You can listen to great music and watch entertaining shows online without running the risks involved with downloading or circulating them using networks that operate outside copyright law. The following sites provide free, legal music and shows. You can enjoy entertainment online, and do it with confidence.
Hulu – Hulu.com, a joint venture of NBC/Universal and Fox, is a free online video service that offers hit TV shows including Family Guy, 30 Rock, NBA and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and more.
Joost – Joost provides music, TV and movies, and allows you to search by title or category, or you can find suggestions from friends or people who share common interests.
Sling – Sling offers content from most of the major networks and studios including Warner, Sony, and MGM. The site also has videos from a number of smaller sources.
Music subscription services usually offer free trials, so you can try before you buy.
Audio Lunchbox – Audio Lunchbox strives to make the purchase of digital music quick, easy and affordable. Downloads are not restricted by DRM (Digital Rights Management).
eMusic – eMusic focuses on independent music and audio books. Its catalog includes music beyond the commercial mainstream and nearly 5,000 audio book titles.
Napster – Napster provides music on demand, allowing you to play just about any song you can think of, whenever you want, for one monthly fee. Napster adds hundreds of new releases every week.
Rhapsody – Rhapsody is a digital music service that lets you listen to whatever you want, wherever you are, without paying per track. Rhapsody membership plans start at less than the cost of a CD a month, so you can listen to as much music as you want without limits.
Netflix – Netflix subscribers have a choice of movie rental by mail or through instant online play, or both. The feature uses real-time playback technology that allows video to be viewed at virtually the same time it is being delivered to your computer.