How to Watch Dish TV Satellite Online

By Daniel Westlake

Soon television and computers will be one and the same, as Internet connections will be available through "set-top boxes" (much like cable boxes already in use) that will allow us to log on to the Internet on our televisions. Yet even now, you can already watch Dish TV satellite television on your computer for free, once you have downloaded the proper software. This means you can watch television from all over the world without paying a monthly cable charge, as the reach of the content the Internet provides has no broadcast boundaries, like cable and satellite broadcasts to our televisions.

Step 1

Go to While there are a number of other sites that provide the software to watch satellite television online for free and charge less money, this one has very positive product reviews and videos from users who have installed the software and used the service.

Step 2

Pay $49.95 for the software download. Once it is installed on your computer, open the software that will connect you to the satellite TV stations via your Internet connection. In other words, the software becomes a sort of Internet browser, but only for television stations around the world. It's best to have the fastest connection possible, be it Wi-Fi or a hard line directly to your modem.

Step 3

Scroll through the variety of genres of things to watch by clicking "Sort" in the menu on the left side of the satellite TV software window. Sports, news, kids programming, music, movies--just about anything and everything you can find on regular satellite television is available.

Step 4

You may also click on the bar below the sort menu and select the country you'd like to watch television from. You can watch local news from Albania with a few clicks; or a music video station in South America. They have access to satellite television from over 80 countries.

Step 5

Pick the program you want to watch in the scroll window on the left side of the screen, allow it to buffer (the time depends on your Internet connection) and click play in the lower left-hand corner of the screen window.

Tips & Warnings

  • When it works this is a pretty amazing service, with access to more than 3,000 channels from more than 80 countries around the world. Make sure your Internet connection is fast and has high bandwidth, as this service will take up a lot of bandwidth.
  • Some of the software you can download to watch satellite TV for free is malware and can hurt your computer, so make sure you really check out the site you are downloading from. Check to see if they have user reviews or testimonials.