FilmOn Air Tuner: Corrie and Eastenders on iPhones, on the go and legally!

Want to view your favourite TV shows from your iPhone or Android smartphone, live and legally? Well now you can thanks to FilmOn.com and its new FilmOn Air tuner.

FilmOn.com’s clever little device, which aesthetically, with its red background and silver logo, resembles a Swiss pen knife rather than a pioneering smartphone tuner, neatly plugs on to the bottom of a smartphone and gives users instant access to legal TV streaming whilst they are on the go. Not only this but the FilmOn app provides 120 internet channels, including ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, and even FilmOn’s own College Sports and Live Soccer channels, although perhaps we’ll give those channels a miss!

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FilmOn.com is owned by FilmOn.TV Inc. and is an internet based TV provider with data centres in Geneva, London, New York, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Chicago, Honolulu and Dallas – so basically, it’s safe to assume it’s a fairly successful company!

Starting out initially as offering a subscription-based TV streaming solution for Mac and PC, in 2010, FilmOn.com launched a streaming internet TV service for mobile devices, streaming broadcasts of several network affiliates in the Los Angeles area, such as ABC, Fox and CBS, in an effort, according to PC World, to “entice users to purchase subscriptions to their service.”

Targeting a UK audience, the FilmOn Air tuner enables UK viewers to watch and record live TV completely legally!

The FilmOn Air tuner is free with every annual UK and world TV based subscription to FilmOn, which will cost you £149.95 for the basic package. For non FilmOn subscribers, the FilmOn Air tuner retails at £95.95.

Although it has to be said some confusion remains about whether the same model of FilmOn Air tuner, which has a pass-through charger connection and a battery that will last for five hours, will be used on both Apple devices and Android devices.

In enabling us to watch current episodes of Corrie and Eastenders on our iPhones whilst on the go, legally, it’s no wonder FilmOn.Air have offices in practically every city in the world!

Pioneer CD Tuner DEH-9300SD

When bad really means good and dope means cool, it’s no surprise that we seem to have adapted to using things that are labelled for one thing but do something entirely different. It’s a funny thing this world we live in. Pioneer, no slouch when it comes to innovation, has launched a flagship version of its new in car CD tuner, the DEH-9300SD and positively revels in telling us about all the other things this CD tuner does other than playing CDs.

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There’s an SD card port (which is also SDHC compatible) discreetly hidden behind the front panel which will play a host of file formats including WAV, WMA, AAC and of course MP3, a front loading USB input which will, once it is connected via an optional CD-IW cable, play your iPod/iPhone music and charge it at the same time. Marvellous.

And the good stuff just keeps on coming. The DEH-9300SD’s built in software has a music browser function which will automatically read the music from all the connected media and list it alphabetically by artist, album, track or genre. Not only that, it will also let you tag music on your iPod or iPhone as you listen to FM, so you can buy your tagged tune and download it when you’re next online. To take this cutting edge technology even further, you can use the ‘App’ mode to listen to sounds and music from your apps including internet radio, as long as the app supports analogue radio output.

The DEH-9300SD with its built in MOSFET 50×4 amp, 5 band graphic equalizer and full dot OEL display is a generous piece of kit for any car audio devotee, but what of the humble CD? Fear not, for buried deep in the bowels of the DEH-9300SD, behind the flip-open front panel (so no one will spot you being so retro), the CD slot lies waiting for its disc. Sadly, I fear it is for a long wait.

The DEH-9300SD and the smaller DEH-8300SD are available from January at Pioneer Car Audio Dealerships.