Rubberduck Media Lab, a subsidiary of Aspiro, confirmed that its streaming mobile TV application would now be available for download on Google’s new Nexus One phone and other Android handsets.
Rubberduck provides a hosted mobile TV platform, used by major operators in Europe and worldwide markets, and holds digital rights agreements for mobile content with a host of major broadcasters such as the BBC, the Disney Channel, CNN, CNBC and Turner. The new Android application will enable customers to access an operator’s mobile TV services simply by opening the application to access the web-based content menu.
The launch of the company’s mobile TV services on the Android platform follows hard on the heels of Aspiro’s launch, last month, of a streaming desktop and mobile music player across a wide range of handsets also including Android. Aspiro is the first company to offer operators a multi-platform white label service that can cover both streaming music and TV.
Rubberduck’s new Android app is compatible with version 1.6 and higher of the Android operating system. It offers a very user-friendly viewing experience which compares well with other platforms such as the iPhone. It supports Rubberduck’s fast channel switching capability making it easy to switch between TV channels in real-time.
Aspiro will be demonstrating its streaming music and TV services on the Android and other platforms at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on booth number 2A67 in Hall 2 from February 15-17.