This free, feature-rich toolbar gives instant access to live television around the globe, although connections aren't always reliable. Live TV toolbar offers a customizable interface with standard buttons for quick weather forecasts, a pop-up blocker, tracks clearing, e-mail (Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, and POP3 accounts), videos and, oh yeah, TV stations. TV stations can be selected by category (sports, news, kids, shopping) or by country, though the number of stations available varies by country. When it came to actually viewing television stations, more often than not, the toolbar ran into unavailable streams or simply failed to connect. In contrast, buttons for top videos on Google Video, Metacafe, and YouTube are a boon and open without any problems. We were able to listen to several radio stations and add others to the toolbar list. Buttons that you don't need can easily be removed and you can even add others to quickly launch other programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and MSN Messenger. Alas, this toolbar add-on for Internet Explorer is only dependable when using typical features found in similar applications, so users may want to look further for a more operative toolbar.
From Online TV Software:
Live TV Toolbar is a Free Internet television tuner a browser add-on that allows you to view over 21550 online TV stations from around the world. There is no need for a PC TV card because the TV channels are streamed through your internet connection. You get free automatic TV station updates so it will never be out of date. Watch Live Sports, TV Shows and Movies and listen to Over 2500 Live Radio Stations. Regular mode & full-screen mode,
divided menus:Countries, Category, USA and more. listen to Over 2500 Live Radio Stations.
Easy-to-use Interface, This Toolbar is based on a number of patent-pending technologies,Toolbar search box.
Sixty US TV channels are available including cable channels
At the publishers website it is described as a Google Toolbar, so the TV, radio and other features are a gimmick and it's main purpose is searching the internet. I do wonder why there are so many people desperate to give us free toolbars. Do they collect information about our Google searches for advertisers I wonder?
Updated on Dec 8, 2012
Something seems to have gone wrong and the review published here was intended for another TV toolbar. In fact Live TV Toolbar contains links for stations from dozens of countries rather than just the US. However, when I first tried it I was dissapointed to discover that the majority of UK freeview stations were not listed and only Euronews, BBC4 News and BBC London News were among the listed stations that would interest me. I suspect that I would find the same kind of limitations with the majority of the TV toolbars, so I am not sure that it is worth trying another product. After all there are websites that contain comprehensive links to streaming TV.