All the major networks have been providing TV on demand for sometime now, but what does each network channel offer. All the major networks ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, all have their own unique on demand system and some are streaming more TV shows than others. This guide sheds light on the current situation of network streaming TV. (Who still watches TV shows when they originally air?) I’ve been prone to watch all my TV streaming from online.
Fox on Demand
Fox probably has some of the best offerings of all the network channels offering video on demand. This means you can watch shows like â€œ24â€, â€œPrison Breakâ€, â€œThe Loopâ€, â€œK-Villeâ€, â€œBonesâ€, â€œAmerican Dadâ€, â€The Simpsonsâ€, â€œMad TVâ€ and most of their primetime broadcasts.
Iâ€™ve had a few problems getting the channels to stream without stopping, but maybe my internet is just not up to speed?
ABC on Demand
They are currently streaming their top network shows on demand. This includes â€œUgly Bettyâ€, â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomyâ€, â€œMen in Treesâ€, â€œDesperate Housewivesâ€, and â€œBrothers & Sistersâ€. Other, older shows are also available, including â€œAccording to Jimâ€, â€œThe Bronx is Burningâ€, â€œDay Breakâ€, â€œFashionista Diariesâ€, â€œFat Marchâ€, â€œKnights of Prosperityâ€, â€œThe Nineâ€, â€œGH Nightshiftâ€, â€œOctober Roadâ€, â€œSix Degreesâ€, â€œVoicemailâ€, and â€œWhat About Brianâ€.
Through my experience with Abcâ€™s on demand service, it works well. As long as you have a decent internet connection, shows should stream flawlessly.
CBS on Demand
They are currently showingâ€œBig Brotherâ€, â€œCSIâ€, â€œCSI: Miamiâ€, â€œCSI: NYâ€, â€œHow I Met Your Motherâ€, â€œJerichoâ€, â€œNCISâ€, â€œNumb3rsâ€, the â€œPower of 10â€, â€œRules of Engagementâ€, â€œSharkâ€, â€œSurvivorâ€, and â€œThe Unitâ€. They also include on their lineup â€œAs the World Turnsâ€, â€œThe Guiding Lightâ€, and â€œThe Young and the Restlessâ€.
Iâ€™m not a big fan of the soaps, but I can see how this is a big advantage to those who have to miss them regularly because of work. Is there even any other reason to watch CBS anymore besides online?
NBC on Demand
I didnâ€™t find NBCâ€™s offering quite as good as the other network channels. They seem to be lacking on shows on demand. They do have â€œThe Tonight Showâ€, â€œHeroesâ€, â€œ30 Rockâ€, and a couple other shows, but I would expect them to increase this lineup in time.