over year (and an upward revision from eMarketer’s previous 22 million estimate).”

Why? Well, according to Deloitte’s 2018 Digital Media Trends survey, roughly 70% of pay-TV subscribers feel they get too little value for their money. If you’re one of those people, these antennas can make the switch so painless you’ll never look back. 

Channel Master Flatenna 35/Duo is only $10 (plus $7.50 shipping) from Channel Master‘s website or $19 on Amazon (free shipping for Prime Members). It’s flexible, paper-thin and designed for indoor use so there’s no climbing on the roof or angling to just the right degree to get the best reception. With a range of 35 to 50 miles and the option of displaying either the black or white side,  it’s easy to blend into the aesthetic of your home.  You’ll have access to live digital TV networks including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, The CW, Univision, Telemundo and many more. 

The Antennas Direct ClearStream Eclipse flatenna comes with 12ft of high performance detachable coaxial cable, sticky tabs to attach it to your window, and it works with a $20 amplifier if you’re further from towers or surrounded by tall trees or buildings that interfere with the signal.  

Amazon has its own “flatenna,” the AmazonBasics Indoor Flat TV Antenna. With a 35-mile range, reversible with black or white sides, and easy indoor installation, it’s very similar to the Channel Master Flatenna, including its removable coax. It’s priced at $21.12 with free shipping for Prime members. 

If you’re in the market for an environmentally friendly option, the Mohu ReLeaf is made of recycled materials and 100% renewable electricity and chlorine-free post-consumer colors. Installation and usage instructions are printed directly onto the shipping box to further reduce waste. It has a 30-mile range, is 080 HD | 4K Ultra HD ready, and comes with 10ft of coaxial cable. The downside is that because it’s made of paper, it’s very fragile and tears easily. Also, at $34.99 plus shipping, it’s one of the more expensive options in this feature range. 

Tracey Dowdy is a freelance writer based just outside Washington DC. After years working for non-profits and charities, she now freelances, edits and researches on subjects ranging from family and education to history and trends in technology. Follow Tracey on Twitter.



  1. Wow, this piece of writing is pleasant, my sister is
    analyzing these things, so I am going to tell her.

  2. Awesome website you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of
    any community forums that cover the same topics discussed
    in this article? I’d really like to be a part of group where I
    can get suggestions from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same
    interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.


    Here is my blog: teenager smoking –,

  3. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your
    post seem to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if
    this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I
    thought I’d post to let you know. The design look great though!
    Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Cheers

  4. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community
    in the same niche. Your blog provided us
    beneficial information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!

  5. This is really fascinating, You are an overly professional
    blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward
    to in the hunt for extra of your magnificent post.
    Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!

    Feel free to surf to my website crash diet

  6. This is very fascinating, You are an excessively professional blogger.
    I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to in the hunt for extra of your great post.
    Additionally, I’ve shared your site in my social networks

    Also visit my website: hemp seed oil uses

  7. Hi, i think that i noticed you visited my web site thus i came to go back the desire?.I am
    attempting to in finding things to improve my site!I assume its good enough to make use of a few of your concepts!!

  8. Admiring the commitment you put into your site and
    detailed information you offer. It’s awesome to come across
    a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information. Wonderful read!
    I’ve saved your site and I’m including your
    RSS feeds to my Google account.

    Visit my site; healthy eating for kids

  9. Hi, Neat post. There’s a problem together with your site
    in internet explorer, may check this? IE nonetheless is the
    market leader and a huge section of other folks will leave out your magnificent writing because of this problem.

    Also visit my site :: potato diet (

  10. It’s remarkable in favor of me to have a web site, which is
    helpful in support of my knowledge. thanks admin

  11. Hello there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell
    you I genuinely enjoy reading through your articles.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same
    topics? Thank you!

  12. hi!,I like your writing so much! proportion we keep in touch extra approximately your
    article on AOL? I require an expert on this area to resolve my problem.

    May be that’s you! Taking a look ahead to look you.

    Also visit my web-site – omega 3

  13. whoah this blog is magnificent i like reading your posts.

    Stay up the great work! You recognize, a lot of people are searching
    around for this info, you could aid them greatly.

