CNET Editors' review
We never know what to expect when reviewing Internet TV programs. Sometimes they provide access to a stunning amount of programming from around the world, and other times they are cluttered with channels that never load and end up being a colossal waste of time. Unfortunately, ChrisTV Online Free Edition falls into the latter category. Although it presents a wide array of channels from many different countries, most of them didn't work for us.
The program's installation process asked us for some personal information, including who owns the computer, how many people live in the household, how many children use the computer, our annual household income (none of your business!), whether anyone in the household is of Spanish or Hispanic descent, our race, and our ZIP code. We provided the information -- or some approximation of it, anyway -- and then the program finished its installation and opened. There's a long list of channels organized by country, but we found that the vast majority of them didn't work, giving us a message stating "The channel is not available at the moment. Please try again later." In addition to what the program refers to as Internet TV, ChrisTV also offers content from Justin.tv and Veetle, though we couldn't get any of it to load. The program periodically presented pop-ups asking us to upgrade to the Premium edition, but considering the poor performance of the free edition, we can't see ourselves forking over money for any version of this program. In the end, ChrisTV Online Free Edition was yet another waste of time.
ChristTV Online Free Edition installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal.
From Chris P.C.:
Watch online TV Channels. Using ChrisTV Online you will gain access to more than 2000+ TV channels and 600+ radio stations from all over the globe (more than 100 countries). Watch online movie streams and latest TV series. You do not need a TV card, just a PC or laptop with a good Internet connection running ChrisTV Online. Get connected to one of the largest channels database and receive updates periodically. As a bonus you can have access to online streams with music video clips plus movie trailers. An outstanding feature of ChrisTV Online, which you will not find in a similar software product, is the frame display mode which lets you watch video played content in a custom or predefined size frame window.
What's new in this version: Version 9.5 is a maintenance release.
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"Complete crapware, installs third party malware"
Version: ChrisTV Online Free Edition 9.0
None whatsoever, would not even load!
Worst piece of crap I've made the mistake of ever installing on my computer period. When you try to run it, it immediately pops up a small window that says it's been updated with a link then closes. When you go to the link, there's just a big list of similar crapware and nothing "free". It installs third party malware that it LIES and says will be removed the first time you reboot -- NOT -- you have to go and separately uninstall the malware that remains AFTER you uninstall the crapware! and then reboot two more times to complete the removal. I then had to run spyware removal to finally get rid of it.
HORRIBLE - YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!!!
"Watch Justin.tv, Veetle channels and latest movies"
Version: ChrisTV Online Free Edition 7.70
- a lot of TV channels from all over the world.
- watch channels from Justin.tv and Veetle.com.
- watch latest movies - more than 1000
Some of the TV channels don't work all the time.
I'm using this for some time already and like it.
There are a lot of TV channels from all over the world.
You can also watch channels from Justin.tv and Veetle.com. Which is really cool!
Also with the latest version you can watch more than 1000 online movies.
"I hate it!"
Version: ChrisTV Online Free Edition 5.60
I hate it!
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