You are connected to the Internet and you can access movies, television programs, and sporting events FREE OF ANY CHARGE!
Please follow the directions below for the best viewing experience possible as of August 2014. Links are provided for your convenience.
IMPORTANT: Carefully install only the software listed below. During installation, uncheck any additional software that is wanting to be installed.
I. Computer Set-up
After installation of all software, access Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features on your computer and sort the list of installed programs by INSTALL DATE.
BE SURE you have not installed any other software other than the ones listed above.
There are many different sites to watch and/or download movies on the Internet for free.
The best ones are:
Movie4k.to is best when you want to stream a movie and not download it. When you find a movie you want to see, click on it.
A screen dedicated to the movie is revealed. On the left hand side, you will see a list of servers hosting a copy of the movie.
Of course, you can expect that many servers will delete movies once it is determined that their terms of service have been violated.
This particular movie was released in 2008 and uploaded to the Internet in 2009. Surprisingly, many of the servers listed to the left still have this movie available.
FAVORITE HOST SERVERS
Putlocker, Sockshare, Vodlocker, Clicktoview, Videobull
LEAST FAVORITE HOST SERVERS
Nowvideo, Novamov, FileNuke
My favorite host servers are ones that give me plenty of visible feedback on the control panel (ability to see video download advancing, etc.) They also tend to be the fastest.
Movie4k.to is extremely user friendly. Its SEARCH feature is more than adequate.
This site is popular for people who want to download a movie to their hard drive.
It requires Free Torrent Viewer to operate. (You should have already installed this software on your computer.)
This site requires you to be discerning. Take your time and be sure you are getting a good copy of the movie you want.
First, we will search Piratebay.org for the same movie, “The Dark Knight.”
At the top, you will see:
Type – Name (Order by: Uploaded, Size, ULed by, SE, LE) -View: Single / Double – SE – LE
These fields allow you to sort the search results.
CLICK ON SE. This sorts by NUMBER OF SEEDS.
After sorting SE, we see that there are many seeds for certain versions of this movie. Notice the SIZE of each movie file. The larger the size, the better the copy.
I prefer file sizes in the 800 megabyte – 1.5 gigabyte range because the clarity of the copy is great and it takes less time to download the file than much larger versions. If you have an awesome Internet connection and plenty of room for storage of the file, then maybe this is not an important consideration to you.
But for most people, the 800 – 1.5 sizes do nicely.
The first file listed in the SE sort meets both of my requirements (many seeds – faster download, and a file size I can store on my laptop.)
We will choose this file and proceed. This is the screen that shows when I click on it:
Right click on GET THIS TORRENT and select COPY LINK LOCATION.
Immediately open a browser and go to: Magnet2Torrent.com
Put your cursor in the PASTE MAGNET LINK HERE and hit Control – V to paste the link you copied from Piratebay.org. This Internet utility will automatically convert the magnet link into a usable torrent file.
IMPORTANT: Save these torrent files to your desktop for ease of access.
Open the Free Torrent Viewer.
Open the torrent file you downloaded in Free Torrent Viewer.
You will see the movie file begin the download process. Be patient, eventually you will notice the PROGRESS field begin to advance.
Wait for the download to complete.
When the download is completed, the STATUS field will change from “Downloaded” to “Seeding.”
IMPORTANT: At this time, right click the torrent file in Free Torrent Viewer and select “Remove.” (Stopping the process at this point keeps your computer from becoming “a seed” system. You are considered “a leech” by doing this…but who cares!)
The default directory where you can find your movie file is:
C:\Users\YOUR NAME\My Downloads
You can change this location in the settings of the Free Torrent Viewer application.
Using Piratebay.org takes some skill, but it really is easy.
III. Television Programs
There are three great websites to watch television programs. They are:
US TV Now is okay for live programming…but I do not use it because I hate commercials. And although the major networks are free to view, you can get “priority bumped” when there are many paying customers watching on the site. To watch the “premium channels” and not get bumped costs $20 a month. So even though I included this web site, it is best to not use it very often.
The first one, watchseries-online.ch, is MY FAVORITE! It has a feature that lists the last 350 episodes that have been uploaded to host servers.
These shows originate from four countries: England, Canada, Australia, and the USA.
I cannot rave enough about this website. I literally keep the 350 episode screen up throughout the day and refresh it from time to time, because new shows are always be uploaded.
When you click on a TV show on this site, you are provided a list of host servers you can choose.
Vodlocker and Videobull are the best. They are the fastest servers and provide a very nice control panel that shows how fast the program is downloading to your computer.
So, why did I give you a choice of two? Because if one should ever go down, then you have the other to choose from.
I hate to admit it, but I am addicted to watchseries-online.ch.
IV. Sporting Events
Want to watch any broadcasted sporting event in the world?
Simply go to wiziwig.tv.
Click on any sport that is currently in season, and you’ll see a daily line-up of available events.
I created this guide on June 12, 2012 and it is now 7:50 PM CDT.
Tonight is Game 4 of the NBA Finals, so let’s check that out.
Wow…look at all the choices I have to watch this game! Sometimes, you don’t get quite as many, but this offering of streams gives me three distinct choices.
By far, the very best stream is going to be AceStream (which you should have already installed on your computer.) What makes AceStream so great is that it combines the power of many streams to give you an incredible picture with little to no hesitation in the live broadcast. Here is a screen shot of the AceStream feed I am going to watch tonight.
It really doesn’t get any better than AceStream. You’ll be so glad you downloaded the free AceStream interface.
StreamTorrent (another software you should have already downloaded onto your computer) provides a decent broadcast platform, but it relies on a single stream for the feed.
A Flash broadcast is your last resort. Depending on the host server, you can get a decent picture…but I frequently find the live broadcast to overly buffer and stop often…which is annoying. Using Firefox with Adblock keeps the problems viewing a Flash broadcast down to a minimum.
All three of these stream types will launch automatically simply by clicking a PLAY NOW button of your choice on wiziwig.tv.
One day, TV and movie producers and their network studios will realize that those of us on the Internet will gladly watch commercials as long as the programming we want to see is provided free of charge.
Until they wise up, there are these wonderful web sites and associated software and utilities that allow people to enjoy video entertainment from around the world with a minimum of hassle and practically no chance of getting attacked by a computer virus.