How to Watch Live TV Online
Want to watch live TV online? You actually have a number of options, depending on such factors as your location, the shows you want to watch, your existing hardware and so on.
HD Antenna Rebroadcasting
If you're looking for live TV but don't want to subscribe to a satellite or cable provider, this is the easiest route for you. Local TV signals are picked up by an HD antenna and gives you the shows on your TV. Obviously, you don't need to pay subscription for that. Of course, your location will affect whether you get five or fifty channels. An HD antenna will probably set you back from $20 to $50.
Cable Replacement Services
If you like live TV but again don't want to pay cable costs, you can always get a replacement service. A cable replacement service is basically a streaming tv box program are like your typical satellite or cable subscription, and comes complete with many familiar channels and live broadcasts. The only difference is they come to you through the Internet instead of satellite signals or analog cables.
Stand-Alone Network Subscriptions
When video streaming became popular, it was predicted that people would someday be able to buy channels online ?la carte. That hasn't become a reality - yet - but that's what some companies are planning to do.
It won't matter when you watch The Vampire Diaries. The story won't change. However, news does. Cable-replacement services offer Fox News, CNN and the like, while HD antenna rebroadcasting boxes and stand-alone network subscriptions can show broadcast news.
If you haven't actually cut the wire, you can watch TV online live and quite easily. DVR boxes typically stream content from your main TV to a mobile device or PC. How they do it differs, depending on your box being from a third party or your service provider. However, if you have a satellite or cable subscriptions, you have plenty of options.
Lastly, if you're into sports, you're in luck. Signing up for a sports streaming service is so easy. Just go to your chosen sport league's website and click their Watch free online shows or Streaming button. Prices do vary, depending on the number of games you'd like to watch and teams you'd like to follow. However, this should be generally around $100 annually. There's a catch though: because of licensing agreements, you can't watch games that your local stations cover. The solution? Just stick to an HD antenna and maybe one rebroadcasting device.