About TV Frog

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff Updated on: May 31, 2017

TV Frog is an Android media hub that connects to your TV via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and allows you to stream your own media, such as photos and videos. After downloading the appropriate apps, you’ll also gain access to movies and TV shows from popular media services like KODI, Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube—and in crystal clear 4K Ultra HD.

The website tells us the hub will also be able to stream music, allow you to enjoy Android gaming, and browse the web whenever you please, all in a plug and play device that promises to “deliver unparalleled entertainment at no additional costs or stress.”

But before you hand over your money, you’ve come here to learn more about TV Frog, and whether or not it’s the right device for you. Will it really “make your TV smart”? And even if it will, are there other devices competing for your dollar?

Let’s start helping you make a more informed decision by taking a look at TV Frog’s specifications.

What Is TV Frog & How Does It Work?

In 3 Easy Steps For Cutting the Cord, we explain that there are three key components for streaming content to your TV (or making it “smart”):

  1. An Internet connection,
  2. The appropriate hardware, and
  3. The right software.

As you probably guessed, TV Frog represents the hardware in this equation. Basically, it houses software that processes signals received through a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection and translates them into images that appear on your TV.

It also houses downloadable third-party software (or apps) that can enhance the viewing experience, including popular options like Netflix, HULU Plus, and Sling TV. You can store as many apps and other media as the device's hard drive can hold.

What Are TV Frog’s Specifications?

As mentioned, TV Frog works over a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection. It also features 1GB RAM and 8GB memory, utilizes a Quad-Core Cortex A7, 2.4GHZ CPU, and runs on an Android version 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

On two sides of TV Frog, you’ll find a variety of ports that allow you to import pictures into a library for later browsing, as well as to play all your music (including AAC, MP3, FLAC, OGG, WAV, and WMA formats). These include:

  • 4 USB ports
  • 1 HMDI port
  • 1 SD/MMC port
  • S/PDIF audio output
  • 1 AV input

According to the website, you’ll be able to access a cue sheet, tag your files, integrate with MusicBrainz, and create smart playlists. TV shows can be viewed by episode and season, and can be sorted by watched status, description, and actors.

If you need to browse the web or stream content directly from the Internet, you can also use TV Frog’s wireless mouse after connecting its USB Bluetooth receiver into the back and downloading the browser app.

TV Frog DeviceTV Frog is an Android-based streaming media hub that allows you to download files, download popular apps, and browse the internet using the included mouse. Image credit: Strong Current Enterprises Ltd.

What will you pay for all of these features?

How Much Does TV Frog Cost?

How much you pay for each TV Frog device depends on how many you purchase:

  • 1 Unit: $79.94
  • 2 Units: $147.59
  • 3 Units: $184.49
  • 4 Units: $236.14
  • 5 Units: $276.73

Each unit includes a TV Frog, one HDMI 4.1 cable, one wireless mouse, and one AC/DC adaptor and power cable.

At the time of our research, the company was also offering a free universal power adaptor and surge protector they claimed will allow you to use TV Frog, or any of your other devices, in any country in the world.

All TV Frog purchases do not come with a 100% guarantee, although after reading through the Terms, we learned that this guarantee comes with some fairly strict guidelines.

First, we’re told that all products are sold “as is” and all sales are final. In other words, there are no refunds, only exchanges permitted.

Second, you can process an exchange within 30 days of receiving your device, although it “must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.”

In order to request an exchange, customer service can be reached at 888-836-8088 or support@freeseetv.com.

Are There Any TV Frog Customer Reviews or Feedback For the Company’s Other Products?

We didn’t encounter any firsthand customer feedback for TV Frog at the time of our research, although we did find an in-depth Snopes article titled Is TV Frog a Legitimate Alternative to Cable?

In short, they found that TV Frog appears to be a legitimate device, but emphasized that “does not enable users to watch cable television for free, whether legally or illegally, as it merely provides an internet connection to any given television set.”

This means that, in order to watch legal content from third-party services, you’ll need to pay extra or sign up for a subscription (depending on the specific service).

From a company perspective, TV Frog is brought to you by Strong Current Enterprises Ltd., based out of London and in business since 2010.

Despite their time in business, the only other product Strong Current had brought to market at the time of our research was HDZoom 360 (also sometimes referred to as HD 360X Zoom), although it also didn’t feature any customer reviews, either.

Lack of feedback aside, how does TV Frog stack up against the competition?

TV Frog vs. AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast, & Other Streaming Devices

Remember, as the Snopes article above mentions, TV Frog simply provides an internet connection to any television set, while also providing a graphical interface that can be used to view content. In other words, it’s a media streaming device.

