Zattoo

Watch TV on your Mac for free

Zattoo allows you to watch TV channels on your PC for free. Most of the channels are local to where you live but there are a selection of free international channels such as Bloomberg and Press TV. View full description

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 customization options
  • No way to change interface language
  • No way to record programs

Good
7

Zattoo allows you to watch TV channels on your PC for free. Most of the channels are local to where you live but there are a selection of free international channels such as Bloomberg and Press TV.

After registering for a Zattoo account online and installing the client, you'll get an overview of the available TV stations in your locality. When you click on a channel, you have to sit through a 10-15 second advert which is a bit annoying but after that, the streaming is uninterrupted. Streaming is very stable and image quality is very good.

Zattoo also has a TV Guide which helps you plan your viewing schedule and see what's up and coming and you can search for specific channels. There are very few features or options beyond that, however. There are no quality settings and no way to change the language of the interface either which is a bit annoying. There's also no way to make recordings of programs in Zattoo, which would be useful.

If you don't have a TV at home or want to watch local TV on the move, Zattoo is an excellent solution.

Zattoo is live TV on your Mac - it's the football game as you chat, the news as you email, and Lost as you pay your bills. Zattoo is also TV when you don't have a TV - it's the channels you want, when you want, where you want.

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Zattoo 4.0.5

— User reviews — about Zattoo

  • Obadiahorthodox

    by Obadiahorthodox

    "Not for use in the United States"

    "Zattoo is not available in your country" It is only good for Europe and Great Briton not the United ... More.

    reviewed on August 20, 2014

  • wildone1

    by wildone1

    "problem opening"

    I have downloaded this one, installed it, and it tells me it is not for this version OS X, bummer. I am so frustrated i ... More.

    reviewed on August 25, 2011

  • Timon 2 of Athens

    by Timon 2 of Athens

    "Rotten"

    Downloaded. Does not work. End of story, except uninstalling is very difficult. Don't touch this with a bargepole. More.

    reviewed on October 22, 2010

  • onlinetv

    by onlinetv

    "OnlineTV"

    I am a language teacher at a language school here in Seattle, http://www.seattlelanguages.com and http://www.foxtutors.c... More.

    reviewed on November 26, 2009