A person can watch television on a cell phone for free by using live video and streaming applications made available in the application store. YouTube, LiveStream, and Ustream are three applications that allow a person to watch television programs, live and on video, from a cell phone at no cost.
The YouTube application for smartphones gives users the ability to watch television programs and other user-uploaded videos at no charge. Although many videos can be found neatly categorized on the home screen, searching for other videos is easy. By inputting the name of the television program or desired video, users can generate an entire list of shows that are available for viewing.
Live streaming applications like LiveStream and Ustream work a little differently. Users are permitted to upload live streams of popular television stations and create their own stations for viewing. The application allows people to watch these live streams from their cell phones by simply downloading the free applications.
While these are free applications, very often additional options and benefits are available with paid memberships. YouTube offers the viewing of certain shows and movies for a cost and more channels are usually made available with live stream applications if a paid subscription is purchased.