Software giant Microsoft and Multichoice, the South Africa-based satellite television services provider, yesterday announced that the Drifta viewer app for Windows Phone is now available for Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 mobile phones.
This means more mobile phone users can now catch their favourite TV shows and channels on the go.
The Drifta application allows users to watch DVB-H mobile television broadcast and requires an active Drifta mobile decoder in a DVB-H coverage area.
This new announcement means that Windows Phone users will have access to selected DStv channels and a wide range of videos on their phones with DStv Mobile and tyhat they can enjoy benefits of mobile TV, anywhere and at anytime.
Multichoice said the installation and use of the application is relatively easy and intuitive.
Windows Phone users simply need to go to the Windows Phone Marketplace application, search for “Drifta” and then install the free application from MultiChoice. They can then press and hold the power button on the Drifta until it turns on, then wait for the DVB-H light to go steady green.
Afterwards, they have to connect the phone’s Wi-Fi to the Drifta and launch the Drifta application on the phone and then tap a channel logo to watch the channel and tap a channel’s line-up to view the channel schedule.
Already receiving rave reviews, the Drifta app for Windows Phone provides a seamless experience that brings mobile TV entertainment into the palm of your hand, almost anywhere.
The Drifta application is already available for Android and iOS based devices as well on computers and laptops running Microsoft Windows.