Frndly TV Review
Frndly TV is a live TV streaming service with over 40 channels for US$6.99/month. Each plan is designed to provide a skinny bundle of family-friendly channels at a reasonable price. The service will appeal most to fans of Hallmark channels. It does not offer news, sports, or local channels.
Frndly TV offers three plans — on 1 device in SD with their “Basic” (US$6.99) plan, on 2 devices in HD with their “Classic” (US$8.99) plan, and 4 devices in HD on their “Premium” (US$10.99) plan.
We tested Frndly TV and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Frndly TV is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV and VIZIO Smart TV.
- Frndly TV’s Basic package does not include a DVR
- The Classic package gives you an unlimited DVR and you can keep your recordings for 3 months
- Premium subscribers get an unlimited DVR and the ability to save recordings for 9 months
Up to 4 Devices
- Basic users can only stream Frndly TV on 1 screen
- The Classic package allows viewing on 2 devices
- Premium subscribers can watch the service on 4 screens
No Parental Controls
There are no parental controls for Frndly TV.
Only DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV and Sling TV have parental control features.
72 Hour Look Back Feature
This feature automatically captures shows that have aired within the last 72 hours, so you can review shows that may not be in your DVR. When watching anything on Look Back, the fast-forward button is disabled.
Frndly TV is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast (Google Cast)
- Android TV
- Android Phone/Tablet
- LG Smart TV (AirPlay)
- Samsung Smart TV (AirPlay)
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV (AirPlay/Google Cast)
Frndly TV is not compatible with PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo devices.
Top Cable Channels
Basic subscribers will get SD quality. High Definition (720p) is available in the Classic or Premium tiers.
Content has stereo audio.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much does Frndly TV cost?
Frndly TV is available starting at US$6.99 / month. See the full list: Frndly TV Pricing & Plans
Does Frndly TV have a free trial?
Yes, Frndly TV has a 7-Day Free Trial.
Does Frndly TV have a DVR?
Although the Frndly TV Basic package does not include this feature, an unlimited DVR is available for the Classic and Premium levels. Classic users can save their recordings for 3 months, Premium users may save recordings for 9 months.
What channels are on Frndly TV?
Frndly TV includes 40 channels including 4 top cable channels. See the full list: Frndly TV Channels.
How many streams are allowed at once on Frndly TV?
Frndly TV allows up to 4 devices at the same time. See more details: Frndly TV Simultaneous Streams
Does Frndly TV have local channels?
Does Frndly TV have live sports?
Sports channels are not available on Frndly TV.
Does Frndly TV offer premium channels?
Premium channels are not available on Frndly TV.
Does Frndly TV offer on demand content?
On Demand content is not available on Frndly TV.
Does Frndly TV support TV Everywhere apps?
You cannot access TV Everywhere apps with Frndly TV.
Does Frndly TV have a TV Guide?
Frndly TV includes a TV Guide similar to what you would get with your cable or satellite set-top box.
Does Frndly TV have ads?
Frndly TV includes ads during live viewing of shows, as well on all on-demand content. You can skip ads when you watch shows recorded to your DVR.
Does Frndly TV offer 4K streaming?
Frndly TV does not include 4K content as part of the service.
Does Frndly TV offer Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound?
Frndly TV does not include Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound as part of the service.