How to Watch Real-Time TV on the Web

By Heather Robson

The whole experience of watching TV is changing rapidly with the advent of new technologies. Social media software like Facebook and Twitter make it possible to post your opinions about your favorite shows in real time, sharing thoughts with other fans. Now, you can even watch TV in real time on the Internet.There are a number of sites that allow you to watch TV online in real time, but most of them charge an access fee. gives you free access to a number of TV stations, radio stations and archived content.

Step 1

Go to through your Internet browser.

Step 2

Click on the "Get Started" button. Doing so will download the free software to your computer in zip file format. When the download is complete, the installer toolbar will open.

Step 3

Follow the steps given by the installer---agree to the license, select the destination on your computer for the software and enter your computer password to accept the installation.

Step 4

Wait while the software takes you to the Free TV Toolbar in your Internet browser.

Step 5

Position your cursor over the "TV" drop-down menu, then choose "Live TV Channels" to find the shows you want to watch.