LiveTV Toolbar

LiveTV Toolbar

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 62 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.9.0
  • Total Downloads:
    192,934
  • Date Added:
    February 16, 2012
  • File Size:
    145.23KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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.
 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Only US TV and radio stations"

December 07, 2012  |  By Taras_Bulba

 |  Version: LiveTV Toolbar 1.0.9.0

Pros

Sixty US TV channels are available including cable channels

Cons

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?

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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.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.9.0
More TV channels.
General
Publisher Online TV Software
Publisher web site http://www.tv-toolbar.com/
Release Date February 14, 2012
Date Added February 16, 2012
Version 1.0.9.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6+
Download Information
File Size 145.23KB
File Name OnLineTvToolbarSetupS.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 192,934
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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