Almost wherever you are in the world, if you look far enough up the numbers in your cable or satellite package, you may very well have come across the History Channel. What’s that, you’ve already cut the cord on your cable? No worries then as the History Channel have also moved online – although it doesn’t come without a few gotchas.
The ABC is one of the Big Three US television networks that dominated American screens from the 50’s to 80s. But despite the following puissance of cable networks and recent shifts towards on-demand services, ABC still remains one of the most influential television networks in the country. But how well does their catch-up services compare with the best from around the world?
There are always new kids on the block when it comes to streaming services these days, and although Redbox Instant has been around for a year now in beta, they’ve just recently begun taking on customers. Eye on-Demand is not going to sit by and ignore a good Netflix competitor, so how well does it all shape up?
USTVNow have been an American expats lifeline for a short while now, offering a wide range of live American channels in either a free, low quality stream or somewhat impressive near–HD quality on the other side of a pay-wall. Whether you watch on your computer, mobile device or even your television, welcome to America!
It’s been a busy week in the US for live internet television this week, with America’s ABC iOS app, Time Warner Cable’s Android app and a regional expansion of Aereo all making the news. Is this the pivotal point where America finally takes live Internet television seriously?
Wouldn’t it be great if all the catch-up services in a country could be united under one umbrella, complete with both the latest episodes as well as their back catalogue? Granted, Hulu doesn’t encompass all of the American catch-up services, but it is still one of the great innovators in the subscription based on-demand market and one of the best places to catch not only the latest episodes from a variety of broadcasters, but also entire seasons as well.
If you have ever browsed through Samsung’s Smart TV app store, you would no doubt have skipped over a vast pile of sometimes questionable services to find that streaming app you were after and in the process possibly skipped over this little known gem. Crackle sits tucked away between other unfamiliar apps yet it offers hundreds of major films and TV shows all legally available and for free. Surely there must be a catch?