But, there are a whole lot of streaming devices competing in the same marketplace as TV Frog, including behemoths like AppleTV, Roku Premiere, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV. Does it fare well?

Device Price Online Content Services 4K? Web Browser
TV Frog $79.94 Google TV Yes Yes
Apple TV $140-$200 Any available through iTunes No No
Roku Premiere $50-$80 4,500+ streaming channels Yes App Available
Google Chromecast $15-$70 Google Cast No No
Amazon Fire TV $90 Amazon Prime, Amazon Fire App Store Yes No

In addition to these options, there are perhaps thousands of other generic Android-based streaming devices from third-party companies.

In fact, if you enter the phrase “Quad-Core Cortex A7, 2.4GHZ” into your favorite search engine, you’ll encounter several streaming devices that make many of the same claims as TV Frog, some of which were available for as little as $40 at the time of our research.

Comparatively, while these Android options might move your television into the online realm, they typically feature less robust functionality than some of the mainstream competition above (i.e. not as many popular apps available).

Perhaps TV Frog’s biggest advantage is that it offers a built-in browser, although the fact that you’ll have to use a mouse means you’ll have to be sitting next to a flat surface (versus in the middle of your couch under a blanket, for example). It’s also positive that the device features four USB ports, although 25% of these will be taken up by the mouse’s Bluetooth receiver.

TV Frog’s 4K output capability could certainly appeal to movie buffs, but it’s important to keep in mind that the content you’re viewing must be transmitted in 4K, and your TV must be able to display 4K.

In short, don’t think that TV Frog will magically turn the picture quality on a circa-2001 TV set into something you’d expect on something like the Samsung QLED TV.

Let’s carry these thoughts over to the next section as we come to an educated conclusion about TV Frog.

Our Final Thoughts About TV Frog

If you’re simply looking to move your TV into the 21st century and connect it to the Internet, based on what we learned from the device’s website (we didn’t test it firsthand), it seems like TV Frog is a legitimate product that might get you there.

And with its wide variety of inputs, it seems like it could also act as a central hub for connecting a handful of other devices and media (although it might not represent the most elegant option).

In the end, though, we don’t think the most important question related to TV Frog is one of legitimacy; it’s one of value.

In other words, if you’re only interested in gaining online access through your TV, and then using it to stream different media directly, there are dozens of valid options from mainstream manufacturers that can be purchased for less than $50. Which, as consumers ourselves, might deliver more value than TV Frog.

On top of this, these mainstream options will typically support a broader range of content services, which might be important if you’re looking to add a Netflix, HULU Plus, etc. subscription at some point in the future. They’re also typically backed by trained support staff who can get you back up and running quickly if something goes wrong.

Finally, many of these mainstream devices come with solid refund policies and warranties, neither of which seem to be provided by Strong Current Enterprises. As such, make absolutely sure you want to purchase TV Frog before pressing the order button.

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110 Consumer Reviews for TV Frog

Average Consumer Rating: 1.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 1 4 star: 5 3 star: 2 2 star: 3 1 star:  99
Bottom Line: 7% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 8 out 20 people found this review helpful

    No complaints

    It took a while for my products to arrive, but it was an easy hookup, and it worked just as advertised. I honestly don't have any complaints whatsoever, on the contrary, I am quite satisfied and amazed with it. I ordered three units because it was cheaper than paying for one for over half the price of three. I couldn't be happier with it.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Aug 21, 2017

      Brian

      I would like to contact them. I purchased two units, one is faulty the other worked ok.

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  • 150 out 172 people found this review helpful
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    Updated Frog review

    A few days ago I received my Frog box and am delighted with the picture quality. All I can say is this company takes a long time to deliver.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • May 27, 2017

      john

      I just got mine today. Try swisspost.com, if you have a tracking number with no instructions.

    • Jun 21, 2017

      Bob Napier

      How hard did you bump your head?

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    • May 25, 2017

    Frog review

    I paid for my device two months ago and have received nothing. I contacted FreeSeeTV by email, and they replied giving me a tracking number but no information as to which company was handling the shipping, so I can't track.

    I believe I have been "done over" and recommend you do not purchase from this company.

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  • 13 out 32 people found this review helpful

    Long wait but delivers as described

    • Wellesley, MA,
    • Jun 11, 2017
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    The delivery of the products TV Frog and keyboard took a week longer than announced. There were no instructions which would be helpful, but we eventually figured it out. We had all the reported parts and could connect immediately. I suggest for anyone choosing to order this product to read the description carefully. It provides access to services through Android apps. If you want Netflix, Hulu, HBO, or Showtime, you'll get access through the app, but not for free after the first month, unless you already have an account. It did turn my TV into a smart TV with internet access.

