TV on the Internet

Access TV, movies, radio, and more with this easy-to-use program.

We see a lot of online streaming-TV viewers, and a lot of them are more or less the same. Satellite TV Media Player is another solid entry in this category; there's not much about it that sets it apart from the competition, but it's a perfectly serviceable program.

The player's interface is attractive and intuitive, with buttons for TV, radio, movies, and video. The program lists the available content down the side of the screen alphabetically, and users can filter it by country, genre, and language. There are plenty of streams of content from actual television channels, but the majority of the content is online-only. As is always the case with programs of this kind, the quality of the content varies greatly. Hulu this is not; there are some very high-quality movies, for example, but you're also likely to see movies in English with Asian-language subtitles across the bottom. Still, there's a huge variety of content, and, unlike many of these TV viewers, most of the Satellite TV Media Player's channels actually work. We did experience a few channels that wouldn't load and seemed to cause the whole application to freeze, which was a concern, but for the most part the program worked well and was easy to use. The program's built-in Help file is brief but adequate.

Satellite TV Media Player has a one-day trial period. The program installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

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