Are you really peeved that you don’t get to watch TV because your mom’s catching up with her soaps and/or your dad’s catching up with the news? Well it’s time to take these problems to your beloved PC, because you can watch your favourite TV series directly from the internet. What I have here is a list of sites from where you can always watch (not download) your favorite sitcoms. These sites act like aggregators which will link you to other sites like Megavideo or CBS, who actually stream these videos.
Talking about streaming, it’s quite essential that you have a fast enough internet connection. The simple reason being that a fast connection means fast buffer speeds, which in turn mean that you get you play your video while its loading.
If you’re wondering why Online Streaming, then you should know that you won’t have to wait for the re-runs of your favourite TV show and you can watch them as and when you want to. The best part is that all these sites are free and a few moments and as many clicks later, you can sit back, relax and catch your favourite TV shows with some popcorn.
A good source for streaming videos online, TV Duck has a very simple layout which allows you to choose from different genres like Action, Comedy, Animation and so on. Another way of selecting your favourite TV show is for you to look it up from the alphabetical list. A genre which you just might be interested in is Bollywood, with movies of all categories. While you might not be impressed with most of them, there are some good ones like Dil Chahta Hai or even Rang De Basanti, a couple of my favorites. TV Duck is amongst the easiest to use sites but there’s a slight compromise in the quality they have to offer.
Quack's the way to do it
Project Free TV
This one is not intuitive to begin with, but that being said, Free TV Video Online has a huge repository of TV series and sitcoms. There are the usual series like Six Feet Under, How I Met Your Mother and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air plus some not so popular ones such as Coogan’s Run or Fonejacker. Project Free TV doesn’t have a genre-wise category listing but it retains the alphabetical list. Also, the movies section on this site has everything set both genre-wise and alphabetically. While there are plenty of links to choose from, it’s recommended that you don’t search too long for links on this site.
Loads of stuff to watch
Watch Series Online
At first glance, Watch Series Online doesn’t really look like they have a lot to share. However, click on the Index link and you have quite a few options to choose from. Just like Project Free TV, this site doesn’t have any genre-wise category but it does have an alphabetical index. If you’re searching for movies then this is definitely not the site for you as you’ll only have access to TV series. There are quite a few sports based shows as well like UFC, WWE and Wipeout. You might have to go through quite a few of the links mentioned here, but you’ll eventually get a satisfactory link after a few minutes.
All of your favorite TV series
There’s a lot of stuff to watch in the iWatchNetwork which has the regular TV series plus documentaries, Bollywood Movies and Asian Movies. This site is probably the most well-organized of the lot, with listings by Genre, Popular, Top Rated and more. There are forums as well where you can talk about your favourite Television series or movies, whatever suits you. There are quite a lot of options in the movie categories and you’ll get the latest ones, as well.
This one has movies and documentaries as well
Another one of the Project Free TV like site which can be easily said as the most intuitive of all streaming sites. SideReel has categories like Critically Acclaimed Comedies, Drama in the Workplace and Really, Really Ridiculously Good Looking People. There’s also a genre-wise categorizing and two other sections include Movies and Web TV. What we really liked about SideReel is that it has a lot of information on upcoming movies, trailers, and more.
The best looking!
We spoke about buffer speeds earlier so you know that you need an internet connection with decent enough speed. These sites don’t have a fixed resolution but here’s a tip to get a slight improvement in buffer speeds - The lower the resolution the faster your video buffers, but remember that you’ll have to compromise on video quality.
So these were five sites that you must not have really heard of but are responsible of rescuing many from boredom. One big issue has to be the amount of ads and pop-ups that come with almost every click. But many users do have the patience to quietly close each and every one of these links.
I finally also feel that YouTube is that one website where most users will always come to check out their plethora of videos and they also have a Movies section which again is free and although it doesn't have thes best ones out there, you can always catch up on a few good ones like Alice in Wonderland, Lycantropus: The Moonlight Murders and a lot more. It's quite likely that the number of movies will increase.
If you know about any more such sites, please do share via our comments section below or start a thread in our Discussion Board.
Published Date: May 14, 2011 10:52 am | Updated Date: May 14, 2011 10:52 am