Some Ways to Watch TV without Paying a Subscription Fee

Now that we’re all being forced to spend a lot more time indoors due to both the weather and the pandemic situation, it could be very easy to run out of things to watch. So why not try something new? Here are some of the things I recommend that you can watch for free.

The ITV Hub:

ITV houses so many of their programmes on the Hub, whether its dramas, reality shows or even game shows, and as long as you don’t watch it live, you don’t need to pay for a TV licence. My favourite channel is ITV3, because I love a murder mystery, and the ITV Hub has loads of new ones, as well as the classics like Agatha Christie’s Marple and Poirot.

All 4:

All 4 proudly advertises itself as the UK’s largest free streaming service, and to be fair there is a lot to get your teeth stuck into. Channel 4 have made a lot of 4 part box sets, such as National Treasure, Kiri, and It’s a Sin (which is 5 parts, but it’s so amazing you’re thankful for that extra episode), which are good for getting a dose of drama without having to commit a lot of your time. There’s also a lot of great comedy shows, from both the UK and America.

UKTV Play:

Here you can find programmes from the channels Dave, Yesterday and Drama, so whether you want comedies, documentaries, or (you’ve guessed it) dramas, you can find some great ones here. Dave has some hilarious original comedy shows which I love, such Taskmaster, which was so good Channel 4 bought it for the 10th series.

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Hello, I'm Eleanor, and I'm a 3rd-year Architecture student. Although this keeps me very busy, in my spare time I like dancing and watching TV. I'll be sharing my experiences of university so far, so that you don't have to make the same mistakes I do!

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