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Some of the TV stations, like Channel 4, only allow you watch shows after they’ve aired. But what about when you want to watch them live ? Here are two websites that will come in handy to allow you to watch TV online streamed to your computer. These sites are perfectly legal to use as long as you are either in the UK or Ireland and you have a valid TV license.
If you enjoy watching live TV as much as we do you will love these websites !
Filmon – Watch UK TV
Our first website for watching live TV, is filmon (www.filmon.com), where you can watch :
- BBC 1, 2, 1 Northern Ireland, News
- ITV 1, 2, 3, 4
- Channel 4 & 5
Its as simple as visting the website with your UK IP address, and clicking play. There is sometimes a few quick ads to get started, but once the 30 second ad is done, that’s it for your session. There are extra features available if you created a user account. You can for example get access to other premium channels or get the live TV feed in HD, but we didn’t have time to register for the sake of this quick blog post.
Filmon does have Android and iOS apps for your mobile phones and tablet devices. The service seems to stream the content in a high enough quality.
aertv – Watch Irish TV
Our second website for watching live TV, is aertv (www.aertv.ie), where you can watch :
- RTE 1, 2, news now, junior
- Dáil & Seanad Éireann
- Unravel Travel
Its as simple as visting the website with your Irish IP address, and clicking play. AerTV is run by Magnet.ie, an Irish broadband provider. Their model is to provide the Irish channels for free, and you can purchase access to an impressive 16 channels for €3.99 / month. For this you will get access to BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, VIVA, CBBC, CBeebies, Comedy Central Extra, Nickelodean, Nick Jr., Nick Toons, BBC News and Euro News.
We were impressed with the quality that aertv delivers the streaming TV and it’s more than good enough to watch on your laptop or connect it to your TV via an AppleTV over Airplay.
To watch Live GAA
Other free streaming websites
Watching TV online has never been easier ! If you know of any other streaming TV websites please let us know in the comments !