Watch TV Shows Online for Free – 31 Best Free TV Streaming Sites 2019

If you are struggling to find the best free streaming sites for TV shows and movies, then you have come to the right place. We have compiled an endless list of these sites as well as a brief take on each. There are many subscription-based TV streaming sites but not everyone can afford them. Among the free TV streaming sites, a considerable number of them are unethical and cause huge loses to the film industry and there is a never-ending crackdown on such sites.

A good number of these illegal sites are there just to lure users in order to put malware into their devices. Furthermore, the experience while using such sites is very awful with ads and redirects being placed on almost every click. If you must use such sites it is prudent to use a VPN service alongside in order to secure yourself from malware attacks and prevent your IP address from being traced.

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That being said, there is a good number of these sites that are free and at the same time comply with legal stipulations. As for our list, we have included both sides of the coin and we have not followed any criteria in the order that they appear. Also, if you are someone who prefers apps, here’s our list of the best free movie apps.

31 Best Free TV Streaming Sites 2019

Here’s our list of the best free TV streaming sites of 2019 to watch TV shows online for free:

1. Time4TV

This site has over 100 channels from the UK, USA, India, etc. Most of the channels are in the sports category including NBA TV, Sky Sports, Fox Sports, Bein sports, and much more. Streaming TV on this site does not require users to submit their credentials. You just start watching immediately and on the go. In fact, they don’t have a signup option. A number of sites even though provide free streaming content, they require users to sign up first. Time4Tv also has a number of popular movie channels which is a plus for them. All the channels are well categorized depending on the kind of information aired as well as the country of origin. The user interface is quite simple and easy to navigate around but it’s not that attractive.

Upside

  • Many channels
  • Does not require users to create an account
  • Simple interface

Downside

  • Too many ads even on the section supposed to show the stream
  • Some channels do not work
  • Loads slowly

2. TVPLayer

Next in our list is TVPyaler. This site has over 45 channel in which users can stream TV shows and other programs. Although TVPlayers gives users the chance to stream TV for free, some of the ‘good’ channels require you to upgrade to premium. Furthermore, in order to have access to the free channels, you need to create an account, otherwise, no streaming. TVPlayer has a really professional interface and they do not subject users to ads. Some of the popular channels on TVPlayer include National Geographic, MTV, Fox, etc. They also have mobile apps which is a big deal since it is more convenient. The premium account goes for £6.99 per month.

Upside

  • Has a simple and professional interface
  • No intrusive ads
  • Watching is just a few clicks away

Downside

  • Not all the channels are free
  • Requires you to create an account in order to access free channels

3. Stream2Watch

Stream2Watch is completely free and does not require you to create an account. Looking at the number of channels, Stream2Watch has a whopping 250 plus channels available for streaming live TV. All these channels have been categories according to the country of origin which makes it easy to select country-specific channels. Stream2Watch provides users two viewing modes – live sports and live TV. Although they have many channels, a good number of them don’t work and you have to try out different resource links before you actually start to stream.

Upside

  • So many channels available
  • Does not require an account

Downside

  • Too many ads and redirects
  • Unreliable sources
  • Too many clicks before actually starting to stream

4. PlutoTV

PlutoTV is absolutely free and comes with over 100 channels. Content that is broadcasted on this site has been licensed therefore you do not need to worry whether you are violating any law. 90% of the channels do work and there is no much hassle when you want to access a particular stream. As good as PlutoTV may sound, the bad thing is that it is not accessible in all the countries, therefore, you would want to use a VPN if you are restricted from accessing the site. The good thing with PlutoTv is that it has various apps for various devices. For the movie lovers, this site has also got you covered so keep an eye since they broadcast blockbuster movies.

Upside

  • Does not require account setup
  • Provides quality content
  • Provides apps supported on various devices

Downside

  • Has a few ads and commercials along the way but not intrusive

5. SquidTV

SquidTV offers a wide range of TV channels from across the world. The difference between SquidTV and the rest of the site we have listed is that it doesn’t host even a single stream on its site. When you select a channel, it redirects to the official website for that particular channel. Basically, what SquidTv does is that it makes accessing these sites easier. For example, if you need to watch DW, you are redirected to the DW site where the stream is available. Although there are situations where you will watch streams direct from their site but these are embedded YouTube videos. SquidTV gives users the option of switching between different languages which means more users can interact with it.

