‘Internet hotspot’ smartphone can stream video online – Independent
A smartphone can now stream online videos from its mobile hotspot.
The company behind the technology, which lets users connect to Wi-Fi networks, says it has “passed regulatory hurdles and been approved for widespread use”.
The company said it has successfully passed the FCC’s “internet service provider certification” (ISP) process and is now working on the next stage of regulatory approval.
“We’ve been granted a new, independent FCC licensing and regulatory review and will soon begin testing our technology on a number of new products,” said the company.
“The product will have a number at launch, but we have plans to roll out the product to more devices over time.”
The device can be plugged into a phone’s mobile hotspots to be able to access the internet on the device.
The device is only compatible with iPhones and iPads, and can be used to stream video to PCs or other devices.
The smartphone can also be used with streaming media players, such as Netflix or Hulu.
“It can play videos, stream music, play videos and play movies and TV shows from multiple devices,” the company said.
“With the device, you can access and view content on devices from a variety of manufacturers and brands.”
The company hopes to have the product on the market by the end of the year.
The first consumer device to support the feature, dubbed “Internet hotspots”, was launched by Samsung last month.
Samsung is also in the process of launching a smartphone that can stream content over Wi-I or 3G networks.
The phone can be connected to the device using an Ethernet cable or WiFi hotspot to stream content.
“There is a lot of interest in this technology,” said Mark McAfee, the president of marketing at Samsung Electronics.
“This is a very exciting time for video and Internet streaming.
We’re seeing a lot more people using their devices as video cameras and streaming devices to share content on the web and in other media.”
It’s not clear how many devices will be able use the device before the next wave of smartphone makers roll out compatible devices.