iStream is a free Windows 8 video streaming app that comes under the ‘Entertainment’ section in Windows 8 App Store. This video streaming Windows 8 app lets you discover and enjoy Indian content across multiple genres like Movies, TV Shows, and News, in multiple languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, & English.
You can turn up News, instantly as-it-happens, from all the leading Indian News channels such as IBN7, Headlines Today, AajTak, and more, watch hundreds of TV shows, blockbuster movies, right on your Windows 8 screen.
iStream for Windows 8 has one of the largest video library. You can browse channels, select genres, choose a language, pick a show or movie you want to watch, and start watching instantly. Buffering takes very less time, hence you do not need to wait for long in order to watch a video clip.
iStream Windows 8 video streaming app features a beautifully organized interface, displaying four different categories in which the entire content has been divided: Featured, Movies, News, and TV. You need to scroll towards the right in order to view all the categories. Each category has been further divided into sub-categories, in beautiful tiles form. For example: under Movies category, there are Indian blockbuster movies. Similarly, for other categories, you will find related content.
Now, the interesting thing is that each channel is showcased with its allotted colorful logo, which makes it easier for you to differentiate among different channels. The video quality is, although, not HD, but still its quite good. You can also watch it in a full-screen mode, increase / decrease volume, share videos with others via Email, Facebook, Twitter, etc..
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As you click on a category, TV, for example, it will showcase all the featured content (last updated) in the very first column, followed with the names of TV channels in multiple languages. Now, if you want to browse channels in a desired language, just click on ‘Language’ given on the top of the screen and choose a language. This will quickly turn up with all the channels in that selected language.
However, if you select ‘English’, it will display only those English channels that get aired only in India or UAE. And, in case of Movies, it displays just the trailers of Hollywood movies, you can not watch full English movies.
In addition, in case you want to share videos with others, simply open the video → press ‘Win+C’ key combination to open the Charm’s Bar → click on ‘Share’ option → select a channel via which you want to share the currently opened video and proceed with further sharing process.
Let me point out the main features of this video streaming app for Windows 8 below.
Key Features Of iStream App:
- Lets you enjoy Indian movies, TV Shows, and updated News.
- Available in multiple languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, & English.
- You can choose from hundreds of Indian TV Shows, and other blockbuster movies.
- Lets you watch videos in full-screen mode, adjust volume.
- Lets you share video with others via Email, Facebook, Twitter, etc..
- Each channel is showcased with its allotted colorful logo.
- Lets you turn up News, instantly as-it-happens, from all the leading Indian News channels such as IBN7, Headlines Today, AajTak, and more.
- It’s a free Windows 8 app.
For me, iStream is very entertaining. I loved just everything about this Windows 8 video streaming app, right from its subtle interface, to the video quality, to the updated content, to the number of channels available, to the languages, just everything. If you are fond of watching Indian channels, movies, or interested in getting updates from Indian News channels, then get iStream now.
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How To Install iStream In Windows 8:
- Go onto the Windows 8 app store and bring up the Search Charm (Press ‘Win+Q’ to get the Search Charm).
- Type iStream and hit Enter key.
- Proceed with further installation steps.
- Its done..
In short, iStream is a nice entertainment yet informative app that lets you watch fun TV shows, relax by watching movies, and catch News, as-it-happens. Go ahead and download iStream now.