How to get your local TV channel back?
If you’ve just switched from your cable TV provider to a streaming service, you might be surprised to find that the channels you’ve subscribed to are no longer available.
According to an analysis by research firm Digitimes, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have all suspended their streaming services for the time being, while other streaming providers like Hulu and Tubi TV have already said that they will be re-launching their services within a month.
So, how can you get the channels back?
Digitimes researchers have put together a handy guide on how to get all of your favourite channels back into your local Netflix and Hulu library.
The good news is that these channels are not currently being offered in Australia, but you can always stream them on your computer, which should be handy for those who want to browse through the channels without having to go to a specific TV channel.
If you’re on a mobile phone, it’s possible to watch the channels on the internet with the help of some of the streaming services available in the country.
To use the internet version, you’ll need to download the “internet streaming software” that Netflix and Amazon offer, as well as a “free Netflix trial” that you can sign up for.
You can find the exact download links here.
As a quick tip, if you’re a regular Netflix user, you may be wondering why you’re not seeing all of the channels that you’re used to seeing.
Netflix and Hulu have been quietly re-shaping their channels and removing some channels that were already available in Australia.
In the past, these channels included shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Law & Order, The X Factor, and House of Cards, among others.
But as the years go on, they’ve been shifting towards more traditional genres, including comedy and drama.
While some of these channels may not be returning to the original, you can still find some good TV shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy on the streaming service.
Now that you know how to access your favourite TV channels, here are some ways to watch them online without breaking the bank.
For those looking to save money, you could also find some great deals on Amazon and Netflix.
The Amazon Prime Video app offers a lot of good TV channels for $5 a month (though you’ll still have to buy some movies to watch online, which is a little annoying).
Amazon Prime Video also offers a great selection of movies and TV shows from Netflix, including the recently renewed season of Game of Thrones, as you can see in the image below.
The Netflix Instant service offers the best streaming service for those on a budget, with a selection of more than 200 movies and shows.
Netflix also offers access to its movies and television shows on its website, with an option to stream them from your computer.
For those who need a little more space to watch their favourite TV shows, you’re also able to subscribe to Amazon Prime Instant Video on your phone, which can stream shows and movies for $15 a month or more.
Amazon has also added a few new channels to its Prime Video lineup, which include shows like Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Doctor Who.
The service also offers an extensive library of movies, including films like The Lion King, The Hobbit, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
If you want a bit more entertainment in your pocket, you also can access the service via a mobile app.
These are just some of your options to watch your favourite content online, but there are plenty more options available online, so make sure you check out our guide to streaming TV to find the best deals.
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