2 More Ways to Get CNBC Streaming Video On Your Computer, Tablet, or Phone
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We've discovered more options for getting CNBC streaming video on you computer, phone or tablet


We've come across 2 more ways to get live CNBC streaming video on your mobile device. If you get CNBC on your television, you can pass your video and audio signals over to your computer, tablet, or phone.


The most common way to do this has been to get a SlingBox, which is available from Sling Media. The first step is to hook up your cable box or TiVo or Direct TV connection (or whatever else you use to get your TV signal) to the Slingbox device and to plug it into your router. Once that is set up, you can use the SlingPlayer software/apps to receive the signal. SlingPlayer software is available for PC and Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and Tablets, Blackberry, and Windows Phone. Our experience over the years using the Slingbox is that it performs well, but it's expensive ($250 for SlingBox and $30 for SlingPlayer as of Dec 2011) and requires additional parts (SlingLink or ethernet bridge) if your router is not located right next to your television. Another downside is that it uses a separate IR blaster cable to send signals to your cable box, TiVo, etc. This allows you to use a simulated remote control on your PC or mobile device to switch channels, pause, rewind, etc. on your set-top box.


However, we prefer another option to get CNBC streaming video live to a mobile device. It is called the Vulkano Flow from Monsoon Multimedia and is currently available for about $100 for the box and $13 for the remote player. The Vulkano player software/apps are available for Mac and PC, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and Tablets, and Blackberry devices. The Vulkano Flow has several advantages over the SlingBox. First is the cost, which is considerably lower. Second, it has built-in WiFi so you don't need to buy anything else to connect it to your network. Third, it has a built-in IR blaster, so there's no need to set up a separate cable that dangles over your set-top box. We have been using the Vulkano Flow for several weeks now and it has worked beautifully. It was easy to set up, easy to use, and was able to stream a flawless video stream even across the country while on vacation during the recent holiday season. We think the Vulkano Flow is a real hidden gem and is definitely worth a look.


Another great benefit of using this method is that you can not only use it to watch streaming CNBC remotely, but all of your channels and DVR recordings as well.


 
Free Trading Apps - ThinkOrSwim Mobile for IPad and IPhone
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One of The Best Mobile Trading Apps for Ipad and Iphone Users


ThinkOrSwim Mobile for IPad and IPhone is a free, full-featured, extension of their excellent desktop-based ThinkOrSwim trading application. ThinkOrSwim Mobile is surely one of the upper-tier mobile trading apps out there, benefitting from it's more than 5-year history. ThinkOrSwim can be considered the trading arm of TD Ameritrade, which purchased ThinkOrSwim in 2009. Both ThinkOrSwim Mobile and the ThinkOrSwim desktop application have won many awards over the year for best overall trading platform and best desktop platform.


With this mobile app, you can execute trades, perform in-depth company reseach, do technical analysis, and educate yourself in the art of online trading. You can trade stocks, options (basic/complex and weekly/monthly/yearly), futures contracts, ETF's, and mutual funds.


Although, we were not quite as impressed with the usability and polish of the UI as we were with the ETrade Mobile platform, we also feel that this is a very high bar to reach so if you don't care about some of that polish and/or you don't want to be in the ETrade ecosystem, this is an excellent alternative.


Overall, we think that ThinkOrSwim Mobil for IPad and IPhone is an excellent trading app and has all of the functionality a day-trader needs to succeed.



 
3 More Ways to Get Live Streaming CNBC Video On Your iPad or Android Tablet
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3 Ways to Get Live Streaming CNBC Video On Your Computer

How to Get Live Streaming CNBC Video On Your Android or Apple Phone or Tablet

2 More Ways to Get CNBC Streaming Video On Your Computer, Tablet, or Phone


A few more ways to extend your CNBC live streaming video viewing options on iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, or Android Tablets


There's another method you can use to view live streaming cnbc video on your mobile device and that is to use your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet as a pass-through device. We mentioned in our previous articles that you can get live streaming CNBC on your computer using Power E-Trade Pro or ThinkOrSwim. If you use either of those apps, you can use remote desktop software such as LogMeIn or GoToMyPC to pass the desktop signal from your computer to your phone or Tablet. LogMein offers apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android. GoToMyPC offers apps only for iPad (sorry iPhone and Android users).


We tried passing a live streaming CNBC signal from ThinkorSwim running on a PC to the LogMeIn app on our 4G LTE Motorola Xoom (yes, I just got mine back from Motorola - the Xoom users out there will know what I'm talking about). The CNBC video and audio streamed perfectly on the Motorola Xoom using the 4G LTE (cellular) connection. We also tried the same thing with our Xoom using WiFi and we also got an excellent streaming signal for CNBC using ThinkOrSwim running remotely.


