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10 Sites to Watch Free TV Shows Online (Full Episodes)

Check Out These Top Sites for Watching Your Favorite TV Shows


These days, you don’t need a television set or cable to enjoy full episodes your favorite TV shows whenever you want. There are plenty of user generated sites and major television network sites that let you watch free TV shows online of some of today's most popular shows.

The trick is finding the best sites. Some sites will scam you into signing up for unrelated fees while others require that you complete a survey before you can watch a show. Steer clear of these sites and check out the following high quality, trusted TV show sites instead.

1. Hulu

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Hulu is one of the best and most popular places to watch full episodes of a wide range of TV shows online, with the newest shows usually available to view within 24 hours of being originally aired on TV. Not only do they give you an enormous range of TV shows to watch, but they also give you the opportunity to watch a number of documentaries and movies whenever you want.

2. Crackle

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With Crackle, you can watch full TV show episodes in addition to movies, and create personal watchlists so you can keep track of everything you're watching. Because it is a totally free service, with accessibility on all major platforms, there are some commercials rolled into the programming. Regardless, Crackle is a great alternative that you can enjoy viewing on your computer or with one of its apps on your mobile device.


3. ABC

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As one of the most well-known television networks out there, this is the site you want to visit for high quality TV shows that air on ABC. While it’s only available in the U.S., the user interface is clean and simple to use. It offers access to sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, TV listing schedules, and message boards for those who like to keep up with specific shows and discuss them with others.

4. NBC

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NBC is another popular television network offering you a similar experience that ABC does within the NBC video library. Full episodes of shows are listed in alphabetical order and can be sorted by newest, most viewed and top rated shows. You can also browse through webisodes, previews and specials that regularly air on NBC.

5. FOX

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There are a lot of popular shows that air on the FOX television network and you can watch most of them for free on the official FOX website under the “Full Episodes” tab. You also have access to previews, schedules and news related information regarding the shows that air on FOX.

6. SideReel

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SideReel brings you full television episodes, movies and web TV shows from a variety of genres including action, adventure, cartoon, comedy, reality, teen, and much more. You can sign up for a free account and keep track of all your favorite shows or movies with friends and create a calendar to fit with your own schedule.

7. Inturpo

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Inturpo is a site that offers free TV show episodes, movies, live channels and even sports events for you to watch at no cost. Recent episodes are listed on the main page or you can use the search bar at the top to find the TV show of your choice. You can sign up for an account or you can watch and enjoy your favorite shows on the fly without signing up at all.

8. YouTube

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Lots of people don’t realize that YouTube is actually a great source for watching TV shows. While some of the sections may be split up into separate videos and the quality of the videos may not be outstanding, you can still access a number of shows—old and new—from the web’s largest video sharing network.

9. Current TV

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Much like getting TV shows from YouTube, the content found on Current TV is uploaded and shared by users of the site. Current TV mostly focuses on political and news commentary, as well as information programming. Current TV is very well known for its popular Countdown show and documentaries that are available to watch.

10. TV Show 7

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If you’re having trouble spotting some of the more popular and current TV shows, TV-Video.net is a good place to look. If you want more selection you may have to give up better picture quality when you watch TV shows from this site, but if you are looking for a show that is hard to find anywhere else online, this is a great site to keep bookmarked.

11. Free TV Online

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FreeTVOnline.com operates slightly different from the others, requiring you to install the free Blinkx Remote Toolbar in your browser. The toolbar uses some of the web’s most advanced video search engine protocols to find and access the TV shows you want to watch, including popular episodes, movies, films, cartoons and whatever else your heart desires to watch.

Take Advantage of Free Trials Offered By Premium Streaming Services

The most popular premium TV show and movie streaming services -- like Netflix and Hulu Plus -- offer free trials for at least a week, up to one month. If you're serious about enjoying the best high quality and commercial-free television, signing up for one of these free trials is often worth it. Once your trial is up, you can then decide whether or not the monthly subscription fee is worth paying for in order to keep enjoying your favorite shows.
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