Rabbit TV Support – Q&A with my Readers
Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails from cord cutters asking questions about Rabbit TV. Whether it’s “how to set up Rabbit TV” or simply “how to navigate” there’s been a swell of interest in the online service, so I thought I’d take the time to answer a few of the more common questions.
Update: 12.30.16 – The company that brought us Rabbit TV, FreeCast has released a new and improved product that retains everything that made Rabbit TV great, while adding a whole slew of new features and functionality. Lean more by reading “What is Select TV?”
But before we get started, here’s a quick refresher about Rabbit TV for those of you unfamiliar with the service.
In a nutshell, Rabbit TV is an online streaming service that bands together all of the best free content available online. For as low as $2 a month, Rabbit TV let’s you stream hundreds of thousands movies and television from various sources; many of which are available on over-the-air television. You also get a free OTA antenna out of the deal.
For a little bit more, you can also get a bundled subscription plan that includes of your favorite online streaming services; with all of your content streamlined into a single guide. Read “What is Rabbit TV” for a full review.
How to Install Rabbit TV
As I eluded to before, some of my readers have written in, asking for a bit of instruction when it comes to “how to install Rabbit TV“. Although advertised as being compatible with Android and iOS, some folks have been thrown off by the fact that you can install Rabbit TV onto your computer via their installation USB. Let’s clear a few things up.
- You don’t need the Rabbit TV USB stick to install Rabbit TV onto your Android or iOS device. All you need to do is visit either the Google Play Store for Android or Apple Store for iOS.
- You don’t need a different Rabbit TV USB sticks to install Rabbit TV onto a Mac or PC. Same USB stick works for both operating systems.
- All you have to do to install Rabbit TV onto your computer, is plug in the installation USB and follow the installation wizard.
- And finally, the Rabbit TV USB stick DOES NOT WORK WITH ANDROID OR IOS. Please do not try to plug it into your phone, it will not work.
How to Navigate Rabbit TV
Although navigating Rabbit TV is a breeze once you get used to it, some of my readers have asked me to explain the best way to find their favorite shows; so here’s a quick rundown.
As soon as you log in, you’ll automatically be in the Popular TV Shows category. From there you can pick your favorite show or keep looking. At the top of every page, you’ll see a bar that says “TV”, “Movies”, “Live Channels,” etc… For live television, just go over and click the Live Channels button and then click on the TV Channels button.
Once you scroll past the video player, you’ll see a drop down menu that allows you to select the live television channel of your choice. Next to the channel menu is another menu that lets you sort through live television by genre; which is great when you want to watch something, but aren’t sure.
To watch movies, all you have to do is click the Movies button at the top of the page. Once you do that, you’ll see a drop down menu with different movie genres. If you don’t want to search for movies by genre, just enter the movie you want to find in the search bar at the top of the page.
You can also watch movies on live television. To do that, just go back to the live television section and select the movie genre in the drop down menu just spoke about.
NOTE: You can also rent movies through Rabbit TV, which can be a bit confusing when searching for free movies. If the watch button is red and says “Watch Free,” you’re good to go. If the button is green and says “Order Now,” that’s the rental button.
Connect Rabbit TV to Your TV
Despite announcements to the contrary, thus far there is no Rabbit TV app for the Roku; which is a huge disappointment. But, luckily there’s more than one way to skin a cat.
As far as connecting your TV to the Rabbit TV, it’s pretty simple. If you have a computer, a simple HDMI cord will connect your computer to your HD TV without any fuss. Since Rabbit TV works on Android, you should also be able to run it on your Chromecast as well; same goes for Apple TV.
Have you ever used the Rabbit TV? What did you think about it? Let us know in the comments below or sound off on social media!