What if you could watch your favorite local TV channels live through your mobile phone without any cell service or Wi-Fi? That technology is here, and it's called Dyle.
What is Dyle TV?
It’s a special mobile broadcast signal which allows you to watch television from all of the participating networks. Because it’s all received by antenna, you don’t have to worry about it using up your phone’s data plan, no matter how much TV you watch.
Which Houston broadcast channels can you watch?
The Dyle mobile TV service allows you to watch several local broadcast channels including CBS, FOX, NBC, and Telemundo. You may also receive other networks that are not affiliated with Dyle mobile TV by performing a full scan of channels that are available over the air. (Note: Dyle mobile TV is not available in all cities, nor are all TV stations broadcasting in a format that can be received by your mobile device.)
What are the requirements for you to use Dyle TV?
You must be using a mobile device compatible with the Dyle service as well as the Dyle mobile TV application. When purchasing a smartphone, if you see the Dyle brand logo on the box, you're good to go. There’s no monthly cost involved with the Dyle service.
What if my device doesn’t have Dyle built-in?
On devices like the iPad and iPhone, you can use Elgato EyeTV Mobile. This is a Dyle accessory that costs about $90 to $100 and is available at various retailers like Amazon.com, B&H, Frys, and Micro Center. Again, there’s no cost to use the app or watch TV. Once you have the hardware, you’re good to go.
Can I use Dyle without access to the Internet?
Once you have the app downloaded to your device (Internet may be required), you do not need the Internet to watch TV. Dyle mobile TV is a new technology that uses airwaves specially reserved for mobile TV. This means you can use the Dyle TV app to watch local and national content without a data connection, including local news and entertainment.
Can I use it outside of the United States?
Dyle mobile TV is a U.S.-based broadcast service and can be used in the U.S. only.
I'm having trouble receiving KVUE on my Dyle device. Any tips?
Just as with home over-the-air (antenna) television service, you must have a good signal to view Dyle mobile TV without disruption.
You'll have better luck keeping the device and/or antenna as high as possible and unobstructed by surrounding objects. Usually you can get a clear signal just by moving the antenna around a little.
For more information, visit Dyle’s official website here: http://www.kvue.com/dyletv
** Disclosure: Belo Corp., the parent company of KVUE, owns an interest in the Dyle mobile TV service.