Top 5 Internet TV Players + TV freebies

Aibek Esengulov 26-08-2007

Here you go, a quick Internet TV round-up: top Internet TV players for your desktop, major directories to watch popular TV content for FREE, and a bunch of websites to stream live TV channels.

(1) Internet TV Players

Joost (

Joost - Watch TVOnline

Over 100 high-definition TV shows (Comedy central, Punk’d, Super Cars, Nat geo, etc.) and channels from various categories (Cartoons, Film, Comedy, Music, Documentary, Entertainment, Sports, and Liefstyle). More Joost screenshots [NO LONGER WORKS] here.

Zattoo (

Zattoo - IPTV

Zattoo provides excellent picture quality and viewing experience. Service is mainly focused on European channels and offers almost 50 live TV channels (some channels are limited to particular geographical locations.)

Babelgum (


Babelgum provides a nice easy-to use TV player but unfortunately doesn’t have much channels to choose from. I used it for some time initially but switched to Joost right after I got my invite, and haven’t checked it since. When it comes to Internet TV the amount of available programs service has to offer is definitely the most important factor.

Miro (


Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is very different from the tools mentioned above. It’s all-in-one player that lets you navigate though and subscribe to over 1500 web shows, vlogs or podacsts. Additionally, Miro can be used as: BitTorent client, Video downloader (Youtube, Google Video, DailyMotion, etc.), and video player (Quicktime, WMV, MPEG, XVid, AVI, etc.). Check out video screencast here.

VeohTV (


VeohTV lets you watch and record Internet video from thousands of video sources, incl. Yotube, GoogleVideo and Myspace. You can also enjoy certain full-length episodes from traditional TV channels i.e. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, etc. Search for channels, browse channels by category, record favorite episodes, add desired channels to favorites, and more. Check out full channel list here.

TV Channel Directories

There are dozens of websites that aggregate, categorize and rate TV channels. In most cases, users can stream traditional TV channels (CNN, BBC, ABC, ESPN and lots more) without leaving the website. I have written and compared web TV channel directories Watch More Than 3000 TV Channels Now Online Read More before so I’ll just list them here.

  • (not in original list and currently my favorite)
  • ChooseAndWatch
  • Llive-Online-TV
  • ChannelChooser
  • Streamick
  • Freetube
  • WWiTV

Enjoy and share!

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  1. Quizzy
    February 12, 2008 at 11:01 am

    TVlinks is back up

  2. musica
    November 14, 2007 at 1:52 pm
  3. Aibek
    September 5, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    yea, I think you need at least 500 kbps connection to be able to watch TV online.

  4. sajoo
    September 5, 2007 at 9:26 am

    i like watch the online tv but my conection speed is too low

  5. ferrni
    August 31, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Great online Tv player

  6. Brainiac
    August 28, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    excellent guide, keep up the good work.

  7. Aibek
    August 28, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    I decided not to list it, and below is why:

    "Note: Internet Explorer is required to activate and use TVTonic."

  8. DK
    August 28, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    What about TVTonic?

  9. balvinder
    August 27, 2007 at 10:35 am

    It's the first time i heard of those programs, thanks for the post.