Softpedia Editor's Review for ChrisTV Online! FREE Edition
Watch your favorite TV channels
Written by Bogdan Popa on August 9th, 2012
Internet connectivity has evolved and expanded so much that it's now assisting us in many of our daily activities and, in some cases, it is even replacing them altogether.
Such is the case of traditional television. More and more people are watching their favorite TV channels online with the help of one of the many dedicated software solutions out there.
ChrisTV Online! FREE Edition is one of the tools that can do that, offering users a comprehensive list of TV channels from all over the world. It includes not only online television but also webcam streams, video on demand and radio stations.
The most important thing regarding ChrisTV Online! FREE Edition's is that the app is impressively easy to use, which means it is aimed at beginners and professional users alike.
Since the software offers such a long list of TV channels, it's only natural that it comes with multiple options to filter them by type and category, by country, by station type or by name.
There's no complicated settings menu, which again is great for less-experienced users, but a bunch of controllers for volume, for activating or deactivating the fullscreen mode as well as the needed buttons for recording, playing and stopping the stream.
We've tried a lot of channels during our test and we must admit that ChrisTV Online! FREE Edition has an impressive collection of streams that not only that cover most countries out there. Nonetheless, there are quite a few channels that are not available some because the stream is no longer made public while others require a Premium account.
All in all, ChrisTV Online! FREE Edition remains one of the best apps in this particular software category. Thanks to its ease of use and great variety of channels it comes with, this is a utility that definitely deserves one of the top spots.
ChrisTV Online! FREE Edition description
Here are some key features of "ChrisTV Online! FREE Edition":
· Get connected to one of the largest channels database and receive updates periodically. As a bonus we have added to ChrisTV Online!'s channels database access to online streams with music video clips plus movie trailers just to keep you entertained to the maximum.
ChrisTV Online! interface offers you fast and easy access to all channels available in our database through the Channels List panel, where you can:
· Group channels by Country,
· Group channels by Type,
· Group channels by Category,
· Group channels by Language,
· Group channels by Station Name.
· To gain fast access to your favorite TV channel or Radio station, you can add them to ChrisTV Online! Favorites List, which provides the same grouping feature as with the Channels List.
· New channels can be also submitted on our website using the Suggest a NEW Stream form.
ChrisTV Online! provides 3 display modes:
· Full Mode: direct access to all buttons and functions.
· Compact Mode: direct access to main buttons and functions, you can access all functions in the popup menu.
· Frame Mode: only video window is visible, you can access all functions in the popupmenu
· Microsoft Windows Media Player 8.0 or higher
· RealPlayer 8.0 or higher
· 500 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or greater
· 128 MB of RAM
· Internet Explorer
· Adobe Flash Player
· Internet connection
· Veetle TV plugin for watching HD channels from Veetle
· Sopcast Filter for playing Sopcast streams
· VLC Player for playing VLC streams
· First 10 results displayed
· Only 25 channels
· Recording function disabled
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added 100+ Arabic TV channels from Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Syria, Sudan, Qatar, Yemen, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan.
· Watch latest online Movie streams, TV series and TV shows.
· Other small fixes and improvements
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Displays ad banners or other types of advertising material during its runtime
· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to download or install software or components that the program does not require to fully function