I'm confused re: what equipment is or is not ok for his situation. Your thread title says you are looking for a streaming option, but that's going to involve apps, a box, and a remote.
What kind of equipment are you hoping to use? Are you looking for a streaming service?
Sling TV starts at $30, which is the cheapest service I can think of (and doesn't use an antenna like your post says).
I'm not sure what he likes to watch, but there's a surprising amount of free content out there:
NewsOn is an app that shows local news broadcasts all over the country for...