We are all somehow watch movies, some TV shows, news and other content. Now everything is done through the Internet, but rather through YouTube and other video services. A couple of years ago many people simply went crazy on TV – “zomboyaschiku.” Yes, for someone, this topic is relevant today, so we decided to discuss it.
Which side TV refers to the “hardware”, smartphones and software? In this review, we will consider an application to view terrestrial TV on android-devices. Of course, not to be viewed with some applications with TV channels, and the whole services.
Let’s start with a popular and high-quality application SPB TV, perhaps the program set the tone for all the other competitors? PeersTV surprised us with its functionality, thanks to her, we can get in the future. Well, seriously, it’s just nice and almost free service for those who nepriveredliv to the popularity of channels. And in the end will approach the turn of a simple application for viewing TV by naming RoTV.
As the test equipment used tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (CM 12.1 on the basis of OC Android 5.1, the runtime ART, processor TI OMAP 4430 2 x 1200 MHz videosoprotsessor PowerVR 540 384 MHz, 1 GB RAM ) and smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note (Miui V7 at OC Android 4.4.2, the runtime Dalvik, processor MediaTek MT6592, an 8 x 1700 MHz, videosoprotsessor Mali-450 MP4 700MHz, 2GB RAM).
In terms of communication and service is always in the lead, those who can present the highest quality, and extensive legal proposal. And SPB TV is like that. After the program is working directly with TV channels, delivering us legal content in high quality. But is it all smooth, and what to expect from this service?
Features application SPB TV:
- The intuitive interface;
- Video on Demand;
- Support for Android TV;
- Support for broadcasting Chromecast, Miracast, WiDi;
- Fast channels launch and switching;
- Full-screen player with a “Picture in Picture»;
- View channel mode «always on top»;
- The program guide for the current day, week;
- Reminders of upcoming programs;
- Integration with social networks;
- Adaptation to varying bandwidth networks;
- … and much more.
Once the application starts the first time you must specify your e-mail address, specify your gender and date of birth. I assume that this information will be used for statistical purposes and to mail newsletter. If necessary, we can skip this step.
Now comes the fun part – we get to the main screen, or rather immediately in a row for the first channel. In the center we have shown walking on air content, and is just below the program guide. Running the show is selected, there is a schedule duration. Another displayed a program has passed.
Above the window with a television program has a dashboard that includes a search box, and other similar elements. And below we have a “carousel” with other channels. Actually, it is a classic layout elements.
If you turn the mobile device, all the elements beautifully displayed in landscape format.
Interestingly, in whatever orientation we are, at the beginning of the video viewing is automatically opened in landscape format. In portrait position it did not look, and the situations are different – defect.
When you view any channel, we can lock the screen, select the image quality (or just leave the sound), switch to “Picture in Picture” and share a link to your videos with friends. Special nostalgia I have to call the function “sleep timer”.
In addition, the gestures of the left and right of the screen we can adjust the brightness and sound, respectively. As part of SPB TV Player receives strong six on a scale!
A little more I would like to talk about the function of “Picture in Picture”. It allows you to preview the video in the background, using a smartphone or tablet to the other application. Hatchability area can not be scaled and drag, but when watching videos slowdown is observed, which is good (provided sufficient performance of the device).
Watch TV by SPB TV is quite comfortable and even comfortable, but it follows a different matter, and what to watch? To do this, we come to a “market”, from which we can add channels to “carousel”, of course, for quick access. From the popular I note the presence of such channels as: First, Russia 24, LifeNews, Bollywood HD, TNT, MTV Russia, My Planet, and many others.
But not all channels are available for free viewing. For example, for access to the channel, “Our football” and other sports channels will have to pay about 150 rubles (monthly). There are other subscriptions, such as “premium” for 160 rubles, or Amedia Premium HD for $ 100. Interestingly, all the packets are offered individually, some general or limited rate is not. That’s the moment I do not understand.
In fact, with the performance SPB TV I did not experience any problems. It is necessary to warn that some may not work properly player (for this in the settings there is an alternative), as well as the function of “Picture in Picture” (requires a fairly powerful device).
If you have decided to refresh and watch TV, the SPB TV quite a good option. The program is easy to use on a mobile device, it works steadily, full of features, including and TV programs and “picture in picture”, and the sleep timer, and more.
Here’s what to look through SPB TV – it is a different matter. The channels here a lot, about 200 pieces and they are varied. Another thing is that to view the individual will have to pay and a lot of, and the tariff “all inclusive” is not here. In addition, advertising banners has not been canceled.
So, the free version of SPB TV allows us to enjoy watching the popular channels. Is it worth it to buy access to paid media – it’s everybody because not everybody needs them.
|Developer|| SPB TV AG. |
|Cost|| Free. |
Subscription from 100 rubles.
|Requirements||For OC Android 2.2 and later.|