When I use the word free, it assumes that you have a device that will run the free software, and an fairly quick internet connection.
You do not have to purchase anything. You can download and run the XBMC (X Box Media Center) software on almost any computer - or your phone/tablet (*may need to be jailbroken (see below)). You do not have to own an XBOX.
XBMC with Navi-X has loads of content, but it can take a while to find out what you are looking for. Its like walking into a new hotel room and trying to understand what is available on the tv. The available content is from all over the planet, and all the content is free (live tv, current movies, sports, Pay Per View Events and more).
Is it legal? Clearly a lot of online content is probably posted without proper permission. What you watch is up to you. I have not heard of anyone that has been arrested for watching streaming content that they did not pay for.
>> Install a web interface for even more detailed interaction
Here are the top 5 video addons:
videobull, simplymovies, iwatchonline, los movies, z movieshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?
You can add netflix and hulu via the bluecop repo.
Remote control app for androidhttps://play.google.com/store/
- or just look for xbmcRemote for iphone
and yes, it will do PVR (recording of shows like TIVO)
If you are installing OpenELEC on a Raspberry Pi, their forums are here.
>> $4 Navi-X on Android/Google play
>> XBMC on jailbroken iOS
>> More how-to videos
>> Top 5 XBMC addons on Quora