Zattoo TV App Live Television

Zattoo TV App Live Television

FREE

(4 stars)

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1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Number of channels
  • No buffering issues over WiFi
  • Good-looking layout
Cons
  • It doesn't load over 3G
  • Free app, paid service
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"On-the-go TV"

Reviewed by / Jul 17, 2012

Zattoo Live TV allows you to watch national and international TV channels on your Android

Zattoo Live TV is a webTV service that brings together national and international TV channels that broadcast online. Most of that channels are available in their own websites, however, Zattoo put them together in one site, enhancing its buffering thanks to its servers as well as making easier navigation and channel-surfing.

First off you need to create an account on Zattoo. Although depending on the country you can get a trial, this is a paid service (there are different subscriptions types). Zattoo is available in seven European countries: Germany, France, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Spain, UK and Denmark. From each country you will be able to watch your national channels and some international.

The app is set in a good-looking layout: landscape mode you can see thumbnails of what's on live, on portrait you can see a list of the channels (name and logo). We've run it over WiFi and it worked smoothly, no lag or buffering issues. Over 3G it didn't even load channels. Bear in mind that this is a beta version. You can try high definition videos (which is in experimental phase).

In summary, a great IPTV service which only catch is that it's paid (worth though). Great app.

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Developer's original description available here
Zattoo Live TV - Watch a huge selection of TV channels with one App - for free. Watch your favorite TV channels wherever you are. German TV: e.g. ARD, ZDF, SPORT1, DMAX, TLC, ARTE, ZDF neo, PHOENIX, 3SAT, COMEDY CENTRAL. Switzerland TV: e.g. SF1, SF2, RTL, Pro7, SAT1, 3 +, MTV, joiz, TF1, M6, TSR1. Our Zattoo TV Guide gives you the perfect overview, so you can record your favorite shows (only Switzerland) and watch them whenever you want. You don't have to miss your favorite series, sport events or news, even while you're on the go or at home.

Use your Zattoo account for multiple devices: smartphone, tablet, computer, Xbox, Smart TV, Android TV or Amazon Fire TV.

#watchyouwant - TV Highlights! Films, Series, Wintersports like World Cup, WM, EM, ZDF UEFA Champions League, Biathlon, ARD Sportschau, Das aktuelle Sportstudio or Doppelpass. Top TV shows: Tatort, Tagesschau,Tatortreiniger (NDR), heute-show, #neomagazinroyale with Jan Böhmermann, Fast'n'Loud, Top-Gear (BBC), Survival Man, Fat N'Furious .. or Germany's Next Topmodel #GNTM.

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KEY FUNCTIONS:
- Watch TV via Wifi/WLAN and mobile Network (1)
- Watch many local and international TV Channels
- TV Guide with 2 weeks program overview
- Select your preferred streaming quality up to the maximum bitrate
- Chromecast: send your favorite TV show to your big screen TV using your phone or tablet (requires a Chromecast stick)

(1) NOTE:
For licensing reasons, the channels available depend on your country of residence. Extra for Germany: DMAX, TLC and RTL-Channels are not available via the mobile phone network.

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SPECIAL FEATURES - AVAILABLE IN SWITZERLAND

- RECORD your favorite show! (Switzerland)
Schedule the recording in advance and watch it whenever you like from your recordings-playlist. Free users can save 20 shows for up to 20 days. HiQ subscribers can record 250 programs, for unlimited time

- RECALL (for Switzerland HiQ subscribers only)
Replay the entire television program of all 140 stations the last 7 days available for viewing, PLUS, you can add your favorite programs to your recordings-playlist

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CHANNEL AVAILABILITY - for free

SWITZERLAND more than 140 channels:
e.g. SF1, SF2, ZDF, RTL, Pro7, SAT1, 3 +, MTV, joiz, TF1, DMAX, TLC, M6, TSR1, Sport1, BBC, ITV, SF1, ORF, France 2

GERMANY - more than 70 channels:
e.g. Das Erste, ZDF, Sport1, DMAX, TLC, iMusic, 3sat, ARTE, ZDFneo, Viva, Comedy Central, nickelodeon, NDR, BR, MDR, SWR, CNN International, France24

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HiQ SUBSCRIPTION - GERMANY paid premium version

- fast and ad-free channel switches
- higher resolution, more than 20 HD-Channels 

- More channels: Pro7, Sat1, kabel eins, Sat1 GOLD, Sixx, Pro7 MAXX, RTL, RTL II, VOX, n-tv, RTL nitro, Super RTL

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HiQ SUBSCRIPTION - SWITZERLAND paid premium version

- fast and ad-free channel switches
- higher resolution, incl. 40 HD-Channels 

- RECALL: Replay the entire television program of all 140 stations the last 7 days available for viewing
- HiQ subscribers can record 250 programs, for unlimited time

Subscribe in the app for 1, month. For 3 and 12 months use your PC/Mac and go to zattoo.com/shop
Of course you can watch Zattoo HiQ on all your devices.

INFORMATION

In addition to the mobile reception, you can also use your subscription to access zattoo.com (browser version).
Mobile TV use about 360 megabytes of data per hour. Check your volume of data limit, you may also incur additional costs.

Recently changed in this version

•Improved Chromecast support
•General improvements and bugfixes

For questions/feedback: android@zattoo.com
Please provide full details (app version, device model, Android version) so we can follow up.


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Comments and ratings for Zattoo TV App Live Television
  • (58)

    by Lorenzo Leonini on 22/05/2015

    Video doesn't work at all since new app

  • (58)

    by Marvin so on 19/05/2015

    I have an account but as soon as I want to log in the app doesn't work... Just tried it with another device but still not working.. Can't imagine people gave 5 stars and 1 million downloaded it. I would love to give min stars than 1. Even the layout looks shitty. But as long as I can deinstall apps everything is fine.

  • (58)

    by Christof Baumann on 17/05/2015

    Freezes the complete Phone in the guide screen (at some point the watchdog triggers a reset). Please readd the option to disable HW rendering or fix it.

  • (58)

    by Sven Ballentin on 12/05/2015

    best APP...great work of the Zattoo team

  • (58)

    by Martin Gygax on 06/05/2015

    The update is terrible. Streaming is constantly interrupted for a split second (Android on a Lenovo tablet). How can I go back to the previous version which worked OK ? Zattoo quality control seems to be insufficient. New : Update seems to want to work but alas still bad with constant flickering and micro interruptions

  • (58)

    by Adrian Rodriguez on 04/05/2015

    Works flawlessly! Nice look and feel with the new version. Developers should get a big bonus for this app.

  • (58)

    by Denise Herren on 02/05/2015

    The adds are to long and u can't watch on "preview" if a break is on or not. So u have to watch the adds always even if u just wanne change chanel when there was a break on. Don' t like it at all. And where is thd "skip-button"???

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