Now people can be able to watch TV channels directly on their smartphones, without using any Internet or telecom broadband.
Sound’s interesting right! Especially for the Smartphone users.This step is taken in the awakening of growing number of smartphone users in the country especially youth of India, Public Broadcaster Doordarshan has started beaming free TV services to smartphones in 16 cities, including the four metros.They are Ahmedabad,Bhopal, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati, Patna, Ranchi, Cuttack, Lucknow, Jalandhar, Raipur, Indore, Aurangabad.
In a statement here, “the broadcaster said Digital Terrestrial Television services of Doordarshan have started operation from February 25 in 16 cities, thereby providing mobile TV to the users”
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) April 5, 2016
Now let’s get started with what are things required and what’s the procedure to watch free tv channels without the internet on your smartphones.one by one.
Requirements to watch DD channels on smartphones:
- Smartphone with OTG USB support
- DVB-T2 dongle – you can buy here- Ebay and Flipkart
TV-On-Go Doordarshan India App – which can be downloaded here
- Wi-Fi dongles for moving vehicles (optional)
- TV sets having built-in DVB-T2 tuner (optional)
You’re good to go now,
Step by step procedure for watching DD channels using DVB T2 dongle on your smartphone and TV
- Download the TV-On-Go Doordarshan India app from Google play store – link
Technology behind this,
This service works on the technology called DVB T2 (Digital Video Broadcasting Terrestrial Two) which is a digital video broadcasting device. It has a high data capacity and can be simply plugged into an on-the-go (OTG) supported smartphone to view channels.
OTG, this feature on a smartphone enables a user to use a USB device by plugging it in a OTG cable and then connecting it to the mobile phone. So, for example if you have a pen drive that you want to connect to your phone, this OTG feature will enable you to directly view files from there instead of connecting it to your desktop/laptop.
The DVB T2 dongle will catch signals like other radio transmitters and receivers, and in this case it will catch DD specific frequencies on fixed, portable and mobile devices.
Channels available as of now,
Currently DD National, DD News, DD Bharati, DD Sports, DD Regional/DD Kisan are being relayed. Only one-time investment of dongle will be required by viewers and there will be no extra expenditure unlike streaming with Internet.
Now Watch your favourite Doordarshan channels on your Smart Phones without internet just in 3 steps.!! pic.twitter.com/gVqbDsIEyC
— Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) April 5, 2016
What are you waiting for get started today and enjoy watching TV on the go on smartphones.