Content Providers Optimize Services for Verizon's LTE
Verizon Wireless today announced that a number of its partners have taken steps to optimize their services and products for use over Verizon's Long Term Evolution network. Some of the content companies involved include Slacker Radio, Rhapsody, Sling Media, and Gameloft. For example, Sling Media has created a subscription service offering that gives Verizon Wireless customers the ability to watch their home TV on new 4G smartphones. The subscription service provides a Slingbox, the SlingPlayer application and networking accessories. The new Rhapsody 4G application will feature much higher quality audio streams and much faster downloads. Slacker will also offer higher-quality audio streaming, higher quality album art and faster on-device caching with its enhanced service for Verizon LTE smartphones. All these services will become available when the handsets make their retail debut.