    I just received the product and am learning more about its capabilities. I hope this is helpful.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Jun 21, 2017

      Bob Napier

      You must be part owner in this scam.

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  • 8 out 21 people found this review helpful

    TV Frog as advertised, almost.

    • Sarnia, Ontario, Canada,
    • Jul 18, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased a TV Frog online about six weeks ago, and it arrived yesterday, they said it would be about a four weeks delivery. They did answer my email about the late delivery, so no problem there. I got the Android box, power adapter, wireless mouse, and wireless key pad, all in good working condition. It is plug and play, easy to install, and there are lots of pre installed software, including KODI version 17.1 Krypton. It took me about four hours to set up KODI for watching movies, sports, live TV, listen to music. ALL FREE!

    KODI is really all you need, but you need a bit of knowledge how to set up the add-ons and programs, but there is lots of help on YouTube on how to set up KODI.

    So for me, I got everything I paid for, and the HD streaming quality is excellent. I don't understand all the cry babies on this forum that are complaining about TV Frog HD Home Theatre Box unless, of course, you didn't receive your delivery. If you know what you are doing or can read or watch instructional KODI information all over the internet, you should enjoy this Android box, and it is not as expensive as most. I would recommend it but only to those that aren't morons!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Jul 28, 2017

      tv frog fraud

      If you know what you are doing, you would compare this product to many other media streaming devices and would NOT buy this product. Check snopes.com and ripoffreports.com for this fraud related product. I ordered one box and they sent three! Should I return it overseas at a very big expense? They do not do RMA's and immediately charge your credit card.

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  • 4 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Pretty good

    • Italy,
    • Aug 29, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    After seeing the other reviews, I see I am going against the current.

    Delivery was about one week longer than expected, but I did get prompt replies to my emails. When it finally arrived, I too was a little confused on its functioning, but after a few YouTube searches, I was able to find and load the free cloud TV app and started watching live sports.

    Now am currently experimenting with the built in Kodi app, and am finding 100's of channels and programs. My friends have seen it, and have since ordered theirs.

    Bottom line, it could be a little more user-friendly, but it does work.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Great

    • New Zealand,
    • Sep 23, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I know there are many bad reviews but I think it is great. Although I had to update most apps, but yes, it is easy to install (basically plug and play), has excellent picture quality, and has heaps of USB ports for anything from memory sticks to gaming. I would recommend this over anything else, especially Chromecast. I hope this helps!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 48 out 49 people found this review helpful

    Got it, it works, but no customer service

    • Innisfil, Ontario, Canada,
    • Jun 20, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Delivery took six weeks. I sent a dozen emails to the company asking when I could expect delivery prior to receiving the shipment with NO reply.

    I received what I ordered, three TV boxes and three keyboards. I also purchased warranties. There are no instructions included with the shipment. There are brief instructions on their website. I have concerns because I can't reach the company, they don't reply to any communication, and there is no paperwork of anything, not even the warranty. I'm not a tech guy, but I was able to load third-party software and watch TV channels, movies, and sports as was advertised.

    Because of the poor company communication with customers, I would rather buy from a trusted company with a track record. There are other alternatives.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 3 people found this review helpful

    How it works

    • Repentigny, Quebec, Canada,
    • Sep 8, 2017
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    Where can I find on the internet about the way it works? I have received the TV Frog, but there no instruction for the way to use it. I have plugged it, but don't have info to show me how it works.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 158 out 166 people found this review helpful

    TV Frog

    I haven't received my order yet; still waiting on it. It has been over a month now. These guys never answer their phone! Is this a rip-off or what? I hope it isn't or I'll report them to the Better Business Bureau!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 35 out 36 people found this review helpful

    Yep, it is a bit rubbishy

    Yes, definitely not what I expected. You CAN watch movies, etc., but only if you already have access to things like Netflix. In other words, you have to already be signed up to places like Netflix to watch "free movies." All the other stuff available is stuff you can already get on your PC/Mac, only, in my case, on a bigger screen. Worth $79.95 (or whatever it was I paid for it)? Definitely not. Look for my unit on sale on eBay (at a loss!).

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 45 out 46 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the price

    • Telford, PA,
    • Jun 28, 2017
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    I purchased the TV Frog because it was supposed to let me watch free TV, even premium channels. That is not true. The mouse that comes with the Frog is not very easy to use. I was not at all impressed with the Frog.

    I have the Roku 4 TV box, but I thought if I could get the premium channels for free, why not try it? The Roku 4 is by far the best media box out there, but all the premium channels you have to pay for. If you ask for a refund and they agree, you have to pay return shipping, and from Pennsylvania to the Netherlands, it cost $22.00 with no tracking (if you want tracking and insurance, the cost is $44.00). My advice is, stay clear of the Frog.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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