NimbleTV Launches In NYC

Today NimbleTV opened its streaming cable service to anybody in the NYC metro area after a year’s worth of private beta. In direct contrast to Aereo, who is running against the grain with cable providers, NimbleTV can be thought of as an over-the-top cable connection; users are required to authenticate their existing cable package, and thereafter NimbleTV will let users watch TV anywhere, across multiple devices – that is, on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Whereas many services now let you stream after authenticating your subscription through a third party, this is a one-time deal that lets you permanently stream your whole cable package anywhere. It’s not earth-shattering, but affords great functionality to those who want their cable unbundled from the box.