Times have changed to the point where cable and satellite companies are now being challenged for viewers. According to recent studies, there are more computers in households and sales have climbed for smart phones, laptops and hand-held computers. Adding to this influx of technology spreading across the globe comes Internet TV which can be accessed through Internet-ready computers, TVs, and mobile devices.
Millions of people worldwide have already tapped into the World Wide Web to watch videos online and with the addition of popular television shows streaming over the web, gives new meaning to watching television — the unconventional way.
It’s not who can but rather who can’t enter the web to watch their favorite shows. It’s free and can be easily accessed through any device with an Internet connection – anytime, anywhere. Surfing the web to find sports, news, movies, sitcoms, including other live and on-demand content can be habit forming, as there is unlimited free media content available to all ages. In fact, there is more than enough entertainment to keep a person occupied for a very long time.
Not all content is easily found online. Some of the other issues include going from one website to another to watch a particular channel or show – the reason is no one site carries sports, movies, news, sitcoms, etc. So in essence, viewers are not able to stay in one location to watch everything.
Another issue… there is a wealth of worldwide streaming videos and FTA (free-to-air) channels including music and radio stations online that one must find on his/her own, and then save everything to their computer or device. This means creating specific folders (many of them) to store media website links to be retrieved for viewing later.
There is an easier and quicker way to do this. A way that allows the viewer to streamline and organize the power of Internet TV with the ability to gain access and watch favorite shows from one location. No only that but viewers can add whatever they like to favorites with a click of a button.
Internet TV software technology has grown in recent years to the point where people from all walks of life are downloading and installing software to their Windows PC, Mac and Linux computer. What makes this a popular choices is:
- No hardware, antenna, TV tuner card, wiring or additional software is required
- No monthly or hidden fees to pay
- Setup takes a couple of minutes to complete
- Small one-time fee with lifetime membership
- Service package included – tech support/software upgrades/channel updates
- Watch sports, movies, shows, news or listen to radio and music from one area
- Access to 1,000s of worldwide channels and over 80 countries
- Create an extra TV for home or traveling companion when on-the-go
What makes this technology appealing is the user saves time, effort, money where everything is made convenient so that they can watch more and surf the web less. Some of the top 3rd-party web-based TV/VOD services are Direct PCTV, IPCTV and PlayOn that can be used to set up this kind of system.
For individuals living with or without cable and satellite or want to save time and cost or simply like the idea of watching their favorite shows via computer or device, this is a way for them to tap into Internet TV without having to do most of the work themselves.