Missed the latest episode of one of your favorite sitcoms? Or, want to catch up on full seasons of shows? You don’t have to go out and buy hard copies of DVDs to keep up with the biggest hit shows.
With online apps and streaming websites, you’ll have plenty of chances to legally and conveniently keep up with popular shows, even when you miss an episode on TV.
Check out some free options, paid subscription services and apps to watch TV shows online or on your phone or tablet.
Not sure about paying for an online subscription? Try out some free streaming services first!
Hulu’s online website offers free streaming of TV shows, movies and other clips. See episodes of ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox shows, and more. You don’t even need to sign up for an account to watch videos on Hulu, but if you do, you can create a queue and set up favorite shows. If you opt for a free account, new episodes will expire after a few weeks, and you’ll lose access to them.
Find new episodes and special interviews and behind-the-scenes clips on Hulu.com.
Networks including USA, NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC and more regularly post new episodes of shows on their websites for free streaming.
For a subscription or per-video charge, you’ll find even more ways to watch TV with these options!
In addition to its DVD-by-mail service, Netflix offers Watch Instantly online subscriptions. Stream thousands of movies and episodes of TV shows whenever you want, and you can even watch on your TV through your Wii, Xbox 360, some Blu-ray players and more.
Hulu Plus is Hulu’s paid subscription service. For a monthly payment, get access to full seasons and more episodes of shows. With the upgraded plan, you can stream TV shows and movies on your television or smartphone, too.
Amazon offers a few ways to stream movies and shows online.
- Amazon Prime accounts – Sign up for an Amazon Prime account and stream thousands of movies at no cost.
- Rent – Rent movies for 24 hours at a low fee. Watch as much as you want during that time period.
- Buy – Purchase movies or episodes of TV shows online to watch and keep. Some movies are even available to purchase for less than $5. Show episodes are available soon after they air on TV, so you won’t have to wait long to catch up.
Looking for a way to watch TV and movies on your smartphone or tablet when you’re on the go? Check out these free and subscription-based apps.
NBC App, ABC Player and Watch Disney offer programming at no charge. Watch your favorite shows from these networks any time you want, right on your phone.
Other networks offer free streaming, too, if you sign in with your television provider’s information. With your TV subscription, sign in to apps including HBO Go, Watch ESPN and SHOWTIME ANYTIME.
Stay on top of the latest shows and movies at your convenience with online viewing and mobile streaming apps.