Vodafone TV is a cloud-based service from Vodafone group that offers live TV, digital video recording, over the top video-on-demand, search and integrated Netflix, and many other user-friendly features. It was the first internet video product to blend different sources of content into a single cross-screen video browsing platform. The name of the company, Vodafone, comes from voice data fone, which was chosen to reveal their provision of voice and data services over mobile phones. Targeted initially at improving users’ phone experience, Vodafone has evolved over the years to include broadband, digital television, internet television, amongst other things.
Vodafone TV is one of their latest products, and it came riding on the wave of the disappointment caused by Spark Sport, one of UK tv streaming services, to football viewers. The question on people’s mind is whether it is up to standard and worth its hype. However, the reviews on the TV has been great as users are coming to appreciate its unique build. Vodafone reviews, over the years, has been laudable, so it is expected that their new product would meet the specifications required of it.
What are the features of the Vodafone TV?
· It can rewind and record 500-hours of HD video onto Vodafone servers
All who stream videos will agree that this is a tonne of storage, and it is handy. The fact that you can also rewind, record, or pause videos that aired up to three days ago is fantastic.
· You can stream content from many streaming services
This is a feature that you cannot find on Skybox. With Vodafone TV, you can stream videos, movies, films, et cetera from different streaming services.
· It connects well with any ISP, not just the Vodafone network
Though it is a Vodafone product, it can pair well with other internet service providers broadband, a feature that is rare among products of its nature. You will hardly notice the buffering and the TV content looks great.
· You have Wi-Fi along with the TV
This might not be a big deal to many people, but for those without routers next to their TVs, this is a significant addition. It makes the set-up process simple and easy to manage.
· It has a simplistic beauty
The TV looks really simple in appearance. It is a small back plastic square slab with rounded corners. Around the back are HDMI, Ethernet, and power sockets. The interface is not complicated. It is straightforward and effortless to manoeuvre around the page.
· It is affordable
Though it is more expensive than its Sky sport counterpart, it is justified because of the additional features it has when compared to that of Sky. You get a large amount of storage space and have monthly contracts instead of being locked in for more extended periods.
However, there is no app store for the TV, and you cannot add streaming services yourself. This implies that you wait and accept whatever Vodafone makes available. On the bright side, you have access to Netflix, YouTube, Freeview, LIGHTBOX, and other wonderful applications that allows you to download your favourite movies, music, games, et cetera. We can, therefore, conclude that the Vodafone TV is worth its salt.