Escort Incorporated announced today to expand their Mobile TV accessory to Android devices. Escort previously provided the accessory to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and will now expand to Android tablets and smartphones.
The service requires the use of the Escort Mobile TV receiver. The Escort Mobile TV receiver works with the iDTV USA application, provided by Google Play. This service will provide the user the ability to watch television without the need of an internet service, such as Wi-Fi or cell phone data plans. The iDTV USA app uses Dyle Mobile TV to provide the user live local television broadcast without subscription fees throughout 2013. The service provides access to 90 television stations in 35 different television markets.
The President & CEO of Escort John Larson was quoted saying, "Teaming up with iDTV USA and Dyle mobile TV has enabled ESCORT to deliver mobile digital TV for customers on the go. Adding to our successful product release of the Apple compatible ESCORT MobileTV™, we are now including Android customers who will soon be able to view their favorite TV programs while traveling."
The coverage of this service will vary over the participating markets.
More stations and markets will be added to this service in the future.