Being a Cordcutter is not easy, especially if you have a special addiction to recent-ongoing shows, live news, and live sports. You may have a lot of monthly subscription based services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video etc. These are mostly TV shows or movies, but 1 thing which is missing from all of them is that none of them provides you latest TV shows, sports or news. That’s why I have created this list of “Free TV live TV streaming services” which won’t let you miss all the latest episodes of your favorite TV shows or the live match of nicks.
So guys basically in this article I will tell you about some amazing services which offers your free TV channels, including major Networks like ABC, AMC, FOX, FX, ESPN, SKY Sports, CNN, BBC International and a lot more, which will all together cost you over $120, or even more if you are on a cable subscription.
Now before we begin with the article I want you to know that I have framed this article in 2 sections. The first one includes the free live TV services and the second half is based on some of the paid platforms which you can use to watch live cable TV online.
Lastly, most of the services mentioned below are briefly introduced and are fully illustrated in their separate reviews (links are given under each service), so feel free to read more about them if you have any doubt. Now let’s begin with our list.
List of Free Live TV Streaming Sites
FreeeTV.com is the best easy to use live TV streaming site, out of all the names mentioned here. The site has most of the US TV networks, along with a of other countries networks.
All you have to do is to go to the site, and select America>USA. Now it will lead you to a grid window of different networks online, and you can simply watch any network for free.
You can also adjust the quality of the streams you are watching, and can lower the quality if you are running low on data. By default it is auto, which will adjust itself according to your speed.
Stream2Watch.cc is one of the oldest and most trusted sites when it comes to live streaming. The site is basically known for live sports streaming of any category, and serves it best. But a while ago they started live TV streaming service, which include almost all the major cable networks of a lot of countries, including US.
The interface is quite basic. One thing you need to keep in mind that many a times the site will redirect you to another page on the first click, so you need to cut that window and again click on the network, then it will open fine.
LihatTV.com is a new service which is getting quite popular. The site offers a large number of major TV networks from USA and other countries, but there is no such list of networks on the site.
In order to watch live TV, you need to type in the channel you want to watch in the search block and hit enter. All the related channels from that particular network will appear. Now you just have to select your favorite network and that’s all.
4. Mobdro App for Free TV Channels Live
Mobdro app is the best app I have ever encountered for free live TV channels online, in my opinion, it is a complete solution for any Cordcutter. The app offers almost all the networks I have heard, whether it is News, Sports, Entertainment or music any channel from any genre and you will find it on Mobdro. The largest catalog of live TV networks and all for free. I really want to mention few major networks but there are so many , I don’t even know where to start, all I can say is there was no network which I find missing but a lot of new networks which I didn’t know.
The app is available for android platforms (mobiles and tablets) only, but you can easily use it on platforms like Windows and Mac (iOS) using emulators. Along with free TV channels, Mobdro also offers you a lot of free movies and TV shows individually. For more about this amazing service read the complete guide and review on How to Download and use? in the link given below.
Also Read – Review, Rating and User Guide of Mobdro App
Some legit & free services for free live TV (US, UK)
Although there are a lot of free live TV streaming sites available online, but you need to be careful while using those services. Don’t enter any information or participate in any surveys. Don’t download any media players if they recommend you.
Well because of these shortcoming these free might be a pain in the @$$ sometimes. This is why I have added some of legit sites to stream live TV online. Although they have selective number of channels, but they are free so.
1. Yahoo View
Yahoo View is nothing but the same free Hulu service, which you used to get before the premium Hulu pack. A few months after the premium came, Hulu sold its free streaming service to Yahoo.
So now all the shows which you used to watch on Hulu, you can simply watch on Yahoo View. Almost all the things are same. You’ll get the same shows, which you used to get on Hulu. Most of the Networks are same and the new episodes of the shows appear on the catalog a week after their release.
So instead of going to Hulu premium, you can use Yahoo View for free and spend your money on some other streaming services.
1. USTV Now
USTV Now is another great service to watch free TV channels online. Basically, the service is for the US military servicemen living outside the USA, or US citizens living abroad. Having said that, the platform never asks you for any confirmation or any information regarding your citizenship. The service is totally legal and support a lot of mainstream devices like iPhone, iPad, Roku, Android etc.
The service offers you 7 major networks (ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC, PBS, My9) free in HD quality for first 45 days, after these 45 days, the free networks will be available to you but not in HD. The service also has 2 paid ($19 and $28 per month) plans which will give you access to few more networks like ESPN, AMC, Bravo, Cartoon Network… all in HD. The paid plans may not be worth your money, as there a few other better services like SlingTV and PlayStation Vue, but the free plan is really great.
