The options for watching Channel 5 will vary depending on where a watcher is, what options their local Channel 5 offers and what company runs the channel. Most channels do not offer live feed unless they are currently broadcasting local news or weather at the time.
A number of local and national news channels also offer apps for smart phones so that users can watch the news or weather when they are mobile or away from the computer. When the stations are not streaming live, they often play rebroadcasts from shows earlier in the day. If a watcher missed an earlier news show this feature will allow them to watch it when they have a free moment.