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Download Watch Videos - Best Software & Apps

  • YouTube

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps
    iPhone
    Symbian

    The greatest free video player

    8
    2765 votes
    • PROS: Intelligent, comfortable user interface, Includes lots of YouTube features, Simple player controls, Record and upload videos directly, Excellent playlist integration
    • CONS: Video quality not as high as web counterpart
  • SopCast

    4.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Watch free TV channels and broadcast your own

    7
    1815 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
  • SWF Player

    2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch Your Flash Videos Offline With This Free Player

    6
    433 votes
    • PROS: It plays flash videos as advertised, The file is very small and installs quickly, It is a portable tool
    • CONS: The interface is very close to being ugly, There are few settings or functions to play with, It only plays SWF files
  • dittoTV: LIVE TV shows channel

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Clever smartphone application to watch television programs

    9
    52 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
  • TVexe TV 5.0

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    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch TV directly on your PC with TVexe

    8
    45 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
  • Stremio

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    Software to download and watch numerous third-party videos

    8
    14 votes
    • PROS: Stremio is one of the largest video aggregators on the market., all major operating systems are supported by this application.
    • CONS: Users will be faced with in-app advertisements., some of the newest films and television series may not be available for a significant amount of time.
  • Twitch

    3.2.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows

    Watch gameplay videos of your favorite video games live

    9
    7 votes
    • PROS: Comfortable interface, Active and well developed gamer community, Hours and hours of video gameplay
    • CONS: Can't watch replays, No titles for streams, Lots of crashes in our test
  • Google Play Movies & TV

    3.6.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Watch videos across multiple devices

    8
    66 votes
    • PROS: Access streaming content, Download to devices, View personal videos
    • CONS: Available Google Play content is still small
  • 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
  • Configurator for Kodi

    47.47.47

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    A Free Kodi Configurator To Get The Most Out Of Your Media Player

    6
    18 votes
    • PROS: Watch movies and TV shows in other languages, Easily manage your add-ons, The home screen looks better and is easier to use
    • CONS: Technical support refers you back to FAQ sections, Not needed for people that know how to configure Kodi, Confusing for people that have no configuration experience
  • Anime Kiss TV

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stream and watch anime for free

    9
    13 votes
    • PROS: Allows one to easily watch anime, Both dubs and subs, Updated daily
    • CONS: Selection is decent but not great
  • RealPlayer Cloud

    1.1.5.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create your own video library on the cloud and use it wherever you are

    7
    172 votes
    • PROS: Create a video library on the cloud, Videos accessible from multiple devices, Trending of featured videos, Upload, share, and download videos
    • CONS: Few advanced features, Average recording functionality
  • Hulu

    4.10.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Windows

    Watch your favorite shows on the go

    7
    13 votes
    • PROS: Great picture quality, Lots of different shows and movies to watch, Easy-to-use interface
    • CONS: Full TV show seasons aren't always available
  • DeskApp for YouTube

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free application to watch YouTube videos in a separate browser

    5
    3 votes
    • PROS: Users are not required to pay a fee to download and activate DeskApp., This can be an effective method to cut down on memory usage over time.
    • CONS: As this version is quite new, users might encounter a handful of bugs., It is currently only available in the English language.
  • Episode downloader

    3.1.4_

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Search and download TV episodes

    7
    59 votes
    • PROS: Quick search, Ability to download multiple videos at once, Media converter, Ability to watch live TV
    • CONS: Low quality content, Unsophistocated search and sorting, No scheduling
  • JustWatch Movies & TV Shows

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Effective Software to Watch Streaming Movies and Videos

    10
    18 votes
    • PROS: A simple and clean layout, Streaming channels are being updated on a regular basis
    • CONS: Some users claim that the recent update crashes upon launch, This app is not available in the United States
  • Dailymotion

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    Watch and share videos online the easy way

    7
    60 votes
    • PROS: Use Facebook to create your account, Videos organized in categories, Special MotionMaker account for original content
    • CONS: Doesn't have as many videos as YouTube
  • FirstRow Sport App

    7.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch all your sport online

    6
    106 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Good selection of channels, Multiple streams usually available
    • CONS: General TV streams poor, Annoying ads, Tiresome installation, Could look better
  • TorrentStreaming

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    TorrentStreaming - No more waiting for downloads, stream torrents for free!

    4
    6 votes
    • PROS: Watch torrents before they are completely downloaded, Drop and drag system, Allows users to download torrents, Light on system resources
    • CONS: Can be expensive when used without a data plan, Torrent downloads can be slow at times, Requires a lot of disc space for saving of downloads, Video quality can be bad at times
  • Miro

    5.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch internet videos like you watch TV

    6
    279 votes
    • PROS: Thousands of free video channels available, An easier, faster way to watch videos online, Support for many video formats and video playlists, Resumes playback right where you stopped, You can keep on browsing while watching videos on a separate window
    • CONS: Some video services may not be available in your country, Video quality may vary
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
1varies-with-device27658.1Android, Web Apps, iPhone, Symbian
21.1.5.11727.3Windows
34.2.018157Windows, Android, Mac
45.0.42795.9Windows
52.64335.6Windows
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