Bitbop Brings a New Challenger to the Mobile TV Market

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Mobile TV is still very much in its infancy thanks to the recent explosion of smartphones in the mobile space, carrier-induced bandwidth limits, and no real precedence for determining the proper pricing structure to make such a venture successful, but as network speeds increase and mobile continues to become a prime outlet for consumers to obtain media new companies aren’t hesitant to get in on the game. Enter Fox-backed Bitbop, who back in March launched as the “Hulu of mobile” on BlackBerry devices. That was, of course, before Hulu launched their own mobile effort.

Today Bitbop has launched its app for Android at the industry standard $9.99 per month for access to streaming TV shows, including a few that you won’t find on Hulu for the same premium price. And what’s more, not only will you be able to watch the Situation, Snookie, and the rest of the Jersey Shore crew fist pump their was across your Android screen via 3G, 4G, or WiFi, but you can also download episodes right to your phone for off-network viewing. If you find the price worthy and can’t get enough TV even on the go, it may be worth checking out.

[via VentureBeat]

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  • shawn1224

    You’d have to pay me to watch Snookie, the situation and that band of misfits

  • Charlie

    I wanted to try it, but it’s not available on the market for a Droid X. Vcast video sucks for the same price

  • http://joshdobbs.com josh

    i signed up for the trial. They then sent me a download link via sms….but sadly the link doesn’t work.

  • Joe

    Just go to m.bitbop.com, you can download from there.

    I downloaded it and installed it, the application seems to work well enough. I haven’t signed up for the free trial yet though.

  • Charlie

    @Joe, thanks for the link. Just downloaded it and going to give it a shot!!

  • Joe

    No prob.. Let us know how it works out. Still don’t know if want.

  • destardi

    Catch you stream over HDMI out on Droid X?

  • mikeeeee

    No go on mytouch slide :(

  • http://www.bitbop.com Bitbop

    @Josh would love to try and help with that link not working. You can mail feedback at bitbop dot com and we can work it out. Thanks Paula

  • curt

    That sucks it doesn’t work for the moment. I need to hurry up and get the epic

  • tramaria

    Thanks for the link, I’ve been waiting a while for this!

  • elishea

    Link won’t download app to driod incredible help?? I tried everything!

  • nate

    Tried typing in my email and it told me it was already taken. So tried my other email. Same thing. What up with? App works on moto x?

  • Gary

    Just started the trial on my new Thunderbolt. After I signed up the app said wrong password. Reset the password using my laptop and sucessfully logged in online. Back to the phone – no dice. Said account was invalid type. Signed up again with a different email address and it worked. Not impressed by the very limited number of tv episodes available. And NO movies, just movie trailers. WTH?? Tried to download the single available (and not even the most recent) episode of a TV show that I watch. Full WiFi (sitting next to router) and full bars of 4G LTE. Choked at 34%. Is anyone paying the $10/month? I’m sure not going to pay for this poor of service.

  • Gary

    Just started the trial on my new Thunderbolt. After I signed up the app said wrong password. Reset the password using my laptop and sucessfully logged in online. Back to the phone – no dice. Said account was invalid type. Signed up again with a different email address and it worked. Not impressed by the very limited number of tv episodes available. And NO movies, just movie trailers. WTH?? Tried to download the single available (and not even the most recent) episode of a TV show that I watch. Full WiFi (sitting next to router) and full bars of 4G LTE. Choked at 34%. Is anyone paying the $10/month? I’m sure not going to pay for this poor of service.

  • Gary

    Just started the trial on my new Thunderbolt. After I signed up the app said wrong password. Reset the password using my laptop and sucessfully logged in online. Back to the phone – no dice. Said account was invalid type. Signed up again with a different email address and it worked. Not impressed by the very limited number of tv episodes available. And NO movies, just movie trailers. WTH?? Tried to download the single available (and not even the most recent) episode of a TV show that I watch. Full WiFi (sitting next to router) and full bars of 4G LTE. Choked at 34%. Is anyone paying the $10/month? I’m sure not going to pay for this poor of service.

  • Gary

    Just started the trial on my new Thunderbolt. After I signed up the app said wrong password. Reset the password using my laptop and sucessfully logged in online. Back to the phone – no dice. Said account was invalid type. Signed up again with a different email address and it worked. Not impressed by the very limited number of tv episodes available. And NO movies, just movie trailers. WTH?? Tried to download the single available (and not even the most recent) episode of a TV show that I watch. Full WiFi (sitting next to router) and full bars of 4G LTE. Choked at 34%. Is anyone paying the $10/month? I’m sure not going to pay for this poor of service.