I was quite remiss in mentioning two additional ways to watch television shows for free.
The first is to rent DVDs and VHS tapes from your local library. This won’t work for everyone – not all library systems have the financial resources to buy lots of DVDs. But you may be surprised what your local library does have. Check them out.
The second works better for sports than regular TV shows – going out to local bars, clubs, and lounges to watch TV. Though it isn’t as comfortable as sitting on your living room couch, it adds a group dimension to your viewing.