Many of you have expressed your enthusiasm about wanting to watch Taeyang’s performance LIVE as it is aired on Korean television. Usually we watch as a group and have a concurrent spazz fest/party in the chat box so make sure you join us. And because we’re so awesome, here’s the quick and dirty guide on how to stream Korean television live on the web. Please read carefully.
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Taeyang will be giving us a full dosage of TV performances so pay close attention to all the date and times. He is planning to perform on all of these shows and hopefully more!
- Mnet Countdown *COMEBACK*
Date aired: Every Thursday (KST)
Time aired: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (KST)
- KBS Music Bank
Date aired: Every Friday (KST)
Time aired: 5:50 pm (KST)
- MBC Music Core
Date aired: Every Saturday (KST)
Time aired: 4:00 pm (KST)
- SBS Inkigayo
Date aired: Every Sunday (KST)
Time aired: 3:50 pm (KST)
Here are some options for streaming Korean TV live:
1. Download and install TvAnts – Click here.
Install the program like you normally would with any other.
The installation manager will ask you if you want to install “Softonic Toolbar.” Don’t do it unless you want to.
2. Run/Open the program. It should look something like this.
Under Keywords type in “MNET” and a search query should show up.
Click on the first one on the list “KOREA>MNET” and another window should appear.
3. Allow the channel to load and buffer.
This varies depending on your location, time, and internet connection.
Obviously the higher the number under “Quality” the better the stream will be. When the number is highlighted red, the quality is decent and watchable.
Most of the channels we’re interested in are usually very good. Only sometimes will it lag.
4. Watch and enjoy!
The volume and mute controls are on the viewing screen.
The viewing screen will always been on top so you can do other things and watch at the same time.
***You’ll see random Chinese words and ads on the side sometimes. It’s nothing to worry about. The program was developed in China.
For other channels: KOREA>MNET, KOREA>MBC, KOREA-KBS-2.
1. Download Livestation player here
2. Open the program and create an account.
3. After you’ve signed in, click on the Search tab and type in the according channel you’re looking for, and click.
4. Sometimes, the channel will take a few tries till it connects.
- WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
If you have Windows Media Player, copy and paste this into the “Open Url” field located under the “File” tab:
mms://22.214.171.124/tv100 (SBS Only)