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Watch network TV online with Prime Time Rewind

by Brad Linder, posted Mar 4th 2008 6:05PM
Prime Time Rewind
Pretty much every network has full episodes of at least a few shows online. You can go to ABC, NBC, CBS, or FOX web sites and click around until you find the show you're looking for and start watching. But one of my pet peeves has always been that there's no one place where you can find every show, even if you don't know what network it airs on. Prime Time Rewind addresses that problem by creating a one-stop web site that's sort of like a cross between TV Guide and TiVo. But it's slightly less useful than either of those things.

What Prime Time Rewind does is present every network show that's available on the face of a cube. You can shift the cube side to side to see what's on each network. Or you can shift it up and down to find comedy or drama programs sorted by category.

When you click on a program, it will start playing directly from the network web site. In fact, the network web site will open up on your screen while the Prime Time Rewind navigation options will hang out in a sidebar. That's a really smart move, because it means you're basically visiting the network web site and viewing the videos exactly as the networks want you to. Thus, there's no good reason to sue Prime Time Rewind.

If the cube thing isn't doing it for you, you can also just type the name of a show into the search box to see if it's available. The biggest problem with the service is that there's no easy way to search for a particular episode from the Prime Time Rewind website. So if you're watching a show that's available on another site like Hulu, you might have an easier time finding what you're looking for there.

[via ReadWriteWeb]

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AOL Video has been surprisingly helpful in finding good quality individual episodes....found the Without A Trace/CSI crossover episode , and some Kitchen Nightmare episodes over there...

March 05 2008 at 3:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mike m

or you can just use redlasso...and look locally....like i do...that way you can watch ny news even if you're in fl, ny tv airings(like jericho) that aren't pre-empted even if you're in the UK, or even watch san fran airings(or many others) just because you want to.

March 05 2008 at 1:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Fox on Demand is great. They offer pretty much their entire prime-time schedule.

March 05 2008 at 8:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


March 05 2008 at 1:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
C. Hernandez

I agree. It's like Hulu only annoying!

March 04 2008 at 9:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael L

Looks like a simple rehash of existing content with a crude Flash Player interface. I wonder what Hulu will think of this? (I'm sticking with Hulu. 233 videos viewed and climbing!)

March 04 2008 at 9:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why is FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS under "action" and not "drama"?

March 04 2008 at 7:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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