anyTV

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.15
  • Total Downloads:
    44,085
  • Date Added:
    December 13, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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There's no doubt that online streaming is TV's future, and lots of programming is available all over the Web, including not only live streaming but also on demand and archived. We've tried several programs that attempt to bring as many of these scattered resources together in a single, user-friendly interface, including anyTV, a free program offering thousands of links to Internet TV and radio sites. AnyTV Pro is a shareware version of anyTV that offers some 3,000 additional channels, a full-screen view, automatic updates, and some other upgrades. While it definitely works better and offers more than the free versions, its shortcomings limit its appeal.

Like the freeware, anyTV Pro shows a lot of stations in a left-side panel. A drop-down list let us sort the offerings by country, and column headings sorted the list by Channel, Genre, Rating, Bitrate, and user-supplied Comments. We clicked on many channels from around the world, yet few loaded, and of those that did, many only showed a video play button, logo, or test pattern. Of course, anyTV Pro can only display active channels, but many links led to dead ends. Most of the programming we did access was public service TV, pop music videos in a variety of languages, public-domain movies from the 1930s, and grainy "Tom and Jerry" cartoons that issued warnings about trying to access full-screen views. While anyTV Pro does enable the fullscreen option that is disabled in the freeware, it usually just blows up the available window. Accessing sites directly yielded much higher quality, even streaming HD video.

We think Internet TV is a great idea, and more free content is available all the time, but users looking to access cable-quality content for free will be disappointed, and not just in anyTV Pro but in general: You get what you pay for. But we think you'll get better results accessing channels and programming directly than by using anyTV Pro's interface. From Hulu to PBS to The Internet Archive of Moving Images, the quality of online programming has never been better. However, if you travel or live where regular service isn't available, anyTV Pro is certainly worth a try.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of anyTV Pro 5.12. The trial version is limited to 5 days.

 
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  • 1 stars

    "**** Poor!"

    March 29, 2012   |   By Jedimaster5

    Version: anyTV Pro 5.12

    Pros

    None! None! None!

    Cons

    Everything. Lack of stations. Stations that are listed don't work. Stations that do work open in a tiny window and are very poor quality when made full screen.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time or money with this crap!

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  • 1 stars

    "NO NEED FOR CENSORED TV!"

    March 18, 2012   |   By Meowws

    Version: anyTV Pro 5.12

    Pros

    What International TV, where is the ADULT rated channel?

    Cons

    The purpose of International TV access and premium tv is for porn, and where it is?

    Summary

    Despite updating to a premium version my needs are not fulfilled...sadly some channel not even working and need a 4 mb internet to load most football craps

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  • 1 stars

    "Garbage Product"

    March 11, 2011   |   By Gywalkovszky

    Version: anyTV Pro 4.61

    Pros

    There are no Pro's about this product

    Cons

    Installed payed version and didn't make any difference from the free version still had the same blocked channels. After numerous emails company has not solved the problem this has been going on for a three weeks.

    Summary

    Now my software does not accept the installation codecode. Request for refund has been ignored. Definetly would not buy this product because of reasons mentioned above also when using the streaming was slow and the picture freezes often sometimes all software on the computer stops responding. The most frustrating experience I had is when I cannot force quit the applications by using Ctrl Alt Delete had to disconnect the power cord from the wall and on reboot wait for the scan disk to check for errors. This has happened on several channels and many occasions. After three weeks of this I have asked for a refund by email and all of my request have been ignored.

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  • 1 stars

    "download doesn't work"

    February 11, 2011   |   By psmoran262

    Version: anyTV Pro 4.59

    Pros

    I like to have someone tell me about updating my apps. But only if I can. See 4 below

    Cons

    I just attempted to download updates. each time i clicked on the download bar, the screen just returned to the same screen. I was unable to do the updates.

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  • 3 stars

    "Interesting, but a struggle"

    October 07, 2009   |   By WetFeetTheNovel

    Version: anyTV Pro 4.33

    Pros

    Since we live on Caribbean islands, the idea of the computer TV access is appealing. We upgraded to the Pro Version. It seems to work better than the free version but...

    Cons

    Some channels never load, some are blocked, and the list is still not mainstream.

    Summary

    We will continue to experiment and post again if things improve.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not exactly TV replacement, but a good supplement"

    May 25, 2009   |   By cvicad

    Version: anyTV Pro 4.24

    Pros

    Lots of International channels
    Small program size

    Cons

    No PVR function
    Limited local channels

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  • 4 stars

    "Better than i thought!"

    May 28, 2008   |   By david-d

    Version: AnyTV 2.1

    Pros

    "Better than i thought!!"

    If u just love TV,or are bored at work or school, this is a must have..Within 5 minutes after download,i added many favs!!

    CNN,Fox TV Stations out of Cali.,Cartoon Network,and my fav of all..BLACK BELT TV!!! All karate movies,all day!!

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  • 5 stars

    "anyTV is Surprisingly Good"

    May 08, 2008   |   By hugo11boss

    Version: AnyTV 2.1

    Pros

    This little program is really good for someone who doesn't have TV already but does have a computer and broadband access. A lot of content from around the world. Within 5 minutes of downloading I had already found channels to add to my favorits. Like Weather, News, Comedy, and Cartoons. Overall not a bad little utility.

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  • 5 stars

    "AWESOME!"

    May 04, 2008   |   By primuzzzzz

    Version: AnyTV 2.1

    Pros

    This is a MUST HAVE program to watch TV on the internet. Many Channels. Get this if you are wanting to watch TV off of the internet it's great!

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  • 4 stars

    "It works"

    May 03, 2008   |   By boronz

    Version: AnyTV 2.1

    Pros

    It really works even for TV channels for Malaysia (RTM 1&2). Hope you guys manage to get for other TV channels.

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    What's new in version 5.15
    General
    Publisher FDRLab Data Recovery Centre
    Publisher web site http://www.fdrlab.com/
    Release Date December 12, 2012
    Date Added December 13, 2012
    Version 5.15
    Category
    Category Video Software
    Subcategory Video Players
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.82MB
    File Name anytv_setup_full.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 44,085
    Downloads Last Week 32
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations 5-day trial
    Price Free

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