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If you own an iPhone then you should make a good use of it. The incredible device has several uses. It can be turned into a mobile television by using the right applications. This growing trend is becoming very prominent as more and more people cut the cord and concentrate only on their favorite content. To help you get the right app, given below are ten apps that work like a dream. Keep in mind that there are many apps dedicate to specific networks.


1. AT&T U-verse Live TV

This is among the most popular apps to watch television on the go. Unlike most such apps, this is not exclusive to U-verse customers. This is a subscription based application that is available to everyone. It does not only allow live streaming but also has shows available on demand from channels including Comedy Central, MTV, ESPN, Disney Channel and Fox Sports. The app works on Wi-Fi as well as over 3G and 4G.

2. Cartoon Network

One of the most famous applications for viewing cartoons on an iPhone is Cartoon Network. Famous titles like Ben 10, The Looney Tunes Show and Thunder Cats are available on it. However, this application is only available to users who enjoy the channel on their cable service. It requires log in information that comes with a cable account. The application which is generally free only works if your cable company has a deal with the network.


Home Box Office (HBO) turns mobile box office with the HBO GO application that is among the most incredible apps to watch television on an iPhone. Famous shows like The Sopranos, The Wire and Boardwalk Empire are available on this application. However, this is also a subscribers’ only application and works only if your cable company has ties with the network.

4. Hulu Plus

Many may argue but Hulu Plus is easily among the most famous sites to watch television online. To add more, the website has its own mobile application as well that is free to download but requires a subscription of $7.99/month to enjoy full access to the videos. The main reason for the unparalleled fame that Hulu enjoys is the fact that it provides high quality content and is among the few apps that offer complete seasons and full episodes of some of the most famous shows. Additionally, the variety of channels and shows it offers is also unmatched. The service has everything from general entertainment to sports to news channels.

5. NBC

If you are a fan of NBC shows such as The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, The Office and 30 Rock then this free NBC application is perfect for you. This app offers some exclusive clips in addition to photo galleries and trivia. However, the application often receives criticism due to a lack of full episodes, which is why many users prefer other options on this list. Nevertheless, the fact that this app comes for free cannot be neglected.

6. Netflix

Netflix is among the most well recognized names in online video. It has a robust library of movies and TV shows that can be enjoyed on the go over Wi-FI and 3G or 4G networks. Netflix is among most preferred apps mainly because people find it easier to connect with it. The general application is free; however, one needs to buy subscription (starting at $7.99/month) to enjoy full content.

7. netTV

NetTV is not a very famous application, but one that definitely deserves fame. This is the best application to watch international television. It does not matter where you are. You can watch your local channels by using this application that comes with a free lite version and allows upgrade for only $2.99.

8. PBS

PBS app is a free app that offers full episodes of some great shows including Frontline, Nova, Masterpiece, and Antiques Roadshow. Other famous PBS series are also available on this app that does not have any stringent prerequisites.

9. Showtime Anytime

If you are a Showtime subscriber you should not waste time in getting this application that offers titles like Dexter, Weeds and Homeland.

10. WatchESPN

Sport lovers who have subscription with participating cable companies get this incredible app for free. With WatchESPN one can watch feeds of almost all ESPN channels and never miss any action.

Posted by Celina

Celina is a reviewer who reviews phones (iPhones etc.), channels (HBO etc), websites ( etc). She is a regular viewer who praises and rants about the entertainment industry. She recommends to go to to see the best options available to you for your handset.

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