Gone are the days when you would schedule your life and work according to the timings of your favourite sitcoms and their time slots on television.
Thanks to the internet, you can schedule your own prime time and watch televisions shows online at the time and place convenient to you.
These can be streamed on your television, phones or tablets and watched without disturbing ads at the tip of your fingers now. Whats more?
Many of the websites that stream your favourite television shows, both Indian and international with a wide range of American and British shows, are free!
Check out the list we have compiled here for you of the Top Websites to Watch Television Shows & TV Series Online for Free
Yearning to watch some free movies and television shows? Check out Popcornflix.com.
They have some exceptionally fantastic content and you will end up discovering television shows and movies you didn’t know existed.
They have some amazing documentaries, international films, gripping original web series and films made by upcoming film makers as well.
What we love most about Popcornflix is its feature of allowing us to watch free content without having to sign up and they even offer a free android and iOS app.
Their television section even has a series that has been based on Chicken Soup for the Soul! We quite liked the series – Women Behind Bars. Check it out when you get on to the website.
2.Hotstar + Disney
One of the best sites for watching Marvel & Pixar movies and shows alongside Indian shows, Hotstar + Disney has loads of content. You can watch Hollywood and Bollywood movies, TV series and Hollywood dubbed shows and movies in your regional languages free.
Although 90% of the content on Hotstar + Disney is free to watch, for some of the premium content you have to subscribe to a plan. Available as a mobile app, web service, and TV app, you can watch free TV shows and series in more than 10 languages including Hindi, English, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujrati, Tamil, and more.
3. Tubi TV
Their collection of movies as well as TV series is quite impressive. Sign up to watch some old classics online without having to pay.
The interface is clear and friendly to the eye. We were quite amazed to see the categorization which also includes content for pre-schoolers!
Then there is comedy, Reality TV, Cult classics, martial arts and Crime TV as well. You can choose to watch on any of the device of your choice as it also offers a free Android and iOS app.
We have been watching The Adventures of Roobinhood and you may want to add that to your watch list too.
Probably the most popular streaming site that has set high benchmarks for quality, Netflix is available world over and has captured the Indian market pretty well.
The best part is that you can use your Netflix account in other countries as well.
Right from classics like House of Cards and Stranger Things to Netflix originals TV series like Sacred Games and Ghoul created for the Indian audience, you will never fall short of choice on Netflix! It’s a paid subscription but the first month is free.
This one offers content from a lot many TV streaming sites. So if you are looking at finding out what is playing on Netflix, Prime, Hulu etc. you can log onto Yidio and do so.
But then the catch here is that the content that is on third party websites requires you to have their membership. Though, Yidio offers a host of free content as well.
Here you can watch popular shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Two and a Half Men, Gotham and lots more. We have got hooked to Grey’s Anatomy for now.
6. MX Player
If you are an Android user, you most probably already have MX Player installed. The most downloaded media player in Play Store, MX Player is now a full-fledged streaming app as well.
Now you can watch your favourite TV shows and movies along with some original content for free. While you won’t be able to stream the latest releases, still there are plenty of Hollywood, Bollywood, and regional movies available for free. You can watch movies, music videos, TV serials, web series, and sports videos in 11 different languages on MX Player and Mxplayer.in.
Find old gems, especially some rare documentaries here on Pluto. They offer free streaming of a lot many television series online.
The platform works like a television where you can just browse through a lot many channels.
They have separate categories for each genre – comedy, entertainment, lifestyle, movie, music, science, NASA etc.
Well, not that we wish to disappoint you but the only thing that makes this platform right down on our list is that fact that you have no choice to select.
In each of the categories, whatever is playing is what you get to watch. But nonetheless, the content is good so no complain.
Though a paid website, you can watch free content for a month post which you can opt to subscribe. They have a fantastic collection of movies and television shows to choose from.
Stream your favourite shows on the device of your choice. You can watch live and on demand channels, original series and films. They also have a premium library of television and movies.
They are the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows. Check their originals too – Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama The Handmaid’s Tale, Emmy®-nominated series I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman, Emmy®-nominated series The Looming Tower, Future Man, Marvel’s Runaways, Castle Rock, The First and Golden Globe-nominated comedy Casual.
The service works great on the mobile devices as well as gives 720p HD quality episodes to watch.
Voot is a free streaming service from Colors Television Network. It has grown to become one of the most popular video-on-demand services in India. You can watch most of the content on Voot for free as the platform generates its profits via Advertisements. As long as you are ok with some advertisements here and there while watching your shows, you can use Voot for free. However, there are paid subscription plans available for an advertisement-free watching experience.
Voot streams many national and international TV shows, series, movies, and Live News channels for free. You can watch some of the most popular Indian shows like Bigg Boss, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Naagin, etc for free.
This one is exclusively for Airtel users. If you are an Airtel prepaid or postpaid customer then you are in luck as Airtel xStream, a free streaming service from the telecom giant is available exclusively for you.
Airtel xStream has a large assortment of Hollywood and Bollywood movies and TV shows along with web series, documentaries, and reality shows. You do not need any plan or subscription to watch free movies and TV shows on this platform, just you have to be an active Airtel 3G or 4G user.
These are the top 10 free websites in India to watch television shows and web series for free online. Do let us know which platform is your favourite or if we missed any to include in the list!