TV shows and Films are one of the best ways that you can spend your free time on. All of us enjoy a good movie or a show once in a while. Alone, with friends or with your partner, it doesn’t matter. There’s just something too good about watching TV shows in the comfort of your home. Online television and streaming services are becoming really popular as the years go by. Long gone is the time when people had to visit a cinema in order to watch a movie. Now everything is available online and is just two clicks away from us. In this article, we’re going to talk about watching TV shows online for free, some of the best ways to do it and we’ll also provide a few tips along the way.
Popular TV Show streaming services
If you’re a TV show lover, you’ve probably already heard about Netflix, Showtime, Popcorn Time and all the other famous streaming services. They’re quite amazing and let us watch just about anything that’s trending in just a few clicks. The thing is, almost all of them require payment. And some of us might not be able to afford it. Even though these streaming services are usually relatively cheap, sometimes the payment can be a bit of a hassle. Maybe you want to watch just one episode of your favorite TV show that you missed on TV earlier. Paying an entire month of subscription for just one episode is not really the brightest idea, isn’t it? Or, sometimes it’s a completely different case. You have the money, but the streaming service is not available in your country. This was the case with Netflix and Macedonia a few months ago.
Free websites vs subscription-based services
Now, back to the topic. You want to watch old tv shows online for free without downloading. There are many websites online that allow you to stream or download films. And they don’t require money. Well, why would I ever pay for Netflix then? – You’re probably wondering. In some cases, there are slight disadvantages of using free websites as opposed to the popular subscription-based services. Sometimes you might not be able to find all the latest movies and TV shows on such websites. Although they give their best to stay updated and on track, sometimes if a show is too “recent” it might not be available immediately for watching on a free website. Another example of a “disadvantage” is the often lower video quality.
Storing full HD files such as films and TV show episodes take up a lot of space. And we’re talking about free websites. Even though most of them run on advertisements and get their money that way, it’s sometimes still hard to keep up with all the storage space needed for storing Full HD material. Another case is buffering. Sometimes these websites can be pretty slow and “sluggish”. It happens rarely but when it does it can really ruin your mood. Especially if you’re in the middle of watching the most exciting part of your film or a TV show. Not that paid services cannot buffer and lag at times as well, but it is usually more common in free streaming services.