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    Free Freeview TV to your mobile, laptop, wifi device, or PC

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    18 FREEVIEW CHANNELS AVAILABLE TO MOBILE DEVICES AND PCs (don't use on mobiles without unlimited downloads)

    For mobiles, first you need to download the Skyfire mobile browser. Its developers have concentrated on speed and supporting streaming, so its perfect for displaying streamed TV. For normal PCs or over wifi your standard browser will probably be fine.

    Skyfire works through their servers. It detects your phone type when you download it, and formats your viewing for your specific phone.

    You normally see the page in under 10 seconds, although as a poor res full webpage, you then need to zoom in to what you want to see - but it is faster than what else seems on offer.

    Skyfire: Free mobile browser. The PC web on your phone. Real fast.

    The browser is pretty good for streaming content, and so if you view this site - it enables streaming TV to your phone if you register for the site. A poster in the thread suggested I should ask you to mention my user ID when you register, which looks like I could get rep there - my username is "stv".

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    Its going to be heavy on data, so really best with wifi - although works almost as well in a good 3G reception area.

    Alternately you can use the site alone for TV to your PC over broadband.

    Needless to say - this is only available online only.

    Even if your data package claims to be unlimited you need to check if unlimited is as low as the 24meg virgin claim - as its then onto a couple of quid per meg after that - so you could pay virgin hundreds or thousands of pounds a month if you used this heavily. So check your limits and keep a track of your bandwidth if the limit is low.


    Another suggestion, although someone has posted it wont work abroad is - DONT TRY TO USE ANY STREAMING DATA WHEN ROAMING. With some companies charging a tenner a meg - a days TV might cost more than your holiday.

    Last edited by Paul-K; 12th May 2009 at 15:32.

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    Re: Free Freeview TV to your mobile, laptop, wifi device, or PC

    cheers paul im ringing orange later for my upgrade ill talk them into free internetso i can have a crack at this

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    Re: Free Freeview TV to your mobile, laptop, wifi device, or PC

    just tried it but its not available for my phone blackberry 8900
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    Re: Free Freeview TV to your mobile, laptop, wifi device, or PC

    have been using this for quite a while now on my lappy when im stuck in hotles that have shat channel selections etc etc when im away with work, also use it in the office

    Only available in the uk, for the mo

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    havent been able to get it going on skyfire yet but on pc it works really well! really good pic on full screen!
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    Re: Free Freeview TV to your mobile, laptop, wifi device, or PC

    Quote Originally Posted by waynemcfc View Post
    just tried it but its not available for my phone blackberry 8900
    I also tried, but was incompatible with my Samsung Tocco.

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    Re: Free Freeview TV to your mobile, laptop, wifi device, or PC

    working on N96

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    Re: Free Freeview TV to your mobile, laptop, wifi device, or PC

    Is this totally free as long as you have free internet???

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    Re: Free Freeview TV to your mobile, laptop, wifi device, or PC

    Quote Originally Posted by sibaldry View Post
    Is this totally free as long as you have free internet???
    yeah its just a streaming site like bbc iplayer

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    Re: Free Freeview TV to your mobile, laptop, wifi device, or PC

    Quote Originally Posted by sibaldry View Post
    Is this totally free as long as you have free internet???

    and is UK only

    sorry just seen thats been posted already
    Last edited by bod; 14th May 2009 at 16:46. Reason: being a lazy git and not reading previous posts

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