MediaFLO Expands TV Service Beyond Network Operators
Today Qualcomm's MediaFLO division announced the new FLO TV Personal Television device, a stand-alone piece of hardware that can be used to watch live TV. The device, which is manufactured by HTC, has a 3.5-inch QVGA touch display, with built-in stereo speakers, 3.5mm headset jack, built-in adjustable stand and a rechargeable battery that provides five hours of viewing time. The FLO TV Personal Television costs $250 and is available from Amazon and Best Buy starting today. RadioShack will be selling it by the end of the year. It comes with six months of complimentary service, after which users will need to subscribe to a monthly plan. It is launching with 10 TV channels, and is available in many of the nation's top markets. Previously, MediaFLO relied on network operator partners AT&T and Verizon Wireless to distribute FLO-capable devices and service plans. MediaFLO president Bill Stone told Phone Scoop that more phone-based devices are on the way.
Verizon's Wear24 Android Wear Watch Now Available
Verizon Wireless today said its Wear24 Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is available online and in stores. Verizon announced the device earlier this year.
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.
AT&T Announces 'DirecTV Now' Internet-Based TV Service
AT&T today announced an over-the-top television service called DirectTV Now. It includes a range of live, streamed television and on-demand content at a variety of price points.
YouTube TV to Offer Live TV for $35 Per Month
Google this week announced YouTube TV, another way to watch television content online. Google partnered with more than 40 television networks, including national and regional channels, to provide access to their shows for the YouTube generation.
WoW HTC actually included...
It would be nice if laptops had MediaFLO built-in, or an ATSC digital tuner.
Wow! History repeating itself...