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The best over-the-air TV streaming box for cord-cutters

The Tablo, HDHomerun and AirTV over-the-air streaming boxes.

The Tablo, HDHomerun and AirTV over-the-air streaming boxes.

Cord-cutting is about saving money. That's it. It's not about making things easier. It's about watching what you want to watch, and not getting gouged for it. And that's why over-the-air antennas are seeing newfound life. After decades of cable TV domination — and continuously rising prices — a simple OTA antenna pointed the right direction can fill the gaps streaming TV can leave behind.

And with our pick of the best over-the-air streaming box, you can take that free TV signal and pipe it to pretty much any device in your home.

The premise is simple: You plug the antenna into the box, hook the box up to your network, install an app, and you're able to watch over-the-air on your computer. Or your Fire TV. Or your Apple TV. Or your Android TV. Or your iPad. Wherever.

There are a few popular picks from which to choose. This is how we see things.