How can I watch TV on my cell phone

How can I watch TV on my cell phone

You want to watch the TV program on your cell phone on the go? You have various options for watching TV on your cell phone. Find out here which offers are available from Swiss providers and how you can mirror the screen of your TV. 

TV on mobile

To watch a TV picture on a smartphone, you usually need an app. Swiss mobile providers such as Swisscom, Sunrise, Salt, yallo and Wingo offer TV apps for this purpose. But there are also TV apps from smartphone manufacturers like Samsung or Apple. With the "SmartThings" app from Samsung, for example, you can mirror the TV picture of certain Samsung TVs on your cell phone.

If you'd rather know how to connect your phone to your TV, read on here.

Table of Contents

Swisscom 

Sunrise

Salt

UPC

Yallo

Swisscom TV on mobile

If you want to watch Swisscom TV on your smartphone, you can download the Swisscom blue TV app. You can find it in both the App Store and the Google Play Store. After installing it, you can immediately enjoy the Swisscom TV offer - i.e. series, feature films and sports programs - on your smartphone.

However, the TV offers that can be seen on the cell phone vary depending on which rate plan you have booked. There is also the option of watching TV on your cell phone for free, provided you go with the "blue TV Air free" plan. With this tariff, you can receive over 250 channels for free; 100 of them in HD quality. With this free tariff, you can also watch sports and movies on demand. However, the replay function, recordings and live pause do not work with the free "blue TV Air free". However, you can use the blue+ packages Max, Sport and Doku in the free version, as well as the TV guide and the download function, especially to watch programs offline. The range of TV viewing options on the cell phone is therefore extensive, even free of charge.

Swisscom TV subscriptions

With the "blue TV Air" subscription, you get additional services for CHF 10.- per month, which are not included in the free tariff. You get here 

• +250 channels (100 in HD) 

• Replay function of up to 30 hours

• Recording function of up to 60 hours in HD

• Live pause function

You can get Swisscom TV for your TV and other devices with different subscriptions, which you can also find on our Swisscom provider page

 

blue TV X

blue TV L

blue TV M

blue TV S

TV station

300+ (160+ HD)

300+ (160+ HD)

270+ (120+ HD)

100+ (60+ HD)

blue+ Packages Max, Sport, Docu

yes

yes

yes

yes

Individual retrieval of sports and movies

yes

yes

yes

yes

Replay

7 days

7 days

7 days

30 hours (optional)

Recordings

1200 hours in HD

1200 hours in HD

120 hours in HD

no

Live break

yes

yes

yes

yes

TV Guide

yes

yes

yes

yes

Downloads

yes

yes

yes

yes

Netflix Standard Subscription

yes

no

no

no

Price

CHF 52.-

CHF 35.-

CHF 25.-

CHF 5.-

Sunrise TV on mobile

The mobile provider Sunrise also offers a TV app for cell phones: The "Sunrise Smart TV" app. The app is available for Android phones as well as for the iPhone, whereby at least Android 4.4 or iOS 11 is required in each case. Downloading the app from the App Store or Google Play is free. If you have a mobile subscription from Sunrise, you don't have to pay anything for Sunrise TV streaming, i.e. for pure data consumption.

Sunrise advertises that the "Sunrise Smart TV" app offers the same advantages as Sunrise TV. Sunrise TV can be watched on up to five smartphones in HD quality. The app also works on tablets. Comeback TV and personal program tips can also be used in the app. In addition, users can make unlimited recordings and save them in the cloud.

Combination offers with Sunrise

However, to use the Sunrise Smart TV offer, you need a Sunrise Internet subscription. You can see the different subscriptions here on our Sunrise provider page. To use Sunrise Smart TV, you need a Sunrise combination offer:

 

We Home M+

We TV L+

TV station

275+

275+

Comeback TV

7 days included

7 days included

Cloud recordings

1200 hours

1200 hours

Live break

yes

yes

Parallel streams

5

5

Up & Download

Up to 500 Mbit/s

Up to 10 Gbit/s

Price

CHF 90.-

CHF 100.-

TV neo at Sunrise

There is also the "Sunrise TV neo" app, which can be downloaded from Apple's App Store, Google Play, or Huawei's AppGallery. To have access to the TV offer, you have to take out the TV neo max subscription with Sunrise. The following services are included: 

