In past few months, Indian mobile and Smartphone market has seen huge growth. As 3G auction is complete and it is expected that other mobile carriers like Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance will start 3G service by end of this year. For now BSNL and MTNL has started 3G service in many locations throughout the country. If you are interested in watching Indian TV channels like Times Now, NDTV24x7, Aaj Tak, Sony, Start TV, Zoom, MTV, 9XM or sports channels like ESPN, Start Sports etc then here is the list of services where you can purchase package to watch these and many more channels on mobile devices using 3G, GPRS, EDGE or Wi-Fi.
Apalya is a TV service for mobile phones only. Whether you are having 3G connection of simple GPRS / EDGE connection, you can install Apalya on your mobile phone thru wap link by sending an SMS and watch TV channels like Zoom, Times Now, NDTV network channels, India TV, Bindas, CNN network, Cartoon Network, Pogo, Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, Regional channels, ESPN Mobile TV etc and many more. Apalya charges Rs. 40/- per week for all channels or you can pay Rs. 15/- per week for limited channels.
You can select your mobile carrier on Apalya website and their it will show you the SMS example which you need to send to respective carrier. For example, Airtel users need to send TV to 54321 (toll free) or BSNL 3G users need to send MY3GTV to 55447.
2. Mundu TV
Mundu TV is awesome service to watch Indian TV channels on mobile devices, Smartphones, tablets PCs like iPad or any other pad, desktop etc. You can download and install Mundu TV application on your desktop and watch TV channels online or you can get the app for Symbian phones or Windows Mobile phones and watch lot many channels on your mobile device. Mundu’s site says that apps for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone are coming soon, so you will have to wait for that. For first month of registration, you can watch channels like NDTV24x7, NDTV Profit, Times Now, Headlines Today, Aaj Tak for free. After that you can choose suitable package which are Rs. 120 for all channels available on Mundu TV or you can pay Rs. 49 per month for any four channels as per your choice.
You can use Mundu or Apalya on Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS or EDGE connections on your mobile phones. Stream quality is good on Mundu TV as well as Apalya.
3. Tata Photon+ Tv
Tata Telecom services has launched an application for Tata Photon users to watch TV channels on mobile phones or PCs. This application is actually using Apalya service to broadcast channels online. But to use this application, you need Tata Photon (Post Paid) connection on your mobile or laptop.
If you know about any other reliable service thru which one can watch TV channels on mobile devices then share that thru comments section of this post. I would recommend you to use these services on 3G or similar connection as it consumes so much bandwidth that one GPRS connection, it will take so much time to stream. Are you willing to use this kind of service to watch TV on mobile phones?