FreeInterTV is a streaming service that I learned about quite recently. One of my close pals sent me a link to this service suggesting to me to review the interface and the overall service. After streaming on the network for nearly two weeks, here’s what I found. It has 1900+ channels with live broadcasts from all over the world. I don’t want you to consider it as freeware but rather as free Internet TV. It’s similar in its operation to USTV GO. The only difference between the two services is that FreeInterTV has a massive catalog of channels from around the world.
They keep adding new channels every week and much to my surprise, even regional channels from countries such as India, Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey have been included. FreeInterTV, created by Alexander Tsybulsky offers news, entertainment and music channels for free. I used a VPN to stream the website from different countries and found out that it was blocked in some of the Asian countries, however, it’s working fine in the first world countries. (Maybe because not many people know about the service)
What is FreeInterTV?
FreeInterTV is one of the lesser-known IPTV websites around the world. It provides you access to over 1900+ channels without having to spend a single dollar. There are many more features on this streaming site which we will discuss later. For now, all you need to know is that you can access this streaming site using a VPN (especially if you’re in a third-world country) and all you need for that is a stable internet connection.
Why should you stream on FreeInterTV?
If a streaming service has a capability to allow you to stream over 1900+ channels, you know that you can never run out of content. Especially when most of the content is purely Live TV and streaming which keeps updating every week or so. FreeInterTV keeps adding more regional networks every week which keeps the users glued to its network. You can find some of the remotest channels on the network which you wouldn’t get on a premium service network and that is something which makes this website great.
Remote but exceptional
One of the few reasons why FreeInterTV cannot be seen as a cord-cutting alternative is because not many people know about it and the website is blocked in many countries. Thus, if you’re hearing the name ‘FreeInterTV’ for the first time, I won’t be surprised. Now that you know about it, I’d advise you to check their massive catalog of Live TV content which actually has the capability to become a cord-cutting alternative.
Top 100 channels
Alexander and his team have taken the efforts to segregate the most viewed channels from the herd. Thus, you don’t have to search for the top channels and can easily find them on the right side. We’ll discuss the channels in detail in the content category but as of now, I just want you to know that you can access these channels within a single click.
One of the most absurd yet fun things I saw on this streaming service was a category called Horoscope. I have never seen such a category on a streaming network. Though it comes off as a filler – it’s fun to check what’s up with your luck in general. There’s a dedicated horoscope page which is updated regularly, for instance, mine says “Take your time as you strive to communicate your side of the story.” So, that’s certainly something I’m doing with this review.
Though FreeInterTV is not the best IPTV out there, it does offer a decent streaming experience. There might be a few issues here and there but the actual video playing experience is actually cool. I didn’t face any major problems once I reached the content page, which after loading for a while, started playing the content in real-time without any buffer or annoying pop-up ads.
How to access FreeInterTV?
As mentioned earlier, you can access FreeInterTV directly by typing in its name. If that doesn’t work for you, you can use the following link: FreeInterTV. In case if the website is blocked in your country, you can make use of a VPN to stream it. Anyways, I’d suggest you use a VPN regardless of your location as it will protect you from not just authorities but also malvertisements.
Design is definitely the most turn off aspect on this website. Aesthetically, it feels 90s-like or as if the intern created an HTML demo website and forgot to update it. Everything from the header to footer is bland – and that’s actually me praising it.
Header: It has a logo and a search bar followed by the categories section which includes – Home, TV Online, Articles, Horoscope, Guest Book and Feedback. Each of the headings has a dedicated page. Out of all these pages, Home, Horoscope, and Feedback were the only pages that are worth browsing. TV Online redirects you to another page whereas the articles page hasn’t been updated since 2015. Thus, I’d advise you to save your time by not visiting those pages.
Hero Section: The most unpleasant banner I’ve seen so far. Though there are no ads or irritating native blogs, the central area in the hero section is horrendous. Yet again, its functionality overtakes the visual appeal as each banner is clickable which leads you to a new page wherein you choose a particular channel from that country.
Body: As you scroll down, you’ll find a list of channels on the left under the “Most Popular” tab and thumbnails with channels details placed horizontally, one after the other. There’s the logo on the left followed by Channel, Niche, Views, Country and Description. Apart from these, there’s not much to talk about design on FreeInterTV. I’ve covered the key areas on the website and that’s pretty much it.
If the design is FreeInterTV’s Achilles heel then the content is truly Peter Parker’s web. Once you’re on the service, you’re hooked. The vast library of content from niches such as Entertainment, Finance, General, Kids, Local, Movies, Movies, News, Religious, Sports, Teleshopping, Weather, WebCam and Zoo Cam ensures that there’s something for everyone.
Each of the channels is sorted by the country and you can choose any country to browse those niches. Just choose a location, select the niche and press on the search button and it will provide you dedicated channels in that region.
For instance, when I click US and Sports, I get channels such as Gol TV, Fox Soccer, Universal Sports, ESPN3, ESPN Mobile, Maxx Sports, Speed TV, ESPN, ESPN HD, HBO Boxing, BeIN Sports, NBC Sports, NFL Network, Sky Sports, Fox Sports and Baseball Channel among many others.
Having mentioned all the channels above, here’s a tiny classification of top channels in each niche:
News Channels: MSNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, C-Span, CNN, ABC, and NBC Live to name a few.
Entertainment channels: Comedy Central, Destination America, History Channel, FX, TBS, MTV, OWN, T&T & USA Network
Premium channels: HBO, Starz, Telemundo, NFL Network, Baseball Channel, FXX and Bravo
Sports channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN HD, ESPN Mobile, Gol TV, NFL Network and HBO Boxing
It’s crazy how most of these channels cost upward of $80+ as part of your cable bill and with FreeInterTV, you can watch them for absolutely free. Be it NBA or NFL, you can stream live from anywhere in the world.
As I’m a stickler for the mobile interface, I wasn’t very pleased with FreeInterTV’s mobile website. The desktop experience wasn’t something to write home about either. Sure, the streaming doesn’t have ad discrepancies but the quality isn’t the best. It’s more of a compromising streaming experience even with a 32MB internet connection.
Having streamed from my HP laptop, there were few positives. These include Windows Media decoders and RealMedia which add to the video playing capabilities on this platform. Other than that, the channels are well-bifurcated under headings which allows you to access the content quickly.
Suggestions I have for FreeInterTV
I seriously feel that Alexander and his team should work on improving FreeInterTV’s interface. They can host the content on a much better website where the titles can look more attractive. Channels can be arranged better and overall, there’s a massive need for an upgrade in a graphical sense.
Do not expect something extra-ordinary from this service. Yes, it has all the content in this world but doesn’t have the best framework to distinguish itself from other free IPTV streaming services.