There’s a new app out that’s got me pretty excited, and it’s called TV Anytime. It’s basically a DVR for your mobile devide, whether it’s Android or iOS.
It’s a fairly simple design: The app uses a software program on your PC to record online streaming video from your favorite sites, including Netflix. The recorded video then syncs with your Android or iOS mobile device (while you’re at work, running errands or sleeping).
The content gets uploaded to your phone and, voila, movies and TV shows on the go, even when you can’t connect to WiFi or 3G. And because the content is preloaded, it means no more going over data plans. It also means no change in the quality of the video while you’re watching it, even if the guy next to you in the coffee shop needs to have all fifteen of his devices connected to WiFi.
The content on the app is pretty extensive so far (450 TV shows), and it’s growing. It also works with your Netflix account. Because the PC program is just screen capturing and recording content, it also means that you can FINALLY skip through the commercials the network sites make you watch.
There are a few hardware requirements: You have to be running a Windows 7 PC with a dual-core processor. If you’re only running a dual core, the program has to run in the foreground, but if you’ve got a quad-core it can run in the background while working, which is definitely a plus. All in all it’s a solid app that gives you the opportunity to record content either from the catalogue itself, or from your favorite websites.
Right now the app is free for both iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android users who sign up before the end of 2012.
iPad version: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tv-anytime-tablet/id443501282?mt=8
iPhone version: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tv-anytime-phone/id443459417?mt=8
Android version: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.halosys.TvAnyTime