Father’s Day 2022 is right around the corner!
Check out our recommendations for Father’s Day gift ideas that are more exciting than another tie or t-shirt, PLUS will help the dads in your life cut the cord on cable TV while still enjoying their favorite shows.
Even better, there are some great cord cutting deals AND lower-cost alternatives for folks on a budget!
Amazon Fire TV Cube - For the ‘Yells at the TV’ Dad
With a voice-enabled interface, dad’s penchant for talking to inanimate objects can be put to good use with the Amazon Fire TV Cube.
When he’s not yelling at a botched football play or missed call by a ref, he just has to tell the Fire TV Cube which streaming service or show he wants to watch instead of picking up the remote.
Thanks to its Alexa integration, the Fire TV Cube can also control dad’s smart home gadgets, even when the TV is off.
Amazon Fire TV Cube Streaming Player – $119.99 US
Budget-Friendly Alternative: The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K MAX has fewer features, but is still a solid way for Dad to get started with streaming for $54.99 US
Sling Subscription – For the ‘Gotta Have Sports’ Dad
If Dad can’t live without ESPN Sportscenter, then a subscription to Sling Orange is a sure winner.
For just $30/month, Dad can tune into ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3, as well as hockey and basketball on TNT, college sports on Stadium, and more without paying for cable TV.
There’s even 50 hours of cloud DVR space included!
Sling Orange – $35/month (no contract)
Budget-Friendly Alternative: ESPN+ doesn’t offer Sportscenter or a live stream of the main ESPN channel, but does offer NHL and MLB games, soccer, golf, and college sports for just $6.99/month.
Over-the-Air TV Antenna – For the ‘Throwback TV’ Dad
If your dad loves to kick back in his LazyBoy and enjoy re-runs of his favorite throwback TV shows between naps, an Over-the-Air TV antenna from Antennas Direct is a great gift.
It’ll let him catch his favorite episodes of Gunsmoke, Star Trek, or Magnum P.I. as well as local news and Sunday football without having to pay for cable TV.
Even better, you can save 22% off at AntennasDirect.com with the code DAD22 through June 19th!
Antennas Direct ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Antenna – $50.69 US with code DAD22 (regularly $64.99)
Budget-Friendly Alternative: For dads who live within 30 miles of local TV towers, try the unamplified version of the Antennas Direct ClearStream Eclipse for just $35.09 US with code DAD22 (regularly $44.99 US).
Tablo Over-the-Air DVR – For the ‘On-The-Go’ Dad
If the dad in your life spends a lot of time commuting, travelling for work, or just running the kids back and forth to soccer practice, he probably doesn’t get to enjoy his favorite shows live.
A storage-included Tablo Over-the-Air DVR will record and even stream his favorite broadcast TV programs live to his tablet or smartphone, so he can watch them at lunch at work, at the airport, or in the backyard while he’s grilling.
The Tablo QUAD 1TB has up to 700 hours of onboard recording storage and can record up to four of his favorite shows at the same time so he won’t miss a thing.
Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR – $219.99 US (regularly $239.99 US) through June 8th
Budget-Friendly Alternative: For dads who only need up to 80 hours of onboard storage and up to two concurrent recordings, the Tablo DUAL 128GB OTA DVR is the perfect choice for just $139.99 US (regularly $169.99 US) through June 8th.
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