I’ve curated this list of the best FREE streaming services online. Enjoy, and let me know if there’s a free streaming TV service that should be added to this page!
Search for Your Favorite Shows Online
My Recommended Free TV and Movie Sites
Broadcast Network Websites
Many of the shows on these sites require cable TV login, but there are still some free shows available if you look carefully. Note, some of these sites are blocked on tablets and mobile devices, so use these on desktop for best results.
Cable/Streaming Networks and Shows
Note, many of the shows on these sites require cable TV login, but there are still some free shows available.
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I just want to watch the Bachelor/Bachelorett/BIP which are on ABC and all I can seem to find is “Live” ABC broadcasts, so that doesn’t seem to mean I can watch these shows without a cable log in. They are the only shows I take the time to watch on my only night off work, and once in a while a football game. There is no way I am going to pay cable fees for these shows, so please let me know if there is a way to watch them on time for cheap or free. Thank you kindly!
How about using an antenna and a DVR to record those shows for free? See if you can get ABC by entering your zip in the Station Finder:
Brian, it appears I will only get local live shows on ABC, and not nationally broadcast shows unless I have a service provider such as Xfinity. There is a broadcast tower 21 miles away, but no one has answered my question about watching shows on ABC with an antenna. I intend to watch the shows on my pc and the TV is going to be my computer screen (just downsizing). I went to the ABC website and that requires a service provider log in as well. I think Hulu might be the only way to watch these shows, possibly a day after they air. I’ll give that a shot with their limited program at $6.99 monthly before investing in an antenna. Thanks for taking the time to answer me.
doing hulu. pay for the ads. and use adblock. win
also, tortuga is on the map somewhere. you just have to look. reddit is a great place for this kind of research
Brian, I did buy an antenna and it worked out for me! Thank you so much! I do have a few instances where it pixels badly, and cannot find a perfect spot for the antenna, but it is doing the job.
Thank you for sharing! I’m glad the antenna is working for you.
Here are some tips to try to get more reliable reception:
The bottom line is that it takes experimentation. Which antenna did you buy?
Didn’t notice any Sports Channels (Detroit Sports) on Roku LE. Any Suggestions?
the Vizio model is D40f-j09
I did an auto scan and have 11 ota channels that i’ve scanned but how do I watch them, I dont see a place on the tv screen that shows them. Do I just use the remote to channel them?
See my answer in the comments on this page:
My husband and I both have Smart TVs they are approximately 56 years old I am trying to find a way to do without cable I’m paying a lot of money for cable and my husband watches Gunsmoke and I watch very few channels we don’t need all these cable channels don’t even want them I need help
It looks like Gunsmoke is on the INSP channel; you can confirm here:
I used my Streaming Service Finder to see that INSP is on these services:
– frndly TV – only $6.99/month!
– Philo TV – $25/month
Note, your smart TV may not have apps for these services. So, you may need to buy a Roku, but they are cheap:
For other channels, you can see if you can use an indoor antenna to get free TV:
Hope this helps!
Hey Brian, new 50in samsung, thinking of buying a channelmaster 60, outside, with filter, transmitters about 25 miles out, do you think i also need an amplifier with this model, no cable for me.. it also has hulu
I live 29 miles from my transmitters and an amplifier did not help my reception. If you only have one TV you probably don’t need an amplifier unless your cable run is super long. If you’re going to multiple TVs, you probably should get a distribution amplifier; see this article: https://www.disablemycable.com/blog/need-separate-antenna-tv/
Do I need to buy a indoor antenna for my new Roku Tv if I’m using wifi
No, Roku has nothing to do with broadcast TV antennas. The Roku gets its content from the Internet, not an antenna. More info on Roku here:
I just got a TCL ROKU 55″ TV HDR 4K
If I unhook my cable , how many channels can I get if I’m still using wifi
The Roku has access to lots of free channels such as Pluto TV, YouTube, and so on. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of these. These are not the same as cable TV channels such as the History Channel, CNN, etc. though. You probably won’t get the latest shows but there’s still a lot of good free stuff on Roku.
Twitter’s periscope.tv or pscp.tv is a site of many free live worldwide videos…
Thanks for post these! I’ll check them out!