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TV on Linux? You bet!

written by: Michael Dougherty•edited by: Eric Stallsworth•updated: 8/28/2011

I haven't subscribed to a satellite or digital cable service in years. Internet TV on Linux. Here's how.

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    Old TV It has been well over 10 years since I last had cable TV. I always viewed it as an unnecessary household expense and missed out on some of the best shows in television history. Well, no more. Over the past few years I have discovered that not only can I watch what I want online using a Linux PC but I have complete freedom of when I watch it. Lets take a look at some of the programs and websites that, over the years, have allowed me to catch all my favorite shows via the internet on my Linux PC free of charge.

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    Application Based Online TV

    Boxee: Movies, TV Shows and Video from the Internet on your TV. Boxee is an excellent media player in it's own right. It does an excellent job of playing your archived movies and TV shows. The real beauty of Boxee though is the various plugins available that allow you to watch TV, online, anytime. These plugins include Justin.TV, MLB.TV, BBC and many more.

    Miro: Miro is simply a program created by combining FireFox, VLC and Vuze into one. It allows you to search, download and play your favorite TV shows right from the main Miro interface. With a simplified interface and a plethora of easy to find multimedia, Miro is an excellent choice for anyone who likes to keep all their Internet TV in one place on their Linux PC.

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    Browser Based Online TV

    Internet TV on a Linux PC chrome tv: Chrome TV is free plug-in to watch online TV direct from your browser. With more than 3,000 TV channels from all over the world, this is best way to easily watch TV on your computer. All the channels you love – sports, music, news, movies, lifestyle, entertainment, movies and more – in one small icon on your browser.

    tv chrome: TV Chrome is the TV Extension for Google Chrome. Watch TV directly from your Chrome Browser, it’s Easy & Free! 2780 Live TV Channels sorted by country & by category, the TV-CHROME allow you to watch thousands of TV channels freely available on the internet. powered by the biggest and most up to date database.

    TV-FOX: TV Add-on for Firefox - Watch TV directly from your Firefox Browser, 2780 Live TV Channels sorted by country & category, the TV-FOX allow you to watch thousands of TV channels freely available on the internet. powered by the biggest and most up to date database.

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    My Internet TV Bookmarks

    Have a website where you watch Internet TV on Linux? Share with the other readers VIA the comments form following the article.

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    As you can see there are ample locations on the internet where you can watch TV. From old black and white movies to the most recent episodes of your favorite show, the Internet has your TV needs covered.


  • Author's own experience.