Tunity lets you hear the audio from muted TVs in airports, bars, and gyms from your Android or iOS smartphone


Developer: Tunity Download: Android, iOS
Category: Education Price: Free

We can totally imagine how this app was born. Someone from the team was sitting in a bar, sipping a beer and glancing at the muted TV set in the corner. Suddenly, an important news cast came up but no one was able to hear anything. Meanwhile, another somebody from the team was at the gym, pumping iron like the great Schwarzenegger before, and their favorite song came on the muted TVs.

Both people thought the same thing – it's 2016, why can't I listen to the sound from a muted TV when I want to? And behold, Tunity was born! An ingenious solution to a problem that you'd never think about until it hits you square in the eye, this free app lets you hear the audio from a muted live TV on your mobile device.

Getting Tunity to work is devilishly simple. Just scan the TV set with your smartphone as if you were using Schazam. The app will locate the channel and proceed to stream the audio through your headphones or paired Bluetooth speaker. There's virtually no set-up or additional hardware required.

Alas, Tunity doesn't support each and every TV channel out in the world. Currently, the app is good for about 65 channels, such as the Big Ten Network, ESPN, A&E, AMC, Food Network, TBS, and TNT. As mentioned, it works only with live broadcast TV, so streaming audio from recorded footage is no-go.

Due to its nature, Tunity doesn't always sync audio perfectly, but the developers have implemented fine-tuning buttons that let you solve the problem to a degree. Another thing to be mindful of is that the app uses GPS signals from your device to establish your location and come up with the right audio stream, and you know how using GPS eats up batteries! Oh well, it's not like you will always need Tunity and keep it running for hours. But when you do need the app, it's freaking priceless.



ALSO READ

FEATURED VIDEO

8 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

This is actually genius

2. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I can see my myself actually using this.

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Hmmm, wonder why people never thought of that, LOL, but who am I to say

5. ElixieR

Posts: 67; Member since: May 01, 2013

I've always wanted this to be made. I'm pretty sure there are tons of people out there that thought of this and I'm not the only one because someone already made this finally happened. Many thanks to the dev!

4. KingSam

Posts: 1476; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Genius

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very innovative, would grab for those once in a while moments I come across interesting TV news while in a restaurant or at the airport...

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This app has actually been out for a while.

8. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

This is genius , I hope the app includes more channels and more countries

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.