Watching television via the internet is one of the most popular ways people do to catch up on the shows that they missed. Whether its a short or a full-length video, once it airs on television networks, theres a very high chance that the videos would find their way to cyberspace. The problem now is how do you find these websites that lets you watch TV programs online? There are hundreds, almost thousands, of streaming websites out there in cyberspace that hosts these programs. Some websites index these shows and serve as a free one-stop-site for people who are looking for particular television shows or shows with specific genres. Other sites would require you to first download internet TV software, even offering free and paid versions of the software, before you can start to watch TV programs online.
The first obvious place to look for free video clips is YouTube. Although a lot of television networks prohibit their material, especially full-length episodes of their television shows, from being posted on YouTube, it still remains as one of the leading sources for free videos. Momentous events usually find their way to YouTube one way of another.
Hulu is another site that you can check out if you want to watch TV programs online. A lot of major television networks in the US are working with Hulu to provide their audiences free access to their videos. Its a legitimate site for watching videos but the downside of all this is that access to videos are limited only to people residing in the United States.
Daily Motion is also another streaming site that plays host to a lot of video clips from popular series. Its not quite as popular yet as YouTube, but Daily Motion worth checking out if you want to watch TV programs online but cant find the same video clips in YouTube.
Apart from streaming sites, you can also download internet TV software from websites that are allowed to share video content. These websites have tie ups with television networks that allow them to distribute their material to the public. The only downside of this is that most of the internet TV software available right now restricts access based on the users location.
Veoh is unique in the pack because it has a similar format to other streaming sites like YouTube but also gives you the option to download the videos using their internet TV software. Another unique thing about Veoh is that they prohibit access to full-length videos on their site. To get the complete video, you would have to download their internet TV software from their website and install in your computer or laptop. But like Hulu, only users from the United States are allowed to access the media on the website.
Finally theres online TV software. The software boasts of more than 3000 channel offerings for their users. You only have to pay a small fee, so small that you might think twice before you renew your cable subscription in order to download the software, and after that you have an all-access pass to numerous channels without having to deal with monthly fees.