In addition to passing the CNBC live streaming signal from ThinkorSwim, we also tried using the LogMein app to pass a live streaming CNBC signal from Power E-Trade Pro running on a remote computer to the Motorola Xoom (Android Tablet), an HTC Droid Incredible (Android Phone), an iPhone, and an iPad. Each of these methods worked very well while streaming CNBC live from Power E-Trade Pro. However, we have to wonder why you would use this pass-through method for Power E-Trade Pro when you can just run the native Power E-Trade Pro app on all of those devices. Streaming to the native app is much better and you should see very little stuttering on it compared to using a pass-through method. For ThinkorSwim users who want to watch their live streaming CNBC on their iPhone, iPad or Android tablet, they will have to use some pass-through software like LogMeIn since there is no native ThinkorSwim app for iPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry.


Another option for getting CNBC live streaming video on your phone or tablet is CNBC Pro, which is available as an app for Android and Blackberry devices (there currently does not seem to be a version available for Apple iPhone or iPad yet). With CNBC Pro, you can stream live CNBC video directly to your Android or Blackberry, with no specific brokerage relationship required. All that is required is a direct subscription to CNBC Pro, which will also allow you to stream live CNBC video to your computer as well as your Android or Blackberry device.


For Time Warner Cable users, there is another option available. Time Warner Cable currently offers an iPad app for watching your cable channels remotely. Therefore, if your cable lineup includes CNBC (which it probably does) you can pass the signal to your iPad and watch live streaming CNBC that way. There is currently no option for iPhone or Android phones and tablets as far as we can tell. Blackberry users of course do not get a Time Warner Cable app either.


To use the LogMeIn method, you will need the following components. LogMeIn Pro costs about $70 per computer. This piece allows you to pass the video and audio signal from a single computer to any number of other computers or devices. On each device, you will need LogMeIn Ignition, which runs $30 per device. This piece allows you to receive the signal and there are versions available for iPad, iPhone, Android phones, and Android tablets.


Using these methods, you should be able to get CNBC live streaming video on your PC, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, or Android phone or tablet.


 
Free Trading Apps - E-Trade Mobile for IPad and IPhone
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June 20, 2014

One of The Best Mobile Trading Apps for Ipad and Iphone Users


E-Trade Mobile for IPad and IPhone is a free, full-featured, extension of their excellent desktop-based Power E-Trade Pro trading application. With this app, you can execute trades, perform in-depth company reseach, do technical analysis, and educate yourself in the art of online trading. Being one of the oldest mobile trading apps out there, E-Trade Mobile is one of the most well-built, user friendly, and well-supported trading apps. You can trade stocks, options (basic/complex and weekly/monthly/yearly), futures contracts, ETF's, and mutual funds.


E-Trade Mobile for IPad and IPhone provides excellent company fundamentals and news, a very well-designed charting app, level 2 quotes, and an easy-to-use alert system. Another thing we like about E-Trade Mobile for iPad and iPhone is that it does a really good job of adapting to your phone when you rotate the screen from portrait to landscape mode and back. This is a sign of a well-designed app and gives us confidence that they have a great mobile app development team working on this product. In addition to making trades and doing market research, E-Trade Mobile for IPad and IPhone also allows you to handle all of your E-Trade banking tasks there as well. The app offers robust account management such as viewing your transaction history, transferring money, and depositing checks simply by taking a picture of the check.


However, the killer feature that really sets E-Trade Mobile apart from most other trading apps is the ability to stream CNBC onto your iPhone. Unfortunately this feature only works on the iPhone and doesn't work on the iPad. If you're a fan of CNBC and you mostly just use your iPhone, this feature is a must-have.


Whether you're day-trading or just occasionally checking and adjusting your 401k, E-Trade Mobile for iPad and iPhone is an excellent mobile trading app. The functionality is all there, and we were continuously impressed with its usability.



 
Fidelity Releases Mobile Trading app for iPad
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Fidelity's Latest Trading App is Designed Specifically for the iPad


Fidelity has announced the release of "Fidelity Mobile App for iPad", a market research and trading app for the iPad. Fidelity's new iPad app offers a tablet-oriented interface for trading stocks, options, ETF's and mutual funds, and for doing market research and analysis. The app is currently available on iTunes and as of now (Dec 2011), it has a 3.5 out of 5 customer rating.


