First and foremost… I would recommend against watching TV in Haiti especially if you are first moving to Haiti. After you have learned the language then I give you permission :-D. Ok, so obviously you don’t need me to tell you if you can watch TV or not!
Here are some options:
Haitian public TV – This is using standard TV antenna’s. Most programming is in French and Creole. Lots of soccer, music videos, news, and French soap opera’s. I once watched Home Alone in French :-D.
Streaming TV Over Internet – This is probably the most popular option. Natcom/AccessHaiti/Others have good enough bandwidth to at least allow you to start streaming an episode, hit pause, and come back later to start watching. I have been finding recently that service has been better then that but it all depends on the way the wind is blowing.
- USTVNow (http://ustvnow.com) gives you the ability to stream live tv. So far it’s been working in Haiti as long as you have good enough bandwidth.
- Netflix is limited. Though they restrict your access of movies from the PC. The iPad will show you all available movies.
- Hulu does not work. By default you cannot use Hulu.
- iTunes works. You are able to download movies, tv shows, and music without issues.
- Pandora does not work.
Satellite TV – Some companies are offering satellite. I can’t speak to how good or reliable it is because we don’t order this.
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