There are several way to watch TV series on your desktop. Downloading torrents, watching episodes uploaded on You Tube or other such video sharing websites, several streaming sites and may be couple or other methods (such as using a TV tuner card). But today I am going to tell you about a program, TV-MAXE, that could be used for watching several TV channels such as HBO, BBC, AXN etc.
TV-MAXE is a GUI application that allows you to watch TV and listen to radio over internet. The interface doesn’t look nice, especially in Ubuntu. It has a bunch of Romanian and international TV channels. Romanian why, you may ask. It is because the developers are of Romanian origin. Lets see how to install TV-MAXE in Ubuntu 13.04.
Install TV-MAXE in Ubuntu 13.04:
Use the following commands in terminal (Ctrl+alt+T) to install TV-MAXE in Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:venerix/pkg sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tv-maxe
If you want to uninstall, you can simply delete the PPA,
Is TV-MAXE worth a download?
Answer depends on you. If you are more accustomed to watch live TV channels, you can give TV-MAXE a try. Though I found that most of the TV channels in international section were not working so I am not sure how useful it would be for you. But the ones that work were of good watchable quality. I am not fond of watching TV. I prefer to watch TV programs at my own leisure. This is why I prefer to use Netflix, Hulu in Ubuntu. Even You Tube is a good resource for entertainment for me.
TV-MAXE also has option for internet radio, but I would prefer to use Radio Tray for streaming radio rather than TV-MAXE. Over all, it is a good enough application that could provide you some relief when you look for live TV streaming.