Sling Media to Offer RIM-Compatible Mobile Player
Sling Media said it is working on a version of its SlingPlayer Mobile software for BlackBerry devices. SlingPlayer Mobile lets SlingBox users watch and control their TV at home from their mobile phone, including local channels, video on demand, pay per view content as well as programs recorded onto a DVR. The player will work over 3G or Wi-Fi networks. Sling will demonstrate the BlackBerry-compatible software next week at CES, but said the software won't be available until later this year. SlingPlayer Mobile costs $29.99, and also works on Palm OS, Windows Mobile, and S60 devices.
Verizon Zero-Rates Its Fios Mobile Video App
Verizon Wireless today said the company's Fios home internet and television customers can stream an unlimited amount of live and recorded shows over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment. Specifically, Fios customers can use the Fios Mobile app on their smartphones and tablets to watch 140 channels of live television, movies, and stored DVR content.
BlackBerry Offers Its Secure Hub to Android Phones
BlackBerry today announced BlackBerry Hub+, a software offering that brings the company's BBOS 10-based messaging control center to all Android devices running 6.0 Marshmallow and up. The bundle includes BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, and Password Keeper and is available on a trial basis for free for 30 days.
Verizon Brings DVR Streaming to FiOS App
Verizon today said some customers can now stream the content from their DVR to their phone, tablet, or PC no matter where they are. The new feature is available to customers who subscribe to Verizon's FiOS Quantum TV and FiOS Internet service.
YouTube TV Finally Gains An App for TV Sets
Google today announced that YouTube TV subscribers can now access the television service directly from compatible TV sets and streaming boxes. Until today, the service was limited to a mobile app on smartphones and tablets that needed to be cast to TV sets.
hopefully it works well enough to release in the near future! :crosses fingers: