Who Needs Paid TV When You Can Watch on Your Mobile Device for Free?

September 18, 2014  |  Guest Writers, Techie, TV

[Disclaimer: Article written by a Guest Writer provided by Social Monsters]

You pay for Netflix, DirectTV, cable, on-demand, pay-per-view, pretty much everything. But not anymore. If you have a mobile device, you can watch TV on it for free.



Event better, you will be able to do other things at the same time. If you have a tablet, you can surf the Internet, chat and check your email all while watching one of your TV shows—multitasking at its best.

You don’t have to hack anything. You don’t have to go to some backdoor website that streams about two minutes of your show and then stops. Just pick up any mobile device of your choice and watch some free TV. Here’s the scoop on how to get free TV from three major phone service providers.

AT&T: U-verse

When you go for free TV at AT&T, you’ll be directed to U-Verse. Normally, you must pay for this service; however, if you type http://uverse.com/free in your address bar, you will be taken directly to AT&T’s free TV web page, where you can browse through over 2,800 free shows and movies. Some popular shows include Project Runway, Under the Dome, Big Brother, The Big Bang Theory and Master Chef. Especially if you like to marathon or binge watch, the website gives you a synopsis and information about how many seasons and episodes are available.

T-Mobile: T-Mobile TV

To be able to watch TV for free on T-Mobile, you need to install the T-Mobile TV app. They have several free channels available such as Fox News, Associated Press, PBS Kids, TED, The Weather Channel and Fox Sports. One of the nice features is that you can download and store full episodes to your device to watch later. Especially with the availability of kid-appropriate content, this feature is useful for long car rides or traveling.

Note: Be prepared for free 30-day subscription offers for their premium, live TV and on-demand content.

Verizon: Crackle and SPB TV

Verizon recommends two apps for streaming free television: Crackle and SPB TV. These apps are not just for Verizon customers, though. No matter what carrier you’re with, you can use them to get all your shows and movies for free.

Crackle is an award-winning app that has live streaming movies of all types and more are being added all the time. It is supported by ads, so you will have an occasional commercial. Furthermore, if you prefer to watch on your laptop or desktop, Crackle has a website where you can personalize your own watch list or try one of Crackle’s recommendations in any genre for both movies and shows.

SPB TV is a multi-award winning, free TV website that offers over 150 free channels and video-on-demand. Like Crackle, it has a version for almost every mobile device. Note: Some manufacturers are now bundling SPB TV into the tablet so it is already installed.

So now you know. It doesn’t matter what kind of mobile device you have, if you want to watch TV for free, you can.


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