You can do almost anything over the Internet nowadays, and with an IPTV—meaning Internet protocol television—box you can even watch television. These devices allow you to watch television from anywhere in the world, meaning you could keep up with your favourite shows while on holiday overseas. It also offers an entertainment solution for immigrants who want to continue watching the programming they enjoyed in their country of origin.
No dish is needed for this system: you just set it up and you're ready to go. Some IPTV services need subscriptions, but many others do not. There are a lot of different options and possibilities when it comes to IPTV boxes and related services—as with many devices, the important thing is to know what you need and know what you're buying.