The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 5.0
When you intend to watch news programs or your favorite TV shows on your PC, TunerFree MCE is the perfect solution. It's a neat Windows Media Center add-in provided for free.
Once you finish installing this add-in, you can run Windows Media Center and configure its settings.
It is recommended that you adjust the options before streaming the videos so that the application runs properly. From the "Preferences" you can select the country you live in, choose which TV channels you wish to watch, set the cache frequency, or enable the screensaver blocker. If you wish to keep the browsing history private, just press the "Clear History" button.
This add-in will help you get access to dozens of TV Stations, like BBC, Channel 4, ITV, etc. and also to the latest movies releases and episodes of your favorite serials. You will also be able to connect to many other TV channels from all over the world by simply going to "Preferences", then "Plugins" and selecting channels from the list.
If you intend to record TV shows, just press the "Record Series" button and watch them whenever you wish, though it is necessary that you connect a TV tuner to your PC.
An advantage of using this application is the fact that it comes with a built-in search engine which will help you locate any TV channel or TV show by simply entering some keywords.
Briefly, TunerFree MCE provides an easy way to watch TV programs directly from your desktop.