We have provided this of over 45 places to watch FreeTV Shows and Low-Cost Online TV Shows to help you to save money. Many years ago, free tv episodes and free radio were enjoyed by all. Families would gather around the television or radio and watch or listen to free tv or free radio. Networks and Radio Stations made the bulk of their money by charging for commercials and consumers didn't mind the commercials because they knew that commercial sponsors paid for the free programming that they so enjoyed. Then when Cable TV came along, the cable stations charged consumers minimal prices for commercial-free programming.
But, alas, times have changed. Corporate greed dominates. Many cable companies hold monopolies in their areas and with little or no competition, they can overcharge the consumer. Not only are we paying high prices, but we're watching commercials on cable channels! Which means they're collecting from us and sponsors! We are sick and tired of it and are seeking out free and low cost ways to enjoy television, movies, radio and music again.
This is why I've created the "Discount Fanatics Media Savings Center." Now you can watch tv episodes free. There are tons of free options! You can watch on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can stream the programming (see our list of recommended streaming devices below) directly to your HDTV television!
You can go direct to the networks/cable channel websites and watch many free online tv shows. 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 (see Free and Low Cost options below) 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.
Note: It appears that the cable companies were tired of everyone cancelling their cable tv, so many (not all) networks now require that you enter your Cable TV provider information before they will connect you to the free shows.
Lifetime (TV Episodes)
NBC (under Video, click Full Episodes)
OV Guide TV
Has over 1800 TV Shows!
In the search box, type in the name of the show you are looking for along with "full episode" or "full episodes" in order to see if any episodes are available.
A bunch of classic TV Shows like Petticoat Junction, Cisco Kid, Dragnet and more! They also have classic cartoons - just click the tab on the right, marked Cartoons. Don't let the name fool you, there's a lot of tv stuff too! All free and public domain shows.
XfinityTV (formerly Fancast)
Free Movies Cinema - TV Shows
Retrovision - TV Shows (Classic TV Shows)
Many of the sites shown above have apps to view their programming. Here are some additional apps that allow for movie and television viewing on your Cell Phone.
If you have Cable and High Speed Internet, then you might as well take advantage of some of the free services that your Cable Company is offering as a part of your subscription fee, since they charge so much! Most cable companies now offer their customers TV Apps that allow you to watch "live TV" on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android. Most channels are only available for viewing within your home, but a select number of channels are available for viewing from anywhere. You will only have access to channels that you subscribe to. If you have Basic Cable, you will only have access to Basic Cable channels, and you will not have access to HBO, Showtime, etc.
These apps are great, because they allow different people in the home to watch different channels on different devices, without a television. On these portable devices (just as with the free options I give you above), you can carry your show from room-to-room with you if you wish.
Time Warner and their Affiliates such as Bright House offer this type of feature, so check with your cable provider or go to their website and look for it.