Babelgum is an Internet TV site that was released to the general public in 2007. One of the first thoughts that most users will have about Babelgum when they are greeted by the user interface is that they have to download a special video player. This is typically enough for most people to click their browser’s back button and find another similar service that doesn’t require you to download anything. With that being said, Babelgum’s video player is actually extremely convenient to use, whilst also being very perceptive.
How easy is Babelgum to Use?
Once you have downloaded Babelgum’s video player you have the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks all from one place – these include, being able to search and find videos, as well as playing them, and even adjusting the specific settings to ensure your program viewing experience is a pleasurable one. In fact, whereas most people are extremely put off about downloading a special player to watch Internet TV, Babelgum’s service may make you actually rethink this.
Another great feature of the video player is that you have the ability to watch in full-screen or minimize your video to appear in the top corner of the screen. This allows you to easily continue with other tasks on your PC or laptop, whilst still being able to keep an eye on the specific program you are watching.
Firstly, it should be stressed that Babelgum is the only free Internet TV service that does not show any video adverts. This is itself is a huge plus for this site, as adverts can typically become extremely annoying to the point where you find yourself turning off your Internet TV. Babelgum do provide small image ads typically found on the left-hand side of the video player, and more often than not these adverts are promoting other shows and films that are available for you to watch.
The main disadvantage to Babelgum’s site is that there are a huge amount of short clips. In fact, even if you search for your favorite TV shows and films you are likely to be greeted with a wealth of short, 5 minute clips. You will probably have to do a fair bit of searching before you actually find a full episode. In addition to this, the shows on offer are a little thin on the ground. The vast majority of programs will either be from the BBC network, as well as networks from around the world which aren’t particularly popular with most TV viewers. There are very few shows that an American or Canadian viewer would be familiar with. As mentioned, you will need to download a special video player to watch Babelgum, but in all honesty their special player has done a lot to dispel the negative vibes felt by customers when having to download something “extra”.
Babelgum is extremely easy to use and to navigate around and therefore is extremely convenient as well. However, the likelihood that you’ll find your favorite TV show or something that you’re dying to watch is few and far between.
This article has been contributed by Paul Potter, an avid tech blogger who is interested in the latest technological advancements. As he is a TV addict, he prefers watching TV channels online according to his preference and comfort.