Watch TV online by visiting sites such as Hulu, Crackle and the official homes of NBC and ABC. These sites all offer streaming television content for free or for a small fee.
Hulu is one of the most popular television streaming sites online, offering a huge variety of content from many major television networks. The service is free, meaning that users must watch ads in order to access content, but paying for Hulu Plus membership removes advertisements. Hulu posts many of the most popular current shows the day after they broadcast, and the site also offers an extensive selection of older TV shows.
Crackle is the free streaming service of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Like Hulu, the site offers a variety of free streaming television programs in a range of genres, including comedy, drama and reality. Crackle also offers its own original programming, such as “Sports Jeopardy!” Users who register for the site can receive recommendations based on their viewing habits.
Major network websites, such as NBC and ABC offer recently aired episodes of popular shows free to stream on their official websites. These sites generally offer a few of the most recent episodes from a show’s current season but no episodes from previous seasons. NBC typically posts episodes online the day after they broadcast, while ABC posts shows after they air on the east coast.