Sticking to the clock, or waiting for that right hour to strike in, is no longer a norm of TV entertainment. Thanks to the new-age live streaming platforms, watching your favorites TV shows and movies is such an easy deal, that it is gradually becoming infectious to all. Here’s a list of Live TV applications for Android that we feel deserve an appreciative mention.
We really need not labor the point why Netflix bags the top spot on our list. Do we? The streaming service is supremely popular for the instant and unlimited access it provides to the best and hand-picked TV shows, documentaries and movies. Netflix has no-frills subscription plans, which mean, you can join or leave it, solely at your will. No cancellation fees, no pre-drawn or hidden conditions, and no drama!
Netflix maintains a huge directory of watchable content, and keeps a tight focus on improvising it as per your choices. You get constant recommendations about TV shows and movies, which are worth your salt, and sure to give you a swell time on the couch.
Availability of Netflix through any of the Internet-connected devices, such as smartphones, game consoles, smart TVs and more, is another great plus.
Netflix is open to millions, spanning across 19 countries worldwide. Now, that’s almost the globe, no?
Hot Star promises for ‘a video experience like no other’, and we can’t agree more, considering how well it caters to the needs of entertainment buffs. Managed by Novi Digital, the streaming platform continues scoring big by providing over 50,000 hours of viewing the top-rated TV shows, movies and sport coverages live.
Hot Star is the go-to entertainment source, as it supports content across 8 languages, broadcasting over 15 TV channels. Its adaptive video technology provides for viewing that’s simply a class apart.
Customize your feed with your preferables using ‘smart search’ on Hot Star that lets you watch what interests you the most, with no hassles at all. And, of course, navigating content here, subscribing it, and saving it for later is all a walkover.
Hot Star has a total user count of 50 million users, and growing. Enough said!
MobiTV is the finest product of the streaming technology, providing straight access to over 300 free channels with a quality definition that’s excellent. Its download count, touching a whooping figure of 5 million, says a lot.
Tipped as the most customizable Live TV app, MobiTV tracks your movements over its interface, and come up with the most suitable recommendations with respect to TV shows, videos, documentaries and movies. So, there’s no issue with your feed personalization to your exact requirements.
MobiTV is a plain thing, offering total ease as far as searching and sifting through the content is concerned. You can also create multiple profiles, so that you don’t have to cram one profile with heaps of content.
Saying so, we know where to binge on entertainment, yay!
HBO Go and HBO Now
Entertainment at its entirety, and that’s HBO Go and HBO Now for you. The two streaming sessions provide for a content range par excellence, and bring the best of the HBO bandwagon to wherever you are and whenever you wish for.
HBO Go and HBO Now are video-on-demand platforms, giving you the power to experience terrific entertainment using any compatible device of your choice, be it smartphones, tablets, consoles and digital media players. The two channels maintain an extensive range of original HBO content, well segregated in various categories, where you can find the TV shows, movies and videos of our choice with absolute ease.
The only difference between the two is that while HBO Now is a standalone channel, requiring no cable subscription, HBO Go is available with HBO subscription only.
What’s more compelling? Well! You get to see Game of Thrones – anytime, anywhere, and that’s one helluva perk. So, there’s no point of denying yourself of the mad entertainment HBO Go and HBO Now bring to you.
Crackle is the ‘E’ of entertainment; one of the most versatile and full-customizable entertainment launchers for Android. The streaming platform lets you back up a minimum of 20 TV episodes and complete movies that you have a taste for. So, unwind yourself with the best of the telly content and keep the fun quotient up.
Using Crackle, you can easily search and store the TV shows and movies of your choice for later use, and can also bookmark the point where you have stopped viewing a particular media file. Since this application is built to precision for your Android smartphones and tablets, you can watch HQ videos in all seamlessless via 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks.
With crackle, you can go in full swing with TV series, like Joe Dirt 2, Supermansion and Sports Jeopardy. The application is easily accessible to users without any authentication and subscription process.
We see, great smiles coming in!
Hulu is an application that brings the greatest and the hottest of the entertainment industry, straight to your screens. Watch what you love the most, and that too, to your heart’s content, be it the TV series, trailers, movies, cartoons and more.
Hulu promises to give you pure entertainment from the most amazing pack of channels that includes FOX, Disney, ABC, Comedy Central, USA Network, NBC, MTV and so on. Besides this, the application is your passport to watch the popular dramas, ranging from the Powerpuff Girls, Nashville, The Bachelor to South Park, and more.
Have the best and the most enjoyable time with BBC iPlayer, and break away from the daily grind. This is an open-source Android-based Live TV application that enables you to catch whatever you have missed of your favorite TV shows and movies in the last one week. Also, watch telly delights and listen to a lot of radio over your 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
However, here’s a catch! You need to download BBC media player from the Play Store if you want the most qualitative streaming on your Android device. BBC iPlayer also has the Chromecast support that lets you stream its content on your television.
The application is so organized that you don’t need to scout around for your best-loved TV shows and movies for minutes and more. You get all in a span of seconds.
Sling TV is an addition to the excitement you seek, and the much-needed cut from monotony.
The application is an on-demand streaming service, offering a fantastic gallery of shows that includes The Walking Dead and SportsCenter, and the sporting enthusiasm of Watch Pro and College Basketball.
Being an application with sizeable channel options, such as ESPN, NBC, Comedy Central, VICELAND, HGTV, CNN, Disney Channel and FOX, Sling TV is worthy of your engagement. It provides a total of 10,000+ viewing hours of shows that belong to different genres, such as entertainment, kids, sports and more.
With Sling TV, you can stream the content on many of the Android devices, including TVs, tablets, phones, gaming consoles and other digital mediums.
Aren’t you brimming with excitement already? Yes, you are!
SPB TV has a full-fledged gallery of TV shows, movies and videos, which also offers you the unlimited storage of your favorite content. The application lets you stream your hand-picked content via 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
A countable achievement is that the application has won Android Developer Challenge in Media Category for its brisk functionality and user-friendly user interface.
Personalization on SPB TV is a wow aspect, allowing you to build up your own suite of TV content, so that you can always fall back on your favorites.
Yupp TV offers live streaming of content from over 200+ channels, both national and regional, and also allows users to record and save their favorites for later. The content on Yupp TV is extended across multiple genres, including sports, news, comedy, romance and much more.