Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TV programs online, saving money and time!

Lately I have been watching my favorite TV programs online. We no longer have TiVo or DVR, so finding the time to catch my favorite shows can at times be an issue. Watching movies or TV online can be not only more convenient for a busy stay at home mom, but if you can get used to it you can trim your cable bill substantially this way. No more need for TiVo or movie channels, simply catch what you what when you want on the computer for free. Awesome! Another added perk is that the commercials are usually much shorter, so you can finish up an hour long TV show in around 40 minutes. Yay! Saving time AND money is always a good thing!

I actually stumbled upon this quite by accident. Without having the DVR, I forgot to catch the season premiere of one of my favorite shows. I searched on the show's main website and sure enough, there was the whole TV program online. Gracie was watching Sesame Street, so while she was occupied I was able to catch up with Chef Gordon Ramsay. Yay! Another plus was being able to pause in the middle of the show when she needed my attention, which was one of the features of DVR that I liked, too. 

There are several ways to go about this, has TV shows and movies both online, most regular series websites also have links to entire episodes. There are other websites that offer these services for free as well. The possibilities seem to be endless! Although I haven't found my favorite soap opera online just yet. For that I still have to check their website for a daily recap if I miss it. However, especially with movies, it's like having an entire Blockbuster store at your fingertips. And free! I would bet you won't always get the newest movies this way, but for free I'll wait a little while.

Plus, I like the freedom of not feeling like a slave to my favorite shows. I no longer HAVE TO be free Tuesday evenings at 8, I can jump online the next day and watch the whole thing. I really am happy with the flexibility of this, and of course free is always in my price range!


  1. This is my favorite way to watch episodes I might miss during the regular season, and catch up on shows that are on at the same time. :)

  2. It is a really convenient way to catch up!