The Fidelity iPad app offers streaming market news and quotes, watchlist management, technical charting, and the ability to set and get alerts. In addition, there are some additional market research tools available such as economic event calendars, technical alerts, and market update videos.


Fidelity already has phone-optimized versions of Fidelity Mobile for iPhone and Android phones, but there is still no tablet-optimized version for Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Asus EEE Transformer, or Motorola Xoom. However, Fidelity is a big, market-savvy player and the Android tablet market is very big so we would expect a Fidelity Mobile Android tablet app to be released sometime in 2012, with support for Android OS versions 3 (HoneyComb) and 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).


Besides market data and trading capabilities, the Fidelity Mobile iPad app offers standard banking services such as the ability to pay your bills and transfer cash among various accounts. One thing that seems to be lacking in the iPad version, however, is the ability to deposit checks by taking pictures of the front and back. We suspect that this functionality will probably be added in a near-term update though, since it's already available in the phone versions.



 
Free Trading Apps - ThinkOrSwim Mobile for Android
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One of the Best Mobile Trading Apps for Android Phone and Tablet Users


ThinkOrSwim Mobile for Android is a free, full-featured, extension of their excellent desktop-based ThinkOrSwim trading application. ThinkOrSwim Mobile is surely one of the upper-tier mobile trading apps out there, benefitting from it's more than 5-year history. ThinkOrSwim can be considered the trading arm of TD Ameritrade, which purchased ThinkOrSwim in 2009. Both ThinkOrSwim Mobile and the ThinkOrSwim desktop application have won many awards over the year for best overall trading platform and best desktop platform.


With this mobile app, you can execute trades, perform in-depth company reseach, do technical analysis, and educate yourself in the art of online trading. You can trade stocks, options (basic/complex and weekly/monthly/yearly), futures contracts, ETF's, and mutual funds.


Although, we were not quite as impressed with the usability and polish of the UI as we were with the ETrade Mobile platform, we also feel that this is a very high bar to reach so if you don't care about some of that polish and/or you don't want to be in the ETrade ecosystem, this is an excellent alternative.


Overall, we think that ThinkOrSwim Mobil for Android is an excellent trading app and has all of the functionality a day-trader needs to succeed.



 
How to Get Live Streaming CNBC Video On Your Android or Apple Phone or Tablet
Written by DTT Staff   

Also see 3 Ways to Get Live Streaming CNBC Video On Your Computer

Also see 3 More Ways to Get Live Streaming CNBC Video On Your iPad or Android Tablet

Also see 2 More Ways to Get CNBC Streaming Video On Your Computer, Tablet, or Phone


A couple of options for getting Live CNBC Streaming Video on Android and iPhone


As far as we can tell, there is currently only one way to directly get live streaming CNBC video on an Android or Apple device (phones and tablets). E-Trade offers built-in streaming CNBC video on their Android and Apple versions of ETrade Mobile Pro and currently that seems to be the only way. We looked at ThinkorSwim and some other mobile applications, but none of them offers streaming CNBC just yet. Even the app published directly by CNBC does not offer live streaming video.


We tried out the live streaming CNBC video on ETrade Mobile Pro and it works very well. The picture was clear, there was no stuttering, and the delay was about 10 seconds when compared to our TV signal. To get it started, just load the ETrade Mobile Pro app, enter your ETrade login, select "Menu", and then select the "CNBC Video" icon. You can use WiFi or 3G to connect. We saw good results using both. The only real limitation we could find was that the video can only be displayed in landscape mode. However, considering that video resolution is intended to be wider than taller, this is probably for the best.


Possibly one other way to currently get Live Streaming CNBC Video on Android phones and tablets?


There is supposedly an Android app called "MobiTV" which offers streaming CNBC video (as well as a number of other channels), but we tried to subscribe with several Android phones from several carriers without luck. The closest we got was a message from Verizon VZ Apps saying that MobiTV was not available for our device or area. We also could not find any good reviews or mentions which would confirm that MobiTV is currently available and in heavy use, and certainly no discussion about anyone using it to stream CNBC video live on an Android phone/tablet or iPhone/iPad. Perhaps if someone out there is using MobiTV to stream live CNBC video they could let us know so that we can notify our readers.



