In an article that hit the Web today, All Things Digital discusses one company that could make live TV on your iOS device a possibility. The company in question is called “Bamboom,” and this startup has some big, booming ideas.
While we’ve already seen live TV streams hit iPhones and iPads in the past, Bamboom is aiming to achieve something different. Instead of allowing users to stream one network, the company instead wants to deliver broadcast signals to TVs, computers and mobile devices via the cloud.
Here’s how it works. Customers who have signed-up to Bamboom are assigned their own HD antenna. Importantly, the company offers one antenna per customer, and the antenna is stored alongside other antennas in facilities owned by Bamboom. When users want to watch live TV, their antenna catches the signal and processes it in real-time, beaming it up to the cloud. Users then download the signal from the cloud, to their TV, computer or mobile device.
And, because this is a cloud-based service, Bamboom customers can choose to record TV shows and movies, and have them saved in a “cloud-locker,” which is included as part of the package.
If you’re a movie fan, worry not – because Bamboom has that field covered, too. Netflix integration allows users to access the service’s huge library of TV shows and movies, and stream them to their device. And with Facebook and Twitter integration, users can “get social” while watching streamed content, which is a handy feature.
As explained by All Things Digital, while Bamboom hasn’t yet been approved by the Supreme Court, the service likely will due to its one antenna per customer approach. (The company has accumulated $4.5 million, which it’s reportedly saving for legal fees.)
With regards to pricing, this hasn’t yet been announced. For more information on the service, check out the video below or head over to Bamboom’s website. And if you think this sounds like a good idea let us know in the comments.