2. BBC iPlayer
From news to entertainment BBC has evolved as one of the biggest TV networks in the world. BBC iPlayer is another great service by BBC which allows you to watch almost all the networks of BBC. The service is available only for the citizens of UK, but you can easily access the service with the help of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) Like PureVPN, Media Hint etc.
The free TV channels which are offered by this platform are BBC (One, Two, Three, Four), Radio 1, CBBC, Cbeebies, BBC international News and few more. The quality is decent, any you can simply access the service using their official website and clicking on iPlayer on the to bar. The best part about this service is that you don’t need any registration to access the service.
3. Live Station For Free News Online
Live Station another great online streaming service which allows you to watch a number of News channels for free. The service is totally dedicated for streaming live news online. The major news networks which you can access with this platform are BBC World News, Al Jazeera (American/English), France24 and much more. The service can be accessed through their official website.
Recommended – 6 Free World News Streaming Channels
4. Pluto TV
Pluto TV is also a good platform for cord cutters. the service is free of cost and has plenty of channels of different genres, to select from. Basically, Pluto TV curate different videos and clips across the web, from sources like Youtube, Vimeo, Daily Motion etc.
Along with all these videos, Pluto TV has done a deal with streaming giant Hulu, which includes few of the Hulu’s episodes free on Pluto’s platform. The deal has just started and will hopefully expand in future.
5. Film ON
Film ON is a free live TV streaming service, which offers a lot of good TV channels for online streaming. The service has a really good interface and very easy to navigate. The video quality of the available content is also very good.
The channels and shows are of premium quality, there are a lot of titles which are very rare in a free service, some of those titles are Big Bang Theory, Spy Next Door, Miami Housewives etc. There is also a premium version of the service, which has an extended list of both shows and channels.
Paid Platforms To Watch Live TV channels Online
Apart from these free platforms to watch free TV channels online, there are few platforms which allow you to Watch live TV channels online. The thing which makes these paid platforms different from the free platforms is the catalog of networks they have, and the reason is pretty obvious.
Although these platforms cost you money, but they relatively a lot cheaper than the cable services. These services are mostly provided by the networks themselves. Some of these services are:
Hulu is one of the best platforms to watch latest TV shows from almost all the big networks of USA. The advertisements are pretty decent not something like you encounter in many of the free illegal websites. The timing of the advertisements is fixed, which can be related to the experience of paid cable TV networks, but with a shorter period (a 30-second ad only). Hulu offers you the latest episodes of the ongoing TV shows, 7 days after they get released on their respective networks. Hulu gives you access to 5 latest episodes of any ongoing show which is available on its catalog.
The major Networks which are available on Hulu are ABC, FOX, National Geographic, MTV, SyFy, USATVnow, MTV and much more. Hulu also has a monthly payment based service Hulu Plus, which is an advertisement free service. The service cost $8 per month, still better than cable. Unlike Hulu, Hulu Plus offers you all the episodes of the TV series on its catalog.
Also read – Hulu Plus channels and cost
2. Sling TV
In all the paid services for streaming live cable networks, Sling TV is the optimized platforms in terms of both money and the channels catalog. The service costs around $20 a month, which includes a handful amount of channels. You can simply compare the basic plan of Sling to any 60-80$ cable plan.
Some of the networks which are available in the basic plan are AMC, ESPN, Freeform, CNN, CC, HGTV, History TV, Cartoon Network and many more. But this is not all, Sling TV also has special add-ons for different genres like news, sports, lifestyle etc. All these add-ons cost you $5 a month, which is a great deal. So, guys if you have recently ditched cable, sling TV is the best alternative for you.
Also Read – Complete Sling TV review
3. PlayStation Vue
PlayStation VUE is another service which serves the same purpose “Live TV streaming”. The service is almost similar to that of Sling, but it is a little expensive and has a slightly modified channels catalog. The service costs around $50 a month for the basic plan, and the price increases as you increase the channels. The basic plans covers a lot of major networks from all the genres like Entertainment, Sports, Music, News, Lifestyle etd.
Also Read – PlayStation Vue Review
So, guys, this was my list of free TV channels online, out of all these, Mobdro app is my favorite as it gives you access to almost all the TV networks for free. I will update the list as soon as I encounter any other credible live TV streaming site.
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