If you weren't able to snag your parents' old television or can't afford a TV for both your bedroom and the common area, don't fret. Signing up for a Netflix account for $7.99 a month (or using your parents' account for free) provides access to a massive library of movies and TV shows that you can watch on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Hulu Plus (also $7.99 per month) lets you watch hit TV shows on all of your devices. Amazon Prime Instant Video also offers an array of TV and movie choices for viewing via computer, tablet and smartphone.
If you don't feel like coughing up the cash for one of these services, you can browse a smaller library of content through free streaming sites such as Crackle or Project Free TV.
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