DROID TV turns your Android into a mobile television experience

April 17, 2011
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Everyone is still looking for that killer app that will rival iTunes for media consumption. Sure there's audio options out there including Double Twist and Pandora, but what about for watching your favorite TV shows? Hulu for Android is still not out. YouTube has the market cornered on viral videos. What about watching real shows? Droid TV may be that killer app. But not for everyone.

Droid TV works by downloading television episodes and storying them on the Android's SD card. So, it means you need at least 2GB free for every episode you want to watch. It also requires Android handsets running Android 2.1 (Eclair) and above with a minimum screen resolution of 480x800. And the most killer requirement is that you need a processor that's at least 1Ghz, which is fine if you have an HTC Thunderbolt, but anything older than last June and you're probably out of luck.

As we reported last week, tablets are becoming the entertainment option of choice over TVs and PCs. So that makes having a mobile video solution even more important. Advantages of downloading over streaming are obvious. You can download episodes when you're in a WiFi hotspot or at home, save them and you're on your way. And that will save your precious bandwidth, which these days is far from the "unlimited" advertised. It also means a buffer free experience, which is something streaming options can't guarantee. Subscriptions for Droid TV start at $6 for six months. Here's hoping it's a legal app that escapes Hollywood's notice.

[via Android Me Up]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/PatrickMendez1 Patrick Mendez

    Great, Yet ANOTHER reason to be less productive. Now I’m gonna have to download this. Thanks a lot guys geeeeeeeeze ;-)

  • Anonymous

    It’s not in the Market where can i download it

  • Anonymous

    It’s not in the Market where can i download it

    • Whap

      I was wondering the same…..I would have already started using it…

    • Whap

      I was wondering the same…..I would have already started using it…

    • Whap

      I was wondering the same…..I would have already started using it…

    • http://www.facebook.com/cctech1274 Chris Counts

      type in droid tv or primetime

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    I love it, now I can watch the game anytime,anywhere.

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    you can find android tv at http://www.acetoys.eu

    • Ducky_39

      Helpful..thanx

  • http://twitter.com/GOCAL_IB Pascal Nijboer

    GOCAL Android TV™ brengt de functionaliteit van een computer in uw TV.Een nieuwe generatie van TV-entertainment!GOCAL Android TV™ maakt gebruik van Android 2.2 en heeft dezelfde mogelijkhedenals op uw Computer of zoals u gewend bent met uw Mobiele Android telefoon!

  • Moniquechildress31

    what dose it mean when it says  thumbnails are downloading mean when u are downloading show it dose not show how percentage of a show.

  • angie

    so is it live ? ur do u have to wait till its recorded