Watching video and listening to music from the internet is a great way of bringing the world to your doorstep. But for some people, talk of media players, codecs and buffering can scramble the brain. We have over the years put together a number of helpful guides and tutorials that may help you get the best out of streaming on your connected device. Check them out below and remember we add to this list and update at regular intervals.
Complete Guide to Internet TV on PC
You want to get streaming, but what equipment you need and how to get it running on your connected device? You can soon be streaming literally hundreds of TV and Radio channels to your tablet, smartphone or computer with our in-depth guide.
What is Internet TV?
Find out what all the fuss is about and how internet TV works. Trace it from the phasing out of the old analog TV signals and the emergence of digital feeds. Since computers and broadband speeds got fast enough to be download and convert to moving images and music, online TV streaming has been growing at an enormous rate. But how does the process work and what equipment do you need to watch movies, shows and music streaming?
How to connect your PC to TV
It is great to see all that on-demand video waiting to be watched. But the big movies demand a big screen and sometimes your 12 inch laptop screen just isn't man enough for the job. Find out how to connect your Mac or PC to the big screen television set.
Connecting your computer to a TV can be achieved using a wired HDMI cable and for mobile devices a MHL lead. But we are getting an increasing number of devices and systems that allow wireless streaming, casting or mirroring of your media fles and streaming content to your TV set. We look at all the options here.
Cable TV industry is not a fan of the internet as it equates to more cord cutting, subscription cancelling lost customers. But internet TV companies don't care, they want those customers to pay much less for more choice. Who will win the TV battle?
Finding a particular show or movie is not easy online. Every service has it's own individual content. You can visit Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and Amazon to try to find your chosen media, or just head over to an aggregation site which will list your selection along with all your streaming sources on a single page.
Where to watch live sports streaming online
The great thing about sports streaming is that the sources where you can watch events has multiplied. So you do not always have to have an expensive subscription to a cable or satellite service to watch the game. Whatever your sport from football to baseball, tennis, soccer, cricket, rugby, basketball or athletics, the internet provides plenty of live feeds.
You can watch plenty of free internet TV streaming from around the world, but finding great websites that show good content without pop-ups and make you jump hurdles to view can be tough. We have searched the web and found the best websites for free streaming around.
Catch-up TV websites mean you never have to miss the latest episode again. Find the best online sources for US Catchup streaming right here.
It's thae age old question, what streaming service is best? We put up a head to head test of 3 of the best. Who will win the pay-to-view internet TV shootout?
There are literally hundreds of movies that have no copyright and are available to stream for free as they have entered the public domain. Some film makers even want to distribute their work freely and put it in the public domain. Luckily there are many websites that catalog, list and stream these movies. Available in many categories and containing many classics, get watching these free movies today.
IF you own a PC then you will also have a copy of Windows Media Center. Find out the best way to set-up and install so you can enjoy your media from your computer and home network.
Discover how you can use the free and open source XBMC media center to watch free internet TV, movies and shows, and set up your connected devices to watch media stored on your hard drive and the home network.
Find the best internet TV media streamer to buy, we look at the best independent streaming set-top boxes including Roku, Android TV, Boxee, Apple TV with our full on guide.
Smart TV sets are all the rage but you need to pay a premium to get your hands on a set. Is it worthwhile to buy a connected TV set or are there alternatives that will give the same results? Find out here.
The small hobby PC called Raspberry Pi when loaded with XBMC media software makes a great, quiet and cheap media center. Find out how it's done.
More people are getting fed up with astronomical cable and satellite bills and are leaving traditional pay TV. These people are known as cord cutters and ditch $100 monthly bills and opt for lower priced and free streaming services insted. Read our guide to the best websites, services and hardware to help you ditch pay-TV.