Nokia has announced that it will offer a streaming television app for Lumia Windows Phone smartphone users in Finland in the coming weeks. Nokia TV is the latest Lumia entertainment offering from Nokia following Nokia Music and Nokia Reading, will be introduced in Finland in the coming weeks. Once Nokia TV launches users of Lumia smartphones in Finland will be able to conveniently browse or search through the available catalogues of catch-up TV services from major local broadcasters and then stream a chosen show directly to their phone – without any sign up or registration. A launch in the US isn’t likely, although many broadcasters offer their back catalog of TV shows on the web.
“With Nokia TV we are bringing existing services in Finland together in a convenient way. We’re making it easier for people to find and watch TV, while supporting broadcasters’ existing internet TV business models,” said Mika Suomela, head of TV and video at Nokia. “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.” Are you excited by the prospect of Nokia TV? Sound off in comments below.