There are two safe ways to watch tv on your computer. One is installing some hardware devices such as PC tuner card or downloading tv software in just a few seconds.
If you want to watch TV on your computer this way then you will need to buy a TV tuner card with some additional equipment. Using a TV tuner card will turn your computer into a TiVo where you can record. The only downside is that TV tuner card are expensive. You will only have access to basic cable.
To get any satellite channels you will have to subscribe to a satellite TV provider and pay monthly subscription
2. TV Software
TV Software are software that will let you watch over a 1000 channels for paying one time small fee that usually range between twenty to fifty bucks. All you have to do is download the software and installed it. This usually will takes you just a few minutes at the most. You will get a list of what is on and will be able to watch your favorite sports or sitcom. Also you will be able to watch satellite TV channels without having to pay monthly subscription.
Some of these TV software will actually let you record what you are watching that is free of charge just like a TiVo.
If you are going to watch TV on your computer by this method all you need is a computer with a reliable internet connection. So make sure you have a reliable fast internet connection.
Source by Chase Young