By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec 31, 2012 07:09 AM EST
Here’s some good news for all iOS and Android-based NFL fans. Per reports, Verizon Wireless has updated its massively popular NFL app for mobile (Android), and has introduced an eagerly anticipated free tablet streaming feature to it.
Users will now be greeted with a host of newly updated features for the app after most of the fans complained that the app was too restrictive and, accordingly, unfriendly for daily use. The app previously emerged with a host of restrictions on audio and video streaming for users.
When Verizon’s NFL Mobile app first emerged, there were a few complaints like the app’s inability to run with HDMI output and that it was only available for Verizon-based subscribers (which may seem justified since Verizon is the one to bring out the app). However, the app is now made a bit less restrictive, especially for the ones using Verizon FiOS for their home Internet connection.
Per an Android Police report: “The latest update indicates that FiOS subscribers will be able to access NFL Mobile live streaming on their tablets for free. I guess they figured that they've got enough of your money.”
The new update reads that now “Verizon FiOS customers can enjoy Live video on Android Tablets.”
The company had previously sent out a new update for all Android users back in September when the company updated the app with support for the latest Android offering – Android Jelly Bean – and screens with high resolution.
At that time, Android Police reported, “After the long, long-awaited Jelly Bean update for Verizon's Galaxy Nexus, the carrier has finally updated its exclusive NFL Mobile app for Android 4.1." They've also added compatibility with "high-resolution devices", though looking through Verizon's current lineup it's hard to think what they could mean by that.
However, the new update to the app has been a long time in coming and the Android Police report states that although they don't have a connection to test out the new feature, it can be supposed that Wi-Fi tablets will respond well to the new changes.
“Whether or not the streaming video itself is restricted to your home network isn't specified; while it would be nice if you could get NFL games from your tablet anywhere, it wouldn't be the first time that such restrictions have been placed on live TV,” the report adds.