Technology has come a long way. Mobiles are no longer used only to make and receive calls. With time we have seen the heavy and bulky handsets being replaced the sleek, light and stylish smart phones that are a great combination of your mobile phones and the laptops. If one is looking for new phone that it can prove out to be a really tedious task as the choices are ample.
The first thing one need to decide is the platform on which the device is based. Apple’s iOS, blackberry, windows, Symbian are amongst the popular choice. Apart from these platforms, the most popular in the market these days is the Google’s Android operating system. With a host of functionalists in its baggage, the platform is growing rapidly. Developers are also realizing its potential and each day hundreds of new apps are added to the android market.
One such advanced feature is that now, one can watch TV on android smart phones. The feature helps the phone to compete with the features of iPad as far as entertainment is concerned. There might not be equal number of player app for android when compared to iPad but still the number is significant. However, one needs to keep in mind that some applications can be specific and the device might need to meet some requirements. One can choose any such application to play TV shows on android device. In fact, some android smart phones are equipped with HDMI ports that enable you to play content from android on TV. Let us have a look at some of the services.
The first amongst the lot is Dish Remote Access that helps you stream live TV on your android handset. Next is the AT&T U-Verse Live TV that also helps you to stream shows and offers channels like Disney, Fox, and ABC etc. The application is available for a free seven day trial after which you can subscribe the services at $9.99/ month. However, the disadvantage is that the application is not compatible with the tablets.
On the other hand if you cannot wait for your cable service provider to offer a streaming application, you can either opt for a non streaming android application like Direct TV or Comcast Xfinity or you can get yourself a Sling Player box. The box is compatible with the cable boxes and DVR and allows you to watch television on your phone. The box is available as Slingbox Solo and Slingbox Pro-HD and the application will cost you $29.99. Finally, there are some special applications available like CNN app for android, HBO Go and WatchESPN where you can watch specific contents.
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