On your computer - go to
I've found MOST INTERNET LINKS DO NOT ALLOW ME TO ACCESS MANY U.S. CHANNELS FROM COSTA RICA
Since it does work in many other countries, what I think is PERHAPS it has something to do with Costa Rica not having any real/tight Copyright laws???? BUT - USTVNow.com DOES work (MOST of the time [ahhhh the broken up/unstable/sucky internet in Costa Rica])!!!
HOW DO I VIEW IT?
USTVNow is mainly for you computer - Just Sign Up!!!! But they offer other versions
WHO CAN JOIN?
I believe it's SUPPOSED to American's living in the U.S. or outside - BUT - I don't remember having to sign my life away that I am an American Citizen - just I THINK (I did it 2 or so years ago and don't have such a good memory) it asked if I was a U.S. Citizen - so . . . . .
IS IT RECORDED OR LIVE?
It's LIVE - aired from a Pennsylvania station so on EST!!!!
MAN THAT SCREEN IS SMALL (my eyes aren't that great!)
You can also enlarge it to your full computer screen by pressing on the little box in the bottom right corner on the bar where the volume is.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The main channels (ABC, CBS, NBC) plus CW, Fox and PBS - low resolution quality (which has been fine on my computer) are FREE
WHEN FIRST JOINING:
For 1 month you will be able to enjoy the free service in hi resolution using your computer or our optimized interfaces for the iPad, iPhone, Android and Roku.
AFTER THE FIRST MONTH ON THE FREE PLAN:
You will be able to watch only on your computer and it will be in low resolution. If you still want to have the first month upgraded features you will have to upgrade to a paid plan, which includes not only the networks mentioned above but also the top cable TV channels.
You can also upgrade sooner to a paid plan witch includes our cable channels and a DVR. No credit card info is required to sign-up for the free plan.
All Channel Plan withOUT DVR (digital video recorder) (this is cool as I didn't know about the smaller plans!)
1 Day Pass - $2.99
3 Day Pass - $6.99 ($2.33/day)
1 Week Pass - $15 ($2.14/day)
Monthly Subscription Promo price of $19/month for the first 3 months and $29 thereafter
All Channel Plan WITH DVR (digital video recorder)
Monthly Subscription Promo price of $29/month for the first 3 months and $44 thereafter
Holiday Weekend Special All Channels + DVR for 6 months $24.95/month and $44 thereafter-offer available till end of weekend
You can cancel or switch plans at any time including the Holiday Weekend plan. Monthly plans automatically renew but you can cancel anytime in order not to be billed again when your current 30 day period has expired.
WHAT ABOUT HBO, SHOWTIME+?
For more channels including HBO and SHOWTIME, see USTVNow's Premium Plans with up to 200 channels and HD which start at $99/Month. These plans use a different system.
GETTING USTVNow ON YOUR TV:
You are able to watch USTVnow on any web enabled TV that supports Internet browsing. TVs with the capability to connect to the Internet are called smart TVs. Although all smart TVs connect to the internet not all support web browsing browsing, and hence USTVnow. All smart TVs, from manufacturers from such as Sony or Samsung allow you to connect to the web through apps but only those that also allow you to freely browse the internet (web enabled) work with USTVnow. Web enabled smart TVs are usually $300 more expensive than smart TVs that don't allow free browsing.
OTHER NON-MAJOR U.S. NETWORK TV SHOWS:
OMGoddess!! I JUST discovered:
It has some U.S. tv channels - INCLUDING the "Food Network" (2 versions!!!) and "Home and Green Living" and a BUNCH of other things that evidently are "Live" somewhere or recorded!!! The Wikipedia on it says - FilmOn free and pay subscription packages include access to over 500 live streaming TV channels and video on demand channels, which includes programming in multiple languages. Channel lineup varies in each country where it can be received. BUT - they do NOT have the basics - CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox. BUT - they have SOOOOO MUCH MORE!!!!
I JUST discovered this channel, so more coming!! It seems REALLY COOL!!!
AND - it looks like it's FREE (with ads of course) - OR - you can get it AD FREE where you can watch in HD and record for $20/month for the U.S. channels (unsure what that means as it shows British TV
For more on FilmOn check out:
MANY people are subscribing to some sort of service called a
VPN = Virtual Private Network
and I THINK what it does is hides the IP address from where you are so you can see things on U.S. tv (and anywhere else including Canadian and British tv stations as well as YouTube and LOTS of other programs just on the internet) that normally would give you some sort of message that you can not view whatever from your Country.
Costa Rica is blocked a LOT since they do NOT have the Copyright protection many are wanting.
Here's a more technical description of it (I'm clueless as I'm a MEGA Technophobe!!)
Many of the people I know use
Some people use:
which gives you a UK IP address - but it looks like it's JUST for PC•Windows - specifically XP/Vista/7 people (I'm a Mac baby!). They have a free version - but it has ads (which many people seem to complain about) - or their Elite Access which has no ads but will cost you (it's not letting this Mac go further with it to get the price).