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.
From the Big Bang Theory to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to the American Horror Story, they have it all.
If you are a television buff and just survive on international shows/series/soaps, then this is the one for you!
Simply log on to the website, select the show/series you want to watch and you are good to go! We have Criminal Minds on our list for now.
You can perhaps opt for Legacies and get engrossed with the good side of the vampires and witches! But just a word of caution, the content is not free for lifetime.
Post a few episodes you will have to pay to continue. But then as long as it is free, why not enjoy?
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.
4. Retrovision TV
As the name suggests, this one is your one stop destination to watch old classics. You may not have heard of them but just browse the portal and you will be in for a surprise.
All of them seem tempting so picking and choosing is going to be quite a task! They offer a free Android app and you can watch the shows/movies without having to sign up.
On our list for now is the classic television show from the 1960 that goes by the name Bonanza.
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.
A random Google search to a show on North Korea landed us to this website. It offers good content but then the interface and the streaming quality is not that great.
Though we can give this a pass considering their collection of old classics and documentaries is decent.
They cover world history, drama, kids, environment, wildlife etch exceptionally well hence it is here on our list.
There are a few in video ads but you can ignore those. Like we mentioned earlier, we are currently watching something to do with North Korea and the series is called The Vice Guide of North Korea.
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.
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.
Offering HD quality stream, www.liplap.stream has interesting television shows and movies lined up and all of them are well sorted out according to the genres they belong to.
So if you are in mood to laugh your heart out, straightaway click on the option that lets you opt for comedy shows. In mood to watch some horror flicks?
Well, the options are quite a few. We are hooked to Supernatural at the moment and we strongly suggest you watch it too. The series is simply chilling to say the least!
10. Popcorn Time
This one is last on our list because it allows you to watch all that is there on Netflix but then it is pirated content.
Being good citizens we don’t recommend pirate content, but then the content they offer free, so we had to include it on our list.
The television shows are to die for! From House of Cards to Good Doctor to Suits, they have it all! Download their app from Google (not the Playstore) and you have at your disposal endless (pirated) content!
Currently, brands like Airtel TV too offer a 3 months subscription free (link), but eventually you have to pay for them!
Now that you have the list with you and keeping in mind the festive holidays that are lined up before we enter 2019, make a list and get going!