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FilmOn TV launching beta streaming app for Windows Phone, sign up now to get on board

Besides using your Windows Phone for calls and text messages, the next best thing is evidently media. And that includes watching TV on the go. While Hulu remains the king of mobile TV here in the US, its limited region access prevents it from being a global phenomenon. Luckily, Windows Phone users are about to get another service for their trusty phones.

FilmOn (http://www.filmon.com) is a company started in 2006 and they bring 500 live streaming TV channels and video on demand channels to the ‘net and increasingly, mobile. They already have apps for iOS, Android and even BlackBerry, so it’s about time Windows Phone gets on board. The company has had some legal issues, namely from US broadcasters who don’t want their content re-broadcasted, but evidently FilmOn won an appeals and they can still broadcast. It's seriously a neat service, especially if you're "cord cutters" like ourselves.

Anyway, the app is evidently about to enter private beta with users signing up online to get access. The app will feature the following:

  • Watch hundreds of FREE live and VOD TV channels
  • Local, Regional and theme filtered channel lists
  • Easy access to favorite channels
  • Remote DVR for recording your favorite shows and watch later (10 hours for FREE)
  • Subscribe to paid FilmOn HD channels and DVR plans

Not a bad deal at all and between FilmOn staying alive despite US broadcasters and their wide availability of their apps, we’re excited to see this service come to Windows Phone.

To sign up, fill in your information here: https://skydrive.live.com/redir?page=survey&resid=C05D039251BF48FA!652&ithint=file,.xlsx&lor=shortUrl

Besides a Windows Phone 8 app, the company already has a viable Windows 8 solution, which can be found here in the Windows Store (opens in new tab).

Via: WPCentral Forums; Thanks, Rodney and alv3st3r, for the tips

Daniel Rubino
Executive Editor

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

32 Comments
  • Interesting is it available outside us sry i didn't read the article thoughly
  • I think it has more channels outside of the US. The US channels suck in the Windows store app.
  • Mind listing what US ones are available, or which major ones are not?
  • http://www.filmon.com/
  • You're Welcome❕
  • Makes your day seeing your little name down there doesn't it? =P
  • Makes my life.. I'm thinking about not killing myself now......
  • Yah, RoDnEyEj, lives on,. It's going to be a beautiful new years after all,.
  • Lol❕❕❕❕
  • Yay Rodneyej!!!
  • Yay Pepe❕❕❕❕❕❕
  • How does this compare to AereoTV? Besides being more...
  • The link to sign up is locked. Can anyone else access it?
  • No problem for me
  • I don't see a link for my mobile phone, I'm downloading it for my surface 2 tho
  • On a different note, I ordered my simple.tv an hour ago.
  • Okay?
  • It works to sign up but it loads forever on both my laptop and my phone, but it said something went wrong on my phone so I did it on my laptop. I need to forgive out what U.S shows they have, if they have at least south park I will be happy.
  • Alright, all U.S citizens don't sign up, the selection is horrible.
  • Come on, what is wrong with 20 channels of Bikini TV
  • I don't have cable TV, so even having access to network channels on my PC, Surface, etc. is good enough. Not expecting HBO here...
  • I'll sign up, what the heck, worse case there is nothing I want to watch on it..
  • Speaking of Aereo :), I asked about Windows and WP apps and got this response: "Thanks for your interest in Aereo! At this tie we do not have any information to share but we are hard at work to roll out support for additional devices and we will pass along your request to our team. Follow us for updates on supported devices on Twitter @Aereo and on our blog: blog.aereo.com! Best, Cheryl Cheryl M
    Customer Support Specialist
    Aereo
    support.aereo.com"   So I guess its a tie. :P PLEASE all go and send similar queries to get them on track with the MS ecosystem! http://support.aereo.com/customer/portal/emails/new  
  • Excellent news they have all the main British tv channels
  • They're illegal. Use TVCatchup, who y'know, follow the law.
  • "(...) but evidently FilmOn won an appeals and they can still broadcast."
  • If anything with ESPN is included you can count me in. Until we get the WatchESPN app.
  • Well considering there is no Hulu App, only Hulu+ which is a subscription service that still delivers adds and overheats phones till they reset (check the App reviews, terrible!) this has a fairly open field to run on!
  • After subscribing to the site, I cannot watch tv on my phone - it says my browser needs flash to be installed. Anyone help!.
  • Where I can get link for download FilmOn TV for my Nokia Lumia 520?
  • I tried this: https://skydrive.live.com/survey?resid=C05D039251BF48FA!652&authkey=!ALv... repeatedly, but I can't get link for download.
  • Hm.. why I dont receive a link for the beta? I signed up but dont get an access... :S May s1 help me?!