Freesat, the subscription free TV service, has announced the launch of its new Freesat App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – available now on the App Store.
The app acts as a TV guide for all free TV viewers, so everyone will now have the power at their fingertips to plan how and what to watch, and for Freetime customers the chance to control their TVs.
The Freesat App doesn’t just act as a guide to what’s on TV. It also works as a companion to Freesat’s award winning Freetime service and enhances Freetime’s key features. In the app you can look at the Roll Back TV Guide which lets you check out the last seven days of TV to watch programmes you may have missed, and the app also offers TV recommendations on what to watch via Showcase – allowing you to browse through programme picks for the week ahead and set reminders to view.
When linked with Freesat’s Freetime service, the app, which supports iOS6 and iOS7, is also a remote control and lets you set recordings remotely from wherever you are – at home and out and about.
Viewers of free TV in the UK, whether they have Freesat or not, will be able to search and find programmes from the UK’s top free On Demand players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 – all through their iOS device. And Freetime viewers can launch On Demand programmes from the app direct to their TV.
“The new Freesat App is, we believe, a game changer for the free TV market,” says Emma Scott, Managing Director of Freesat. “January is naturally a popular month for staying in – so it’s perfect timing to make the most of all the great new TV programmes that are on via the Freesat App. Making this free app available to all UK free TV viewers fits with our core goal at Freesat of opening up fantastic subscription free TV.”