Download Television - Best Software & Apps

  • SopCast

    4.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Watch free TV channels and broadcast your own

    7
    1831 votes
    • PROS: Lots of channels to choose from, Organized by categories, Create and broadcast your programs
    • CONS: Streaming quality and consistency varies wildly, Gives no error log for those channels that won't stream, A lot of non-US content
  • dittoTV: LIVE TV shows channel

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Clever smartphone application to watch television programs

    9
    56 votes
    • PROS: There are currently well over 100 different channels to select, A user-friendly interface is perfect for those who have never used streaming apps
    • CONS: Many users claim that they receive no download confirmation after payment, It is not currently possible to access major international file networks
  • Zattoo

    2000/XP 4.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Watch TV on your PC for free

    8
    67 votes
    • PROS: Displays channels from your own country, Smooth streaming, Genuinely live TV, TV Guide
    • CONS: Only shows local channels plus a few international ones, Not many customisation options, No way to change interface language
  • TVexe TV 5.0

    tvexe-tv-hd

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch TV directly on your PC with TVexe

    8
    46 votes
    • PROS: Supports a lot of channels from other countries, Can search by genre, Has over 1255 stations, Has a video tutorial available
    • CONS: Awful design and interface, Media player is too simple, Slow response, Channels may not be available
  • Pluto TV: 100+ Free Channels

    0.1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Watch hundreds of shows for free

    8
    26 votes
    • PROS: Has cross-platform support, Good quality streaming, Easy set-up, Has a variety of categories
    • CONS: Cannot choose the available programs, Cluttered interface, TV devices are limited, Available programs and channels are limited
  • Crackle

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Stream free movies from the Sony movie library

    10
    5 votes
    • PROS: Completely free movies and TV shows , Stream to your desktop or mobile device , The movie roster changes every month , Also contains Sony Crackle originals
    • CONS: Server reaction times and download speeds are unpredictable , Most of the TV shows are canceled and forgettable failures , The library is limited and the adverts are many , Almost every review is positive and so the reviews useless
  • LG TV Plus

    4.5.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Turn your smartphone into a remote Control

    8
    12 votes
    • PROS: Navigate your TV with a touch screen controller, View your Phone's media on your television
    • CONS: Works specifically with LG TV
  • ProgDVB

    6.91.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch Television on Your PC

    7
    228 votes
    • PROS: Well-organized interface, Available stations can be browsed country-wise, Scheduler for predetermined tasks, Remote control support
    • CONS: Setup is complex, Custom settings are overwhelming, App functionality takes time to get familiar with, Streaming quality significantly varies with Internet strength
  • TV 3L PC

    2017

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Free worldwide television streaming app

    8
    108 votes
    • PROS: Free download, Well designed interface
    • CONS: Lack of premium content, No local option
  • TVPlus - Mobile China TV live

    2.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Watch Chinese television. Wherever you are

    8
    6 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Supports over 900 channels, also has movies
    • CONS: Channels subject to availability
  • ESPN

    6.4.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Keep track of your favorite teams and sports

    8
    12 votes
    • PROS: Highly customizable, Covers a range of sports, Displays lots of stats and play information, Includes video highlights
    • CONS: Lots of ads, Slow to open app
  • Novaroma

    0.9.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Auto Download Tv Shows, Movies and Subtitles

    10
    25 votes
    • NOW TV

      1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      NOW TV App

      9
      3 votes
      • PROS: Access to your NOW TV account from anywhere, Simple to use and free to download
      • CONS: Playback can be a little slow on some devices, Requires a subscription after 14 days
    • TED

      4.4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      Mac

      TED (Free App)

      8
      52 votes
      • PROS: Slick presentation, Great, free content
      • CONS: Better with Wi-Fi, Limited extras
    • XFINITY TV

      3.9.1.011

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Live Television Streaming Software for Mobile Phone Users

      8
      15 votes
      • PROS: Access to thousands of different television programmes., One-touch streaming capabilities and a user-friendly interface.
      • CONS: Only available to existing XFINITY subscribers (this is not a one-off application)., Users are not able to create lists of their favourite programmes to watch at a later date.
    • Wheel of Fortune

      1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      Classic word strategy game for smartphones and personal computers

      9
      7 votes
      • PROS: There are more than 1k games available in Wheel of Fortune, The gameplay itself is quite simple and very easy to learn
      • CONS: Users will have to pay to download this game, Not all operating systems are supported by this software
    • DVB Viewer

      4.6.1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Enjoy watching digital TV programs on your PC

      6
      97 votes
      • Red Bull TV

        4.4.10.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Live streams of sports and entertainment

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: The user will not have to pay to enjoy this service., The number of supported networks is continuing to grow.
        • CONS: Contains ads, No playback controls in fullscreen
      • Telemundo Now

        3.5.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        Free App for Television Lovers

        9
        3 votes
        • PROS: Watch Telemundo anywhere at any time, Designate favourite shows to find them quickly
        • CONS: Only certain episodes are free, A TV provider login is required
      • Univision NOW: TV en vivo

        9.0130

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Free Trial for Television Lovers

        6
        3 votes
        • PROS: Live sports streaming available, High quality pictures and sounds
        • CONS: Only free for seven days, Users have to be 18 or over
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