As promised, we’re keeping you up to date with the latest happenings at TVCatchup.
Last week TVCatchup opened a private beta for streaming live TV to Blackberry, Android and Symbian phones. (Update: Palm webOS too.) However, they announced on their official forums today that the beta was going public for anyone to test the service.
To access the mobile streaming version, point your phone’s browser to: m.tvcatchup.com
According to the TVCatchup forums, Vodafone is not supporting their streams, and judging from Twitter, there seems to be mixed results on other mobile networks. Clearly, streaming video data will clog up mobile networks, so we recommend users to stick to WiFi, on which the service works well.
Users have choice of high or low quality, although we can see little difference between the two. Almost all Freeview channels are available to watch. However, TVCatchup could soon lose more channels because ITV, Channel 4 and Five have jointly filed legal action against TVCatchup. It seems an unlikely coincidence that this has happened just as the 2010 World Cup kicked off (Source).
We’ll keep up you posted with more as it develops. Feel free to tell us about your experience of viewing TVCatchup on your mobile.