An Android television app will allow you to make TV as mobile as you are. Instead of being bored, or reading a book while stuck on the subway, you can catch up on your favorite TV shows. With these apps, you can watch your favorite TV shows anywhere that you have an active Internet connection. With today’s Android tablets, being able to connect to cellular networks means you can watch TV just about anywhere.
There are apps from major networks, from major TV providers (Cable and Satellite), and apps that work as television tuners, allowing you to watch a variety of shows. I’m going to talk about a selection of each of these.
Our Favorite Android Television Apps
Watch TV is one of those Android apps that lets you watch a variety of different shows from different TV networks. The app opens up the browser on your Android device and connects you to a listing of over 100 TV channels, where you can stream shows you like.
T-Mobile TV allows Android users connected to the T-Mobile cellular network to watch a wide variety of programming from ABC, CBS, ESPN Mobile TV, MTV, NBC, PBS, and others. There is a Prime Pack available for $13 a month that will unlock premium features, which include certain networks and some of the on-demand programming.
The first line of the Google Play description for Sprint TV and Movies says that the app is free with your Sprint Data Plan. Users of the app will have access to more than 15 channels of live sports, popular daytime, primetime, and kids shows, and breaking news. The best thing about this app is that all the features are available as part of your data plan. There are also premium plans for added programming starting from $5 a month.
The Crackle Android app gives you access to both TV shows and Hollywood movies for free. You’ll be able to watch movies like S.W.A.T., Mr. Deeds, Panic Room, and hundreds more, all of which are full-length and uncut. You’ll also be able to catch up on back episodes of your favorite TV shows, like “Seinfeld,” “Married … With Children,” “The Three Stooges,” and literally thousands of others.
LynaTV is an app that connects you to the TV programming that you want. This app hooks you up to TV stations from India, letting you watch the shows that you know, love, and miss since you moved to the United States. Your Android tablet must have Flash enabled in order to watch the programming you’re linked to with this app.
Cloud TV is an app that gives you access to several TV stations around the world in a variety of languages, including French, Cantonese, Arabic, Hindi, and others. With access to over 200 live TV channels from around the world, Cloud TV is sure to have something available that you’re going to like. This is a great app for people trying to learn a foreign language. Some of the channels you can watch, include HBO, CNN, GEO news, Cricket, Sony TV and even Al Jazeera in English and Arabic.
The XFINITY TV Android app gives Comcast subscribers access to XFINITY TV from their Internet-connected Android TV. What this means is that you have access to every TV channel that your Comcast subscription gives you access to. Catch up on episodes of NCIS, CSI, or The Big Bang Theory. Watch movies on the premium channels you’re subscribed to, from wherever you’re at with your tablet.
The Dish Remote Access is a full-featured Android app that gives you access to all of your subscribed DISH programming. On top of that, it also allows you to program and manage your DVR when you’re away from home, including the Dish Hopper. You can also use the app as a remote control. Anywhere you have a High Speed Internet connection on your tablet, your DISH programming is at your fingertips.
No Android television app roundup would be complete without mentioning Netflix. The Netflix Android app gives you access to thousands of Hollywood movies and hundreds of TV series. Get caught up on all of your favorite series, great comedies you miss or watch episodes from previous seasons of new discoveries. If you’re like me, you don’t go to the theater very often because it just became too expensive. With a Netflix subscription, that’s no longer a problem.
We think you’ll find an Android television app you like out of this list, and we are confident you’ll even want to download more than one!