Watch free TV and movies online

On-demand internet streaming is all the rage and while Netflix is the flavour of the moment, it’s handy to know that there are still a number of free online video streaming websites available. Each of the five major free-to-air television stations in Australia has its own website where you can catch up on your favourite TV shows and watch movies on your computer or device.

How to watch ABC iView

ABC iView is the ABC’s free online player. The television shows are streamed directly to your computer, so even though the service is free, it is a good idea to note that you are using your internet data. You can watch the most recent one or two episodes of currently airing shows, just in case you missed one. There are also hundreds of older shows in the archive, with full seasons available for you to enjoy at your leisure. You can watch the programs featured on the homepage, look for your program in an alphabetical list, or use the search box in the top of the page to find your program.

How to watch SBS on Demand

SBS on Demand gives you free access to SBS programs, movies and live events. You can stream the shows or movies to your computer – the only cost is to your download limit. There is also a large back catalogue of past programs, so you can browse through documentaries, foreign films and more. You can find your television program or watch a movie by clicking the icon that feature three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen. Once you have found a program you want to watch, click the arrow on the icon to begin playing.

How to watch Plus7

Channel 7’s catch up TV is hosted at the Plus 7 website. You can find new and popular shows on the homepage, or click the ‘Browse A–Z’ tab to find your show by name. If you click a show on the homepage the latest episode will start to play automatically. If you click on a show from the A–Z list then you will need to choose an episode from the list on the right hand side of the page. Once you click an episode, it will begin to play automatically.

How to watch 9Jumpin

You can watch Channel Nine catch up TV on the ninemsn website. The most recent shows and the shows which are about to expire will be available from the homepage. If you wish to look for a particular show, you can either browse the selection by using the ‘Find a Show’ search bar in the top right hand corner of the page. Once you have clicked on a show look through the list to find the episode you wish to watch. Then, click the arrow on the video and your program will play automatically.

How to watch Ten Play

Channel Ten hosts its catch up videos at the Ten Play website. You can browse the videos casually or, if you sign up for an account, you can save your favourite shows into playlists to make them easier to find next time. If you are simply browsing, you can find your show by name or genre. Once you have clicked on a show, click on the ‘Episodes’ tab. Next, click the tab number relating to the season you wish to watch. Scroll through the available episodes to find the one you wish to watch, and click ‘Watch Episode’. Your video will begin to play automatically.


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Amelia Theodorakis
Amelia Theodorakis
A writer and communications specialist with eight years’ in startups, SMEs, not-for-profits and corporates. Interests and expertise in gender studies, history, finance, banking, human interest, literature and poetry.
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