Other Top Android TV Apps
Depending on what you want from your TV app, you can enjoy TV shows from around the world or catch up with local broadcasts that you might have missed.
The fact is, as far as decent Android TV apps go, the selection is currently limited to apps like SPB TV (and an army of poor imitators), and a couple of apps that can only be used in the UK – one of which is the myPlayer app which allows you to view content from the BBC network. MyPlayer effectively replaces the now-defunct beebplayer app, and is certainly more reliable. You can download myPlayer via the Android Market or via www.cyrket.com.
High-end Android phones such as the HTC Desire can also take advantage of special network-exclusive apps – for instance Vodafone users in the UK can enjoy Sky Mobile TV, which for an additional monthly fee can stream sports events to an Android phone. Visit www.vodafone.co.uk for more information on viewing Sky on your mobile.
There is, however, a third alternative for watching TV on your Android mobile – taking advantage of YouTube’s growing joint ventures with broadcasters. Depending on the broadcast network, you can get clips or even full shows via YouTube, and watch them on the YouTube app. The YouTube app is available via the Android Market or from www.google.com/mobile/youtube.