Usually, TV over the Internet isn`t easy and can be watched if you master a variety of different techniques. However, we have some interesting options that offer either free or subscription access to many TV shows and movies (we don`t talk about iTunes and Apple TV, because they are Video-on-Demand service and are locked to a specific Apple hardware devices for watching on a TV.
Netflix: It has a large selection of both TV shows and movies for a small subscription fee for a month. All Netflix TV shows and movies are very popular, and Netflix was the first of the big Internet TV providers to seriously offer its own shows. For instance, Netflix exclusive show as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards have proven very popular with both critics and viewers. Netflix is today the number one Internet TV broadcaster.
Hulu Plus: This is a free Internet TV service that offers popular broadcast and cable TV shows along with some movies for PC watchers It offers about one thousand Criterion Collection movies from around the world. If you want to watch some of these shows on a TV, smartphone or tablet you need to pay a monthly fee. Either way you’ll end up watching some ads. Hulu is owned by NBC, Fox, and Disney-ABC.
Amazon Prime Video: For a fee, you get free two-day shipping on most Amazon purchases and access to a very wide TV and movie selection. Amazon offers also access to many older HBO series. Amazon offers paid video-on-service for some newer movies.
Crackle: This service offers a decent, selection of free movies and TV shows. The movies and TV shows tend to be action-adventure or comedy films. Crackle has one original show, Sports Jeopardy, which is exactly what it sounds like. If you like sports and trivia, you’ll like it.
BBC iPlayer: This chain offers a few British TV shows and series, such as Downton Abbey or Wolf Hall, many of these shows may never show up in America.
Acorn TV: This Internet TV services offers many old British TV series. It also offers many shows from Australia and other countries, but it costs about five dollars a month
YouTube: Besides music videos, short comedy bits, and cat videos, YouTube includes many TV shows and movies. This service is free.
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