TV online is now getting its much-deserved moment in the sun. A good number of people, however, are still not familiar with this new technology and its many benefits. So here are six (6) of the most frequently asked questions about world wide Internet TV:
What is World Wide Internet Television?
In essence it's the ability to watch live TV broadcasts on the Internet from anywhere around the world. Through a web portal or the use of a special program, anyone can watch TV broadcasts on their computers just like they do on a regular TV set. The only real requirement is steady Internet connection.
Why Would I Want to Watch TV on the Internet?
There are many reasons to watch TV on the Web. Expatriates and globetrotters would find online TV essential to keeping in touch with what's happening back home. People always on the go can still follow their favorite shows. The savings from using Internet TV services are quite substantial as well.
Is Internet TV another Bill I'll have to pay?
Not necessarily. There are many websites offering live streaming television broadcasts for free. Those that aren't free usually only ask for a small one-time membership fee but give even more channels in return. World wide Internet TV is much more cost-effective since you don't have to pay for cable or satellite TV subscription anymore. That can be around $ 1000 a year in savings!
Do I need to buy Any Special Hardware?
No. At the most you would only need to install special software on your computer to watch TV. Most computers today are more than capable of supporting live streaming videos. The service works best on DSL or Cable Internet services but almost any type of Internet connection will do.
How Many Channels Are Available?
You're typical $ 80 cable or satellite subscription can give you at the most 300 channels. A typical (free) world wide Internet service will have around 1500+ channels to choose from. Those with a small one-time fee will have around 3000+ channels from a lot of countries around the globe.
Can I Use It While Traveling?
Yes. The only real requirements are your laptop computer and uninterrupted Internet connectivity. This wouldn't be a problem in most civilized parts of world as Internet and Wi-Fi are extremely easy to come by.