Freesat, the subscription free TV service, has launched a mobile app, to help users to discover, plan and manage their TV content, as well as directly controlling their TVs.
The Freesat App developed by mobile specialists Nice Agency, gives Freesat users a solution that simplifies and optimises the viewing experience. Via the app, Freesat showcases the best programmes available On Demand and on TV using an interactive electronic programming guide (EPG) paired to the user's TV.
When using Freesat’s Freetime service, viewers can browse content from over 190 channels and choose one to watch on their home TV with a single swipe from their mobile or tablet device. The solution also offers a remote record function to allow users to record the episode or series with a single push of a button, or browse through the catalogue of content available across the top On Demand players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5.
The remote application supports iOS6 and iOS7 and when linked with Freesat’s award winning Freetime service is also a remote control and lets you set recordings remotely from wherever you are – at home and out and about.
Commenting on the launch, Emma Scott, Managing Director of Freesat, said: “The new Freesat App is, we believe, a game changer for the free TV market. 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.
At home, the Freesat App allows you to use your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch as a simple, easy and fun to use remote control, which features a much more natural and seamless way of controlling the TV. We believe this new app is going to change the way people explore and discover television shows, as well as manage how they view them.”
Peter Dolukhanov, Managing Director at Nice Agency comments: “It’s been great working with Freesat and we're thrilled to have helped put Freesat users in greater control on the content they watch. The project was a perfect fit for us, with our specialism of building video on demand discovery and viewing solutions across mobile, tablet and beyond".
Freesat will continue to evolve the new app, making it available on more platforms and devices over time.
The Freesat App is available free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com/Freesat.
Published on: 10:42AM on 16th January 2014