If you can’t access MeTV with an antenna, I’ve found the best free options to keep watching your favorite classic TV shows.
MeTV provides a network program schedule on its website.
I printed it out, reviewed the more than 50 shows the channel airs and then searched free streaming apps to see if they had the same shows.
These Free Streaming Services Carry the Same Shows as MeTV
What I learned is that free streaming apps carry some of the most popular content that MeTV offers, including:
- The Honeymooners
- The Andy Griffith Show
- The Dick Van Dyke Show
But I also discovered that some free streaming apps are a lot better than others.
From my research, the free streaming service Pluto TV carried about 20 of the more than 50 total shows from MeTV’s schedule. Pluto TV was followed closely by Tubi.
I recommend that you download both apps because some of the shows on Tubi aren’t on Pluto TV.
Amazon’s Freevee and Peacock’s free tier also featured some shows from MeTV’s schedule, but fewer than Pluto TV and Tubi.
Here’s a chart that summarizes my findings:
|MeTV SCHEDULE||PLUTO TV||TUBI||FREEVEE||PEACOCK (FREE)|
|Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Alfred Hitchcock Presents|
|Bugs Bunny and Friends|
|Carol Burnett and Friends|
|Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.|
|Green Acres||Green Acres||Green Acres|
|Have Gun, Will Travel|
|In the Heat of the Night||In the Heat of the Night||In the Heat of the Night|
|Kolchak: The Night Stalker|
|Land of the Giants|
|Leave It to Beaver||Leave It to Beaver|
|Lost in Space|
|Mission Impossible||Mission Impossible|
|My Three Sons|
|Perry Mason||Perry Mason||Perry Mason|
|Peter Gunn||Peter Gunn||Peter Gunn||Peter Gunn|
|Petticoat Junction||Petticoat Junction||Petticoat Junction||Petticoat Junction|
|Popeye and Pink Panther’s Party|
|Saved by the Bell|
|Star Trek: Original|
Classic Horror & Sci-Fi Movie
|The A-Team||The A-Team|
|The Alfred Hitchcock Hour|
|The Andy Griffith Show||The Andy Griffith Show|
|The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show||The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show|
|The Beverly Hillbillies||The Beverly Hillbillies||The Beverly Hillbillies||The Beverly Hillbillies|
|The Big Valley|
|The Dick Van Dyke Show||The Dick Van Dyke Show||The Dick Van Dyke Show||The Dick Van Dyke Show||The Dick Van Dyke Show|
|The Flintstones||The Flintstones|
|The Fugitive||The Fugitive|
|The Honeymooners||The Honeymooners||The Honeymooners|
|The Rifleman||The Rifleman||The Rifleman||The Rifleman||The Rifleman|
|The Three Stooges||The Three Stooges||The Three Stooges|
|The Time Tunnel|
|The Tom and Jerry Show|
|The Twilight Zone||The Twilight Zone|
|The Waltons||The Waltons|
|Toon In With Me|
|Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea|
|Wanted: Dead or Alive||Wanted: Dead or Alive||Wanted: Dead or Alive|
PLEASE NOTE: Shows come and go from streaming services all the time, and MeTV’s network schedule can also change. I plan to update this chart regularly.
The great thing about these free streaming services is that you can watch on your terms. Episodes are typically available to stream on demand, so you’re not tied to the live TV schedule.
Free streaming services are supported by advertising, but they run fewer ads than broadcast TV.
And it’s important to remember that whenever you’re streaming, whether it’s a free or paid service, a high-speed internet connection is required.
Live TV Services That Carry MeTV
If these free streaming services don’t offer enough of the MeTV content that you enjoy watching, there are two low-cost streaming options to consider.
I’ve reviewed these services on my YouTube channel and even got the opportunity to interview the CEO of Philo. You can watch my conversation with Andrew McCollum below:
Frndly TV is the cheaper of the two services, starting at less than $10 a month. But it provides fewer live TV channels and features compared to the $25 a month Philo service.