Upside

  • Has a lot of resources from across the globe
  • Supports multiple languages
  • Does not require subscription or account

Downside

  • The quality of the streams is not that good
  • Streams don’t actually play on the site

6. FreeeTV

Next on our list is FreeeTV. This site has an impressive collection of channels available for streaming web TV. The number is not quite clear since it has almost all the local channels for the various countries it has listed. FreeeTV does not require any kind of subscription whatsoever. They have categorized their content in terms of country and genre. They also have channels that are specifically dedicated for movies including Classic SIFI which airs classic movies from the mid-20th century. The user interface may seem simple but you may get lost along the way on a never-ending series of clicks while you are trying to watch a particular channel.

Upside

  • Has an overwhelming number of channels
  • Completely free and does not require an account set up

Downside

  • A majority of the channels don’t work
  • The quality of the content is not that good

7. HyfyTV

Hyfy mainly has channels from Europe and India. Their site might seem a bit gloomy but their service is pretty decent. Another thing is that they already have an app that is supported on the android platform. They also have a browser extension compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and a few chromium browsers. The site still works without having to install the add-on but it is advised to use their extension when you are getting stream errors. Accessing some of the Indian channels will require a VPN located in India. HyfyTV is completely free and no account is required. While I was using the site I noticed a few ads but were not intrusive.  As for how the site is organized, it is a bit of a challenge to locate the various categories since they have not named them just a bunch of icons.

Upside

  • Does not require an account
  • Android app and browser extension available
  • Non-intrusive ads

Downside

  • A bit tricky to navigate
  • Some channels need a VPN

8. 123movies.dev

123movies.dev mainly deals with movies but they also include series aired on TV including popular series like The Walking Dead and Suits. Streaming on 124movies.dev is completely free but you have to create an account to do that. The best thing about this site is that it has a clean interface and a majority of the streams are available in HD quality. If you are looking for a reliable site, then this is it. As I was using the site, I did not come across any ad. 123movies.dev is more of TV series and movies rather than your usual TV shows and programs.

Upside

  • Clean interface and well-organized content
  • Streams are available in HD quality
  • Completely free
  • Minimal to no ads

Downside

  • Requires an account

9. GHD Sports

From the name, GHD Sports may seem to only provide streaming content about sports but this streaming service combines movies, football, cricket and TV shows all in one place. Although the major focus is sports. The drawback with this service is that it is available only for android and they don’t have the web version where you can stream using your computer. The amount of content and channels is not that much either.

Upside

  • It is completely free and does not require an account
  • It is more reliable than the web-based counterparts

Downside

  • It is only available on android
  • Comes with a few channels

10. Cinema HD

The next streaming service for watching TV shows is Cinema HD. Just like GHD sports, this service is only available for android. The only way of using it on a PC is by installing an android emulator. Despite Cinema HD being free, their service is quite decent which I would compare to a subscription-based service. From the interface, to how content is organized.  Cinema HD actually does not have an official website only the apk exists. The app has received nice reviews and ratings on play store which attests to the fact that what they offer is unrivaled. All the content is absolutely free and does not require an account. This service mostly deals with popular TV series and movies. And as the name suggests, their content is available in HD quality.

Upside

  • Streaming is totally free
  • Good quality content
  • It is fairly reliable
  • Minimal to no ads

Downside

  • Only compatible with android devices

11. Mobdro

Next in line is Mobdro. Mobdro as well cannot be used on the web. It is mainly used on android devices but can also be installed on fire stick. This service has a huge collection of content from popular TV channels, music, movies, TV series, etc. The interface for Mobdro is out of this world. Simple but at the same time having a professional look. Streaming TV shows or whichever content is completely free and no account is needed. Mobdro comes with a large number of premium channels which you would only find in paid streaming services.

