I recently bought a device called Rabbit TV. Reminiscent of the Magic Jack, this handy gadget plugs into the USB port on your desktop or laptop computer and gives you access to over 5,000 Internet TV channels, 25,000 movies, and 50,000 radio stations for free. Just plug it in, download the software, register your account, and enjoy. For $9 a year, there’s not much to complain about.
The adaptor itself was on sale for $9. It came with a year’s worth of service for free. There’s nothing for me to lose considering I don’t have cable and rely on Hulu.com, Netflix.com, Amazon Prime, and Redbox.com to entertain myself. The cost of being a member of all of those sites is enormous in comparison to Rabbit TV. I’m going to give it a chance for 30 days and report back to you, our readers, with a review of this service.
Upon first glance, it looks like you can watch popular shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Big Bang Theory, Community, and more. There are also movies like Weird Science, Sedona, and National Security. I like the fact that you can view live events from all over the world as well. Because I’m not too familiar with all the different websites and networks providing stream-on-demand entertainment, I’m glad I found Rabbit TV. It’s taken the guess work out of finding something to watch or listen to whenever I have an evening off.
The registration process takes a few minutes and does not require a credit card number to get started. Even better, you can use the same adaptor on different computers so the whole family can enjoy Rabbit TV. You just need to make sure to log out each time or else you won’t be able to use the adaptor on another PC. An annoying pop-up message will remind you of this if you make this mistake. Avoid it by logging out of your Rabbit TV account each time.
The biggest appeal of a product like this is that I can watch entire seasons of TV shows at a time versus watching one episode as it is aired each week. Considering I haven’t been much of a TV watcher throughout the years, I have a lot of programs to choose from. I also don’t have to worry about monthly subscription fees because for the low price of $9 a year, I have access to all the TV programs, movies, and music I can stand to watch and listen to.
Like with every new product I run across, I like to give it a month of use before reporting back on it. That’s what I intend to do next month so if you’re interesting in learning more about Rabbit TV and want to make sure it’s worth the time and money you spend to use it, check back here for an updated report. If you’re spending a good amount of your budget on entertainment, it may be worth it for you to give this device a try.
Have any of you tried or heard of Rabbit TV? The reviews on Amazon don’t make it look that good here.
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About the Author: Charissa Arsaoui is a freelance writer with a love for thrift. She contributes to many different personal finance blogs.
I'm looking forward to your follow up on the review as well. I'm sick and tired of having to pay the cable company for channels that I don't want because of their bundles. Even if I don't get the Rabbit TV, if it's a good product it's the exact kind of thing that will make the cable companies step their game up. I heard that in the near future we may actually get a la carte choices, wouldn't that be nice.
I enjoy The Big Bang theory a lot. This seems like a good deal to me. Thanks for the review.. Will see where I can get this baby.
I can't wait to see how it turns out for you. I am going to get rid of cable in a year. I'm under contract. And was thinking of getting Netflix. The kids don't watch much tv now. I want to know if you can watch the oldies, like the Waltons, Bonanza, The Big Valley. Those are my kind of shows and I don't think Netflix offers those either. But if the Rabbit TV can offer those shows, I'm interested in it.
I got one - I stopped using it after a few tries. Most of the crap available on it is available without it. Slowed down the puter and gave little for free...