When television first became a household item it also became the focal point for the whole family. Turning on the television meant a gathering time when the family would get together and either enjoy a meal or a major sports event together. However, those were the days when there was only one channel and hence there were no conflicts in choices based on personal preferences. All this has changed in recent times with the number of channels growing rapidly. The most recent development, satellite television, has provided a new increase in the types of programs available and while there is the benefit that people can fine tune their viewing experience, it also means that when there is only one television to be shared among a group, there will be the proverbial fight for the remote control. The personal computer might be the savior in such a case.\nIt would be rare indeed to find a computer nowadays that did not have some kind of Internet connectivity and equally difficult to find a home without some kind of computer. While there are some minimum requirements in terms of computer configuration as well as Internet bandwidth, Satellite TV Player software is a service that can easily convert your desktop or laptop computer into a television. The conversion from computer to television takes place through software that enables the computer to receive television broadcasts over the Internet. The software is easy to install and use and may be set up on a work or home computer. Once installed, there are thousands of new stations to enjoy and some of these are not available on regular satellite televisions but are exclusive to the Internet. It usually requires only one down payment in the form of a lifetime subscription to get this done.\nSince you already have the required equipment and connectivity, and since you do not have to worry about recurring monthly charges, Internet satellite television is the best option when it comes to resolving fights for the remote control. For an insignificant fraction of what you would have to spend on a new television and the monthly charges thereafter, you could get a cheap lifetime subscription for satellite television on every computer in your home. If the kids want to watch their channels on their big television then you as an adult can continue to enjoy your news and other kinds of adult entertainment through your computer.\nSince some of the Internet satellite television channels are not available on regular satellite television, there is an even greater personal choice in terms of what you wish to watch. The easy delivery of content over the Internet makes it easier for the providers to really specialize their programs to individual tastes like never before. Consequently, the number of channels has leaped from the hundreds into the thousands once the delivery medium was switched to the Internet. Fortunately, managing those channels through a computer is a lot easier than it is with a remote control.\nAlthough there are this many number of channels and quite a few of them are exclusively made available through Internet satellite television, the surprising thing is the low cost compared to a regular monthly subscription. Satellite TV Player software has one flat subscription charge for enabling the service and ongoing support but no more charges thereafter. There are no monthly charges of any kind or extra charges for whatever reason. There are no premium channels or special features. You just pay the flat amount upfront and everything is yours. It does not really matter what kind of service you have used in the past but Internet satellite television means that you pay only once and then it’s yours for life. Television does not get cheaper than this. The complete range of channels and programs of every imaginable variety is available to you. The danger here is that you will be flooded with information to the point of overloading and your problem might be of whether to watch something local or something happening halfway across the world. There is nothing that you can think of watching and it is not there on Internet satellite television.\nIt is estimated that an average family spends close to a $100 for a monthly subscription to satellite television. The families who opt for premium channels and special events end up paying a whole lot more and the television changes from a means of entertainment to a major expense of everyday life. When you look at this in light of the Internet option, you must realize that your regular satellite television subscription is just so much money wasted needlessly when you could easily be saving it for something better. The mere idea of canceling your subscription and selling the television is too horrifying for most people to contemplate. The modern household cannot survive without a television.\nBesides offering the common channels, Satellite TV Player software also provides access to hundreds of international channels so that you can stay on top of world events. The Internet is the only medium that offers this kind of choice because it is the only medium in which these many channels are easy to manage and view. Internet satellite television wins through on the basis of volume if nothing else. No other satellite television service can afford to provide coverage of more than seventy-five countries with no monthly fees.\nInternet satellite television only requires a good connection. You are not meant to watch it using a dial-up connection, a broadband connection is the minimum recommended. Besides your computer and the Internet, you will not require purchasing any additional equipment to view Internet satellite television. Do not confuse this with the type of television on your computer that requires a TV-tuner card or other similar hardware. The only additional component that you need is the software to tune and manage all the channels and that is included in the one time payment you make to the service provider. The installed software will then function as your menu through which you can browse all the options and select the one you wish to view. It behaves like a remote control that comes with descriptions and snippets of all channels and program schedules. This might initially seem a bit longish way to get the job done as opposed to just clicking the remote but compared to flipping through thousands of channels, this is a whole lot more convenient. Always remember that the quality of the channel you view is dependent more on your Internet bandwidth than on your monitor. The more speed you have, the better picture and sound quality you will enjoy.\nYou must also realize that all this is perfectly legal. There is nothing wrong with Internet satellite television. People often display concern that the broadcasting of such information over the Internet might be viewed as piracy or hacking but that is all nonsense. Internet satellite television is a completely legitimate form of television.\nSince the medium of transmission is over the Internet, this also removes any restrictions on your personal location. You may be at home or you may be across the world on a vacation. As long as you can find a decent Internet connection and a computer, or carry a laptop, your television goes with you.\nA lifetime subscription of Satellite TV Player software is $49.95. For that small amount, you get a permanent subscription to over 3000 channels with no further applicable charges. There are no monthly charges like in regular services and even then the cost is much lower than what you would have to pay otherwise. Also, there are no hidden charges or special offers for premium channels and so on. You get the whole deal for just $49.95, and you get it for life.\nYour computer does not need to be upgraded to enjoy Internet satellite television and neither does the operating system on it. Whether you are running Microsoft Windows 95 or XP, satellite television will work just fine. The software accompanying your subscription was programmed in close consultation with experts from Microsoft and IBM and was built for maximum compatibility.\nHere is a brief sampling of what you may enjoy through Internet satellite television.\nMusic\nYou can enjoy your choice of music through more than forty channels dedicated to music. You can watch concerts, latest videos, and music festivals from all over the world. Besides television, your subscription will also include dozens to hundreds of radio stations that you can enjoy over the Internet.\nSports\nYou will be able to view sports channels from all across the world featuring every conceivable game. Whatever your personal taste in sports, Internet satellite television can provide you with it.\nMovies\nSports and movies are perhaps the costliest combination in a monthly subscription to television, especially for premium viewings. With Internet satellite television, it is now possible to watch movies from the whole world without and restrictions for premium content. Whether you like the latest hits or the classics, whatever type of movies you like, there is always something showing on Internet satellite television.\nKids\nWhether it is school time for education programs or holidays for fun activities, there is no shortage of channels for kids with entertainment for children available round the clock.\nNews\nGlobal news, weather, political happenings and everything that you need to keep abreast of developments is available through Internet satellite television.