Not that long ago, free tv episodes and free radio were enjoyed by all. Networks made the bulk of their money by charging for commercials. Cable stations charged you minimal prices and offered mostly commercial-free programming. But, sadly, things have changed. Now, we're watching commercials on the majority of cable channels. Hold on, there's more ranting... we also have to upgrade our televisions to much more expensive and less dependable models.
If you’re like many others that are looking for alternatives to pay t.v. and/or you’re simply ready to cut-the-cord, (tie a knot first to prevent clotting) than I’ve compiled some options for you. I myself have looked into many of these options, because the cable company where I live basically has a monopoly, and they continue to raise their rates to outrageous amounts! It’s either them or satellite television; where-in I would have to purchase or lease costly equipment. The satellite company offers a 1-year teaser monthly rate, and then you’re essentially paying the same as cable. Which is the lesser of two evils? Frankly, I don’t like either option!
Here are some alternatives:
You can go direct to the networks/cable channel websites and watch many free tv episodes. Secondly, you can go to sites that compile many different free tv episodes from various networks/channels (but not all). Or, you can use both. The compilation sites have many free tv show offerings and many paid offerings that also include movies. If you’re only interested in the free offerings, simply steer clear of the paid listings. But, if you don’t mind paying for certain programming, feel free.
Since it’s not a long-standing tradition to gather your loved one’s around a computer to watch the evening’s television programming, you might want to connect your computer to your television. My spouse and I are finding out how to get the correct cord and such to stream the free programming that I’ve mentioned below to our television, so that we don’t have to watch the programming from our computers. Once we’ve mastered this process, then we may switch to basic cable (@$25 p/month) so that we can have all local and daytime programming from the major networks, and then stream all other cable and other programming that we like.
The point is... you don't have to feel trapped by your cable and satellite providers anymore! Maybe if enough of us Discount Fanatics either lessen our services, or completely cut-the-cord, they'll see that there's a revolution afoot and have no choice but to lower their rates!!!
Lifetime (TV Episodes)
NBC (click Watch Video)
Local Library (Pickup Movies)