Not so long ago, it was impossible to have access to live streams from some of the leading broadcasters in the world unless you were within the regions of their jurisdiction, and you had an active subscription to one of their services. However, this has changed in the past few years – thanks to improved internet speeds and streaming services.
Currently, you don’t have to tie yourself to a TV provider for you to have access to quality live TV streams online. Services such as Satellite Streams, WWITV and Freeintertv has ensured that you are not short of options when you want to catch up with your favorite shows online.
Here is a brief look at each of them, highlighting their pros and cons and when it would be best to use any of them.
Satellite Streams is by far one of the best free TV streaming portals currently available for those who desire not to pay for TV subscriptions. With it comes a myriad of TV channels from around the world, including sports, news, current affairs, entertainment, and documentary channels. Some of the most common live streams in this portal include NBC News, Sky News, CBS News, Al Jazeera, Euronews, KTLA, and France 24 amongst others.
The service is not geo-locked, and this means that all you need is an internet-enabled device and a decent internet connection and you will be good to go. As such, it allows you to access some of the live streams that may be locked only to certain countries or regions.
The interface of the portal is quite intuitive and you don’t have to struggle in searching and locating the live streams you want. Just below the main page, there is a list of all the available channels for live streaming, and all you need to do is click on the particular one you are interested in and start live streaming the shows.
It is also important to point out that you the streams are of very decent quality, featuring clear images at 1080p and very clear audios. Unless you have a very poor internet connection, you will not have to worry about content buffing since once the streams being, they continue so smoothly without any interruption.
Not a lot can be said about the cons of Satellite Streams. Perhaps the notable drawback is that when your internet connection is poor, then you may have a hard time getting quality streams. But all in all, it is a very decent streaming service and you will find most of the popular streams from the leading networks available.
WWITV is another free streaming service you can always use when you want to get access to quality streams without subscribing to any pay television provider. The service doesn’t lay ownership claim to any content you find on the website, but they are availed to help users search for and access media from different broadcasting houses around the world. Most of the live streams are primarily in English, though there are others available in other languages such as French, Arabic, Italian, Indian, Russian, and Spanish.
In terms of content, WWITV organizes its content such that you can easily search for live streams according to countries. It has a scroll down menu with all the countries showing the number of live streams available for the various countries. All you have to do is select a country from where you would wish to watch the live stream and then choose the specific live stream you are interested in. The organization is quite decent and super intuitive, further adding to the experience of using the portal as a free streaming service.
Other than the streams being organized according to countries, you can also make selection based news channels, language, religion and webcam streams. As such, its options are quite in-depth compared to Satellite Streams. Otherwise, they score almost the same in terms of the quality of the streams and the great number of the available streams. For example, the streams are quite steady if you have a decent internet connection and also, you will not have to worry about ads interrupting your viewing experience.
The other difference you will notice between WWITV and Satellite Streams is that the former shows the number of users online, with the specific number of people watching the various. This may not be of any apparent importance, but the latter doesn’t have it, and sometimes it is good to know that you are not the only one watching the live streams online.
This is another free live TV streaming service you can turn to if you don’t want to spend any money on paid subscriptions. Of all the three, it appears to be the most comprehensive one, not just in terms of available live streaming channels, but also in terms of the layout and the search functionality.
The interface is nicely designed, and it makes it very easy for every user to search and locate the streams they are interested in. Users can search for live streams based on countries, categories or new vs old channels. This is very comprehensive and it helps you locate the content you need as fast as possible. It is unlike the first two where the search functionality is very basic and you may take time to locate the streams you want. Again, Freeintertv makes it easy to explore all the available live streams so that you always have a variety of what you want to watch.
The other notable difference between Freeintertv and the previous two is its customization options. IT allows you to make a list of all your favorite live streams so that you don’t have to search afresh every time you log into the site. In addition to making a list of your preferred channels, you also have the ability to chat with other online users who might be watching the same streams as you.
This kind of interaction is very important and makes live streaming more interesting since you can always share with others your views or opinions about the streams you are currently watching. Finally, Freeintertv allows you to submit feedback about the experience you had on the website. This is to help them improve their services so that you can continue enjoying all the streams you get from the site.