 
Free Trading Apps - E-Trade Mobile for Android
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One of the Best Mobile Trading Apps for Android Phone and Tablet Users


E-Trade Mobile for Android is a free, full-featured, extension of their excellent desktop-based Power E-Trade Pro trading application. With this app, you can execute trades, perform in-depth company reseach, do technical analysis, and educate yourself in the art of online trading. Being one of the oldest mobile trading apps out there, E-Trade Mobile is one of the most well-built, user friendly, and well-supported trading apps. You can trade stocks, options (basic/complex and weekly/monthly/yearly), futures contracts, ETF's, and mutual funds.


E-Trade Mobile for Android provides excellent company fundamentals and news, a very well-designed charting app, level 2 quotes, and an easy-to-use alert system. Another thing we like about E-Trade Mobile for Android is that it does a really good job of adapting to your phone when you rotate the screen from portrait to landscape mode and back. This is a sign of a well-designed app and gives us confidence that they have a great mobile app development team working on this product. In addition to making trades and doing market research, E-Trade Mobile for Android also allows you to handle all of your E-Trade banking tasks there as well. The app offers robust account management such as viewing your transaction history, transferring money, and depositing checks simply by taking a picture of the check.


However, the killer feature that really sets E-Trade Mobile apart from most other trading apps is the ability to stream CNBC onto your Android phone or tablet (unlike the iPad, CNBC streaming video does work for Android tablets). If you're a fan of CNBC, this feature is a must-have.


Whether you're day-trading or just occasionally checking and adjusting your 401k, E-Trade Mobile for Android is an excellent mobile trading app. The functionality is all there, and we were continuously impressed with its usability.



 
3 Ways to Get Live Streaming CNBC Video On Your Computer
Written by DTT Staff   

Also see How to Get Live Streaming CNBC Video On Your Android or Apple Phone or Tablet

Also see 3 More Ways to Get Live Streaming CNBC Video On Your iPad or Android Tablet

Also see 2 More Ways to Get CNBC Streaming Video On Your Computer, Tablet, or Phone


CNBC: First In Business Worldwide


Launched in 1989, CNBC was the first mainstream cable channel fully devoted to market news and opinion. In the last few years many cable providers have begun to offer competitor channels such as Bloomberg TV and/or Fox Business Channel, but for a lot of folks, only the original will do. With classic shows such as "Squawk Box", "Power Lunch", "Fast Money", "Mad Money with Jim Cramer", and "The Kudlow Report", CNBC has a special place in the hearts of many investors. But when you don't have access to a TV, how can you watch CNBC? Fortunately there are several ways to get CNBC streaming video directly on your computer.


Option 1: CNBC Pro


A live streaming CNBC video feed can be purchased directly from CNBC by subscribing to their CNBC Pro service for $30 per month, or $300 per year. For this fee, you get live streaming CNBC TV on your computer or mobile platform as well as access to a library of over 200,000 on-demand video clips (including 150 new clips each day). In addition to the live CNBC streaming video and video archive, you get access to a web-based real-time quote system that covers 100+ global exchanges.


2 Ways To Get Free CNBC Streaming Video (Kind-of)


There are currently 2 brokerages that offer free CNBC streaming video integrated into their trading platforms. Well, they're not exactly free. Instead, they are covered by the cost of your commissions, which are slightly higher than some other discount brokers. However, both platforms offer a tremendous number of features aside from the CNBC stream and offer solid, dependable brokerage services.


E-Trade customers who use Power E-Trade Pro can access a free streaming CNBC video feed. After entering their E Trade login and waiting for the Power ETrade Pro application to load, users will see an icon on the menu bar labeled "Live TV" which they can use to fire up a real-time streaming CNBC window. Unlike CNBC Pro, users are not able to access the entire library of archived video clips. Instead, about 50 clips per day are available, covering the latest round of shows. E-Trade users can also launch the CNBC window from the E-Trade website. First enter your Etrade login, then check the right side panel and look for the CNBC logo and link marked "CNBC Live TV".


ThinkorSwim's ThinkDesktop users can click on the CNBC gadget to display a live streaming CNBC video feed. ThinkorSwim's library of free on-demand video clips is much larger than E-Trade's but much smaller than that offered by CNBC Pro. Another nice feature of ThinkorSwim's CNBC integration is the ability to search by symbol to see a list of videos where the symbol was mentioned. This video lookup feature works for individual companies as well as ETF's and indexes.


Whether it's to get a quick update on breaking news during the day or to get your daily fix of Erin Burnett, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and Melissa Lee, streaming CNBC video is the place to be. With several options available to get streaming CNBC video, you don't have to miss a single minute.



