You’ve cut the cord, installed a Mohu antenna, canceled your cable bill and perhaps even given up your cherished DVR. Your TV landscape has changed and you have more money in your pocket. Life is pretty good. But you might have missed an OTA episode because you weren’t home. Fear not, the internet can rescue you.
Most OTA networks have websites where you can stream the previous five episodes so you can catch up on anything you have missed. From the CBS, NBC, and CW websites you can stream the most recent episode plus the previous four episodes. And in a new twist, the networks are starting to embrace binge-watching. NBC is selectively airing full seasons to date of a few episodes and has a library of classic shows you can stream for free. CBS also has a “catch-up marathon” for select shows.
PBS has a variety of content on their website and a PBS kids app for their children’s programming. ABC and Fox “lock” some of their most recent episodes for eight day following their air date. “Unlocking” the newest episode requires a cable subscription, but you can watch older episodes and catch up as the newer ones become unlocked. The bottom line is, they’re free.
At Mohu we LOVE free and we LOVE TV. So streaming is great, but you lose something when the family is trying to catch up on a recent episode of NCIS and you are all crowded around a…tablet. The “10 foot” viewing experience–watching content on a TV–is shared, social, and more fun. Up until now, it has been challenging to view the free network websites on a television. Enter Channels, available for a few more days on Kickstarter. Because it includes a web browser, just surf over to NBC’s or CBS’s website and watch the latest episodes of NCIS, The Voice, or Parenthood.
A new twist on TV for Free. Make the network’s website a channel on Mohu Channels and you’re set. Free streaming TV!
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