Tech Tips: How to Turn your PC into a TV

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Having a TV is cool, but what if you were in a place or situation where you couldn’t access one? Fret not. You can actually turn your PC into a TV!

Many of us are used to watching YouTube videos and the likes on our computers, but not our favourite TV shows. But thankfully, computers are now of better quality, providing us with more options than ever.

People are starting to move away from traditional TV sets to using their PCs to watch their favourite shows, stream movies and media.

In this post, we found you a few ways to go about turning your PC into a TV.

Watch the Station Online

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Streaming directly from the Internet is the easiest way to watch your favourite TV shows on your PC. Many local stations as well as some major networks stream the latest episodes of their shows for free on their websites. So you only need to connect to these websites and stream away.

Additionally, to enjoy seamless streaming, you definitely need a strong Internet connection.

Using Subscription Services

If you are a cable or satellite subscriber, you can access several networks by signing into their sites with your subscription information.

This is way better than streaming local channels. You may have to pay extra for subscription, but you would be enjoying access to a wide range of stations. Video-on-Demand (VoD) platforms such as  IrokoTv, Showsmax, iBakaTv, iFlix, and Netflix are perfect examples .

Using a TV Tuner
A TV Tuner
A TV Tuner

A TV tuner is basically a plug-in (USB or internally via PCI) that allows you to connect your antenna or cable box to your computer. You can then use your computer to view programmes for free over the air digital TV.

The tuners fixed internally are usually considered better quality. However, they have to be setup to work. Some tuners actually allow you record and save footage/programmes to watch later.

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