is the app "mobileTV" a first of it's kind?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by tbluhp, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    Is this the first mobile TV type app for the iphone other then flotv which is not out for iphone till later this year. I like the monthly 9bucks but wish they had nbc, cbs, and fox like flo dose.
  2. Stella macrumors G3


    Apr 21, 2003
    Other smartphones has had mobile TV - so its not the first of its kind - just for iPhone.

  3. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    What she said. I'm with Sprint, and mobile TV comes with the Everything data plan. They've cut the number of free channels down, but even now, you can get ESPN & the NFL Network live on any Sprint smartphone.
  4. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    I use a Slingbox at home with the app for the iPhone. I like it because all of the costs are fixed (no monthly fees). You're controlling whatever you have at home so it's all the channels you have from cable, satellite, or whatever. You can even connect cameras to it if you need to need to check a security cam while traveling.
  5. scott99 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2007
    I live on Long Island, and don't have the NFL Network. When I had Sprint, I used to watch the NFL Network. How messed up is that, can't get the channel on my cable network, but had it on my phone, lol. I wish mobitv had the NFL Network for the iphone app.
  6. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
  7. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    Slingbox is great, but if one doesn't have the upfront cash ($175 for the box + 29.99 fo rthe app) this app,MobiTv is good. You can get a year for $49. Limited yes but if $ is a concern its a decent alternative.
  8. macattackqqq macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
  9. rburly macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2009
    Can anyone verify that this is valid? Is it a scam?
  10. strike1555 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    MobiTV is complete junk. I suggest anybody interested just take a look a the abysmal reviews. $10 a month is horrible considering the laughable few channels you get. The interface is *HORRIBLE* and does not conform to ANY iphone UI standards at all.

    Slingbox is better but ridiculously overpriced for what it does.

    My best suggestion is for you to take an old, old computer, put a cheap tv tuner in it and run Orb. I put an old laptop in there running Orb and it barely draws 5w. Oh yeah, it cost me a grand total of $5 to setup. Not only can it stream Live TV, but also webcams and ALL media stored on your network.

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