TV looks great on an LCD screen, luckily most computers these days have an LCD screen so looking to watch TV on your computer is a logical idea!
Luckily there are many many options to get Television shows and movies to watch on your computer and these days more and more live streaming options are even available. You may find enough options to cancel cable!
First let’s take a look at watching TV shows and movies on your computer.
YouTube, Hulu.com, Google Video and Other Video Sites
It would be silly of me not to mention YouTube first. 100′s of shows can be found uploaded (often illegally) by users split across parts. I have watched many shows like this. Google Video often offers shows, documentaries and more but Hulu is the real class act her. Hulu offers many legal full length shows, clips, documentaries, music videos and more, often in Hi-Def so they look beautiful full screen…. Hulu is one of the first places I would go to get television on my computer.
TV Networks Own Site
Many networks offer replay of their shows for free online. Fox, NBC and all the big players do this so you can catch up on Lost, Desperate Housewives and more!
Pay sites: Itunes, Azeurus
Through Itunes and Azeurus you can get full hi-def shows and movies to buy or rent. I believe Itunes charges around $3 for rental of a show episode and $5 for renting a movie, not too bad for an evening in!
Now what options for live streaming do you have to watch TV on your computer.
Live Streaming Sites
You have to be careful with this and it’s not likely you will find any mainstream channels… However there are lots of foreign channels online and some smaller stations streaming live through sites like WWITV.com. It can be quite fun to hop around.
You may also find that some of the bigger networks will occasionally lie stream things like sporting events or important news stories so keep an eye out for these schedules.
USB Digital TV Tuner
For a little over $50 Amazon has a range of USB sticks and software that will allow you to receive analog and hi-def digital cable TV on your Desktop PC or Laptop. This is probably he best way to watch TV on your computer! The offering above on Amazon gets a 4/5 star rating. Here is my affiliate link to the product on Amazon: Avertv Hybrid Volar Max Tv Tuner Kit for Windows MTVHVMXSK
Have you watched TV on your computer? If so I would love to hear you opinion and know how you do it. Thanks very much for reading.
I will be on vacation until April 10th, all comments will be answered on my return, unless I find time to pop into an Internet cafe