Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen a number of television channels provide their own dedicated application on mobile devices, but there aren’t many that would offer its content to those without an actual subscription to its channel. The CW offers such a service, although it’s only currently available on the Xbox 360 and Apple TV, but starting today, A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime will be offering their content on Android without the need for a subscription.
A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime’s Android applications are all streaming video apps, meaning you can watch such great shows as Swamp People, Devious Mades and Longmire without being a subscriber to any of these three channels. The content these channels provide to their Android apps are limited, although Comcast and DirecTV customers are able to access more content than those without subscriptions. In fact, some shows don’t even have full episodes available, and instead only allow those without a cable subscription to watch clips.