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Tivizen DVB tuner turns your smartphone or tablet into a TV

Tivizen DVB-T

Humax, best known for its digital TV set-top boxes and recorders, has unleashed the Tivizen DVB-T wi-fi receiver (£99.95) that plugs into your smartphone or tablet to turn it into a TV.

The unit is compatible with iOS (v4.3 onwards) and Android (v3.1 onwards) devices and transmits Freeview digital TV via wi-fi directly to your portable.

The hand-sized receiver weighs 70g and can slip into your pocket or bag.

For Apple users, simply download the free Tivizen DVB-T wi-fi app from the App Store and then pair your mobile device to the Tivizen receiver over wi-fi. Launch the app and a quick scan will bring up all the available TV channels such as BBC One, ITV1 and so on.

Android users need to download the orange-coloured Tivizen DVB-T wi-fi app from the Android Market, currently in Beta test.

Both Apple and Android apps include an on-screen programme guide, and the Tivizen receiver can be used in Austria, France, Germany, Spain and Italy as well as the UK.

You can buy the Tivizen DVB-T wi-fi receiver now from the Humax Selection website.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.