Finding the best source to receive television on the Internet depends on the quality you want and if you are willing to pay for it. If you are looking to stream television directly from a media player or browser or are looking to download television programs, visit some of the following sites.
Internet Television Sources
To view streaming television, you typically need a media player installed on your computer like VLC Media Player or Windows Media Player. The following websites stream televisions stations from around the world.
*TV For PC has a small selection of channels. On the left of the site is a listing of their categories like News, Information, Music and Movies. They don't have a large selection as of this writing, but they are adding channels daily. Their largest category is the music video category that has channels from around the world.
The above sites let you stream program airing in real-time. If you don't mind waiting a few hours or a few days, then check out some of the following sites that upload new episodes soon after the original airing.
*Hulu has many videos from popular television programs to stream. You'll also find moves on the site, but its main content is TV shows. Often, an episode is available to watch hours after the original airtime, so you don't have to wait until the next day or so to watch it. Hulu also offers a Plus option, which has a monthly fee, but you will have more HD options, the ability to stream through more devices and no ads.
*Another site is Netflix. The downside to Netflix is you'll have to wait until the season is released for most shows, and even then it's not guaranteed to be available for streaming. However, some shows are updated days after, like Saturday Night Live.
*The quickest way to watch new episodes is heading over to the main network websites. For example, you can watch episodes on ABC.com, NBC.com and other networks' main pages. The big advantage is that the episodes are uploaded almost immediately following airtime.
For better quality, you should consider downloading television programs directly from legal sites. One of the most popular ways is to use iTunes. Through the program, you'll access the iTunes store with music, movies and television episodes. You can either pay per episode or for the whole season (if it's been released.) Then you can watch it within the iTunes program or watch it on your iPod or other media player.
Another popular site is Amazon. There, you can buy single episodes or purchase the entire season (which Amazon offers at a discounted price). Television programs are download via their proprietary media program, but you can transfer them to a separate device or watch in your preferred media player. If you are a Prime Member of Amazon, then you can stream any of the videos for free.
Use only Legal Methods
Lovetoknow doesn't condone illegally download television programs or using boxes that tap into cable lines so you can receive free television. The surest way to receive the best video and sound quality is to either use 100% free sites or legally purchase and download video through reputable online stores and sites.