You can now watch StarHub’s mobile TV channels, including some free ones, on your Nexus One phone by simply downloading the StarHub TV app via the Google Android market on your phone. Just search for “StarHub” (for some reason, it’s not on Androlib, so search for it on your phone).
After weeks of trying to tweak my Nexus One’s settings high and low, I had given up on watching these programmes on my Google phone.
Then came a lucky break last night when I was searching for stuff on Android market for my wife’s new Mototorola Milestone – the StarHub TV app is actually on Android market!
Why didn’t StarHub tell us so? That would have saved lots of people all the time trying to figure out how to watch the mobile TV channels on their new Nexus One. I have not tried this out on other phones, but if you manage to do so on your HTC Hero, for example, do share the info!
Anyway, go on and download the app (looks like the same free one from SPB that is being pre-installed on the Milestone) and enjoy your programmes.
Some are free if you’ve already signed up for them on your cable TV service. I got Football Channel free, for example, because I’m a StarHub sports package subscriber.
[UPDATE: Sorry folks, the free mobile channels are not tied to what you have signed up on your cable TV service – thanks to Albert for pointing this out.]
Pretty Cool! But connection not consistent, keeps dropping, a sign that 3.5G does not work well for constant streaming. I saw vasantham on the China mobile phone of one of the Indian security guards at my place. That was running on DVB – crystal clear, no lag, broadcast technology works, plus the fact that the broadcasting station is right next to my place!
I don’t think it is tied to your subscription with Starhub. Firstly, there’s no login for the app. Secondly, I didn’t subscribe to FC but I paid for CNN on my cable subscription. I can watch FC for free on the mobile app while I’m asked to pay to watch CNN.