TV Online

The development of the Internet has open new opportunities to computer users. With the use of the Internet, people do not have to allot additional budget for viewing special television programs because some websites allow them to see these TV shows for free. The Internet also allows individuals to watch television programs that are featured in other countries. Above all, people who are busy with their jobs can still view their favorite noontime television shows when they get home at night.

How can I watch TV online? To watch television programs over the Internet, it is best that the computer to be used pass all the minimum system requirements. Below are the simple and easy steps to follow to view TV shows online.

Minimum System Requirements for Windows-Based Computers

  • Any of these operating systems, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista
  • 512 megabytes RAM
  • 20 gigabytes available space on the hard disk
  • 1024×768 screen resolution
  • Any high-speed Internet connection
  • Internet Browser like Mozilla Firefox or Explorer 6.0

Minimum System Requirements for Apple Computers

  • Any of these operating systems, MAC OS X 0.2 Jaguar, 10.3 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger
  • 128 megabytes RAM
  • 32 megabytes videocard
  • 1024×768 screen resolution
  • Broadband, DSL or cable Internet connection
  • Internet Browser such as Safari 1.3.2, Internet Explorer 5.5 and Mozilla Firefox 1.5


  1. Install any mediaplayer to view TV online. Mediaplayers can be freely downloaded at some websites. Some of the mediaplayers that can be used are Winamp, windows media player and real player. To avoid having problems, be sure that you install the latest versions.
  2. Visit websites that offer free viewing of television programs like YouTube. Type the title of the TV show that you want to view in the search box of YouTube and press enter. Download the program that you want to watch.
  3. If you want to watch a TV program at Hulu, you should register and create an account at the website. Search the show that you want to view. Some of the programs available at this site are Saturday Night Live, Family Guy, The Office and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
  4. If you want to view classic television shows, you can visit the website of AOL In2TV. Examples of programs available at this site are Growing Pains and The Addams Family.

Tips and Warnings

  • Before watching TV programs online, make sure that you have a reliable anti-virus program because some websites load viruses into your computer while downloading the TV show.