Already I can watch older TV shows online for free, and more ways to watch streaming channels are cropping up each day.
I've been watching Joost.com for some time now. They are an Internet startup by the boys who brought us Skype, so they have some history in the field. And things seem to be picking up nicely for them.
...a new way of watching TV on the internet. With Joost, you get all the things you love about TV, including a high-quality full-screen picture, hundreds of full-length shows and easy channel-flipping.
You get great internet features too, such as search, chat and instant messaging, built right into the program - so you find shows quickly and talk to your friends while you watch. And with no schedules to worry about, you can watch whatever you want, whenever you like - as often as you want. Joost is completely free, and works with most modern PCs and Intel Mac-based computers
Joost has been in Beta mode for some time now, and I haven't been able to get an invite, till today.
I've been taking a look at it and it looks like it might really present some solid options for television viewing.
I like that it offers me viewing from other countries, and that it also includes independent films that you just cannot see on regular cable channels.
This is one I want to keep my eyes on.
If you want an invitation to try out the Beta version of Joost, I have some free ones to give away. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll see what I can do for you.
I may just be ready to cut the cable TV.