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MobiTV Increasing its Android Presence

Discussion in 'Android News' started by wuyanks, Jul 6, 2010.

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    MobiTV, a live streaming and video-on-demand service for mobile handsets, has had a presence in the Android world for quite some time. However, the service is currently limited, as it is available only on few Android smartphones, such as the HTC Evo 4g, Motorola Backflip, and HTC Hero. Now, MobiTV is aiming to increase its Android presence, initially by launching on the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant (on July 21st), and eventually finding itself on a plethora of future Android handsets.

    Considering the increasing growth of Android and the current lacking of live and on-demand media content, this is the perfect storm for a company like MobiTV, trying to strike it big. This is addressed in MobiTV's press release by Charlie Nooney, CEO of MobiTV, Inc:
    An interesting fact, also noted in the press release, is that:
    MobiTV’s current global content partners include NBC Universal, Disney Channel, ESPN Mobile TV, Comedy Central, FOX News and The Weather Channel, to name a few.

    AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and even Verizon all carry phones that allow access to the MobiTV service. Also, there is mention of MobiTV availability for some Verizon phones through the "Get It Now" feature, but what about Verizon's latest Droids? Will we ever see MobiTV on the Droid line :motdroidvert:, which is currently restricted to subpar media utilities, such as V Cast? Also, have you tried MobiTV yet? Let us know what you think!

    Check out the full press release below:

    via Phandroid
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    This is all good and everything, but with data limitations on AT&T and undoubtedly with VZW in the future, who will be able to afford to stream this?
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    Just like how FaceTime requires WiFi, we may begin to see streamed content require WiFi as well? I hope not... we'll see.
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    Itll be on the droid even with Vcast verizon offers it on all of their other phones besides any android phones. Taking forever thats for sure. But I have to agree with what is stated above with the tiered data coming out it'll cost a small fortune to do this.
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    well lets not foeget to mention JetFlicks which is on the market. It may be a monthly or yearly subscription but it does an awsome job and high quality vids. Everyone should check it out.!
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    very true. i always seem to forget the diamond in the rough, Jetflicks. I am a subscriber, and the service is fantastic!! full series' of most modern shows.
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    why dont they release it to the market so every one can have it
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    Verizon's greedy and doesn't want competition with V-Cast? Verizon doesn't want a popular alternative that will suck up their bandwidth, even though they have it and to spare?
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    well then im sure someone here will port it to us
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    Or XDA... <looks> ;)
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    according to their website, they do have their application on VZ, found via the "Get It Now" feature on some of the dumbphones, for $9.99/mo.

    Television Applications For Verizon Cell Phones & Mobile Phones

    of course, this isn't (yet?) available for the Droid line
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    i can't see how jetflicks is legal at all.
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    Well I had mobitv on that horrid motorola Q its good. Only tv app so far I would pay for.
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    Maybe Im missing something, but, if your willing to spend $9.99 a month for limited channels, why wouldnt you just pay $180 for a slingbox and watch all the channels you have at home with no monthly fee?? I know $180 isn't a small chunk of change for alot of people to toss up at one time, but in the long run it will save money..
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    stupid Samsung tryna steal the Droid X's release date spotlight
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