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Legal Media Downloads

There are many alternatives to illegal file sharing. Below are links to some of the legal resources available for enjoying music, movies and television shows online.

These sites and services are provided only as a resource for finding legal downloads of music, video, and other media. The University of Alabama at Birmingham does not necessarily endorse any of these services.

Free Music

AOL Radio
Choose from more than 350 sports, news, talk, and music stations.

Find more than 6,500 internet radio stations. Arranged by genre and most popular.

Personalizes your music experience by finding internet radio stations based on your favorite songs and artists.

Free Television and Video

Hulu is an online video service that that offers TV shows, movies, and clips from over 225 content providers.

Joost is a streaming content site that provides free access to TV shows, movies, and music.

Sling provides streaming content from major networks and film studios as well as smaller operations.

Subscription Services

eMusic offers a broad range independent music labels and audio books.

iTunes Store
You can purchase music, movies, audio books, TV shows, and podcasts through the iTunes Store. It also offers free content for download.

Napster lets you listen to your favorite songs on demand or download them for later.

Netflix allows you to stream video right to your computer or home television.

Rhapsody lets you listen to any song in its catalog for one monthly fee. You can also download individual songs.

You can find a more complete list of legal download alternatives from EDUCAUSE.