This subscription service for smartphones lets users view full-length TV shows on demand. At the moment, the service is exclusive to BlackBerry phones, but the company says it could expand to other devices in the future. It works over 3G or WiFi and costs $9.99 per month. (Bitbop was created by FOX Mobile Group, part of News Corporation, which also owns FOX Business.) (Source: BitBop)
Netflix subscribers can already stream their favorite TV shows and movies on their computers, but the company recently launched an application for Apple’s (AAPL) iPad, allowing users to stream the same content on their tablet. Unlimited streaming requires a Netflix subscription, which starts at $8.99 per month. Have an iPhone? The company also says it’s an iPhone app in the works as well. (Source: Netflix)
The online video service recently announced ‘Hulu Plus,’ a plan that lets users view full seasons of currently airing TV shows as well as complete catalogs of older popular series like ‘The X-Files,’ ‘Ally McBeal’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ Hulu Plus has both iPad and iPhone apps for viewing on the go and the company says it will become available to more devices in the future. The upgraded service is currently invite-only, but once it’s ready for the masses it’ll cost $9.99 per month. (Source: Hulu)
Tired of watching shows that have already aired? FLO TV lets you watch live television on your handheld phone and offers many of the popular channels. FLO TV says it offers high-quality video in an easy-to-use program guide interface. The service sets you back $9.99 a month if you're an AT&T subscriber or $13.99 for Verizon users. FLO TV also has a stand-alone device called FLO TV Personal Television, which costs $199, and lets users view live TV for $14.99 a month. (Source: FLO TV)
If streaming over WiFi or the cellular network isn’t quite enough, look to the sky. DirecTV offers a device called Sat-Go, which it touts as the world’s first portable satellite TV. The Sat-Go combines a 17-inch LCD display with a DirecTV receiver and antenna to offer live satellite TV anywhere you go. Though you probably won’t be lugging this device on the train during morning commutes, it’s great to have for camping, at the beach, or even in your own backyard. The set costs $499. (Source: DirecTV)
By Erik Berte Can't break away from the tube? You don't have to; these gadgets and services let you watch TV anywhere you go.