Previously, a Russian website posted images of the rumoured Nokia TV service for Windows Phone Lumia handsets. Now, the Finnish firm has confirmed that its Nokia TV app will be rolling out to the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 in Finland. Unfortunately, there’s no word on when the service will be available in the UK and the rest of the world.
A post on the Nokia’s official Nokia Conversations blog reads, “You may have seen some excitement online about a new TV service from Nokia for our Lumia smartphones.
“We are very pleased to be able to confirm that Nokia TV, the latest Lumia entertainment offering from Nokia following Nokia Music and Nokia Reading, will be introduced in Finland in the coming weeks.”
The service allows users to catch up on TV programs for free. Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 users will be given the opportunity to search or browse through available catalogues provided by local TV channels. They can then stream a wide variety of shows directly to their Lumia handsets. The service does not require users to sign up or register to the service.
Nokia’s head of TV and video, Mika Suomela, said, “Finland is the ideal country in which to introduce this service due to its advanced mobile user base and great existing broadcaster catch-up TV services.”
Excited to know when Nokia TV will be available for the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 in the UK? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.