Thanks to the power of the internet, it's possible to find a variety of video content online, whether it's sport or movies. But we often find that the services are unavailable in South Africa (I'm looking at you Zune, Hulu and Netflix).
So with that in mind, we gathered a few websites and services you should look at if you'd like to get in on the streaming action.
Apple's iTunes is more than just a way to manage your music and download mobile applications, with multimedia content available too.
If you have a South African account, you can't rent or download movies and TV episodes, but a quick Google search should show you how to create a US account.
Once you've made your account and bought some iTunes vouchers online, you'll be able to purchase and rent movies, TV episodes and plenty of other videos.
Another long-running streaming service, Justin.TV doesn't have nearly as much content as other services, but for specific interests.
Whether you're looking for old F1 races or the latest football match, this should be one of your first ports of call. But the site's key demographic is the hardcore gamer, with many channels featuring
The only downside is that you'll often find channels that don't stream anything, choosing to link you to a third-party website instead.
What would a streaming list be without the world's biggest video-sharing website? With over 48 hours of video being uploaded each minute, this had to be on the list.
YouTube has an unparalleled amount of videos, ranging from cooking and comedy to gaming and full-length movies. And with Microsoft releasing a YouTube app for Xbox 360, you can now enjoy the experience on your big-screen.
Comedy Central's network of websites is also worth a bookmark or two, delivering a variety of full episodes to your browser at no cost.
Whether it's South Park or The Colbert Report, you can find most episodes on their respective websites. Granted, it may not have the sheer amount of content as YouTube, but then again, it's a case of quality over quantity.
This website stands out from others thanks to its clean and light interface, making for a pleasurable browsing experience.
But the interface means nothing if the content isn't up to scratch, but SnagFilms does a decent job anyway. The service doesn't have much Hollywood fare, if at all, but it does have plenty of great documentaries and indie videos.
Available as a set-top box and as a standalone computer application, Boxee's service has quickly gained a solid reputation.
The service does all the legwork by aggregating video content from a variety of sites around the web. Although not all of the providers are available in South Africa, it still has a good variety of content.
Are there any other websites you make use of? Let us know in the comments!