TV is probably the easiest and quickest way to get entertained. You just can’t play video games while eating tacos. Thankfully, you can watch live TV on Android and be done with being bored. We have listed the best apps to watch TV on Android but this article will be telling you exactly how you can do that.
A fair warning though, there is actually no app that allows you to watch free Game of Thrones as it airs on TV. Yes, we searched around the internet to find such amazing apps to watch the Walking Dead on the train but legally, no such option exists. The closest thing to great entertainment is LiveNow! – An app that is available for free on Google Play.
How to Use the Live TV App
Install and Launch the App
Follow the link below to get on the landing page of the app and tap on the Install button.
Initialize the App
Open the app – the initial loading will take a little longer, but hand in there. The loading time depends on your signal strength, internet speed and the power of your Android device. After the loading is done, you will be presented with the main screen. From here simply tap on the Live TV option to get to the channel list. You will be presented with a ton of options to choose from. There are some really interesting channels in this app. But unfortunately there are no network ones, but that is not a big deal if you are looking to spend some quality time.
Use the App to Watch Live TV
Select the channel which fancies your mood and simply give it a tap. We are aware that some channels are not available in some regions, so if something is not working simply move on to another one. With around 500 plus channels there is no shortage of great content.
After you clicked on a channel, the video will start buffering. The buffering is usually short on WiFi but can take longer depending on your internet speed and signal strength. Some channels take a little longer than others to initialize so be patient.
Use the Live TV Interface
The app uses a basic interface which can be seen in the screen captures. There are a pause button and definition options. Some TV channels can also be forwarded to a certain point, which is a great feature to get to the juicy parts of the show.
Overall the app has a satisfactory interface, however, there is one annoying thing – the pause button overstays its welcome for way too long. No one likes a big pause symbol right in the middle of a screen while there is some action going on in the video. The video controls also take a tad bit longer to vanish from the screen, it is not that big of a deal though and is certainly a personal qualm.
Thoughts on Quality With Live TV on Android
Some channels are not broadcasted in widescreen format so please be prepared to watch square transitions.
Thankfully some channels do support widescreens and they look remarkable when viewed in landscape mode. The stream quality depends on the source; if the source is not broadcasting in HD there is no way to get a clear picture on your Android device. Here is how a video looks in HD:
Think About Getting a Live TV Subscription
Some channels require a subscription to work but they are very few. The ads can also be removed by paying for a subscription. If you are not annoyed by the ads, the app works flawlessly.
Live TV App – Never Be Bored Again
Now you know how to watch live TV on Android. Some of the channels looked amazing on a smartphone while others lacked that “high definition” shine we are used to. In the end, it is free live TV on Android and nothing can beat a free service. We used an HDMI cable to connect the smartphone to an HDTV and enjoyed watching foreign TV on a big screen. LiveNow! is an incredible app and will provide you with quality entertainment for a long time.
Let us know in the comments section if you have any questions, or just want to share your opinion with other people!
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