The TV channel guide is available online on the official TV Guide website. Individual service providers, such as Verizon Fios, also provide customized channel guides based on zip code, allowing customers to toggle options based on their package or account options.
In addition to providing cable and satellite channel listings, TV Guide's website has expanded to include entertainment news and a list of editor's picks for currently airing TV shows.
Depending on the package and cable provider, some users are able to stream certain shows live through their desktop or mobile devices. AT&;T, Verizon and Comcast all allow subscribers to access select channels' live programming, though some limit users to their own home. However, in 2015 Sling TV launched, providing people with a basic package of 20 channels and allowing them to purchase more channels at $5 each. Major League Baseball, the NHL and the NBA offer subscription packages to customers per season that allow for live or on-demand viewing of games.
Subscription sites Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime all offer TV shows and movies that can be watched from home for a low monthly fee. However, each site has its drawbacks: Netflix is ad-free and subtitlted but has a limited line-up of shows and movies that change every month; Hulu Plus airs current shows but contains commercials; and Amazon Prime offers excellent value but, as of 2015, has yet to attract much attention.