Despite the development of the Internet in the world, television is still a popular means of obtaining information. But not everyone has the opportunity, time and desire to sit on the sofa just to watch TV. In the age of mobile technologies, you can watch TV channels directly on your mobile device, you just need an Internet connection.
For the platform Android, the developers offer several dozen applications with which you can watch interactive television. Some work stably, others require improvement. Some of them are free, others require payment for image quality. Below is a list of mobile TV apps to look out for.
Lime HD TV
The application offers for viewing all the main Russian federal channels and several dozen multi-theme channels for free. The list includes various local channels that are specific to specific cities or regions. The list contains several dozen channel packages that can only be watched by purchasing a paid subscription. The subscription price is on average 100-200 rubles per month. Packages include a set of thematic channels such as sports, health, movies, etc.
Lime TV has several channel lists:
- Popular – where famous and most viewed channels are collected;
- All – a list of all available channels;
- Favorites – channels will appear in the list after pressing a special button;
- Regional – a list of regional channels.
Channel search is available. The app has ads. At the entrance, you are offered to subscribe to one of the channel packages to get rid of ads, or to subscribe to a special subscription to disable ads for 50 rubles.
The system has an authorization function – it is needed in order to synchronize all data about subscriptions and settings in all Lime HD TV applications on various devices, including SmartTV.
The TV channel viewing system is convenient and understandable. In the vertical position of the smartphone, the TV program is located under the player, at first the live TV will turn on, but there is an opportunity to watch the programs that have passed over the last day. The player can adjust the quality and resolution, in the horizontal position there will be a full screen mode. There are no delays with a good internet connection.
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SPB TV Russia
A functional application for watching TV and Movies on Android. The application offers to log in to conveniently manage settings and subscriptions on multiple devices at once. A feature of the application is a system for watching movies, including free ones.
The first in the list for viewing are the programs that are currently on air on different channels. In another tab, you can select a specific TV channel among the free ones, the list is quite extensive.
A separate list is the TV program, where you can select a specific date and time and see what will be going on at that time on all channels. It turned out to be a rather specific, but at the same time convenient schedule.
The video library offers users to watch movies and TV series online right in the application, both old and new. There are free offers and paid subscription options. Interestingly, the application monitors the viewing of the movie, if it was left unseen, the next time you enter the application, you can continue watching from the same moment.
SPB TV has compiled a whole section where children's films, cartoons and serials are offered for viewing, as well as children's TV channels are collected. Films are divided into categories, which allows you to choose films just for your child.
The app offers several subscriptions to choose from:
- Start – this subscription offers to watch all films and TV series in the application in your native language;
- TV Non-Stop provides access to all TV channels;
- TV non-stop and Start gives you access to movies and TV channels, the most profitable option;
- Disable ads – just for money disables the display of ads on free channels.
Most of the channels are free, but 30+ channels are available by subscription only.
Viewing without a subscription is inconvenient because before you turn on the channel, ads will be shown, or even two, or even three. The player is convenient, allows you to change the quality, can be minimized, and also shown when the application is minimized.
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The TV + TV viewing application allows you to watch Russian TV channels without subscriptions and registration. Has a clear navigation through the channels – this is perhaps all of the advantages. In general, the design and interface of the application is unremarkable and even not entirely convenient, it has a large transparent component, in which it is not clear what and where is shown. After selecting a channel, a simple player will be shown, which has a minimum of settings. You can minimize and show it on top of other applications only from version 8 of Android. The application does not have its own TV program.
There are paid packages to choose from, which seem disadvantageous in comparison with other TV applications. The prices for several channels are more expensive here than for everything in other applications.
But there are also positive sides, TV + does not get bored with annoying ads and because of the simple interface will run even on weak devices.
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The application is more suitable for clients of the provider Dom.ru. It offers to log in through the Dom.ru client login. This allows you to take advantage of the provider's customer. If a television is connected at home, then all the chips apply to the application.
Otherwise, Movix offers a standard suite for such applications. The main free channels, several dozen by special subscription, as well as paid viewing of new films and series. There is a convenient navigation through the channels, a TV program and a functional player.
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Mobile TV from telecom operators
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An application for watching TV channels, films and series on Android. New movies are always available here, which can be watched even before the premiere on TV. The application allows you to watch all the channels available in the country without any restrictions. Megafon TV will be the most profitable interactive TV option for Megafon subscribers. Since the main channel package is available for 5 rubles per day, there is a 7-day demo mode for other users, after which you need to pay for the corresponding package.
Megafon TV has several sections:
- New and Best – contains films and series, usually popular or new;
- TV – a list of all TV channels available for viewing;
- Films – both new and popular old;
- TV shows – similar to movies;
- For children – a collection of children's channels and films;
- Recommendations – based on ratings and views, offers suitable films;
- Packages – all paid packages to choose from.
The program is completely paid. You have to pay for both TV channels and films. Films can be watched separately by paying for each of them, or you can choose a suitable package, in which a collection of tens or hundreds of paintings is available.
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The program offers similar functionality for watching movies and TV. Only MTS, in addition to paid subscriptions, offers to watch 20 publicly available channels for free, like digital television. But nevertheless, the application requires mandatory SMS confirmation in order to watch even free channels.
The application has exactly the same categories as other operators. It differs only in its sets of packages and in the fact that MTS subscribers have some advantages.
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The official app for watching TV and movies from Beeline. There are several unofficial copies, so you need to look for the application to be from PJSC 'VimpelCom'. The first time you log in, you will be prompted to log in. A Beeline subscriber can enter by phone number, the rest need to enter a mailbox and confirm the entrance with a password.
There are no free channels, as, for example, in MTS, here you can get free viewing of 72 channels for 30 days, provided that a bank card is linked to your account, after the expiration of the 30-day period, if you do not untie the card, the cost will be charged starting package in the amount of 150 rubles.
Package subscriptions are available only for TV channels. You can only subscribe to a package with films for an IVI partner (IVI has its own application for Android). Otherwise, a separate price is offered for each film.
In the application, you can assign users to one account, enable parental controls, and change your region so that some channels are adjusted for viewing in regional mode.