July 11, 2011

New Virgin Media TV Guide mobile app with remote record for TiVo

You probably read about it last week on this (and other) blogs but now it's official:


Virgin Media has today launched the Virgin Media TV Guide smartphone app, the perfect companion to its cutting edge new TV service powered by TiVo. The free Android app enables customers to browse the TV guide, see what’s on over the next seven days and remotely set recordings from their mobile device, meaning Virgin Media customers with TiVo never need miss out on their favourite shows.

Available now from the Android Market Place, and coming soon to the Apple App Store for iPhone, the Virgin Media TV Guide app gives viewers ultimate control of their TV viewing. Virgin Media customers can personalise the app by creating a list of their favourite channels to ensure they’re kept up to date with the week’s TV schedule, and, with a detailed synopsis for each programme, telly fans can get the low-down on the latest episode, record their favourite show or series, and share what they’re watching with friends and family by text or email.

Alex Green, executive director of commercial TV & online at Virgin Media, said: “We think Virgin Media’s TiVo Service is the best way to watch TV and our new mobile app enhances that experience by ensuring you’ll never miss recording a programme whilst out and about. Our TiVo service already offers the most flexible and comprehensive recording options and features, which this new service complements.”

Virgin Media TV Guide app is available now by searching for ‘Virgin Media TV Guide’ in the Android Market Place, with availability in the Apple App Store to follow

8 comments:

Tom Chiverton said...

What does this do that the existing 'my tivo' web site doesn't allow me to do ?

Bofrok said...

Don't have a TiVo but probably does nothing else - but of use to those without internet access.

manu76 said...

I downloaded it......then deleted it, after seeing how painfully slow ist was to use...

DaveM said...

it allows me to record things while on the toilet. handy. of course it could have more features and have a catchier name, but as it is it works and theres not much wrong with on HTC Desire

NickB said...

Cmon Virgin you sell Blackberrys really low cost monthly in UK to Virgin customers and encourage them to get them for free Virgin to Virgin calls (very good!). BUT then you dont make the app for a Blackberry... why not???

streaky_7 said...

The app is also now available on the iPhone apple store. It's called Virgin Media TV Guide.

Though from comments by others on another site some updates for the app will be most welcome - bit like TiVo then!!

Richard said...

Yep can also confirm iPhone app is now there

stooge75 said...

yes but wheres stvhd ? cant find it anwhere and thats with me choosing either central scotland and north!!