To watch TV on a computer, sign up for a streaming video service, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon Instant Video, as of 2015. Some cable and satellite services, such as Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-verse and DirecTV, allow customers to stream their channels online.
It's possible to watch YouTube videos on a TV by using a set-top box or a game console that runs the YouTube application. They can also connect a laptop or tablet to the TV set and watch YouTube through a Web browser.
To watch YouTube content on a Smart TV, start the YouTube app on the TV, access the Sign In page, and find the necessary activation code. Log in with your Google account on your computer, select the desired identity, and enter the activation code in the appropriate field.
To watch TV channels on your computer, you need a TV tuner card or an external USB TV tuner dongle. Plug an external TV tuner into a USB port of your computer, and connect an antenna or cable TV cable to the connector at the other end of the dongle.
An activation code is needed to watch YouTube on a smart TV. The YouTube app is also necessary.
Popular video streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video are good ways to watch TV online. Most of them require paid subscriptions, though there is a free version of Hulu as of 2015.
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.
Crackle.com and Hulu.com allow users to legally stream some TV shows online for free. Both websites provide free content by providing commercials during the stream that are paid for by sponsors. Both companies also allow users to stream videos on various devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
As of 2015, there is no definitive legal answer as to whether watching full episodes of TV shows on YouTube is illegal, according to FindLaw. However, those who post TV episodes to YouTube are violating the copyright of the episode and are breaking the law in doing so.
A YouTube account is only necessary to watch adult-rated content on YouTube; all other videos can be viewed without an account. However, users who register for YouTube accounts have access to many features that non-registered visitors do not. Those with existing Google accounts can use their account