The newest ways to watch your favorite shows
Somewhere between DVR, HD and channel twelve billion, watching TV got confusing. Luckily, we've found some new services that actually make it easier to navigate the technology to find the shows we love.
Clicker Think of this website as your one-stop-shop for TV on the Web. Rather than clicking back and forth between sites like Hulu and iTunes, Clicker shows (and links to) all the places--free and paid--you can watch a program online. We're not ready to trash our flat-screens any time soon, but we love it for catching stuff we missed (or misrecorded) the first time around.
Instant Watcher If you've got Netflix Watch Instantly, you know how difficult it can be to find what you want. Instantwatcher.com aggregates and sorts Netflix's offerings, making it easier to browse streamable movies and TV shows--by genre, newness, expiration date, critics' picks, etc.
Remote DVR Apps Ever realize, too late, that you forgot to program the DVR? No more with new, free apps that let you schedule recordings from afar via your computer or phone. Just this week, TiVo launched an iPad app for managing your account on the go, and many television service providers--like Time Warner Cable, Verizon Fios, DIRECTV and Comcast--have similar offerings.