Freesat releases new Freesat App

Freesat has announced the launch of its new Freesat App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and is now available on the App Store.

The app acts as a TV guide for all free TV viewers allowing them to plan how and what to watch and gives Freetime customers the chance to control their TVs.

The app works as a companion to Freesat’s Freetime service and enhances Freetime’s key features. In the app viewers can look the Roll Back TV Guide which enables them to check out the last seven days of TV to watch programmes they may have missed. The app also offers TV recommendations on what to watch via Showcase – allowing viewers to browse through programme picks for the week ahead and set reminders to view.

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.

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. “

DTG Staff  |  16.01.2014

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