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Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by Diggs, Dec 2, 2009.

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    I was really getting into old Star Trek reruns on the VCast videos with my old phone (LG Voyager). Is VCast available on the Droid? I looked in the App library and could not find it.

    Diggs
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    Thank Goodness NO!!

    No, VCast apps on "feature phones" like the voyager are developed in BREW. BREW does not run on Android (thank goodness :icon_ devil:). Sorry you will be losing out on that feature which you enjoy, and I am not trying to be a smartass about it (well not too much), but not having VCast forced into the Droid has been generally been considered a major PLUS for the Droid as most people consider a vast majority of VCast apps... overpriced garbage.

    Now... the good news. Go to the Marketplace and download the TV.COM application. All of the original series is there to be viewed under the "Classic TV Channel" and for FREE. (Plus many other shows :icon_ banana:).
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    sorry buy vcast does run on smart phones i had it my bb storm1 thank you very much:blackberry:
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    try Jetflicks if you want to watch streaming TV shows... there is also an app to watch live tv (vuvision), but as of now it is only the basic channels (abc,nbc,cbs,fox etc)
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    He mentioned the Voyager which is why I mentioned Feature Phones.

    As for having it on your Blackberry Storm... well my condolences on having to put up with both VCast and the Storm. ;)
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    I think I remember reading in one of the Droid reviews that Verizon would be creating apps for VCast and their Navigation (though I am not sure why anyone would pay for that when they get free Google Navigation).
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    well, technically they have already done this. If you note in the Droid version of the marketplace there is a VCast section, and Verizon's first two apps are in there. My Verizon (which is really nothing but a shell to a web page) and Visual Voicemail app (which is free, but $2.99/mo service charge from Verizon).

    You are right though in Verizon has some more challenges in front of them in this regard. Why would anybody use VZW's Visual Voicemail if they can get Google Voice (or one of several other services) for free? And the My Verizon app? It is a joke. But despite the fact that Google Navigation is free, and things like TV.Com make things like VCast Video pointless and expensive, there are still people that will buy them... soo... I guess we can't blame them for trying.
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    as one of the first G1 Users i am Happy to have a Droid.. YES NO VCast woohoo i gets it for free lol! i almost bought another phone just to get VCast.. SMH at myself lol
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    As of right now, there are no plans for a port of BREW apps over to the Android platform. Personally, with all the apps and everything this phone can do, I don't see a need for it. This could change in the future, but for now, this is where it is.
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    well, based on what it seems VZW has done with the My Verizon and Visual Voicemail apps, I'd say not porting over more Brew applications is a VERY good thing.
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    Currently Vuivision is down due to copyright so not sure how long it is gonna be for them. When I had my Blackberry I had this mobile tv app with Great video quality wish that they had it for android maybe soon.
    MobiTV ® / Mobify your world
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    V Cast

    Can't lie not losing sleep over it but some of the commercials show potentially neat insider content. So Paid for Vcast bad Free Vcast good.
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    Yeah, I gotta agree - I am a big fan of "Lost" and I guess they have all kinds of cool stuff to watch on VCast, but nutin for the Droid.

    Droid Does.... but not everything :(

    Take care,
    Rob
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    Yes... it is true... the Droid can't run apps built on other operating systems, in this case Brew (duh).

    Of course, if you are willing to spend $15/month (the cost of VCast TV) to watch "Lost" on your phone... perhaps a smartphone isn't for you. :icon_ devil:
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    Makes sense....someone asks about a feature and they are told that maybe they shouldn't own the device at all. I assume you work for Apple.

    Take care,
    Rob
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    in a couple months when Flash comes out you won't have any need for any of the old vcast apps.
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    Yeah... I work for Apple, that is why I spend so much time in this forum attempting to answer questions for people on their Droids.

    You didn't ask about features... you complained about not being able to watch "Lost" I'm sorry my dry humor did not make it across... I was picking on your deciding the need to see Lost was such a *critical* issue.

    Maybe it is just me, but I can't understand how anybody can want to spend $15/month to watch television on a phone.
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    lol I never said it was a critical feature... I was just checking if the Droid could do it, found out it couldn't and simply mentioned that it would have been cool but no big deal. Then you waltzed in with a load of piss and vinegar that no one asked for. Do you need a hug or somethin? Is everything ok? Lol

    Take care,
    Rob
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    We just got our Moto Droids and I was wondering the same thing. How to watch Vcast videos on it. Not because I want to watch them, but because when we're in a waiting room it gives my girls, under 10, something to do besides complain about the wait time or long car ride.
    Can anyone refer me to an app that will allow them to watch Disney or Nick shows? or anything kids related? thx
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