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Bored? Watch Motor Trend shows on this free US TV website

You just need Internet connection (and hopefully a wide screen)

‘Life Size’ is one of the more interesting shows on the Motor Trend channel. PHOTO FROM MOTOR TREND

More than three weeks into our community quarantine, all of us are understandably feeling extremely bored out of our wits inside our homes. It has truly been a challenge just finding new things to amuse ourselves with on a daily (no, make that hourly) basis. You can only watch so much K-drama on Netflix, you know.

Well, we just found one. To be more specific, someone just passed this on to us. A website called USTVGO is now streaming live TV channels from the United States—for free. You don’t need a subscription or anything. You just have to have a computer and decent Internet connection. The site’s Q&A page says this is legal and safe, but you might want to watch the shows using a VPN (virtual private network) just to be 100% sure no hackers can harm you.

We scanned the list of channels hoping we’d find at least one automotive show. We did. Guys, you can now watch Motor Trend TV for free. Just click here to go directly to the channel.

Now, because this is free television, it doesn’t have an on-demand format. Which means you cannot select shows on a channel or pause one while you grab a beer. You simply watch what is streaming at the very moment you access a channel. And yes, there are commercials. (If you prefer your automotive shows on demand and ad-free, subscribe to the dedicated Motor Trend site.)

Anyway, here is the full list of channels available for your entertainment:

  • ABC
  • AE
  • AMC
  • Animal
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • CBS
  • CMT
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Comedy
  • CW
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Disney
  • Disney Jr.
  • Disney XD
  • Do It Yourself (DIY)
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • Freeform
  • Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
  • Fox Sports 2 (FS2)
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • Game Show Network
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HBO
  • HGTV
  • History
  • HLN
  • Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movie Network
  • MLB Network
  • Motor Trend
  • MTV
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBC Sports (NBCSN)
  • NFL Network
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons
  • One America News Network
  • Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount
  • PBS
  • POP
  • Science
  • Showtime
  • Starz
  • Sundance TV
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • truTV
  • TV Land
  • Univision
  • USA Network
  • VH1
  • We TV
  • WWE Network


Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.