35 Best Ways To Watch TV Online for Free

You can watch free TV online. The future belongs to Internet TV and it is hard to pick the best site for this. Here are 35 Best Ways to Watch TV Online for Free. Pick the one you like and enjoy watching free TV online. The list comprises of sites which allows you to watch videos or watch free TV online. You can stream videos and also watch live TV online. The list goes as follows..


1. YouTube

What else can we start with, other than this. Here you can watch user uploaded videos for free. You can even subscribe to channels to get latest updates.

2. Joost

It has a cool interface with lot of good content. It uses P2P system. The quality of videos is also very good.  If you can snag an invite, you’ll be in for a treat for sure.

3. Babelgum

This is also a  P2P-based content delivery site. There are many channels like news, music, documentaries, sports, animation, and others.It is free but is an ad-supported content and the daily downloads are also limited. . The content plays smoothly, and the interface is great.

4. Sopcast 

It is an easiest way to watch TV from Sopcast. It is one of the very famous services. It will ask you to download a player and you can watch channels from all over the world through it. Mainly it is famous for the sport broadcasts like Football, Cricket etc

5. Veoh

Veoh is also based on the downloadable player. Although it’s possible to watch videos online on the Flash version of the Veoh player, the focus is on offline (or at least desktop) viewing, and videos longer than 45 minutes can be viewed only on the desktop player. Available videos include both user generated content as well as professionally produced, sometimes copyrighted stuff.

6. Choose and watch

It is  one of streaming content that opens in a Windows Media Player. They have over 300 channels, and, as they say, some of them have to be good.

7. Zattoo

This is a  p2p-based online television with a downloadable client focused on European (over 50) channels. If you are not from those countries you may not access this service.

8. Google Video

Another Google product which is slowly making its mark. It’s a very large video sharing site with tons of content but the interface needs a serious improvement.

9. EpisodeNetwork

Episode network consists of a huge link list, pointing to videos around the web. They’re not hosting any of the videos on the site; This may be somewhat illegal so browse at your own risk.

10. Dailymotion

It is one of the biggest video sharing sites around, and is as old as YouTube , and nearly as successful. Unlike YouTube, it’s still not sued by every media powerhouse under the sun, so you can still find a lot of good stuff there.

11. Democracy

Democracy is actually a media player which you can use to watch media files on your hard drive Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive. But, the difference is in that it also lets you connect to all of the big video hosting sites and many independent publishers. Finally, it’s a media organizer, which lets you bundle all that offline and online videos into one neat collection. The result is a great online video experience that’s not quite as effortless as Joost, but it sure beats visiting all those video sites and podcasts and looking for stuff by hand.

12. BlinkX

BlinkX is a video/audio search engine which claims to have indexed over 12 million hours of video. Since it’s a search engine, you’re hardly gonna be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the shows.

13. Beelinetv 

Provides a selection of the best broadband Internet television channels. To watch the Internet TV channels on Windows- or on a Macintosh computer you can use Windows Media Player for ‘Media’ streams, Real Player for ‘Real’ streams and Apple’s Quicktime Player for ‘Qtime’ streams.

14. ChannelChooser

A windows media player based video portal offering a large selection of TV channels. Simple layout and interface, very little annoyance.

15. Freetube

Freetube is one of those sites that keep it simple: no downloads, no subscriptions: only lots of neatly categorized shows. It didn’t work all that well for me, but some say that it’s their favorite service, so try it out.

16. Televee

A shoddy and confusing (actually, largely non-existant ) interface on this one ruins much of the fun, but if you manage to find them, there are some good shows here.

17. Guba

Guba is a combination of video sharing and video rental, which means you’ll have to pay for some of the content. Nevertheless, there’s a lot of good stuff to be found in the free part of the site. GUBA enables download of the videos to your PC, iPod, PSP, and other portable devices. The site is also unique for the fact that it finds content on USENET groups.


A directory of links to TV streams, organized by country. You might get a bit frustrated using it because many of those streams don’t work, and they come in a variety of formats. The directory itself is quite comprehensive, covering most of the world’s countries with at least one channel.

19. Blip.TV

Blip.TV is a video sharing site that focuses on user-crated shows. This means less noise and more coherence than YouTube, and some of the stuff on here is, indeed, quite enjoyable.

20. ChannelKing

Another list of streams with an insultingly tiny Windows Media Player to watch the content in. Use only if desperate.

21. Stage6

Stage6 is a video sharing site built to demonstrate the quality of the DivX codec. It sports a sleek interface and a large selection of videos. You’ll need a special plugin to access the videos – the DivX web player – but the quality of DivX-encoded videos makes it worth your while.

22. TVUnetworks

TCUnetworks is a China-based P2P TV company, which means you’re mostly be able to find Chinese channels and some of the content is in English too.

23. Don’t Watch Me

A very rudimentary list of links to various video content.

24. Tape It Off The Internet

Tape If Off The Internet, or shorter TIOTI, is a service for tracking your favorite TV shows. The service has been around for a long time  – and it’s still in beta, which is not a good sign.

25. Streamick

While the page itself is just a (quite ugly, I might add) collection of links to various streams, there is some good content to be found here.

26. Streaming TV Episodes

It has all the TV episodes of channels like ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX in one place.If you are a fan of those channels you can enjoy.

27. ABC

A entire site dedicated to ABC shows, will work only for visitors from the United States.

28. Free Movies Cinema

A very good  handpicked selection of rare and interesting movies collected from various online sources. It’s a small but intelligent selection, and most movies on the list are definitely worth watching.

29. PeekVid

It has a selection of downloadable TV shows and movies, including some very popular ones like 24, Pimp My Ride and others. Also includes a quite a good collection of animated shows.

30. Fox MySpace

This is Fox’s site where it holds its popular TV shows for free – if you’re located in the United States. Not very good for other countries though.

31. TV Video

A nicely organized list of episodes from the most popular current shows, like Lost, and 24. Make sure to expand that tiny video player to (ullscreen size for good viewing experience.

32. NGTV

NGTV, which is short for No Good TV is not really that bad. In reality, it’s similar to what kids see on TV everyday: lots of music & entertainment, lots of foul language, and long intros for every episode.

33. Metacafe

This has a huge collection of videos which are divided into categories. It has lots of good videos and also not so good videos.

34. Your TV Links

It is an ugly, but quite comprehensive list of TV shows, cartoons, anime, music and commercials.

35. ITV

ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK, and you can watch some of their content for free on their website. Unfortunately, it’s nothing like the real thing; instead of full episodes and shows, expect highlights, trailers and short clips.


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September 7, 2008 by: Prasanth Chandra


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