(USA Today) – The path to relaxing on your couch has never been such a brain exercise.

But the recent announcement of the Sony PlayStation VUE, HBO Now and other services — and all-but-confirmed details about a new streaming TV service from Apple — now is the time to take a serious look at the potential money-saving benefits of cutting the cord, a.k.a. opting out of a cable subscription and instead signing up for an Internet service.

Is nixing cable right for you?

Depending on your programming needs, cutting the cord could be well within reach. In three flow charts, we look at the best solution for three types of TV watchers: the sports lover, the news junkie and the entertainment addict. Each service will require a Smart TV or a streaming box (Apple TV, Roku or Amazon Fire, for example), plus a subscription.


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