5 Best iPhone Apps to Watch Live TV

On May 8, 2013

The iPhone has proven it is capable of performing many amazing feats. One of these is obviously being able to stream live TV shows, live broadcasting, and movies in a high resolution screen. It’s more like being on holiday in Ibiza, virtually, but without having to tote around a large or cumbersome laptop. On your very iPhone, you can stream full TV episodes from networks such as ABC and ESPN. Even better is that most of the players on this mobile bandwagon provide these entertainment apps freely. So, if you find it more impossible to miss your favorite show than fly to the moon, you can always watch it on the go or later.

Viggle (free)

Get paid to watch TV? Crazy, but true. That’s Viggle for you. Viggle is the new app that will pay you for watching TV. It lets you sync to a featured TV show and gives you rewards points on every correct reply to the trivia questions asked.

A TV show alone can never be enough, and Viggle also lets you interact with content. The app works by using your iPhone’s mic to listen in on whatever you are watching, whether movie or TV show. You tell Viggle what you are watching, and it shares this with your friends via the Facebook and Twitter integration, as well as pay you points per minute. You accumulate these points to unlock the rewards in the app’s rewards section. You can redeem them for prizes at retailers like Burger King, Best Buy, Old Navy, Sephora, and Fandago.

For the ultimate TV lover, Viggle is living the dream. You even get bonus points for watching ads or tagging TV shows and special events. If it sounds too good to be true, think of the 7,500 points you have to earn to redeem a reward. That’s the only catch.


WatchESPN (free)

Sports fans, this is the app for you. WatchESPN is the easiest way of enjoying your favorite live sports and live events on your iPhone. The app brings you streaming feeds from ESPN networks and you have direct access to thousands of live events and shows.

You have 24/7 live programming from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Buzzer Beater, and Goal Line. You never miss out on the live action too, with the streaming of live events like college basketball and football, NBA regular season and playoffs, Barclays Premier League, U.S. Open, The Masters, and The Open Championship, and the four Grand Slam Tennis Events. You can also just hang out casually while watching SportsNation, SportsCenterr, Mike and Mike in the Morning, Baseball Tonight, PTI, and any other original ESPN studio show you can think of.

What determine the WatchESPN live video you have access to are your Internet and TV service providers. As long as you are covered, you get sports entertainment wherever and whenever you feel like.


Yamgo (free)

Feeling a little cheeky? Fancy yourself watching the most popular TV show before your friends and family, and not on TV. Yamgo is the app you should be thinking about here. You’ll either impress them, or turn them into little green monsters!

Yamgo lets you watch live mobile TV without spending a dime. You actually have access to more than 100 free TV channels, bringing you the best in live news, movies, sports, fashion, music, entertainment, and Bollywood. There is no more fighting for the TV remote in order to watch your favourite channels.



For timeless entertainment, you should take a shot at Tap TV. This is a platform with one of the greatest channel selection in the Apps Store. There are hundreds of shows usually streamed, including documentaries, audiobooks, cartoons, movie trailers, app trailers, music videos, the best YouTube videos, and even Silent Classics. Everyone will find something to entertain them.


Crackle – Movies & TV (free)


Crackle is a real Sony gem. The app offers quality TV series from Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, Tri-Star, and more. Whether you are using 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi, it will stream HQ video and you can even create a watch list. This is one of the fastest growing digital entertainment networks.

With Crackle you get to watch hundreds of full-length, free, and uncut Hollywood movies, such as BIG DADDY, S.W.A.T., MR. DEEDS, SAVING SILVERMAN, PANIC ROOM, JOE DIRT, STEP BROTHERS, STRANGER THAN FICTION, SNATCH, and so many more. There are also top rated TV shows and series, which include anime, such as RESCUE ME, THE THREE STOOGES, SEINFIELD, SPIDERMAN, and QUEEN’s BLADE.