Watching streaming television channels online is nothing new, but if you are interested in flicking from one channel to another it can mean having to visit several web site. Zattoo helps to overcome this problem by making it possible to choose from a number of online station and watch them from a single program window - changing channel is a simple matter of clicking a channel name in the list to the left of the screen.
The range of channels available is impressive, currently numbering 32 in total, including many of the Freeview stations, and while there are some foreign language stations, the vast majority are in English. Broadcast quality is of a decent standard
An electronic program guide is available so you can plan your viewing in advance, and you can also view a list of the channels which are proving most popular at the moment if you're stuck for inspiration. Pleasingly, the EPG can be customised so the channels you are most interested in appear at the top, and a tag cloud is available to home in on programmes that match certain criteria.
All that's needed to get started with the program is a free account, and you are then free to watch TV in the background while you use your computer for work, email and other tasks. With respectable performance and a pleasing interface, Zattoo is one of the best ways to enjoy online TV broadcasts.