Upside

  • Has a huge collection of premium content
  • Has a nice interface design
  • No ads

Downside

  • PC users cannot stream from the web

12. USTV Now

USTV Now is one of the few sites that allow users to stream TV for free and legally. This site has a good reputation and you won’t have to worry whether you are breaking the law. Another good thing about USTV is that most of the TV shows are live and direct. USTV may be free but a majority of the content requires that you are subscribed to a monthly plan. Furthermore, in order to access the free channels, you must have an account. The basic plan goes for $19.

Upside

  • Provides live TV and shows
  • There are no ads

Downside

  • Requires an account
  • Free access is limited (Only five channels)

13. BeeTV

BeeTV is a great way of watching free movies and TV shows. Basically, BeeTV acts as a search engine for third party sources that publicly showcase free content. It does not host content from its servers. BeeTV is not web-based either. Their apps are compatible with android devices, fire TV, Amazon fire stick and Nvidia shield. Despite this, there are ongoing plans to extend support to other platforms. BeeTV is completely free and does not require a subscription. The android app comes with some cool features which you won’t find in web-based streaming sites. For example, there is a subtitle option, calendar, watch list, etc. Most of the content is available to stream in clear HD except if the content itself is of low quality.

Upside

  • Provides a huge collection of high-quality content
  • Has a nice and organized interface
  • Does not require a subscription
  • Reliable with minimal downtime

Downside

  • Cannot be accessed via a browser

14. Sony Crackle

Crackle is a renowned site based in the US and provides free TV streaming to users. The drawback with this site is that its content is geographically restricted which means users outside the US cannot access their content. The service is owned by Sony pictures entertainment which speaks for itself the kind of content they offer in terms of quality. If you are outside the US, you will need to use a VPN with US servers. Although they have a sign-in option, you don’t need to have an account in order to watch. Apart from short commercials, there are no on-screen ads. Plus, it is so easy to start watching whatever TV series or movie without going through too many clicks. If you are a fan of anime, you will find them too.

Upside

  • Has a clean and professional interface
  • Does not require an account
  • The quality of the content is outstanding

Downside

  • Only available in the US

15. Streema

Streema offers both Radio and TV channels to stream for free. Most probably, you will find some of your local radio stations there as well. This site is quite professional and they have apps compatible with android and IOS devices. Streema has a huge collection of channels from around the world and everything is completely free. Although you have the option to create an account in order to personalize your experience, the account is not required. This streaming service has over 70 genres to choose from which is really impressive. A majority of the sources on Streema are reliable but a few of the channels do not works.

Upside

  • Boasts a huge collection of content and channels
  • Includes both radio and TV
  • Fairly reliable

Downside

  • Occasional on-screen ads here and there

16. EpcTV

Next on our list is EpcTV. This site may look simple or something out of the early 2000s, but don’t get fooled because it has a huge collection of popular premium channels. It includes Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, MTV, TNT movies, HBO movies, etc. All this is accessible at no fee or account whatsoever. Although in order to stream, you will have to install an add-on on your browser. All the channels have no restriction no matter your geographical location. The thing that I did not like about EpcTV is that there are way too many pop-up ads. Good thing I was using Firefox which comes with a powerful ad-blocker I suggest you do the same if you want to have a better experience using EpcTV.

Upside

  • Has popular streaming channels considering it’s free
  • Streaming is just a few clicks away since you do not need an account
  • Well organized despite having an old-looking interface

Downside

  • Too much pop-up ads which are a bit intrusive

17. TubiTV

TubiTV provides free movie streaming and popular TV shows. The first impression when you visit this site for the first time is that their content is for paid users. The design of the site is way too good for one to imagine that it is free, but it is. The number of devices supported is really impressive. TubiTV app is available for android, IOS, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon fire stick, Xbox, PS 4, chromecast, TIVI, and Xfinity. They have the option of registering an account but that is not required in order to start streaming. An account is only required to sync information across multiple devices.

Upside

  • Quality content that is available in HD
  • There are no ads
  • Does not require an account
  • Supports multiple device and platforms
  • No restrictions

18. LihatTV

Next on our list is LihatTV. This site has both radio and TV channels to stream at no cost. The interface has a nice design and they include an advanced search functionality to search for your favorite channels. The drawback with this site is that most of the channels that they have included are in Arabic but there are a few English channels and you won’t fail to find something excellent to watch. And also it requires Adobe flash player installed on your computer for you to start streaming. You can stream TV on the go without an account although they have an option to create one.

