Have you been considering cutting the cable cord? You aren’t alone. Abandoning traditional cable and satellite TV subscriptions has become a huge trend in America over the last decade. A study by Leichtman Research Group found that since 2012, pay TV has lost 10 million subscribers.
While financially it makes sense to be free of ever-increasing cable bills, it can be an overwhelming proposition to figure out what to replace it with. As you research your options, you should know that the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offers free resources for streaming movies, TV shows, and music.
With an array of digital streaming services available to Library District cardholders, you will find lots of intriguing movies or TV shows. All you have to do is visit LVCCLD.org and click eResources from the blue drop-down menu, then click on the subcategories of Movies & TV or Music to find the various streaming services.
One popular service that gives you direct access to everything on the shelves of your local library is Hoopla Digital, which allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone—and even your TV. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.
For Anglophiles who need their wry British fix in the form of “Doc Martin” or “Manhunt,” you’ll want to take advantage of Acorn TV. It’s another digital service offered by the Library District that provides unlimited streaming of mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.
We also offer Pongalo, a service for Spanish speakers, which includes over 13,000 hours of American movies translated into Spanish, such as “Punch-Drunk Love,” “Hellboy,” and “Two for the Money.” Additionally, Pongalo has the largest collection (over 10,000 episodes) of telenovelas and TV series, such as “La Mujer de Judas,” “Amor de Carnaval,” and “Corazón Traicionado.”
If indies, documentaries, and classic movies run more to your viewing tastes, your library card also provides free access to Kanopy. This award-winning video streaming service has a collection of more than 30,000 independent and documentary films that will give you access to rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.
For young developing minds, Kanopy Kids has a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Kanopy Kids categories include TV series, language tutorials, animated storybooks, anime favorites, classic films, and movies for the whole family.
Finally, music lovers will want to tune into Freegal Music, a service that lets customers download and listen to some 13 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total, the collection is comprised of more than 40,000 labels with music that originates from over 100 countries.
With our wide variety of free streaming services, you can cut the cord today and start saving. Even better, you will never need to pay for movies, TV, or music again.