Nokia 5800 streams BBC TV – LIVE!

The Nokia 5800 still manages to impress on what seems a daily basis. We were one of the first sites in the UK to get to grips with the BBC streaming it’s iPlayer service through the 5800 using Wi-Fi.

Now it seems Auntie BEEB, at least here in the UK anyway, has managed to get a live feed up and running on the Nokia 5800, allowing you to watch TV in real time…

Want to watch live TV on your Nokia 5800? Well now you can, at least you can make the most of the BBC live programming schedule as the BEEB has rollwd out a Beta version of TV for you to watch.

The Nokia 5800 has allowed you to watch pre-released programmes as part of its iPlayer service for the last couple of months. Howeer, a story broken this morning over on All About Symbian about the BBC offering live TV seems to have panned out.

We’ve just tried it out and you can indeed watch live TV over the internet and not using a Wi-Fi hotspot, which was originally the case with iPlayer.

To do this point your Nokia 5800’s browser to where you will be presented with a warning page, informing you that best results can be delivered over Wi-Fi. Click on Continue and you’ll fidn yourself on the Live TV Beta page.

Click on a channel, choose a programme and RealPlayer will load up and buffer the show. We found that it takes about 10 seconds before you get a picture while it buffers. However, it audio did start to stream almost instantly.

It may be early days for TV live streaming on your Nok but it shows that for the Nokia 5800 and other S60 5th Edition phones when they ship, it’s a reality. Now we just need to find something decent to watch!

Check out BBC TV streaming live on the Nokia 5800:

  • sar degeri

    Alam, you should change settings. If you can’t fix the problem. You should reinstall it.

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  • badmelvin

    If your really into streaming tv technology, you might find this site to be simply mind blowing- I am currently watching streams on my 5800 using skyfire browser – or desktop with unlimited access to more than 200 TV series – complete seasons (yup every episode!) using a site called so far as long as my wifi signal is strong I have 25000 episodes in my pocket :)

    My wife has an iPhone and she can watch too- so eat that iTunes!

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  • Alam

    I’ve tried this on my 5800, i get the channel list but it keeps returning me to the wifi message? Am i doing something wrong or do i need to change a setting?

  • Mike Bowen

    Why only via WIFI? WIFI means you need to have a valid connection (only in the home or if you are very lucky at work), and why would I want to use WIFI when I can use my fast 3G+ Internet connection! – Makes no sense at all.

  • Mikey Bee

    BBC hasn’t made any noise about it and it only now seems to be creeping out so it may well have been there and the Beeb has tweaked the service enough to make it a decent signal. The same happened with iPlayer – we spotted a demo on the 5800 and then a couple of weeks later they went official with it.

    Anyone else spotted it in action before now?

  • Robin Parker

    I think this has been working (at least in beta) for a while – I got my 5800 a couple of weeks ago, and noticed then that I could watch live BBC TV, albeit at fairly low quality