What if we told you that you could get free TV with no internet, wifi or data usage necessary? Sounds too good to be true, right?
It’s true! Dyle TV (pronounced dial) allows you to get real-time TV anytime. The only limitation is the coverage area. While the coverage area is pretty expansive, there are still a lot of areas that you won’t be able to access Dyle TV. (see map below)
Dyle offers live, local and national news channels, sports and entertainment.
In April of 2010, Dyle was formed by a group of broadcasting companies to “develop a national mobile content service…known as Mobile Content Venture (MCV). MCV is comprised of Fox, NBC, Pearl Mobile DTV and ION. The Pearl member companies include: Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, E.W. Scripps General, Inc., Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst, Media General, Meredith Corp., Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc. and Raycom Media.”
Dyle TV can be used on a number of devices. The free Dyle app can be downloaded onto Android and Apple phones, tablets or computers, however, Apple users will need a Belkin Mobile TV accessory to watch mobile TV. The Belkin Mobile TV runs anywhere from $79-$100.
Based on the reviews, Dyle TV still has some bugs to work out. While it appears that there are many happy Dyle TV users, others complain about the app crashing or long load and wait times, or even limited channels in specific area. We’re hoping that more networks join Dyle TV and that the coverage area expands.