Audiovox's "mobiletv" gizmo allows you to pick up free TV signals and watch them on Apple and Android mobile devices without eating into your cellular data plan. The accessory doesn't have to be attached to the mobile device physically. Previous mobile TV antennas could hang precariously from the charging port.
The consumer electronics maker's device, which costs
The networks and TV stations that are available differ in each of the 38 markets where Dyle operates, such as
Unfortunately, watching TV this way blocks you from surfing the Web or pulling down fresh emails at the same. But a planned future software update is meant to make that possible.
The gizmo weighs less than 2 ounces and lasts four hours without being plugged in via its USB charger. The company says it fits in your pocket. It has a retractable antenna that extends to 6 inches and works even while in a moving vehicle.
Such devices are geared toward consumers who either don't want to pay for TV or want to get around the blackouts that are common in fee disputes between content owners and pay TV distributors.
The Mobile Content Venture is a joint venture of 12 major TV station owners as well as broadcast networks Fox, Ion and
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