How Can I Get Free Live TV on the Internet?

By Alicia Bodine

It is not always possible to be at home when your favorite TV show is coming on. Fortunately if you are near a computer, you can instantly access free television channels through the Internet. Numerous websites provide live streaming of hundreds of television channels. It is just a matter of knowing which websites meet your TV viewing needs best and how to navigate them.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet connection

Step 1

Visit your favorite live television streaming website. ChannelChooser, wwwiTV, Streamick and Channel King all provide access to free live television on the Internet.

Step 2

Choose the country where you reside. Some of these live streaming websites provide service to numerous countries.

Step 3

Select the TV channel you want to watch live. If there is a search box, type in the name of the channel you want to access. Some websites may require you to choose a category first. If you want to watch CNN, for example, you will need to select "News" and then "CNN."

Step 4

Click "Play" to begin watching the program that you have selected.

Tips & Warnings

  • Many major television stations, such as CBS and ABC, offer full television episodes hours after they have aired online. Although this isn't exactly live, it doesn't require a long wait before you can access the programming.
  • Some websites may require you to update your media player or add additional plug-ins in order to watch the television channel you've selected.
  • Some live streaming websites require you to watch a series of advertisements before they will give you access to the channel you are seeking.