Freeview HD app now available on iPad and Android for the first time.

Posted October 17, 2011 - Press Releases

Freeview, the UK’s biggest digital TV service, announces the rollout of its enhanced Freeview HD TV guide app.

This will be available for the first time across Android Smartphones and tablets and Apple’s iPad after the original app for iPhone proved hugely popular following its initial launch in August 2010.

The free and upgraded app has been completely overhauled, offering a rich, full TV guide experience and includes a wealth of handy features including:

  • Planning in advance : A full grid view of the TV Guide is now available, giving access to an interactive timeline of Freeview channels
  • Top picks: Highlights the best shows to look out for
  • View offline : The app downloads content allowing users to plan even when they don’t have signal
  • Favourites Users can save their favourite shows, which will allow the app to make programme recommendations 
  • Stay on trend: The most talked about shows will be displayed in a new trending feature allowing users to see the most talked about TV programmes on Twitter
  • Share with friends : Recommend shows to friends through Facebook, Twitter or email
  • Never miss out The calendar reminder option means users never have to miss their favourite shows again

With over 150,000 downloads already, the all new Freeview HD TV Guide app is now compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets, including the recently announced iOS 5. The Freeview HD TV Guide app is free to download from iTunes, Apple’s App Store and Android Market.

Adrian Mack, New Media Manager at Freeview comments: “Freeview aims to offer the best subscription-free TV service possible and the upgrade of our Freeview HD TV Guide app underlines this.  We want as many of our viewers to be able to benefit from the new features, with the Android and tablet market opening doors to an even wider audience – as well as offering new features such as the personalised recommendations to new and existing users.”

Freeview currently offers BBC One HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD alongside up to 50 standard definition Freeview channels. Freeview HD boxes are available from just £50 and Freeview+ HD starts at £200. Viewers looking to upgrade their television sets can also buy an integrated TV with Freeview HD built in from as little as £299.

Viewers can check which channels are available by using the Freeview coverage checker atwww.freeview.co.uk/availability 

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