How to watch TV on your Computer for free! (Legally and illegally)

In this short instructable I going to show you a compilation of my favorite legal and illegal methods of watching TV on your computer. You may be surprised of how many great tv shows you can watch on the internet for free totally legally. If you have any suggestions please feel free to leave me comment.
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Step 3: Legal Method Number 3. From the Source

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Here is yet another way to watch tv shows legally. You can get them directly from the network.
ABC Full Episode Player
NBC Video Rewind
CBS Innertube
With ABC you need a plugin to watch the content.
Getting the show directly from the network can be pretty good but you will face more ads.

Step 4: Legal Method Number 4. Joost

Joost is a program that streams media legally from many sources. They have a lot of content with good quality. Joost had many different "channels" that you subscribe too. I subscribe the "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" channel along with "Top Gear" (The best car show ever?). A cool feature about Joost is the ability to chat with friends about a show while you are both watching it. Now you can both can watch the new episode of CSI and talk about it even if you live in different Countries.
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TShareNinja1 month ago looks very good, I was stunned at how intuitive the interface is and the fact that the Android device becomes the remote control for the desktop app... BOOM!

not sure if they will have an iOS version soon, it says on the site they have one coming, no idea about the timeline though. i'm android and pc so i am very happy. :)

Piquerish2 months ago

JOOST - "Thanks for your support and interest in We are re-evaluating the purpose and services. For the near-term we have decided to suspend the site to allow for a full re-evaluation. Thanks again." 12/22/2014

cpkbrowser2 months ago is an amazing new web app that works on almost any device, inluding android and iOS. We are also accepting Test Users for our upcoming CPK Premium packages. Test users will experience all kinds of benefits, including a highly-efficient add blocker, customizable stations, social media site, as well as 1 free year of CPK Premium once it rolls out.

KiraB3 months ago

I watch Tv online on this site

Many channels from all around the world and for free.

PhilipSumpter3 months ago

Has anyone heard the latest?... The FCC is trying to light a fire under the TV industry's (you know what!) as a result of many consumer complaints. The FCC wants Internet companies such as Aeros and FilmsOn TV to become MVPD providers, just like cable and satellite companies so that consumers benefit more and save cost while watching their favorite TV programs. Imagine seeing paid TV companies battle with 3rd party Internet MVPD providers offering lower cost to consumers for the same content to watch on their computer, small/large screen TV or mobile device. How to Watch TV Online

jm0907704 months ago

Thank you for sharing this!

bratzx5 months ago

The new Season of Bigg Boss is coming don't forget to watch online

georion8 months ago

JOOST offline at this time 1212EDST JUNE 26 2014

georion georion8 months ago


GofishRC0072 years ago
Check out this website.
They have movies too! And its available to everyone.


2Sharp1 year ago
Thanks for the information, this was a great help as far as watching TV online!
ssim11 year ago
Pompom says right that I got addicted to Lost this way...I have no idea what my life will become once it ends in 2010 :'-( Indian Dramas
Pompom6 years ago
I got addicted to Lost this way...I have no idea what my life will become once it ends in 2010 :'-(
I hope you are doing well.
HeBeGB2 years ago
best sight i have found is thousands of TV series in full.
rmanzoor2 years ago
Totally agree with your suggestion... Very nice post and good information here... Thanks for posting that. ...
RussianGirl2 years ago
I can defenitely see the need for saving money nowadays and every little penny helps. If you want a simple program to download to watch tv on your pc, check this movie at : If you want to read more, go here:

TV Shows On PC

rdar3 years ago
hi I want to see Pakistani channels.What can i do?
ivanjacob rdar3 years ago
i dont know... in my country some tv providers have online tv
dgurney13 years ago
Hi other LEGAL methods would be to download the "readontv" player software which gives you well over 3000 channels direct to your PC free, live from al around the world. This piece of software is COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE. True doing some GOOGLE SEARCHES for "readontv player" to find out where to download it from.

Also, for people who live within the United Kingdom, like myself, another good way to watch many live FREE TV CHANNELS ONLINE is to watch Freeview TV from a website called "tv" You have to register your e-mail and create a password for this site, BUT this is all TOTALLY FREE, and watching CHANNELS here is TOTALLY FREE also.

There is yet ANOTHER FREE PC TV PLAYER I found recently which you need to DOWNLOAD YOURSELF FIRST FOR FREE. This is called. "mytvpal player", but once installed ALSO enables you to watch PC TV ONLINE completely free.

I hope I've helped some people out there who weren't too sure how to watch multi-channels via there PC totally for FREE? :)
static3 years ago
Last time I log onto the Fancast, Hulu have less free content then they had in the past.
dlym23023 years ago
Here's the thing, there is not way to actually watch all of the shows you want unless you do it illegally. I know most people won't actually want to do it illegally so the best ways to actually get tons of shows and channels is to buy something. Sorry but its true. I have a program on my computer that gets like 3000 channels and it's very cheap for a one time fee. Check it out.
erattray3 years ago
Do any videos work outside of US?
tracey1583 years ago
I would like to watch UK TV on my PC for free and movies, can u help
YAY!!!!! thanks a ton man.
liyideng3 years ago

Try this one,! if it doesn't work mail me

FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! American chennels !!!!!!!!!
pearson5303 years ago
I wouldn't trust these links. Buttermouth is filled with viruses and firefox blocks it.
Encomb4 years ago
I live in Canada and I watch Hulu by using Hotspot shield
I can access content I couldn't otherwise get
Hope that helps people outside the US

There are also many software that can help you to watch television on pc
yellowcatt4 years ago
Another torrent site that has a good selection of shows is The Pirate Bay
Galas4 years ago
Well, honestly, the best way to watch tv on your pc that i've found is on this website

It's not a free program, but it's not really costly for all you get and it work pretty good
shantae4 years ago
To watch US TV legally outside the US the only solution I can find is

Reason it is legal is because you have your own TV subscription which you are accessing remotely using a hosted slingbox
dakotaht6 years ago
the first picture is so from hulu
joejoerowley (author)  dakotaht4 years ago
You are so right.
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joejoerowley (author)  DELETED_Robert L4 years ago
I must concur!
TVGuy4 years ago
A lot of the networks have started streaming their shows, but most have interfaces that I don't like, I think HULU is the best. -tv guy
On the intro step, I clicked and clicked and clicked and clicked! Oops, It was an image! LOL!
Me Too!!!!
I can't beleve I fell for it!!!!!
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