What makes Satellite Direct software the #1 most sought after Satellite TV software for PC and Mac OS X computers? Is it the technology, entertaining channels or is it because it solves a problem that many individuals across the globe face today? One thing is for certain, people living without satellite and cable - due to tight budgets - stand to gain more, as well as those who have already cut the cord or ditched the dish to save money.
Perhaps downloading a piece of software is the answer to getting the next best thing to paid television. This technology seems to work better for those who don't want to put in the time and work to find favorite TV shows, videos, movies, sports, news and radio stations online. But who can blame them when SatelliteDirect, designed by ETV Corp, can streamline and organize the delivery of 1000s of channels from 120+ countries (7 continents) to computers.
Automating the process seems to win over compared to the manual way where an individual must: 1) Search and find the content they want to watch online; 2) Visit many different TV/Video websites because no one site carries all the content; 3) Create/name computer folders (or add to favorites) to store websites with the content to watch later on.
Those who have a Windows PC or Mac OS X (10.4 and up) computer with an Internet broadband connection can download the Satellite Direct software for a small one-off fee, or can opt for the small monthly subscription that provides more premium channels and features with many movie trailers to suit. Part of the solution when using this technology is users are now able to watch their favorite content (from tons of websites) inside SatelliteDirect and click one button to add a channel to favorites.
Satellite Direct Reviews 2013, 2014 and Beyond
There are Satellite Direct reviews available online for anyone wanting to learn more about the technology. But be careful of the ones that don't provide pros and cons and real facts. Since many folks are leery of scams and don't want to get caught up in the 'too good to be true' hype, it's best to find real users/testers who've written unbiased Satellite Direct reviews 2013, 2014, or current year.
Some reviews also provide video demos and screenshots of the TV player, whereas the others don't offer this important information. So rather than waste valuable time, be sure to find a real user and a real product review that provides all the details and facts.
Satellite Direct Download
The download and installation process are made easy that even the newest of newbies can do it. The 1-2-3 step process that comes with brief instructions to follow is a cinch to complete, and only takes a couple of minutes. During the Satellite Direct software download process, you will be prompted to choose your operating system, Windows PC, Mac OS X or mobile device. As for mobile, it's still a work in process.
Although the Satellite Direct software is virus/adware/malware-free, it makes good common sense to have anti-virus and malware software installed on the computer - That's just basic knowledge when dealing with the Internet.
Satellite Direct Login
Once a paid member, the Satellite Direct TV player login details will be your primary email address when signing up. An activation code (one license per install) will be provided by the ETV Corp service. There is no need to sign in each time to launch the TV player that's pre-loaded with thousands of free global channels to watch online.
There's also a member's area where the user can enter his/her email address or order number to look up their order. This area will also have the Satellite Direct software download link, activation code, support email and other important information.
Satellite Direct TV Software for PC and Mac
What separates these Satellite TV software services from one another is the technology (TV player interfacing), channel delivery and entertainment. After reviewing and comparing the Satellite Direct TV player to similar products, the end result was a superior piece of technology, channel delivery and better entertainment.
The product doesn't come with a lot of feature enhancements but the basics are included such as Full Screen, Add to Favorites, Rate Channels, Sorting and Search. Users can find channels and content very quickly including a country or genre.
There is no Satellite Direct channels list per say. However, after speaking with a representative of the service, plans are in the works to release an online TV guide to help users schedule their time to view TV programs online. Otherwise there is no way to tell what to time watch a programs from inside the player.
To see some of the channels found on the web, Wikipedia provides a "Lists of Television channels" that are grouped by language and country. It's a good starting point and will provide some idea of the content provided inside the TV player.
That said, there is a way to see what channels and countries are available that's cost-free. The service offers a Satellite Direct free download. Even though channels are not designed to work, the user can see what channels and countries are available as well as see features, TV player layout, etc.
There are video demos available online where some reviewers show the TV player console including channels and countries provided.
To find a specific channel inside the player, simply click 'Search' and enter the name of the network - ABC, Fox, BBC, ESPN or whatever network name is of interest. There are local, national and international channels available in many different languages.
Unfortunately, ETV Corp, like many other services suffered through many trials and tribulations in the past going forward. The good news is they are no longer burden with some of the technology deficiencies from the past, some of which was no fault of their own.
Nevertheless, ETV Corp continues to improve their technology year in and year out with on-going Satellite Direct software version upgrades. Channel updates are provided on a regular basis whereas the user receives new content from the web which also removes channels no longer working.
The part to think about are old negative comment posts and reports by individuals including scam notices that are still circling out there. Any negative information more than a year old should be ignored if to give this product and service a fair chance. Try to find up-to-date information and comments by users of the software, not from those who say all of these products/services are scams, don't work, offer no refund, channels don't work, etc.
Folks who are really interested in finding the truth for themselves can download the free version (no channels play) without giving up any credit card information. Or, take advantage of the $20 discount (full access) that may still be going on right now. If not, consider the 5-day trial (full access) for a couple of bucks that automatically rebills to $15/mo. Either cancel before the 5 days are up or keep paying the monthly subscription to use the Advanced version.
Since Satellite Direct software is very new to most people reading this article, one of the things to weigh in is don't expect any decoding/descrambling of paid television signals or see any P2P (Peer-to-Peer) networks where many users upload/download illegal videos and music with copyrights. But to be perfectly clear, there is some grey areas when using Satellite Direct. Although the software itself is clean and safe to use, some of the content delivered can be questionable. Moving forward...
Both free (freeware) and pay-to-download (shareware) Satellite TV software basically do the same things - Scrap video, audio and channel feeds from the World Wide Web through open gateways - including Public Domain. After that the content is put into data centers for storage which then gets downloaded to the user's TV player automatically. What separates free and low-cost software again is the technology, channel delivery and content.
Satellite Direct software offers the best content than any other service out there like it. Be sure to read the ETV Corp's TOS (Terms of Services). It addresses copyrights and offers a way for content owners to contact them to remove content protected by copyrights. This section and other information in their TOS should be read to get a better understanding of the service.
The SatelliteDirect product/service have been in business longer than most of its competitors and never slapped with a lawsuit and DMCA shutdown notice. No one knows for sure how they continue to do what they do. As it stands today, there is no Internet regulation governing content on the Internet. Anyone links to everyone and that's just how the Internet works.
As long as these services/products like Satellite Direct software don't host any of the content on their website and link to any content from illegal websites, they are working within the law from that standpoint so it seems. ETV Corp offers downloadable software with pre-loaded channels from the web. Whatever is available and scraped from the web is what's delivered to the user.
What the video below to get an idea of the benefits this technology delivers to Windows and Mac computer users...