Channelchooser lets you watch more than 70 TV stations for free using your favorite web browser. All you need to do is visit the Channel Chooser website and click on one of the channels displayed there. You find all sorts of TV stations on the website, from music channels to cartoons, gaming, poker and even some adult channels. Note that you do need Adobe's Flash Player installed and enabled on your system to watch TV on the ChannelChooser website. Sometimes, Microsoft Silverlight is required instead.
The main page displays a selection of available channels right on the frontpage. I suggest you check out the popular channels listing first as it offers a good selection of some of the best channels the site has to offer.
I had no issues playing the channels in Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, and it is likely that the plays will work in all other modern browsers as well. The channels that I tried all opened up in the same browser window. Previously, some opened up in a new window as well and it may happen that will still stumble upon some that do.
The website has improved significantly ever since it has been reviewed by us in 2006. One of the most interesting changes is that the website is now linking to more than one thousand different movie channels. Not all channels are TV channel streams though. It is however interesting that you get lots of U.S. television streams right on the site. This includes auto racing, Nascar, Formula 1 and Champcar on ESPN, tv shows on The CW, as well as movie lots of other channels that you usually only get in the U.S.
Another interesting starting point are the categories the website displays underneath the player. Here you can browse channels sorted into genres such as movies, gaming, sports or kids. Especially the movies section includes several channels that play movies non-stop on the site. While you may not find the latest blockbusters here, you find many classics and even recent movies here that you can play in the browser.
The majority of channels are in English which can be a problem if your English is not the best. You may however on the other hand access shows and movies that are not available in your country of origin at all, which may make up for it.
I suggest you give it a try. While it may take some time to browse the channels or get an overview of what is being offered, it may be well worth the time you spend on the site.
Tip: You can switch to the world listing at the top to display Internet channels from specific countries instead. Note that some limit access to users from the country, while others do not have those restrictions.
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