How to Watch TV on a PC

In general, the cost of cable tends to be between $40 and $100 when you don’t include the costs of Internet. Within a year, that can add up to as much as $1200, which is the cost of one month of mortgage for plenty of people.

Nowadays, many people are cutting their cable bill in favor of a cheaper, and in some cases, completely free, alternative. Here are few ways you can watch TV on a PC.

Hulu Plus:

Would you rather pay $7.99 to watch the shows you enjoy, or would you rather pay around $60 for a package hundreds of channels, 90 to 99 percent of which you will never watch? Most people would pick the cheaper option.

With a subscription to Hulu Plus, you will have access to unlimited streaming of all your favorite shows and movies, such as Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, and much, much more on your personal computer.

Hulu Plus truly has a wide variety of movies and shows available. They have classic movies, award-winning movies, and movies and shows you won’t find anywhere else, and all of this in HD as well.

Not only will you be able to watch TV on your personal computer, but you will also be able to watch TV on many other devices, such as your smartphone, tablet, iPod, and even your gaming consoles.

You can try out Hulu Plus for free for one week before you subscribe, and once you subscribe, you’re free to cancel the subscription any time.


When people go on YouTube, they typically want to watch music videos, the videos of the channels they’ve subscribed to, as well as viral videos. Despite the popularity of YouTube, there are a shocking number of people who do not know that there’s a section of YouTube where you can watch TV shows and movies.

You’ll find all your favorite TV shows as well as movies in almost every genre imaginable, such as comedy, romance, music, crime, science fiction, classic, family, horror, animated, drama, action and adventure, and even Indian Cinema. Most of these TV shows and movies cost money, ranging from about $2 to $15.

If you don’t want to spend money, you’ll find over 1000 free quality movies, such as Enduring Love and classics like Popeye.

For those who love anime, you’ll find a lot of free anime under the “Free TV Shows” section of YouTube. Fairy Tale and Age are just two of the anime shows you can watch for free.


Netflix is another subscription-based service that allows you to watch streamed videos. This service, like Hulu Plus, costs $7.99 per month as well. However, one reason why you may want to choose Netflix over Hulu Plus is because they allow you to try out their service for one whole month instead of a week like Hulu Plus.

Otherwise, Netflix is generally very similar to Hulu Plus, as you can watch TV shows and movies on any device and you can cancel at any time you want as well.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can watch TV on a personal computer, and for much, much cheaper than the cost of cable. If you dislike the small screen of a personal computer compared to a TV, then you can get an HDMI cable and hook up your PC to your TV to watch your shows on the big screen.

This has been a guest post from Jayvee at Australia’s TV on PC website. If you’d like to know more about watching your favorite shows on your computer, tablet or laptop, then have a look at their site.