There’ve been a few interesting announcement sin the mobile media space today. Fox Mobile has announced plans to launch a new streaming video service for smartphones called Bitbop.
Bitbop will let users either stream or download TV shows and movies on their smartphones. The app will be available as a free download, but you’ll have to pay $10/month for access to full length movies and TV shows. You’ll only get previews using the free app.
Bitbop will be available for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry phones. It’s not clear at the moment whether the Droid support means that all Android phones will be supported, or if Bitbop is only available for the Droid on Verizon’s network. The service will work over WiFi or 3G connections.
In online music news, Slacker Radio made a couple of announcements at the CTIA trade show this week. First up, Slacker is launching a Windows Mobile application, which means there will now be Slacker mobile clients for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and WebOS. A Windows phone 7 Series version of Slacker is also on the way.
Slacker is also working on a service that lets you listen to any of the 3 million songs in Slacker’s library any time you like, transforming the online radio service into something more akin to a music-on-demand service. You’ll need to register for a paid account to use the on-demand service, but Slacker’s basic internet radio apps will still be available as free, ad-supported downloads.
via GigaOm and Zatz Not Funny
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