One of the apps I use for entertainment on the weekends when I’m stuck on the road is called “DroidTV”. So let me start this review by letting you know that it ONLY works on devices running the android operating system. It will not work on an apple device.
DroidTV is an app that allows you to watch TV shows, at your convenience, without the need to stream. In fact, it does not even have that capability. It downloads the actual show to your device using Wi-Fi or mobile data. You can then watch your show at your convenience. I typically download a bunch of shows on the weekend, then when I don't have access to Wi-Fi, I watch them throughout the week, and on my weekends out.
A Big Variety of Shows
Whether you like current shows or classic TV, DroidTV has something for just about everybody. From “M*A*S*H” which is one of my personal favorites, to “The Good Doctor” which is another good show, there is more than enough variety to keep you entertained. I also use it to check out shows that I wouldn’t normally watch.
The shows are organized into 3 categories:
- Primetime TV, which is current and newer shows. NCIS, The Good Doctor, Big Bang Theory are all shows in this category.
- Classic TV includes shows like 3rd Rock, Batman, Breaking Bad and my personal favorite, Burn Notice
- Free TV includes shows like Archer, Family Guy, Friday Night Lights, and The Simpsons
One of the drawbacks is the “reality’ genre. These shows are hit and miss. It all depends on the distributors that DroidTV gets its content from. I do find this mildly annoying. DroidTV also does not get content from networks like Discovery or The History Channel. I do find the variety pretty good though, and there are plenty, almost 700 shows I believe was the last count I saw, to keep me busy.
DroidTV comes with a video player that functions pretty well. They also suggest MX Player or VLC as other players if you do not like theirs. DroidTV also allows you to cast to your TV. It does come with casting capabilities, or you can use the casting app of your choice.
You can also save the files to your device or an SD card in your device. You can set specific times for it to download and whether or not to download via Wi-Fi only or not. You can also set shows to download automatically once they air on TV. This download usually happens a day or two after the show airs, unless you have set not to.
While the downsides are few, there are some. The lack of sports programming and premium cable channels may leave some shows you’d like to watch, missing. Also once in a while some episodes will be missed. There is a file on their Facebook page where you can add these missing shows so they can go find them. Their customer service is pretty responsive.
It is also a one-subscription, one-device app. You can not use it on multiple devices unless you buy separate subscriptions. This is a paid app.
Overall I am very satisfied with this app. The cost is low considering the amount of entertainment it provides. There are 2 subscription choices. Monthly at $6.99 a month or lifetime, which I have had for seven-plus years for $199. For me, this is one of the better apps I have, and the fact that I do not have to have data to watch my shows is a big plus, especially when traveling to areas where cell reception is iffy. I highly recommend this app if you are a TV junkie like me.
You must download this app at www.MYDROIDTV.com as it is not available at the play stores.
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