How to Download TV Episodes From the Internet

By Joanne Cichetti

Various websites offer streaming TV shows to watch online. You can watch most of the ongoing seasons on these websites, however, a disadvantage is that you have to be connected to the Internet to watch them online. To download these episodes for offline access, you have to buy them from online stores like iTunes or Amazon. Another option is to download them for free from Cucirca, a website that lets you save the TV shows of your choice to the computer using an application called Graboid.

Using Cucirca

Step 1

Download and install the Graboid application (See Resources). Once you've installed it, click "New Account" and provide the information required for signing up. After signing up, the application launches.

Step 2

Go to the website Cucirca (See Resources).

Step 3

Browse through the list of TV shows on the right of the page; click the one you like.

Step 4

Scroll down the page; click the episode title you want to download to your computer.

Step 5

Click the "Download Episode" link under the episode preview.

Step 6

Choose a destination folder in which to save the file. The episode downloads to your computer using Graboid.

Using Amazon

Step 1

Go to the website Amazon (See Resources). Select a category from the left menu, such as "New TV Episodes" or select from the available deals, like "TV Seasons Under $15." You can also select from a TV channel category.

Step 2

Click the TV show you want to download.

Step 3

Click the button "Buy this Episode" or "Buy this Season."

Step 4

Enter your Amazon account user name and password. If you don't have an existing account, create one by entering the required information including your credit card details. After you make an account, your order processes and the episode or season downloads to your computer.

Using iTunes

Step 1

Go to iTunes website. (See Resources)

Step 2

Browse through the list of available shows on the page. Click the one you want to download.

Step 3

Click "Buy Now on iTunes." You need an iTunes account to make the purchase, so if you don't have one yet, sign up. Enter the required information including your email address and credit card details.

Step 4

Confirm that you want to download a selected episode or season. It downloads to your computer.