Ways to watch television on a computer include subscribing to video streaming websites and viewing television shows on broadcasting network websites. It is also possible to purchase and download episodes of television shows for offline viewing on a computer.
Many television networks offer episodes of their shows on their websites shortly after airing on cable television. These episodes are usually available for a few days or a week before being replaced with a more recent episode. Services like Hulu and Netflix offer whole seasons of television shows for a monthly subscription fee. ITunes offers episodes of television shows that can be purchased individually or as whole seasons and allows the customer to download the shows for offline viewing. Video streaming websites, such as Crackle, offer viewers the ability to watch television shows for free and are supported by ads into the videos.