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New device plays live TV on your phone, tablets without Wi-Fi

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Updated: 11/07/2013 8:03 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's a new tech tool in the River City that enables you to get up-to-the-second live news, weather and sports from Action News Jax while you're on the go.

Live TV on a mobile device with no WiFi needed is something Lance Sheridan never thought he'd live to see.

"I'm from the old days when the telephone dial thing was in," said Sheridan.

That's changing though with new technologies like the Dyle Mobile TV receiver. It allows consumers to watch live television straight from an iPhone, Android or iPad. Having no Internet connection is no longer a problem.

Action News sat down with customers at a local cafe as they demoed the new device.

Sheridan said the selling point is staying informed when severe weather strikes in northeast Florida.

"We get a lot of tropical storms so there's lots of wind and rain damage. It's nice to know which streets are flooded," said Sheridan.

If a power outage hits your neighborhood, you can watch live, breaking weather coverage from Action News to keep your family safe.

Dyle operates much like an emergency radio but with live video pulled from the airwaves.

"You don't have to have Internet, don't have to have cable. It gives you all the local channels," said a company representative.

It means Sheridan can stay informed at all times.

"It's very important," he said. "People have to be informed."

Dyle Mobile TV is priced under $100 and there is no monthly bill. After purchase, you can download a free app to operate the device on your smartphone or tablet.

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