The fast is the world and the fast is the development in technology. Some 20-30 years back we need a Television to watch TV channels broadcast, few years back TV Tuner cards made it possible to watch TV channels on Personal Computers and laptops. And now you can even watch the television broadcast on your mobile too. What more you can record them and save it on your mobile too as the mobile are smart enough, so called smartphones. Whether your smartphone has 2G or 3G signals you can watch many channels on your mobile too. The development in India is quite near and we have observed one player who is bringing the revolution of watching live TV on mobile handsets. The player is named as Zenga TV launched by Zenga Media Pvt. Ltd.
Zenga TV is a mobile applications designed for Android mobile phones which allows users to stream a number of live, free to view Indian Television Channels. The Zenga TV has added free channels and paid channels to the list of services that they offer. The quality of reception on your mobile depends on the streaming data that you can receive and the mobile phone technology present in your mobile. Whether it’s your Android mobile or any other mobile you can watch Zenga TV on your handset at any point of time. The quality of reception is always better in 3G than in 2G and its more better when you use WiFi on your mobile devices. With WiFi and 3G on your mobile the signals of the programs are watchable with audio and video in a better quality.
The channels are played through the default browser in your mobile. There are varieties of channels from shopping to movies to news channels too. The streaming though has some lose in quality but it’s loaded quite clear enough and the sound quality is good enough. It includes the list of both English and Hindi Channels. Zenga TV has perhaps turned on the heat and it’s the best and the only app to get free to air channels. Though there are some issues which can crop in but those issues might get over in the next updates and the future looks to be very bright for Zenga TV. Zenga TV now comes bundled with a lot of new smartphones launched in India. The mobiles such as Olive Smart and Olive Fluid comes with 6 months free premium subscription to Zenga TV and there on free subscription.
Zenga TV is also available for Android mobile phone through the Android apps which can be downloaded from the App Market Place. The following are the channels that you receive during subscription to Zenga TV on Android apps -
Free Live TV Channels
You receive the following channels as free for lifetime through Zenga TV app on your mobile – Colors, MTV, UTV Mobiles, Aaj Taj, Headlines Today, IBN, CNN IBN, CNBC, IBN Lokmat, Home Shop 18, Bloomberg, UTV Bindaas, NDTV, NDTV India and other minor channels.
Reality and UnCut
By paying Rs 10 for 10days you get subscriptions for the following recorded videos in Reality and Uncut categories – Roadies, Khatron Ke Khiladi, SplitVilla 4, Big Boss, Big Boss 4 and lot more.
You can also now watch movies on your mobile phone through Zenga TV and the following movies are available –Cash, Babul, Dil Dost Etc, Paa, Once Upon a Time in India, 36 China Town and other Hindi movies. There are listing of English Movies, Regional movies and events too which I think should be present in the next update of their version.
Please note that the GPRS, 3G charges are levied accordingly to your mobile provider.
The interface provided by Zenga TV is quite worst. You have to scroll through the screen to find the channels for clear viewing of it and once are watching the channels the options are then quite clear. The interface is very basic and its functional with minimum risk work. It has lot of channels with small screen, even smaller than your mobile phone screen and overall this app for Android is OK. But given that this is the first such applications which integrates watching of live TV channels it’s a must give try and possess this app on your mobile phone, at least to show your colleges that you have a mobile which can receive TV channels.
Zenga TV app for Android Download
Your Android mobile should have 2.1 operating system and it should support 2G, 3G or WiFi. There is a huge list of channels at the download page. The app size is 1.3 MB.
The Zenga TV current version 1.6 can be downloaded at Zenga TV for Android which was last updated on June 01, 2011.
The Android Apps have pros and cons. We have found that for Zenga TV application too. The following are the pros and cons attached with the Zenga TV –
The audio is very much clear
Nice range of free channels
The premium users have good advantages
Channels play well when you are on Wi-Fi or 3G
The zooming of videos sometimes doesn’t work
Sometimes you may get ‘cannot play video’ notifications.