 
E-Trade Announces Mobile Pro for Android
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December 9, 2010

ETrade Mobile Pro App is Now Available for Android, BlackBerry, I-Phone, and I-Pad


E-Trade today announced the imminent release of an Android version of their E-Trade Mobile Pro trading app. E-Trade's Mobile Pro app has been available for RIMM (Blackberry) and Apple I-Phone and I-Pad devices for a while now, but Android users had been left out in the cold up until now.


The Android version is scheduled for release later this month and will feature the same robust functionality that is currently found in the RIMM and Apple versions. This includes real-time quotes, instant news updates, secure account access, detailed portfolio information, field-rich watch lists, and detailed fundamentals research tools.


In addition to providing powerful research tools, the ETrade Android app will provide a full-featured trading interface with the ability to trade normal market and limit orders as well as conditional orders. This means that whether you have an I-Phone, I-Pad, Blackberry, or Android phone, you can easily get in and out of positions with just a few clicks. It's true that you could previously use an Android's integrated web browser to access the ETrade site, but it's a whole lot faster and easier to do with a dedicated app.


Another great feature is the ability to easily transfer cash between your ETrade accounts and outside institutions. Bank transfers have always been a strength for ETrade, and now this convenience is available for Android device users who are on the go.


For existing ETrade brokerage customers, E-Trade is offering a free HTC Droid Incredible smartphone if you sign up for a 2 year contract with Verizon. Several of us here at DTT already have Droid Incredible phones with Verizon service and we wouldn't trade them for any other device/carrier combo. They're awesome phones, but we've been waiting for what seems like forever for ETrade to offer an Android version of their mobile app.


In addition to Android phones, soon there will be a flood of Android-based tablet PC's that will be an excellent match for the E-Trade Mobile Pro app. We believe that dedicated trading apps for phones and tablets will prove to be an important complement to desktop trading software, and we're looking forward to using them.


 
Update to Power ETrade Pro Review - Free CNBC Streaming Video
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Also see the Full Power E-Trade Pro Review.


Some Great New Features


Shortly after the Power E-Trade Pro review was written, E-Trade released a new update that included some great new features that are definitely worth mentioning. When I entered my E-Trade login and saw that there was a new version available, I didn't expect much at first. However, after digging in further to see what changes had been made, I was really impressed with the new functionality. Besides a minor overhaul to the layout of the core menus (which offers the user more screen real-estate to work with), there were 2 major additions.


Streaming CNBC Video Feed


The biggest and most noticeable new feature is the introduction of a live streaming CNBC video feed. The feed seems to work all the time and there is no stuttering or delay. In addition to a live feed, they offer a library of recent clips from other CNBC programs (Fast Money, Mad Money, The Kudlow Report, etc...). The clips are arranged in categories, including U.S., Europe, Asia, CEO's, and Analysts. This is a great feature if you like to watch CNBC on your computer and it will save you from subscribing directly to the CNBC Plus service which is offered directly from CNBC for $10 per month.


The live streaming CNBC feed is really impressive. It's so fast that the image actually appears about 2 seconds before the signal from my Cable TV which is plugged directly into the wall (not even a cable box to slow down the signal). In addition to a low latency feed, the CNBC video image on my computer actually looks better than it does on my TV.


Launching the CNBC video stream is fast too. When I click the "CNBC Live TV" icon in Power ETrade Pro, a small disclaimer pops up, and when I click that, the picture shows up immediately. When I turn on my TV, it takes about 3 seconds for the CNBC channel to display. On a side note, It looks like I need a new TV!


UI Improvements


Another great new feature is the ability to move individual windows outside of the boundaries of your application window. This means that if you have the window reduced to less than full-screen, you can move your sub-windows out of the program to an area above your visible desktop area (or above a web page or another visible program window you may have open). This is very useful if you utilize the desktop for commonly-used shortcuts and recently downloaded files and therefore don't want to run the program in full-screen mode. If you have multiple monitors, it's even better. You can run the Power E-Trade Pro application in full-screen mode on one monitor, and then drag your sub-windows onto the other monitor. You can even open the sub-window in full-screen mode on the second monitor, which is useful for large watchlists. Obviously if you have more than 2 monitors set up, you can spread out and organize your data even more. This functionality applies to all Power E-Trade Pro sub-windows, including watchlists, basic daily and intra-day stock charts, technical charts, options chains, level 2 quotes, time and sales, news, and more.


Investors Appreciate New Functionality


ThinkOrSwim has offered free CNBC streaming video for quite some time now, so it's great to see that the leading brokerage platforms are continually innovating and adding new functionality in order to provide better tools for the active investor and day trader communities. Impressive functionality like this is greatly appreciated by the customer.



 

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