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.
VLC Video Player Adds Chromecast, HDR, 360-Degree Video
VideoLAN this week updated its open-source VLC media player with a significant number of new features. VLC version 3.0 adds support for Chromecast, which lets people push video from their handset to any device that can receive casted 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.
BlackBerry Debuts ‘Fan League’ for Enthusiasts
BlackBerry Mobile today kicked off the BlackBerry Fan League, a way for BlackBerry smartphone enthusiasts to connect with the brand. BlackBerry says participants will have the opportunity to win prizes, including smartphones, as well as participate in surveys and beta programs, and interface directly with the BlackBerry Mobile team.
hopefully it works well enough to release in the near future! :crosses fingers: