There are many applications for watching TV on Android. But many of them are unstable or refuse to function at all. In this collection, we will look at the best applications of this kind that allow you to enjoy high-quality pictures and good sound.
Television has become a part of our lives. In the 90s, we could not imagine our apartment without at least one TV set. But now some people are trying to abandon such a bulky device. They motivate this by the fact that TV takes up too much free time, without bringing anything in return. However, sometimes the need to watch a TV channel is still present. For example, for the sake of a football match or an important news report. At such moments, one or another program for watching TV on Android comes to the rescue. Further we will focus on such utilities.
This program contains over 400 TV channels in over 20 languages. Among them there are many free ones on a variety of topics: movies, TV series, cartoons, sports, news, hunting and fishing, etc. You can add additional ones yourself by downloading IPTV lists for free, for example, from your provider or by connecting paid packages from the “TV +” section. The app contains ads . If you wish, you can turn it off for a fee for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.
Vintera TV attracts attention with its simple and friendly interface. You can add your favorite channels to the Favorites section to find them quickly. Convenient adjustment of the aspect ratio is performed using the AUTO or Zoom buttons. There is a channel search function and filters by country, language and genre. You can install the application clients on all your devices – both mobile and televisions, smart and IPTV set-top boxes, computers.
- A huge number of TV channels.
- Support for HD broadcasting.
- Easy adjustment of the aspect ratio of the screen.
- Convenient multicast broadcasting.
- A well-implemented filter system.
- Thematic packages.
- You can download the program for free.
- Paid subscription to remove ads.
DIGITAL TV 20 CHANNELS FOR FREE
This application allows you to watch 20 digital all-Russian channels for free on any Android device after disconnecting analog channels via mobile Internet or Wi-Fi. Its advantages include fast loading, simple interface and convenient switching between channels directly in the player. The function of listening to sound without video is provided, which can be convenient while walking.
You can adjust the video quality yourself or set auto-tuning depending on the speed of your Internet connection. You can adjust the brightness and volume by gestures. There is a dark theme for comfortable TV viewing in the evening. The disadvantage of the app is the ads that appear before watching the channel. You can turn it off by purchasing a paid subscription for 30 days, 3 months or six months.
- 20 free terrestrial channels.
- Convenient simple interface.
- Automatic and manual adjustment of video quality.
- Listening to sound without video.
- Adjust brightness and volume with gestures.
- Dark theme.
- Ads disabled by purchasing a paid subscription.
The application with the simplest interface offers more than 50 free channels, including 20 terrestrial ones. It has TV channels of various topics – hunting and fishing, music, news, weapons, cars, sports, films, etc. By default, they are divided into three categories – “All”, “News”, “Entertainment”. In addition, you can add your favorite channels to Favorites for quick access to them yourself.
The application interface is very simple and straightforward. A list of channels is available on the main page, at the top you can switch between categories. There are no other functions provided here. The channels are loaded quickly, while watching, you can only pause the video and change the sound volume. The function of watching the TV channel on top of all windows is available – this allows, for example, to correspond in the messenger and at the same time watch a movie. The disadvantage of the app is advertising. However, there is not much of it, and it does not interfere.
- Over 50 free channels.
- Simple interface.
- View over other windows function.
- Favorites tab.
- Non-removable advertising.
TV + ONLINE HD TV
A popular TV app with 5 million downloads from the Play Market and high ratings. It attracts attention with a simple interface: in the central part of the screen you are watching a program, and from below you can swipe through and select channels with a swipe. Channel search is available using the search bar; it is also provided for their display in the form of icons with the name of a live program or movie. A TV program is provided for each channel. More than 20 TV channels are available for free, but in addition to them, you can purchase packages of paid channels in the application settings. You can also turn off paid channels there to see what content you can watch at no cost.
In TV + online, you can set the picture quality depending on the speed of your internet connection. Supports Google Cast to cast videos to your TV screen. The Picture-in-Picture function allows you to display the program on top of all windows and watch it while using another application. Sound Only mode allows you to listen to a program or movie without watching a video, for example, while walking. There is an option “Video Archive”, which allows you to watch the missed programs. It is possible to set a black background and replace it with a picture from the gallery. Instead of a standard player for watching videos, you can choose any other one installed on your phone. The disadvantage of the application is advertising, but you can turn it off by purchasing any of the paid TV packages.
- Lots of free channels.
- Broadcasting the image to the TV.
- Convenient channel search.
- Sound Only mode.
- Choosing a background.
- Replacing a standard player with another one of the user’s choice.
- Advertising, but you can turn it off by purchasing a paid channel package.
Another way to watch TV on Android. It is more suitable for advanced users than for beginners. The fact is that IPTV is only a VLC shell, which is designed to display any channels from the xspf and m3u playlists. By default, it contains only those TV channels that are not against such utilities. However, advanced people can easily find links to playlists of paid channels on the Internet and can add them to this utility. But it should be remembered that you will be illegal to do this.
The application has a fairly simple interface. You can customize the display of channels as a tile, list or grid. The creators of this program for the Android operating system earn money by displaying ads. If you want to disable it, you will have to buy the PRO version of IPTV. In addition to blocking ads, the paid version offers autostart of the application when the device is turned on (relevant for Android set-top boxes) and the loading of the last viewed channel when the program starts.
- Simple interface.
- Free to download and use.
- Very good picture quality.
- UDP proxy support.
- Customize the view of the channel list to your liking.
