Enjoying mobile TV
1/28/2013 10:16:00 AM
When I first bought a tablet computer a couple of years ago, I saw it
as the perfect hybrid between my laptop and smartphone – big enough to
do a little work on and check out my favorite web sites but small enough
to slip into a lightweight bag. Of course, there was always the added
bonus of watching a downloaded movie or enjoying a game of Angry Birds or Temple Run, but the idea behind the tablet remained the same: it was work first and entertainment a distant second.
How times have changed!
can’t remember the last time I looked at a spreadsheet on my tablet but
I do remember the last time I used it to watch an episode of Modern Family.
I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but my trusty tablet has now
become my trusty mobile TV. Whether I am waiting at an airport, sitting
on a train, or curled up in my cozy bed, my tablet and a pair of
headphones have become constant companions, letting me catch up on my
favorite series and discover shows I never knew existed.
and movie-streaming services like Netflix and Hulu have been around for
a long time but their convenience has always been tempered by tethering
us to the TV or a computer. Tablets have changed all that, unhooking us
from the living room or study and letting us roam free, taking our
entertainment with us. Of course, the other big difference is 4G LTE.
While I always use my Wi-Fi network when I’m at home, tapping into
Verizon’s super-fast network is the difference-maker in realizing that
anytime, anywhere entertainment dream.
While a Netflix
subscription is still a great idea for the widest possible choice of TV
shows and movies, pay-as-you-go options are also readily available.
Apple’s iTunes (for the iPad), Google Play
(for Android tablets) and Amazon all have huge selections of movies and
TV shows for rent or purchase. If you are more interested in catching
up on popular TV series, then Hulu Plus or HBO Go (free to HBO subscribers) may be just what you’re looking for.
No more fighting over the remote or forgetting to program the DVR. Whether I’m in the mood for a little Glee, the latest episode of Girls, or last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart, my mobile TV is there for me whenever and wherever I need it!
Comment by Karen , posted 1/29/2013, 7:28 AM:
I haven't watched one episode of Downton Abbey on the tv - all on my iPad. Love it!