Friday, April 27, 2012

Updated: Watch Free TV on your iPhone, iPad (Apple iOS) and Android devices - for Now

Updated 05/07/2012: The free TV watching site quickly changed it's name from ioslivetv.com to ioslivetv.net.  I updated the story to reflect this new URL. - Thanks to Bing in the comments section.

There are some apps like the ABC Player, NBCNBA Game Time Courtside or MLB.com Full Court that let you watch certain channels or events live, but the site http://www.ioslivetv.net will let you watch a large selection of channels from the US, UK, France, Germany and Italy—for free. Oh yeah and some porn thrown in as well


You can be assured that this site won't be around for long.  I checked and some channels appear to work and some don't.  The channels that did not work, display the "Dont' Play" symbol on the video area.

It seems that when the channels are live, they seem to suffer from traffic/bandwidth issue right now. The site has most of the popular channels and content available.


When they were playable, they displayed this screen.


The current United States channels are as follows:

  • WTSP (CBS East)
  • KCAL (CBS West)
  • NBC
  • ABC
  • KTLA (CW West)
  • WTVT (Fox East)
  • KTTV (Fox West)
  • Syfy
  • USA Network
  • A&E
  • Showtime Extreme
  • Cinemax
  • FX
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • FOX Soccer
  • TNT
  • History Channel
  • MTV
  • Food Network
  • Discovery Channel
  • CNN
  • FOX News
  • Spike
  • truTV
  • NBC Sports Network
  • Speed
  • History Channel en Español
  • National Geographic Mundo



The XXX channels include:
  • Hustler HD
  • Penthouse HD
  • Penthouse 2 HD
  • Redlight HD
  • Bluebird TV
Do you think any of the above will tolerate their content being aired beyond their control? Me neither, so look for this to dry up rather quickly.

This is not the first time that we have seen a site like this go live.  Back in 2010, shortly after the iPad went on sale, Filmon launched their site at http://www.filmon.com.  They had tons of Free broadcast channels from the U.S (Yes, some porn too).  The lawyers were on them like white on rice and they quickly because irrelevant as a free TV streaming service.

They quickly shifted their model to a subscription TV service with much different channels than the ones they started with.  Their site proudly proclaims "If you like Hulu Plus, TVCatchup and Zattoo for streaming movies you'll love Live TV on FilmOn.com".  FilmOn has both a Free iPhone app and an iPad app for their channels.  They are still out there trying to stay in the game.  So they gave in to the pressure and now a new player has entered the arena to try and make the content free.

I am sure the ioslivetv.net won't be the last to try to free TV from the home and make it common place on our mobile devices for free; as long as there are people who want to watch TV or porn for free on their iPad and iPhone.

Enjoy it while it lasts, if it's still available at all by the time you read this.

Enjoy other  (and legitimate) TV apps:


  • Bloomberg Anywhere
  • Bright House
  • Cablevision
  • Cox TV Connect for iPad
  • DirecTV iPad
  • Time Warner Cable TV
  • Hulu Plus


  • Share this post and/or site with someone you know whom has an IPad or iPhone.

    Carl W. Brooks

    1 comment:

    1. I tried to check this service out but seems like they've changed their domain from ioslivetv.com into ioslivetv.net, which is working without any problems. Cheers!

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