Mac TV Software
How to Watch TV on Mac in the Easiest, Fastest Way
It takes software to streamline and organize the delivery of online TV viewing to a Mac computer. No longer are you required to surf the web to find channels where there are thousands of them coming from hundreds of websites. You don’t need to go from one website to another to watch a favorite TV show, sporting event or movie just because no one site carries them all.
The solution to saving you time and effort is TV software for Mac. Take a look at the following top products for your computer and choose the one that best suits your needs.
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Watch TV on Mac Applications
Satellite Direct Mac. Offers 3,500+ TV channels, radio stations, videos and access to 7 continents with over 100 countries. Some of the countries included are US, UK, Canada, Australia and India. But there are plenty more. This is no list available with names of channels included for each and every country, you can download the free download to get an idea what is available (see demo download below). However, you can’t play any of the channels until you become a paid member. At lease this service meets you half way before making a purchase.
When it comes to watching Internet TV on a computer this service brings both popularity and experience to Macintosh users. While some may argue they don’t deliver all the goods or it’s a total scam, fact is the software has a 78.62% success rate which is very good considering that many products like it have a lower success rate.
What this also means is it has a 21.38% failure rate which actually reflects the percentage of requested refunds by new users of the service. Of course, this number will fluctuate up and down some (more often than not) but from my record it continues to stay within the 75% to 80% success range.
The service developed this standalone software for both PC and Mac which is perhaps the only application to date that’s more reliable than all the others. There are plenty of these products online that aren’t worth mentioning, besides the ones I listed here.
I purchased, tested and continue to use the PC version today which is basically the same as the Mac version. You can watch live and on-demand sports, TV shows, premium channels and movies to name a few, as well as listen to music and radio instantly on your Mac with OS X.
Though same people claim all these products are total scam and you are better off finding your own channels free of charge, you certain have a choice here.
But to address this, first understand that you are free to comb the web and find Web TV websites to watch different channels for free. You are not restricted to using software that require a small one-time fee like this one. However, if you want to save time and effort, this service/product can streamline the entire setup and more.
Also what you have here is a service that has the most popular (most sought after) Internet TV software where people from across the globe are searching for it. None of these products are 100% full-proof to failure. It may or may not work on your computer but as far as it not working that’s rare.
Because of all the hype, false accusations, misleading reviews, websites, etc., people are generally misled into believing these products/services deliver Satellite and Cable channels when that’s not the case. And, it delivers HD picture quality for every channel when that’s not the case either.
These products are steadily improving. At best it can deliver good to very good picture quality and the next best thing to paid television.
Pros and Cons. Adding to the above, at times you may experience some picture blurriness and ‘choppy’ video which can be related to a sub-par connection speed. This is one of the downsides to watcing streaming channels/videos online. You must use a broadband connection (DSL or Cable) at least 1Mbsp or higher. Higher the connection speed better the picture quality and overall performance.
Keep in mind also that this service, like all the others, don’t own or control the content that’s delivered to you. So they can’t guarantee the quality when coming from other parts of the world (different countries from your own).
On the plus side of things, all members get a lifetime membership that consist of tech support, channel updates and software upgrades that keep everything like-new and up to date.
Verdict. This is a good service and product to try out for your Macintosh computer. I would contact the service first with questions and see how long it takes them to respond back. Generally, it takes 1-3 business days. I suggest you do this because some people have complained they don’t respond to emails.
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TvFreeLoad for Mac. This service takes somewhat of a different approach to watching TV on your Mac. It’s not software at all but rather videos where you can download over 1,200 full-length TV shows/episodes in high definition to your Mac, PC, Linux computer or mobile device.
It makes finding what you are looking for easy when searching through their ‘A to Z index’ of titles with a click of a button. Simply download a favorite TV show or episode to your computer or device and that’s all there is to it. Although you can use a 56k modem (dial-up) or wireless, just remember higher the connection speed faster the downloading will complete. So either a wireless (wifi) or broadband connection is better to speed up the process.
This service ensures no adverts or breaks so that watching television wherever you go is uninterrupted. Members can watch TV programs they love without any bandwidth restrictions. No one is left out as there are TV shows/episodes from all parts of the world.
The price of admission is a small one-time fee. There is no charge per video download and the service claims there never will be any additional charges. Once the video is downloaded to your computer or device, you get to keep it — not return it.
The membership includes on-going TV shows/episodes updates where more is added to the current supply periodically.
Pros and Cons.. This service doesn’t offer any live channels to watch on your computer. Just videos that can be downloaded with a stroke of a key. You don’t have to worry about bandwidth limitations, ‘choppy’ videos and picture blurriness as oppose to watching streaming content online that occurs sometimes.
Overall the picture quality is high definition all the way (DVD-like) so you won’t be disappointed from that standpoint. Adding the software package previously mentioned with this service would make a great Web TV viewing experiencing. There’s no need to go anywhere on the web to watch something because both services will keep you in one place and up to date.