    Feel free to visit my web site … anti aging skin care (Jenny)

  14. hello!,I really like your writing so a lot! share
    we keep in touch extra approximately your post on AOL? I need
    a specialist on this house to solve my problem. May be that is you!
    Looking ahead to look you.

    My web blog: weight loss plateu

  15. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to
    say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write
    again very soon!

    Take a look at my blog post; belly busting supplements –

  16. Good day! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was
    wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my
    comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding
    one? Thanks a lot!

  17. Hey there I am so thrilled I found your website, I
    really found you by accident, while I was researching on Aol for something else, Anyhow I
    am here now and would just like to say thanks a
    lot for a fantastic post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment
    but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.

  18. You could definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you
    write. The sector hopes for even more passionate writers
    like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe.
    All the time go after your heart.

    Here is my web site – weight loss results

  19. Thanks for every other excellent post. The place else may anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect way of writing?
    I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I am at
    the search for such info.

    my blog;

  20. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you
    wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a
    few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of
    that, this is fantastic blog. An excellent read. I’ll
    certainly be back.

  21. Everything is very open with a clear explanation of the issues.
    It was definitely informative. Your website is very useful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  22. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long
    as I provide credit and sources back to your site?

    My website is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my users would
    truly benefit from some of the information you present here.
    Please let me know if this alright with you. Thanks a lot!

  23. Hello there, You have done a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my
    friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this site.

    Have a look at my webpage; adult acne

  24. Hello there I am so happy I found your weblog, I really found you
    by mistake, while I was researching on Yahoo for something else,
    Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a tremendous post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to
    read it all at the moment but I have saved it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more,
    Please do keep up the excellent work.

  25. Hey! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest
    authoring a blog post or vice-versa? My website goes
    over a lot of the same subjects as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each
    other. If you are interested feel free to send me an e-mail.

    I look forward to hearing from you! Wonderful blog by the way!

  26. My programmer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a variety of websites for about a year and am worried about switching to another platform.
    I have heard good things about
    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?
    Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

    Here is my web blog; freshly hatched seeds

  27. I am really impressed with your writing abilities as well as with the structure for your blog.
    Is this a paid subject or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality
    writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

    Look into my webpage – Merry

  28. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was
    hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.

    Please let me know if you run into anything.

    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your
    new updates.

  29. I am extremely impressed along with your writing talents as smartly as with the structure to
    your weblog. Is this a paid subject matter or did you modify it your self?

    Anyway stay up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a great
    blog like this one nowadays..

  30. I was just seeking this information for a while.
    After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your
    website. I wonder what is the lack of Google strategy that don’t rank this type
    of informative sites in top of the list. Normally the top websites
    are full of garbage.

    my web site – skin cream

  31. Useful info. Fortunate me I discovered your website unintentionally, and I’m shocked why this twist of fate did not took place earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

    my webpage; Dale

  32. Superb blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.

    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress
    or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that
    I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Many thanks!

    Here is my site – skin care device

  33. That is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very accurate information? Many thanks
    for sharing this one. A must read post!

    Check out my web-site: whole foods

  34. Whoah this blog is wonderful i like studying your articles.
    Stay up the good paintings! You understand, lots of individuals are looking round for this information, you can aid them greatly.

    Review my webpage: thinning hair

  35. Hello, i feel that i noticed you visited my web site so i came to ?return the desire?.I am trying to in finding
    issues to improve my website!I guess its adequate to use some of your concepts!!

    Also visit my blog post :: pain relief spray

  36. I enjoy you because of your whole efforts on this website.
    Betty really loves doing investigations and it’s really easy to
    see why. Almost all learn all regarding the powerful tactic
    you offer efficient steps through your blog and in addition recommend participation from other ones on the
    theme and our simple princess is really learning
    a lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year.

    Your performing a brilliant job.

    My homepage – keto diet

  37. Just to follow up on the up-date of this subject matter on your web
    page and would like to let you know simply how much I appreciated the time you took to create this helpful post.
    In the post, you actually spoke of how to definitely handle this
    challenge with all comfort. It would be my pleasure to collect some more
    strategies from your blog and come up to offer others what
    I have learned from you. Thanks for your usual wonderful effort.

    Feel free to visit my page ::

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *