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How To Watch TV on the Internet

If your busy schedule forces you to miss an episode or two of your favorite show, this guide will show you how to view them for free on the internet.


  • Step 1: Visit your show's official website to find the season and show number as well as the title of each episode to make searching easier.
  • Step 2: Visit specially designed websites, such as Hulu, YouTube, or Clicker to find episodes.
  • Step 3: Try the website of the network that carries your show -- they often post episodes after they air.
  • TIP: Many episodes aren't available online for a week after they air.
  • Step 4: Purchase your favorite shows from iTunes. Although it isn't free, you can save your show to your computer and watch it offline.
  • Step 5: Use a torrent site to download shows from the '80s and '90s that haven't been released on DVD yet.
  • TIP: Old shows often have poorer quality because they were recorded from VHS, but the nostalgia more than makes up for it.
  • Step 6: Use a TV tuner connected to your computer to watch your favorite shows.
  • FACT: According to the Nielsen Company, 1 in 7 people who were watching the 2010 Super Bowl and the 2010 Olympics opening ceremony were surfing the web at the same time.

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