If you are anything like me, you have a pretty busy schedule and you probably don’t have time to watch television shows during their regular time slots. This is why I depend on TV websites to give me what I need. I have noticed many good and bad things about this type of site and I have included them in this article.
You can watch what you want at any time that suits you. This is the biggest draw if TV websites. If you have two shows you like that air at the same time you can watch one, then you can find the other online and watch it that way. This means that you can watch in the morning, afternoon or evening. It all depends on you and the time you choose to log on.
It is very possible to run into sites that are full of viruses and spyware. Since TV websites are so popular, there are many schemers out there that are looking to capitalize on that. The best thing to do would be to avoid new sites that do not seem to be very popular. Those that have been established for a number of years would be your best bet. Either way, it would be a good idea to download spyware protection, anti-virus software and a firewall in case you haven’t already.
There are not as many commercials on these sites as there are when you watch things first-run. While the average broadcast commercial break is between four and seven minutes, most television websites only place two to three minutes of ads between segments. There are some sites that do not have commercials at all. Usually the ones that don’t run ads require a subscription.
Many times there are episodes missing from an online line-up. Imagine hitting a link that promises to take you to the most current episode of your favorite show, but it does not have the right content. This can be very frustrating, especially if it takes quite a while for the right link to be posted. Also, some television networks only allow certain episodes to be offered online, which means that a few may never become available at all.
Many of these sites allow users to sign up for an account, which gives you the chance to rate what you watch. Once you start to watch a lot of things and rate them accordingly, you may be given recommendations for similar shows. This can open you up to new series you haven’t considered before. There are usually series from all over the world, so the scope of this is very large.
Now that you know all of the ups and downs of TV websites, you have to decide whether or not you want to log in. In the time that I have been using them, I have not run into many issues, but your experience can be different. It all depends on how well you pay attention to the information presented here.