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Nowadays, almost everything is available at the touch of a fingertip. The race is set towards portability and functionality as gadgets and machines get smaller, thinner, and lighter but more powerful. Mobile is the symbol of today’s fast-paced world. It is no wonder that television, the largest chip off the block of traditional media, would seek portability, and be squeezed into smartphones.

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The reality of TV in mobile phones was largely aided by developments in cell phone graphics. Over the years, cellphone screens have evolved to accommodate an increasingly greater number of pixels. This, along with progress in data connections and other technologies, allowed videos to move as fluidly as they do in TV screens. These changes did not only allow phones to play videos, they also practically transformed them into miniature TVs.

The concept of mobile TV has existed for some time. The project did not always fly due to the price of the service and the number of TV shows available to the public. But the development of iOS and Android became an opportunity to bring television to mobile phones. Today, apps like Yahoo’s IntoNow and Xfinity TV Player allow users TV on the go, at lower prices, too.

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TV apps present the latest step in the television’s bid to become mobile. With the benefits they offer, only time will tell whether the trend will last or fade out.

Mitch Berman is one of the visionaries behind ZillionTV and is currently affiliated with Zen Digital Fund. Follow this Twitter page for links regarding ZillionTV and the television industry.

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