 

TV neo max

TV station

240+

Comeback TV

7 days

Cloud recordings

500 hours

Live break

yes

Parallel streams

6

Price

CHF 20.-

Salt TV on mobile

The mobile provider Salt has developed a TV app and a video app for its customers so that they can use the respective apps to watch movies and series on their cell phones, among other things. However, these apps are only available to Salt customers who have taken out Salt's Fiber tariff. You can find the different subscriptions on our Salt provider page. The "Salt TV" app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The TV offer includes the following services: 

• 300 live channels, 150+ channels in HD

• 30 hours replay function

• Recording of up to 500 programs 

• Detailed TV Guide

Salt Video App

Fiber customers can select from a range of 10,000 films via the "Salt Video" app and rent or buy these films. The "Salt Video" app is also available in both the App Store and the Google Play Store. These are the features you can expect from the app: 

• Exclusive TV series available after 48 hours from first broadcast

• Parallel use of up to 4 devices

• Access to thematic video libraries

UPC TV on mobile

As a UPC customer, you also get access to their Sunrise UPC TV app. With this app, you can conveniently watch TV on your smartphone wherever and whenever you want. All you need is an account on the My UPC customer portal, which you get by signing up for a TV, Internet or mobile subscription with UPC. You can find out which subscriptions are available here on the UPC provider page. The app is available in both the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. The only requirements are the following minimum smartphone operating system requirements: iOS 12.1 and Android 6.0. 

UPC TV App Functions

Depending on the subscription you have with UPC, you can use other functions of the TV app. Only those who also have a UPC TV box with the Happy Home subscription can benefit from the full functionality of the app. Among other things, UPC TV offers 275+ channels, 4K resolution and the replay function. However, you can only use the following functions if you have the TV Box: 

• Take pictures

• Seamless resume viewing on different devices

• Download and watch offline

• OnDemand

Yallo TV on mobile

Yallo offers a yallo TV subscription for CHF 20.- per month, with which you can enjoy the TV program on your smartphone, TV or tablet. With the subscription you get access to 270+ channels in HD, a 7-day replay function and the possibility to watch TV on up to 5 devices simultaneously. You can also purchase MySports Pro access. More information about yallo TV and other yallo subscriptions can be found on the yallo provider page

Samsung TV on cell phone

Previously, you could mirror the content that was on certain Samsung TVs to your phone via the "Samsung Smart View" app. However, as of October 5, 2020, the "Smart View" app has been discontinued in both the Android version and the iOS version. If you still want to mirror your Samsung TV to your phone today, you have to install Samsung's "SmartThings" app on your smartphone. The "SmartThings" app is available for both Android phones and iPhones.

This is how Samsung TV screen mirroring works

For screen mirroring, i.e. TV-to-mobile phone mirroring, using the "SmartThings" app, proceed as follows:

• After installing the "SmartThings" app on the smartphone, the Samsung smart TV is switched on for screen mirroring. 

• After that, you have to open the "SmartThings" app on your phone. 

• Then the app will ask you if you want to add your smart TV, which you confirm by clicking "Add now".

• Now you need to authenticate the TV.

• After that, you just need to select the TV in the app and tap the menu item "Show TV on phone" or "Watch TV on smartphone" to see the content of the TV screen on your phone.

However, you have to have a Samsung account to use the "SmartThings" app.

Apple TV on iPhone

You can also watch TV on your iPhone by bringing Apple's TV service to your phone via the Apple TV app. You can download the Apple TV app from the App Store.

You can access the Apple TV+ video-on-demand service via the Apple TV app. With Apple TV+, you can watch originals produced by Apple, including series, movies, and documentaries. You can also use the Apple TV app to buy movies and series, subscribe to TV channels, or get recommendations from other video streaming apps like Prime Video.

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More than just a cell phone subscription

Of course, you can also buy the subscriptions including smartphones. On top of that, we have the first marketplace specializing in cell phones, where you can buy or sell used smartphones quickly and without any fees. If you have any questions, our team is always there to help and advise you.

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