While we love the idea of free TV (who doesn't?), it never seems to be quite what we hoped. FreeZ Online TV is no exception. The channel selection is unimpressive and user guidance is nonexistent.
most confusing things about the program are the links that appear on the
initial screen when the program is opened. We mistakenly believed they
might provide more guidance for the program but instead directed us to
two different sites promising free online TV. Both require additional
downloads, and weren't related to FreeZ Online TV.
once we explored those two false leads, the program itself proved fairly
easy to operate, although disappointing in its outcomes. A standard
viewing screen sits next to a file tree with 16 main categories,
including News, Entertainment, and Weather.
Within each category are at
least a half dozen channel choices, but many are not in English. Simply
click one and it begins playing. The typical media controls to stop,
start, pause, etc., become visible at the bottom of the screen as the
content buffers. What you won't find are any guides to the channels,
which seem randomly selected from various countries around the world.
All you get are the call letters (like WSTV) or largely unrecognizable
names like NOS Journaal. We also found that many of the listed channels
didn't play at all. There are no user settings, so you can't delete or
add your own channels, and no Help file or other user guidance is
During installation, a box is pre-checked that will
add the FreeZ Online TV Toolbar, so be sure to uncheck this if you don't
want this little extra. Or, better yet, skip the download altogether
and avoid not only the toolbar but this unimpressive program as well.