Verdict. If you are searching for a good solution that doesn’t involve downloading software or involves streaming channels/videos that tend to cause some viewing problems now and then, then this service is certainly one to consider. Of course, you can visit any of the free websites online if you know where to go to watch different shows. Otherwise, you can save time with this one and search their index anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
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Mac TV Pro. This service developed a TV on Mac software designed only for Macintosh users. There are no other versions like a Windows version. Also, it’s one of the top Web TV applications sold in the Clickbank marketplace and one that I’m comfortable in revealing here.
This service delivers 100s if not 1,000s of channels directly to your Mac. Like the other software previously mention, there is no hardware to install, wires to connect, or monthly fees to pay.
The easy 1-2-3 process requires you to register, download and watch what you want when and where you want. Members are able to receive a whole range of TV shows/sitcoms, news, movies, sports, music videos, and considerably more.
Users can watch live and on-demand programs from around the world which features a fast, rich and simple interface.
One of the features included is ‘adding to favorites’ that gives you the ability to save your favorite shows right then and there to watch later on.
This software is compatible to MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, and fully compatible when running Mac OS X 10.5 and above.
Here you have a one of a kind, all-in-one live TV entertainment package exclusively for Macintosh users.
Pros and Cons. Just like any Internet TV software, this one is no exception when mentioning some of the downsides. Once in awhile the user will experience some ‘choppy’ video and picture blurriness but still viewable.
Other channels will have a crisp and clear picture. Also consisted with these products are some channels will come and go due to broken links once in awhile, others will have different time zones than your own where they don’t play right then and there but will play at a later time.
The good news is the service will update their database from time to time, thus giving it members updated channels automatically.
Verdict. This is one of those application that was designed specially for Mac users and offers a lot of compatibility. Whether you have an old or new computer or operating system, if it meets system requirements mentioned earlier, then there shouldn’t be any problems.
However that doesn’t necessarily mean this product lives in a perfect world — it could still fail on any Mac computer. But at least this service has made the effort to appeal to users with different Mac operating systems, and there’s an iron-clad 60 day money back guarantee in place if ever needed.
TV Grab. Here’s a new TV for Mac software service worth mentioning. There are two versions, Mac and PC, to choose from with 100s of live and on-demand channels from around the world. The product and service is similar to the others I mentioned thus far, so there’s nothing that really separates it from the others.
The 1-2-3 easy steps involve registering, downloading, and watching channels of interest. There’s nothing difficult about that. You can watch sports, news, TV shows/sitcoms/episodes, movies, and other free programs online.
When visiting the website you also get a breakdown of the number of channels included for each country from seven continents. Of course, this doesn’t mean the total count for each country will remain that way since some channels do come and go. Nevertheless, it’s helpful to know how many are included for countries that interest you when deciding whether or not go with this service.
Some countries have more or less channels that others and this might be only thing that separates this website from all the others like it. Enough said, again there’s no hardware to install, wires to connect, or monthly fees to pay.
Pros and Cons. Here again is one of those standalone software applications. What that means is you are never required to download any extra software, plugins or drivers to watch live TV online. Just your Macintosh desktop or laptop computer and broadband (DSL or Cable) connection is all that’s needed.
As a lifetime member, you get channel updates, software upgrades, and tech support so that you can continue to enjoy TV online for a long time. Some enhancement features are included such as full screen and adding channels to favorites. But again there’s nothing new here as mostly all these products come with the same features, more or less.
The same downsides exist like the others such as occasional poor picture quality, some channels not playing due to different time zones but will play at a later time. The service will automatically update channels periodically so this will help offset one of the downsides as more channels are added and broken ones removed.
Verdict. There’s not much history to go on with this service, it’s relatively new. But what you get is a low cost approach to watching TV on your Mac for a small one-time fee. Clickbank is where the software is sold and will back up the 60 day money back guarantee.
So if you decide to give this service and product a try and for some reason things don’t work out, simply email or call Clickbank and request a full refund. The same holds true for all these products.
MacTVision. Besides being compatible to Mac OS X 10.4 and giving you access to over 2,500 live/on-demand channels, videos, radio and other free content from around the world, two things stands out immediately: 1) There are two videos on their website that covers the installation process and another video that covers how to use the software. In other words, you get to see the whole thing in action; 2) There’s also a three day trial offer to download the software and test on your Mac computer.
If you want to know what separates this service from the others, then the two things I just mentioned pretty much covers it. There are a couple other things to note here. Even if you are not interested in purchasing this product but have your eyes set on another Mac software that doesn’t have a free trial, you can download this one to test on your computer.
In turn, this will give you some idea whether or not these products work on your machine, before shelling out any money.
Pros and Cons. Instead of a TV player which is the software itself, you get a Web TV browser to search for channels and videos already pre-loaded. The video demo shows how so there’s no need for me to go into this further. The same downsides like the other services/applications exist here as well. However, there are more pros than cons.
The lifetime membership includes software upgrades, channel updates and tech support so you are never without support when needed or stuck with a piece software that never improves.
Verdict. For the one-time fee offer and if you like what you see on the videos including the free trial demo, then certainly this might be the solution you are looking for. If not the free trial can be used to test your machine to see if there’s any complications. You can also check out the picture quality, see what channels/videos are included, among other things.
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