anyTV Free is a tool that lets you watch TV channels and listen to radio stations directly from your computer, with the help of a good Internet connection and without a TV tuner or other additional items.
Ad-riddled installation and clean interface
It is important to keep an eye out on the setup process, as it offers to download multiple products that you do not necessarily require, yet it is quite easy to skip them.
The interface you come by is quite simple and user-friendly, and it only consists of a few buttons, a pane to view the video feed and another one to display all available stations. Consequently, all types of users can find their way around it with ease.
View all available stations and play them
This software utility comes bundled with multiple TV and radio channels, as well as some videos from all over the world, and they are displayed in the main window as lists, along with name, genre, rating, bitrate and comments. You can play or pause the stream, as well as control the volume and enable a full screen mode.
Add other stations, rate them and use a search feature
Aside from that, it is also possible to add your own channels along with name, URL, bitrate, type, country and comment (if any), as well as test them with just a click of the button. Channels can be flagged (e.g. working fine, wrong info, duplicate, spam etc.) and rated using a five star system.
A search function is available, while you can also filter the channel list according to country, genre, bitrate and flag. Last but not least, it is important to keep in mind that a steady Internet connection is crucial, or else the video quality might suffer.
Conclusion and performance
The program uses a moderate amount of CPU and memory resources therefore not hindering the computer’s performance, and it did not crash or freeze during our tests.
All in all, anyTV Free is a decent tool for watching TV online, with an intuitive interface and a good response time, provided you have a good Internet connection. If you are interested in more features, you should know a pro version is also available, called anyTV Pro.
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