Upside

  • A well designed and organized interface
  • Does not require an account
  • Fairly reliable considering it is free
  • Include both radio and TV

Downside

  • Requires adobe flash player
  • Most of the channels are Arabic

19. FreeTVAll

FreeTVAll is also a good site to watch free live TV shows as well as archived shows. This site works well except for the fact that a few of the channels do not works. Also, some of the content is geographically restricted so you would want to use a good VPN in such situations. Most of the shows are available for streaming in HD which is a bonus. What I did not like about FreeTVAll is that there were ads on top of the section showing the stream which I had to close manually. Also, there are too many redirects but my browser did a good job of blocking them. No account is required for streaming but they have a create account option for a more personalized experience.

Upside

  • Does not require an account
  • Fairly reliable
  • Streams are available in HD

Downside

  • Too many on-screen ads and redirects

20. Hoopla

Hoopla offers a wide range of content other than TV shows and movies. Hoopla also provides digital books, music, audiobooks, etc. Most of these content can be downloaded on your device hassle-free. It is compatible with IOs, android, android TV, fire stick, Roku, and Chromecast. The drawback with this site is that you cannot access content without a library card. Their service is quite decent and professional.

Upside

  • Quality service and content
  • Offers a wide range of content apart from TV shows
  • No ads
  • Multiple device support

Downside

  • Cannot access content without an account/ Library card

21. PopcornFlix

Porpornflix mostly offers archived TV shows and movies which means they are not live. Even though the content they provide is not so recent, they are really good at what they offer and you will face little to no issue while streaming. The interface design is comparable to a premium service and it is easy to navigate. The major issue that you are likely to face is access restriction depending on your location but not all streams are restricted. Also, you will have to deal with some occasional commercials before you start streaming. Other than that, everything about Popcornflix seems fine.

Upside

  • Does not require registration
  • Good quality content and professional service

Downside

  • Some of the content is restricted and requires a VPN

22. Internet Archive

Internet Archive hosts a wide range of content including books, web pages, software, etc. Among this list are TV shows, movies, and radio. Although they have a huge collection of items, most of it is footage and recordings from way back. They also have a huge collection of audio music which you can listen to in the meantime. No sign up is required but they have that option. They also allow users to upload content that appears relevant. Looking at the interface, it looks a bit dull but what matters is the content. If you are into past recordings and events, then Internet archive would be a great choice.

Upside

  • Content is well organized
  • There are no intrusive ads
  • Contains a wide range of content
  • Does not require an account

Downside

  • Most of the streams and content are based on past happenings. No live events

23.  RetroVision

Retrovision is an excellent place for finding classic movies and TV shows from the mid-19th century and onwards. The site may seem gloomy but it works pretty well and you do not have to go through many clicks in order to finally start streaming. But you will have to deal with some few on-screen ads but they are not intrusive. Streams are organized into genres and they have an advanced search for whichever movie or TV show you have in mind. Most of the content is hosted on their own servers so you won’t be redirected to watch a particular stream on another site.

Upside

  • Fairly reliable as most of the streams will work
  • No registration is required
  • No access restrictions

Downside

  • Has a small collection of streams

24. Yidio

Yidio mainly acts as a search engine to popular TV shows and movies across the globe. Streams don’t actually play from their site rather you select the results for your search then get redirected to the corresponding site. Half of the time you will get results redirecting you to paid services while the other half you will get results redirecting you to free services. Although, Yidio does broadcast a few exclusive live streams for free and directly from their site. Using this site does not require registration or any subscription apart from the search results that redirect to paid streaming sites like Hulu.

