CKay TV

Is it Any Good?

CKay TV has been around since late 2016 and became very popular overnight. A lot of people downloaded it and it was one of the top Android TV streaming applications of 2018. 

However, in 2019 the server load was increasing the Ckay TV time realized that the only way they could make the business work was through a subscription model.

There are two packages:

Ckay TV Elite: $12 a month which gets you 200+ Live TV Channels, an updated TV Guide, no in-app adverts and cancel anytime

Ckay TV Thrift: $5 a month which gets you 30 Live TV Channels

Users left in their droves. Considering that this is more expensive than Netflix.

If you wanted to get 1,200+ IPTV Channels then you could join Stream for the US for $10 a month, or to get great TV links and high-speed downloads you could join Zion Club from TV Zion for $1.50 a month.

Whether Ckay TV is good or not as a paid app is not relevant, considering there are much better alternatives out there for less.

The paid subscription model is all that I available, you cannot access the app for free. We reckon that unless Ckay TV heavily discounts its prices or puts more on the table in terms of what is available they won’t be around for long.

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What Does it Do?

CKay TV works in a similar way to a lot of other Android TV apps, using their proprietary scrapers they search online looking for new content added from 3 rd parties. The links are automatically tested and if they are found to work then they are added to an extensive media library

What Platforms Does it Work on?

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CKay TV works on Android only

Features

  • Wide range of Content
  • News
  • Sports
  • Kids
  • Movies
  • Entertainment
  • Lifestyle
  • Documentaries
  • Religious

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Good content library
  • A fair amount of live TV channels
  • A paid model which supports its developers
  • Regular updates
  • TV guide
  • An active community
  • In-app media player
  • Nice UI

Cons

  • Much less content available than many of their competitors
  • The number of Live Tv channels available pails into comparison to apps like Live Tv Net and Mobdro which offer 800+ channels
  • A subscription model is overpriced
  • No free version
  • No trial

FAQ

Is it Safe to Use?

Yes, the application is available to download either from the Ckay TV official website or through the Amazon store.

Many popular Android and iOS applications spawn endless knock off downloads, which appear to be almost the same code, but may contain Malware or viruses, we recommend that you always use a Malware scanning program if you download an application you are unsure of.

Is it Legal or Grey?

Ckay TV is well and truly in the grey area. There would be little legal content being streamed on the platform.

Though add ons tend to act like third parties connecting users with working links, in the eyes of the law they are seen as just as complicit in the act of distributing copyrighted content.

Be aware that if you use Ckay TV using an unencrypted connection to the internet, the service may be blocked or large parts of it won’t work.

Should I Use This App With a VPN?

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We always recommend that you use Kodi and Ckay TV with a VPN for a number of reasons:

  • Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) monitors and logs everything you do online when your connection is unencrypted. Their database system will also have a long list of IP addresses and URLs that are on a watch list for various reasons. Many Kodi add ons are blacklisted because they allow copyrighted content to be distributed illegally. So if you want many add ons to work, you’ll need a VPN
  • A VPN will encrypt all your traffic making it impossible for anybody to tell what you are doing
  • A VPN will also keep your identity anonymous, meaning your IP cannot be tracked, and your browsing habits cannot be logged

Is it Free?

No, Ckay TV can only be accessed as a paying member.

Are There Ads? (If it Has Ads is There a Modded Version)

No ads.

Is There a Premium Version?

Yes, there are 2 types of paid subscriptions.

Is There an Official Website?

Yes, there is a simple one-page site to download the apk here: http://ckaytv.com/

What other Devices Does It Work On?

CKay TV works on all Android Devices.

How Does The App Work?

Download the application using the instructions above, and then click and go. Just be aware Ckay TV no longer works as a free add on and you have to pay to access their content.

What is the Minimum Version of Android I Need?

Android 5.0

History

How Long has it Been Around?

CKay TV has been around since 2016

Is It a Terrarium Clone?

No

What is the Development Team Like?

We couldn’t find any information about the development team. Though we have seen they have made recent announcements on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/ckaytv/

Best Alternatives

There are a lot of much better alternatives out there.

Top of our list has to be Zion TV which is probably leading the field when it comes to Android TV applications. With a host of features, the ability to stream directly from Torrents, regularly updated content and a hard-working developer. You can even pay a small subscription fee and get access to high-speed streams every time.

Also, Cyberflix is well worth a look which is probably the best Netflix style Android TV application out there, with a host of features as well as being 100% ad-free.

Our Opinion

Ckay TV may have been good once, but the subscription model they rolled out in May with little warning and poor marketing will pretty much kill any users they have.

If you want to pay then get Zion TV, for a fraction of the price you are going to get an absolutely awesome app with more features than any other Android TV application on the market.

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