All of us need to unwind, and for many people that means turning on a favorite show or movie. The choices are seemingly endless: Do I flip through hundreds of cable channels? Subscribe to a streaming service such as Hulu or Netflix? If I want a streaming media player, should I pick an Apple TV or a Roku? The options can be confusing—and what works best for me might not work for my parents or my nephew, who have different priorities for their news and entertainment.

This month, our step-by-step guide will help you to determine which viewing options are right for you—regardless of whether you’re a binge-watcher, a sports nut, a home renovation fan, or anything else. We’ll help you to review your monthly bill, spot sneaky add-on fees, and build a package from the ground up to give you the shows and channels you crave while saving you hundreds over the course of a year on the things you don’t. We have the inside scoop on the latest cable replacement services, ratings of the best streaming media players, and tips on getting the most from your cable company if cutting the cord isn’t right for you.

TV should be a relaxing experience, however you choose to watch it—and with CR’s expert guidance, nothing will make it more relaxing than knowing that you’re getting the best possible bang for your buck.