Being able to watch TV on computer monitors or laptops is a great way to get all the entertainment you need from your PC with just an internet connection. However, the satellite TV on your computer market is large, and as such there are many packages available, some highly recommended, whereas others a complete waste of money.
As well as having a range of channels to watch, the channels available need to be from some of the major networks; else you are not getting value for money. These include the likes of BBC, NBC, CNBC, FOX, and ESPN, plus many more popular networks. You will also more than likely want to watch live sport on your PC, the latest movies, music, educational, news, weather, shopping channels, for example, so should pay attention to the networks the satellite TV software provides and the genres covered.
If you have a relatively slow internet connection you may also need to check whether the software will run smoothly. The software I recommend works even on the slowest of internet connections, though some of the satellite TV software available does not. Furthermore, the software should work without any need for further software or hardware that can cost you more money than you originally expected.
Although some people expect to pay a monthly fee for satellite TV on their computer, the software I use actually costs just one low price. This can obviously save you a lot of money in the long-run, should you choose reliable software.
For those of us that are not very computer savvy you may also want to make sure the software is easy to setup. Having got the software up and running you can then simply load the software to watch the television channel of your choosing.
One of the questions I'm commonly asked is whether the software is legal. Although I can not comment on every satellite PC software available, I can say that the software that I recommend is 100% legal and involves no hacking or cracking.