Upside

  • Does not require an account
  • Nice interface
  • Live streams are available but not much
  • Minimal to no ads

Downside

  • Hosts very little content

25. CW TV

CW TV mainly broadcasts TV series but they also include a number of channels which you will need to enter your ZIP code in order to access them. CW TV is one of the most updated TV streaming sites with shows being uploaded day after day. They also prompt users when a show is about to be removed from their database so that you can watch it before it disappears. The major drawback with CW TV is that it is accessible to US residents only. For that reason, accessing it outside the US would require a trusted VPN. Once you manage to access the site, everything is completely free and the experience is out of this world.

Upside

  • Has a nice interface
  • It is very reliable and streams won’t fail to load
  • Does not require an account

Downside

  • Access is restricted to US users

26. Shout Factory TV

Next on our list is Shout Factory TV. This site mainly broadcasts movies but it also has a considerable number of TV shows with both being updated on a regular basis. Shout Factory TV is absolutely free without any sort of subscription required. Considering it is free, their service is quite decent although it has restricted access to only US users. This site also has a few of its own original content which is available for streaming as well.

Upside

  • Quality content with most being available in HD
  • Has a huge collection of streams

Downside

  • Requires a VPN for users outside the US

27. Vudu

Vudu is a renowned site that provides a huge collection of movies and TV shows easily and conveniently. A majority of the content is paid but they do offer some exclusive streams for free but this time with some ads. Furthermore, you will need an account before you get to access the free content. Well, these requirements aren’t that bad since the overall experience is fantastic and the ads are easy to deal with. Once you create the account, there are no restrictions on accessing the free stuff.

Upside

  • Has a nice interface that is well organized
  • Good quality content and reliable
  • Has a huge collection of TV shows and movies

Downside

  • Just a small amount of the content is free

28. IMDB TV

IMDB now has its own service for streaming popular Hollywood movies and TV shows. IMDB TV is compatible with android devices, IOS, and fire TV. The site has a professional look and is well organized. IMDB TV contains content that is rated therefor you will not struggle to find a good stream to watch. Everything is absolutely free but it requires an account to be set up. The discouraging issue is that IMDB TV is restricted to US users only. Everything else seems top-notch from the quality of the streams to zero ads.

Upside

  • There are no ads
  • A nice interface that is well organized
  • Quality content

Downside

  • Requires a VPN if you are not in the US

29. ShareTV

ShareTV does have a good number of TV shows and movies which is all free to access and without any restrictions. This site as an impressive collection of Anime shows and other cartoon series including American Dad. Even though the site does not look that attractive, the user experience is good. The bad thing about this site is that you will require Flash player to be installed on your computer, otherwise, not even a single stream will load. Some of the shows will stream directly from the site so you won’t be redirected every time you want to stream. Furthermore, a majority of the content is available in High definition. It also has an impressive 100 plus TV channels including Paramount Networks, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, HBO, MTV and a whole lot more.

Upside

  • A large collection of channels and other content
  • Fairly reliable
  • No account is required but there is an option to create one

Downside

  • Some of the content is actually hosted on other sites which you will have to pay.

30. Snagfilms

Next in our list is Snagfilms which mainly offers TV shows, movies, and documentaries. This site comes with a pretty nice interface plus quality content. It also includes various animal shows from National geographic. Snagfilms is an excellent place to watch original comedy shorts, cartoons and listen to music. This service is supported on various devices including android, IOS, Smart TV, OTT devices, etc. Snagfilms provides high-quality streams although some it is geographically restricted. A good VPN would do the job in getting around that.

Upside

  • Does not require an account
  • Provides reliable and quality content at no fee
  • Has a nice interface

Downside

  • Some of the content has restricted access

31. CW Seed

CW seed may somewhat be compared to CW TV. There is a high chance that content broadcasted on CW seed will be found on CW TV. In fact, both of these two sites work hand in hand. Just like CW TV, you will expect to get daily updates on popular TV series and shows without any kind of subscription. Most of all, the streams are of high quality and reliable. Each of the streams works and you will rarely get any streaming errors. If you are not a US resident, you will need a VPN for this one as well. Apart from the fact that you have to be a US citizen to access CW seed, everything else is smooth.

Upside

  • Quality content that is totally free and without an account
  • The overall user experience is outstanding
  • Minimal to no ads
  • Nice interface

Downside

  • Geographically restricted to users outside the US

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