We have already reviewed some free software like JLC Internet TV and anyTV Free to watch online TV free. Livestation is another free software that lets you watch free online TV. Livestation is a platform that allows you to watch free live television and radio broadcasts in a peer to peer data network through its free Desktop Player.
Livestation has a built in player which allows you to choose from a variety of channels. You can use Livestation to listen to news while you work or play on the computer. Livestation uses a Silverlight front end which is encoded in VC-1 format to broadcasts the television programs in a peer to peer network.
Livestation also lets you watch Free TV channels online in your browser. There are some nice News channels that I found in their Free list, such as BBC International, CNN International, Bloomberg, and CNBC. [subscribe-to-us]
Here are some of the features of Livestation:
- Users can watch all Livestation’s live TV and radio channels
- You can chat with your friends via the Twitter and Twitpic integration
- Livestation supports Windows, MAC OS X, and Linux
- You can watch Livestation partner channels including BBC World news, Bloomberg Television, C-Span, CNBC, CNN International, Democratic Voice of Burma and etc on iPhone
- Livestation places emphasis on live streaming and not on-demand TV
- You can flick through the channels on livestation just like the television
- You can change channels by using mouse or a remote control
- Livestation shows upcoming television programmes and link to the broadcaster’s website
- The channels shows the chat activity and the number of viewing users
- Livestation shows new chat messages as alerts
- The screensaver can be disabled while Livestation is running
- The video and audio device preference can be configured
- You can configure Livestation to display the channel name when the channel logo is highlighted
Apart from the Free channels that LiveStation natively provides, LiveStation also provides a list of user added channels. You can choose to add any of those channels to your free desktop player. If you want to watch streaming YouTube videos, you can use Muziic.
Livestation is a freeware that allows you to watch television programs with your computer whenever you want at anytime you want.