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If you're looking for a true cable replacement with network and cable channels, you'll need to look at the likes of YouTubeTV, Sling, Hulu Live, etc... but they're not free.
If you want free cable-like and on-demand content, check out PlutoTV, Tubi, Crackle, FilmOn, Xumo, Haystack, LiveOn, Wave TV, Stirr, CW/CW Seed, NewsOn, CBS News etc. If you have Amazon Prime already, there's plenty of free content from there as well. There's alos quite a bit of free content available in the "On Us" section of Vudu. Also see if your local library participates in Kanopy. PlutoTV probably has the most cable-like experience (both "live" channels with guide and on-demand selection) and widest selection of content, but you'll have to see if you like what's available through it or not.
You may want to provide some more information on your equipment. You mention a Sony TV, but is it an Android TV based model? If so, you should have access to most or all of the options I listed above. If not, adding a simple inexpensive streaming device like a Roku Express (or Premiere if you have a 4K TV) will open you up to most or all of the above services, along with a lot of free content from the Roku Channel.
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