Are you a huge fan of the CNN news channel, well if you are then this is just for you. CNN has suddenly decided that it’ll be wonderful to stream Live news online, throughout the day and on your iOS devices as well. Wonderful, I say. But, to take advantage of never having to enjoy that big screen News hour, you’ll have to pay a fee to your cable operator. Yeah, that’s the only bad thing, however it’s not like you’ll be paying a lot.
All you need to do is get enrolled with AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink or Verizon for a pay TV subscription and you’re good to go. Oh, and Indian users, we’ll have to dream a little harder. Jim Walton, President of CNN Worldwide says;
A principle goal for CNN is to make more of our content available to more people on more platforms, and CNN’s participation in the TV Everywhere initiative is another step forward in that effort. We have long believed that our growth depends on keeping CNN essential and relevant to consumers wherever they are.
For those of you who’re living the American dream, it just got better. You can also watch HLN online along with CNN, but before starting out, you’ll have to go to www.cnn.com/video and enter your Username and password provided by your cable operator. Once that’s set up, you’re ready to watch 24 hours of news streaming live. You also have the choice to watch CNN news on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch with the CNN app. According to the Press Release, about 10 million people have already downloaded the CNN app for iOS.
I just hope that we get to stream some channel, be it News or Entertainment before the apocalypse.
In this multimedia age, keeping yourself upto-dated with the latest happenings in the world is a very simple thing. We have loads of news sites and TV channels that dish out latest news and happenings from around the world to us. Keeping in mind the user trends, a large number of broadcasters are also scooping up audiences by putting live feeds of their channels on internet. Here is a list of live News Streams that you can watch on the internet without ever paying a penny:
Not such a favorite among Arab dictators but really a News channel worth watching. Plainly speaking it’s a very hard hitting form of Journalism coming directly from Middle East covering global issues. You can watch Al Jazeera’s live news stream on your desktop either with either the LiveStation app or you can also view the channel’s live feed by visiting their website.
Basically it’s an international broadcast that is partially funded by Russian government, it offers documentaries and latest news from around the world. This particular live news stream is tagged as a bit blatant as compared to the other Live channels available. So If you are looking to find a place where you can get the news from an entirely different perspective then RT Live news stream is the right place to tune-in.
C-SPAN is by far one of the best news channel for political junkies having an inkling for the latest happenings around the globe. The live streaming link of C-SPAN provides viewers an upto-date coverage of the latest news covering things like latest from Washington DC and power lobbies.
VLC media player is one of the most famous open source media players. Did you know that you can use VLC media player as a television and watch tv channels on it? In this post I will show you how you can do that with an easy tutorial. So, lets begin.
1. Open up VLC Media Player. Don’t have it installed? Download VLC player from here –> Link.
2. See the first option on the top? “Media”. Click it and then click the second last option from the drop down box, “Streaming”. 3. After clicking “Streaming” option, a new dialog box opens up which has 4 tabs. You have to select the third one –> “Network”.
4. Now you have opened the “Network” tab and have an empty box where you have to enter the network URL. For eg. rtsp://ss1c6.idc.mundu.tv:554/prf0/cid_4.sdp is the network URL of Aaj Tak. 5. After entering the network URL, click that downwards arrow(with the “Stream” button) and choose the “Play” option. Thats it. Some 15-20 seconds later you will be able to watch the channel you have given the network URL for.
For some unknown reasons, I was not able to take a perfect screenshot of the video but I hope you have understood the tutorial. Below are the network URLs of some available channels.
If you are addicted to TV then I am sure you would miss it wherever you go so why not to have TV facility on your gadgets such as iPod Touch 3G, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3G. There is an application called CoolStreaming for TV addicts which allows you to watch free webTV.
The CoolStreaming app very popular and is available for free. Cool Streaming app channels server available on web like few of the categories are educational, games, news generic, regional, HD, reality, weather, music etc.
Watching WebTV on your iPhone or iPod Touch would be more fun and easy with this application as it has few good features like:
Live streaming of hundreds of channels
Set favorite channel list
Check out exclusive channels
Browse TV channels by Country , recent or categories