Thursday, September 10, 2009

How To Watch Free TV

These days, we can all look at ways to cut our bills.  Something that might go overlooked in your household is your cable bill.  While there are ways to reduce that, such as by decreasing the amount of HD extreme sports packages you have, losing that arcane foreign language station that looks better at the State Department cafeteria than in your own home, or simply negotiating with your provider for a better deal, there are alternatives.  iTunes has been around for a few years now and offers television shows and movies for rent or ownership and major television networks stream their shows for free.  Whatever your favorite show is, go to their network website and see if you can watch it online.  Chances are it does and the quality will surprise you.  While you will have to put up with a few ads, do you really need to buy that entire DVD collection about a show where people are on a stranded island trying to get home?  You may watch the whole thing once and spent all that cash.

Perhaps an even more efficient option is take advantage of one of the two (known) free, legal, legitimate, sanctioned online television and movie websites, Hulu or Fancast.  These sites will stream your current favorite shows for free, on-demand, 24/7.  They also have free movies, which tend to be about 5-10 years old (or more) but contain classic favorites, too.

Now, take the extreme measure, if you dare, by cutting back, or canceling your cable t.v. subscription altogether.  Chances are you only watch a couple of shows anyway.