CableTV SVG icons

These Free TV Apps Might Threaten The Future of Cable

free_TV

free_TV

It’s pretty common for people to watch television on their tablets and mobile devices whenever they are on the go. However, the problem with most applications is that they require you to sign up using a cable account. Now, thanks to developers, many have created apps that allow you to enjoy free TV without the need for a subscription.

With so many out on the market, it might be hard to weed through and find some good ones. Here are four that you should check out:

Free TV — the name kinda gives it away. This application is one of the best on the market. It lets users watch thousands of television shows, movies, sports, news, and other television series for free. This application is nice and compact, with a sidebar on the left-hand side showing users a list of all of the television stations available. You can browse and choose stations without having to reload the page or lose the streaming connection. The app is currently offering almost 300 channels in the United States.

If you are interested in watching international television, the application also offers thousands of additional stations from everywhere including Germany, Iran, India, Romania, Russia, and Turkey.

Surprisingly, NBC offers streaming video of all of its television shows through its network app. Now, you can keep up-to-date with popular shows that air on NBC, such as The Office, The Tonight Show, Parenthood, and more. The application is pretty simple to use, with a nice free-flowing interface and easy-to-identify icons.

The nice thing about the app (besides that it’s free) is that NBC offers more than just television shows. After playing around in the application for a bit, users will have access to everything from video clips, photo galleries, behind-the-scenes video, trivia, and more. This app comes at no cost and requires no subscription.

PBS has followed NBC’s example and is also offering its fans a free application to enjoy its networks shows. By downloading this application, fans will have access to the latest Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Masterpiece, NOVA, and more.

If you are looking for more than television, the app also offers a full archive that includes PBS NewsHour segments, Austin City Limits song performances, and access to FutureStates and other online series.

The PBS application features more than 300 videos that include the episodes, various segments, and previews for new content — all of which comes at no cost.

TV.com offers one of the best television apps in the market. Instead of just offering streaming links to networks you never heard of, this application lets you stream TV from major networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, the CW, Entertainment Tonight, and Showtime.

With no subscription fees, fans can pull up episodes of shows like The Good Wife, The Amazing Race, NCIS, Rules of Engagement, The Big Bang Theory, and The Vampire Diaries.

The app is simple to use. At the top of the application, users will see big buttons with network logos printed on them. Click on a logo and a list of featured videos will be displayed. Once you choose the show and then the episode, the entire screen will fill with the video. This application current has a 3.8 rating out of 5 in the Android marketplace.

All of these applications are available for both the iOS and Android devices.

Find Monica on Tags: , ,

Monica Gleberman began writing in 2000. She has been published on CNN and in the Suffolk Times, Examiner, The Daily Collegian, Demand Studios, Patch, and The Tattoo.

Leave a comment