Television has become one of the most important aspects of the modern era. We rely on it for sports, movies, news, children’s shows, and overall as a very basic component in our means of entertainment. Mobility is the new word today, and this includes taking our television programming with us no matter where we are, or which device is in our possession.
NFL Mobile 12 (FREE):
For anyone who truly loves professional football, the NFL Mobile 12 app for iOS devices powered by Verizon is your ticket to mobile football. Catch every preseason, regular season, and post-season game from your Verizon 3G iPhone or iPad.
Keep up with the latest action, news, scores, and highlights, and complete access to the NFL Network with the NFL Mobile 12 app.
Sprint TV & Movies (FREE)
Free with your Sprint data plan, Sprint TV & Movies gives you more than 15 channels of live sports, breaking news, and the best daytime, primetime, and children’s programming. Discover live content from great networks like ESPN, ABC News, CBS News, The Weather Channel, Disney Channel, and more.
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If you have a Sprint data plan, you have access to some of the best live programming packages in the mobile world. For an additional monthly fee (ranging from $5-$10), you can have access to live business and financial news, more than 20 channels of Spanish-language programming, “lifetime” television from channels like E!, Splash News, TLC, The Style Network, Lifetime, and Lifetime Movie Network, or check out the latest in urban entertainment and programming from BET (Black Entertainment Television).
SPB TV (FREE)
SPB TV is a winner in the “Media” category in the Android Developer Challenge, and boasts more than 15 million users, worldwide. SPB TV works over 3G, WiFi, or WiMAX connections to the internet, and gives users access to a wide range of public television channels.
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The app includes an easy-to-use interface, quick channel preview, integrated TV guide, picture-in-picture, and access to on-demand videos. For a great entrée into world television, the SPB TV app will turn your Android device into a window to the world.
Watch TV Free (FREE)
If you are into free, public television from around the world, the Watch TV Free for Android device is the app you need. Get access to more than 100 channels from the United States, England, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Argentina, and many more.
Get access to some of the best public television programming from around the world with Watch TV Free!
TV Everywhere From DISH (FREE)
DISH brings you TV Everywhere for iOS and Android mobile devices, which gives subscribers access to live television as well as all DVR programming.
With the DISH Remote Access app (DRA) and a Sling Adapter, DISH subscribers can access all of their home television programming, including sports packages, premium movie channels, and On Demand programming.
Access to the Hopper DVR is also included, letting you watch a pre-recorded program, record a program you’re watching “on the fly,” set up new recordings, and delete content no longer needed.
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As you can see, live television programming over the internet is still in its infancy, but better and better technology is emerging each new day. Check out these and other apps to help you access live television when you can’t otherwise be in front of one, and enjoy the best of broadcast television programming and the freedom you get from being mobile.
Dwayne Thomas is a tech enthusiast and staff writer for cabletv.com. He welcomes your feedback on Twitter @DwayneThomas15.
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