Sneak Peek – FilmOn streaming TV app for Windows Phone 8

Yesterday, we reported on a FilmOn TV app for Windows Phone 8 arriving in the coming weeks. The app is based off of the FilmOn streaming site of the same name (, and it allows users to stream local network TV, in addition to online channels, right to their PC or phone. Up until now, we haven’t had an app for Windows Phone 8, but that is about to change.

FilmOn TV is in an open beta (though you need to register to sign up) and it should be available in the near future as some final bugs and quality testing takes place.

The app, made by developers Charaf Hormi (@charafhormi) and Yassine Serhane (@theLoukt), whom are both Nokia Developer Champions, is highly reflective of the website streaming abilities and so far, looks great. You can see the app in action in our video tour to see what it’s all about.

With the ability to stream FOX, ABC, CBS and other local affiliates, in addition to accessing your free FilmOn TV account, the FilmOn TV app for Windows Phone should be a hit for commuters. Users also have the ability to pin individual stations to their Start screen and even check the TV schedule.

We’ll pass on when FilmOn goes live for general Windows Phone users, but for now, you can enjoy the tour and screenshots.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • I thought it was flipboard. :(
  • You're a "look at the pics not the headline" kind of guy, eh? lol
  • My 3 yr old is too, lol. @Daniel
  • Lol
  • That's a good question though, even if off topic. Where is flipboard?
  • Haha I guess :P
  • Looking forward to it, happy new year to you all !!
  • fukc this new year, people plz dont say on every article happy new year its getting on my nerves   btw wpcentral plz make an article about popular app which just came to windows phone 8 but sadly only for 1520 and 1020 PicsArt which has more than 100 million downloads on other oses
  • Easy there man what's wrong with people wishing people a happy new year ..
  • Happyyyyyyy New Yearrrr @halamadridkimi!
  • @halamadridkimi Before requesting we do a story, please search the site first. We covered PicsArt last Friday, Dec 27th. 
  • Happy New Year!
  • @ halamadridkimi: you sound like a first grade cnut.
  • People who use btw and spell please plz get on my nerves, you can't have everything! ;-)
  • @halamadridkimi, I'm with you on this happy new year crap which also gets on my tits too. Why do people wish other random people such niceties once a year but then spend the rest of the year trying to screw them over?
  • Hala and worzel: get a room.
  • @halamadridkimi, HAPPY NEW YEARS sweetpants,.
  • Interesting. This will be useful come NCAA tourney time.
  • Cool. Looking forward to the day when I only need an internet connection to watch the channels I want.
  • +1
  • +928
  • whats going on with the backlight on the windows key in the first pic?
  • Photoshopped a little color to dramatize the image maybe. If so, someone was in a rush
  • So, this one also gonna be limited to some countries like that crap Xbox video app? Hope not...
  • I think this is the beta app, they Just sent me this link
  • You do realize that link is no good for anyone unless they signed up? And if they did sign up, they got that email with the link? Not sure why you're posting that here...
  • @Daniel Not true. I thought it might have jumped beta so I clicked the link and downloaded. I installed it and registered within the app and all works. Just got confirmation from FILMON as well that it is successfully registered.
  • Well I'm glad it works for you! :D
  • Daniel, the link they sent me was used on three different phones I have. Each under different account, and app worked fine on all. I was able to register as well on all. I guess the link is the same for everyone and you can share it as well.
  • I'm beta tester but they didn't send me the link...thanks a lot.
  • I can downloading because I can't see him
  • How did you get the abc, nbc and FOX channels I am doing a search and have no luck. Is it due to my location?  
  • good well organized
  • Will this service only be limited to the USA? Or will I be able to access this in Europe?
  • I use it here, in Europe, on my Surface.
  • I use FilmOn TV all the time on my Surface, hope it performs as well on my Lumia 820.
  • I'm BETA testing this app and so far its pretty good. Can't wait for it to be public and everyone can enjoy it! :)
  • So far, full screen rotation,delay seems to be the main issue I found. Also, you can register with fake email, which they may choose not to fix. I found out about the fake email because I made a typo on the first registration.
  • I requested the beta and installed it today. Really lovely app with a huge range of programmes. Works lovely on my 925. Don't get the USA channels as in UK and can't use unblock-us on a win 8 phone. But I get loads of uk channels my freeview tv won't pick up and some German TV I have missed since Astra Satellite went digital. So I am happy with it.
  • Can't view full screen /landscape -who wants to watch TV on a 200 x 400 screen ? Not me.