Optus brings free-to-air TV to mobile

Optus brings free-to-air TV to mobile

The telco's cloud service allows customers to schedule, record and playback TV shows from all 15 free-to-air channels

Optus has switched on its free-to-air TV service, Optus TV Now.

Able to be used with all 15 TV channels, the service has been touted by the telco as an Australian first and will allow Optus customers to schedule, record and playback free-to-air TV content from any compatible 3G handset or personal computer.

“This innovative new product highlights the diverse and exciting potential for consumer cloud services,” Optus digital media director, Austin Bryan, said in a statement.

“Optus TV Now, along with the recently launched Optus Smart Safe, proves that Optus is fast becoming a leader in digital services.”

Optus customers will all be signed onto the Optus TV Basic plan with 45 minutes of free storage very month. Users can pay an extra $6.99 per month for a standard plan which gives them five hours of storage time.

Optus TV Now Premium plan offers 20 hours storage for $9.99 per month.

Customers can download the Optus TV Now Electronic Program Guide to see what shows are available for recording and playback.

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