SPB TV 2.0 is now free

SPB Software has announced that the 2.0 version of their TV VOD software for Windows Mobile is now free for everybody. This will probably piss off all the existing users who have already payed to use the product but if you haven’t yet, just head up to the company’s website to download the latest version which includes a couple of new features:

SPB Software, a leading mobile software developer, has updated the Windows Mobile version of its flagship application SPB TV to version 2.0. Due to advertising revenues support the program is now free-of-charge and subscription-free. Ads featured in SPB TV only last as long as channel buffering takes and therefore preserve the best user experience.

In addition to the existing features that include quick channel previews, a TV guide for more than 150 offered channels in more than 20 languages, picture-in-picture mode, fast channel launching and switching, the new version offers also a video on demand (VOD) option. With this new feature the users can control what they are watching and when. Unlike broadcast TV, VOD provides greater choice and interactivity.

Another significant enhancement is the Advanced Video Codec (H.264) support which improves video quality. As a result even with substantial lower bitrates the resolution is strongly improved. SPB TV 2.0 also allows to watch TV with low speed mobile network connections.

- Integrated TV Guide with the list of current and upcoming TV-shows
- Unique browser with fast channels launch and switching
- Quick channel preview (picture-in-picture mode)
- On-Screen Control Panel
- Video on Demand
- Setting a Reminder
- Video Quality Switcher
- Advanced Video Codec support

The only downside to this software is the channel selection which is mainly composed of non-English broadcasts (it has been update with some new channels thought. But I can’t wait to see what SPB can do with Windows Phone 7.

  • Diego!

    Hi! You know what? It’s not free at all!!! grrr

    2 days ago, I downloaded the app. and works great in my Samsung Omnia II.

    Today I received and email from SPB claiming this “trial version” will only be free for 15 days, after period of time I will need to purchase the application and its cost is of u$d 14.95…

    Grrrrr

    Below a transcript of the text I received in my gmail account:

    **********************************************************************************

    Thank you for downloading SPB TV trial.

    To continue using SPB TV after the 15-day trial period, you would need to purchase a serial number from our website: http://spbsoftwarehouse.com/pocketpc-software/tv/purchase.html?et1

    - Instant delivery

    - 30-days money-back

    - Virus Free applications

    After registering your version you can continue using SPB TV without re-installing it.

    Thank you for giving SPB TV a try and hope you enjoy using it!

    Best regards,

    SPB Software Support Team
    *********************************************************************************

  • Diego!

    Hi! You know what? It’s not free at all!!! grrr

    2 days ago, I downloaded the app. and works great in my Samsung Omnia II.

    Today I received and email from SPB claiming this “trial version” will only be free for 15 days, after period of time I will need to purchase the application and its cost is of u$d 14.95…

    Grrrrr

    Below a transcript of the text I received in my gmail account:

    **********************************************************************************

    Thank you for downloading SPB TV trial.

    To continue using SPB TV after the 15-day trial period, you would need to purchase a serial number from our website: http://spbsoftwarehouse.com/pocketpc-software/tv/purchase.html?et1

    - Instant delivery

    - 30-days money-back

    - Virus Free applications

    After registering your version you can continue using SPB TV without re-installing it.

    Thank you for giving SPB TV a try and hope you enjoy using it!

    Best regards,

    SPB Software Support Team
    *********************************************************************************

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    Hmm that’s weird, the press release explicitaly claims that the application is now free of charge. You probably got an automatic email that applies to all SPB trial software (I guess that you entered you gmail adress just before downling the app on there site, right?).Let’s wait and see if it still works it still after 15 days.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    Hmm that’s weird, the press release explicitaly claims that the application is now free of charge. You probably got an automatic email that applies to all SPB trial software (I guess that you entered you gmail adress just before downling the app on there site, right?).Let’s wait and see if it still works it still after 15 days.

  • Steve

    What an absolute waste of a download this was! There’s little English and no UK content and what there was, was crap. Thank God it was free!

  • Steve

    What an absolute waste of a download this was! There’s little English and no UK content and what there was, was crap. Thank God it was free!

  • aaed

    i wanna get the app

  • aaed

    i wanna get the app