No money in the budget for a cable subscription? Fear not: As long as you've got internet, you can enjoy a wealth of free TV. Granted, you may not be able to binge-watch entire seasons, nor will you be able to access every show you want to see. But you might be surprised at how much content is available online, and how many options you have for viewing it. There are, of course, some limitations. Many networks, for example, won't let you stream unless you're a paid cable or satellite subscriber. And as with broadcast television remember that? Let's take a look at some the best free, legal ways to indulge your inner coach-potato. Crackle Sony's is an ad-supported streaming service, one that offers mostly movies, but also some TV shows -- including some original content. It's available on a wide variety of devices and doesn't even require you to set up an account, though doing so enables you to save favorites, get recommendations and resume playback if you switch between devices. Crackle offers some solid TV viewing options, all free of charge. Just plan on sitting through the occasional commercial interruption. Where you can watch: is extensive. The service offers apps for all mobile platforms, and major streaming devices, and it's even baked into many smart. It does not offer the option to download movies for offline viewing. Hoopla Digital Got a library card? Check to see if your library has partnered with. This digital-media service allows you to check out all kinds of stuff -- including TV shows. Your library determines the total number of titles you can borrow each month. What you can watch: Hoopla's TV selection is something of a hodge-podge, with a smattering of well-known shows mixed in with a lot of lesser-known self-help, documentary and family fare. Many Ken Burns documentaries are available as well. Where you can watch: Hoopla content can be viewed on your PC in a browser, or on Android or iOS devices. Surprisingly, Hoopla's mobile apps offer not only streaming, but also a download option for offline viewing. Just fire up the Fox Now app and stream it on-demand. At least, that's the idea. Many networks won't let you stream shows unless you have a valid account with a cable or satellite provider. Unless you can supply valid sign-in credentials, you can't stream. So, yes, the availability of free TV varies dramatically from one network to another and even one show to another. And the BBC America site has only seasons 1 and 2. Elementary, indeed: If I want season 4, I'll have to pay for it. Where you can watch: This also varies dramatically. Most streaming boxes and sticks afford access to most networks, but it can be hit-and-miss. The CW, for example, has channels available for and Roku; TBS does not. What's more, download options are few and far between, so don't expect to be watching shows offline unless you pay for them. Tubi TV The name belies 's content: The service offers considerably more movies than it does TV shows, but that's not to say you shouldn't check out its extensive library. Similar to Crackle, this ad-supported network is available on a wide variety of devices and doesn't require an account, though doing so enables you to save favorites and resume playback if you switch between devices. Tubi TV offers plenty to watch, but maybe not so much you actually want to watch. Where you can watch: Tubi TV's rivals that of Crackle. The service offers apps for Android and iOS, the major game consoles and streaming devices, and some Samsung TVs. It does not offer the option to download content for offline viewing. Yahoo View Although has a smattering of movies, the big focus is on TV shows. It has lots of them, thanks to a , and you don't need a Yahoo account to get in. Indeed, this is perhaps the most abundant source of free online TV. Yahoo View offers a lot of free TV powered by Hulu -- and commercials , but no good way to watch it on the big screen or your mobile device. That's no longer the case, but Yahoo View has picked up the mantle, offering nearly every show in Hulu's library -- though not always as many episodes, and still with commercials. For example, View has only the while Hulu offers the entire current season. Where you can watch: For the moment, Yahoo's TV selection appear to be web-only. Although there are mobile Yahoo View apps, they sling only clips -- no movies or TV shows. I was unable to find a list of supported devices or platforms. Editor's note: This story was originally published on Feb.