- Adding your links to playlists of paid channels.
- The presence of advertising in the free version.
- A beginner will definitely not figure out adding other channels.
- Lack of advanced features.
LIME HD TV – FREE ONLINE TV
This application for watching TV received good functionality and a lot of positive reviews. The program offers over 200 free channels as well as paid thematic subscriptions. Whether to connect them or not is up to the user to decide. Advertising is present, it appears when changing channels and is always visible as a panel at the bottom of the application. For those who do not accept its presence, a paid shutdown is provided. The application supports binding up to 5 devices to one profile, so you can install it on all your gadgets and watch TV the way you like.
The application has several options for displaying channels – popular, entire list, favorites and regional. When you search, the content of the broadcast is displayed under the TV channel name. To get a complete list of programs, just select the desired channel. There is also a TV archive in the application for 5 days. When viewing, the ability to stretch the picture to fill the screen is available, to fit it in width or height, and also to select the playback quality. By default, the latter is selected based on the speed of the Internet connection. A useful option is broadcast on top of all windows – for this the application will need a separate permission. In the settings there are several color themes, the choice of the player type – standard or advanced, settings for launching the video by default.
- Over 140 free channels.
- Archive for 5 days.
- A large number of settings.
- The ability to remove ads for a fairly small amount of money.
- The presence of paid thematic subscriptions.
- Convenient control during playback.
- Pop-up advertising windows with advertisements.
LIGHT HD TV
A fairly popular application with a million installs from Google Play. It offers over 200 free national and regional channels. The application is quite simple, has a visually pleasing interface and convenient switching between channels while watching. In the settings, you can select the video quality, work in different Internet networks (for example, prohibit display via mobile networks), set a timer. Video can be stretched to full screen, fit horizontally or vertically. There is an option to play only sound – in this case, the application can act as a radio… There are no settings for thematic folders, but your favorite channels can be included in your favorites, which will provide quick access to them. The program can work on top of other windows – it is convenient if at the same time you scroll through the news or chat with friends in instant messengers.
The disadvantage that can make you look for more interesting software is that pop-up ads when switching channels, you have to watch videos for 5 seconds, which can be annoying. If you wish to disable it, you can subscribe to a “Premium Subscription”. The application can be installed on smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs . Thanks to support for the ChromeCast option , you can cast a picture from your phone screen to your TV screen to watch your favorite shows or movies on the big screen .
- A large number of free channels.
- Ability to create a “Favorites” folder.
- Displaying the program guide.
- Convenient navigation.
- Pop-up commercials disabled by a paid subscription.
- All channels are collected in one place without any sorting.
This utility has the simplest interface that even a beginner who has recently started using a smartphone can figure out. Most of the screen is occupied by the catalog of TV channels. From here you can quickly go to the program guide to see what exactly the selected channel will be broadcasting in the near future. The service provides a “Favorites” section. You can add your favorite channels to it and create your own list from them.
The service differs in that it stores broadcast recordings for a couple of weeks. In this regard, it is not difficult to watch any show that you missed live. As for the number of TV channels available here, there are over one hundred and fifty free ones here. Others, such as Amedia 1, Eurokino, Nickelodeon and some others, require a subscription purchase. Its cost is from 99 to 249 rubles, depending on the package and the number of channels included in it.
- View missed TV programs.
- Easy to learn interface.
- Lots of TV shows, films and children’s content besides TV channels.
- Free installation of the application.
- Add channels yourself by specifying a link to an IPTV playlist.
- There is an advertisement.
- Many channels are only available after purchasing a paid subscription.
An interesting application with a lot of potential. The biggest plus is that there are no ads here. To view, registration is required, it occurs automatically when you turn it on for the first time, no personal data is required for this to be entered. The application has free and paid subscriptions, the cost of the first starts at 99 rubles. Paid packages include thematic selections – sports, 18+, movies and more. All tariffs are available on the official website of the developer. An interesting option for owners of a paid subscription will be viewing from multiple devices within one account.
The application has a convenient sorting of channels, a program guide and allows you to control the viewing – to pause the broadcast, review a favorite moment or use the archive. Of the minuses – a rather clumsy interface. The application looks like it was written “on the knee”, but still the functionality is decent here. Impulse TV proves that judging “by clothes” is not always correct.
- Free and paid channels.
- Wide functionality.
- Convenient sorting by channel.
- Lack of advertising.
- The ability to use one account on multiple devices.
- There are not very many free channels.
- Mediocre interface.
ONLINE TV HD
A young app with a very short three-line description on Google Play will not suit people who spend hours watching TV. Today, there are over 70 channels in the application, however, among them there are Disney, Discovery, Animal Planet. Meeting these channels for free in other apps is pretty hard. There is no way to adjust the image size, set a timer or stop the display. The application is as simple as possible – turn on the channel and watch. Some don’t need more.
There is advertising in it – it appears after changing the channel and closes with one click. An annoying moment – an obsessive request from developers to leave a review. In this case, a window with this proposal appears even after the review has been written. Feedback from users suggests that the number of channels is increasing, albeit slowly. For those who do not need a large number of settings, but simplicity is more important – Online TV HD will be an excellent choice.
- Very simple navigation – it’s easy to understand what works and how.
- There are foreign channels that are usually paid for.
- The application is lightweight, so it is suitable for weak devices.
- There is no way to adjust the size of the video window.
- Ads can’t be turned off, but by themselves they don’t get in the way.
- An obsessive demand to leave a review.