Free TV on the Internet
There’s a lot of free TV to find and watch on the Internet, but you need to know where to look for it. While you probably won’t be overly impressed with the picture quality of some of the content available, it’s still good enough to keep you satisfied in most cases. Plus, it’s free TV on the Internet and you can find shows from all over the world, so you can’t really argue with that.
Here are six options for you to tap into channels from just about anywhere in the world. Just keep in mind that you will need a broadband Internet connection to make the most of them.
This is the ideal place for sports fanatics looking to watch major sporting events from just about anywhere. Want to watch an English Premier League match live? How about a Formula 1 race from Asia? It’s all possible through Justin.TV, and it won’t cost you a penny. Plus, there are plenty of shows and movies that are played on a 24/7 loop, and some even have their own chatrooms. A personal favourite is the 24/7 Seinfeld channel, but there are others for shows like Star Trek, Frasier, The Simpsons and many more.
This site has grown a lot in the last year or so, and much of that has to do with how ChannelChooser aggregates content from all over the world. There are channels from tons of countries on here streaming live for free, as well as a directory of websites that may also stream content for you to watch, though sometimes they don’t offer much. Exploring this site will take some time, but it’s well worth finding the gems inside.
Here is a site that offers plenty of live foreign TV that’s mainly produced for the Web. These include Alive From Baghdad, a series of short episodes chronicling the daily struggles of local Iraqis, popSiren for “culture-savvy divas” and The Monitor for interesting tidbits on science that make you think. There are an estimated 38,000 homegrown shows on Blip.TV, so it may take a while for you to find the great ones. With that many catalogued on the site, you’re bound to find at least a few that appeal to you.
TV Channels Free
Considered as possibly the largest resource of free online TV, TVChannelsFree.com offers over 4,000 channels from 60+ countries. You can search by category or by country and find a multitude of channels no matter which way you go. While some channels will be live streams, others will be pre-recorded content from a broadcast that might have taken place earlier in the day. Most of them work best with Windows PCs, so Mac and Linux users may not be able to make good use of this site.
This site looks like something that was designed back in the mid-90s, but ATDHE.net is a veritable gold mine for just about any major sporting event happening around the world. Soccer matches, basketball, hockey, baseball, racing, tennis, golf and more are added each month. But the site also taps into popular primetime TV shows from cable channels in the U.S. and popular networks from around the world.
A free downloadable application for Windows PC, Mac and Linux, Livestation has two types of channels. There are “partner” ones that are in high-quality like, Al-Jazeera English, BBC, France 24 and Russia Today among others. Then there are channels that are added by Livestation members, of which there are many. There are hundreds from dozens of countries covering news, music, sports, cartoons and other general or specific interests.