July 12, 2011

The TiVo Harry Potter App

I had a quick play with it over the weekend and it's quite neat, linking to additional content (cast and crew interviews, Deathly Hallows Pt 1 premiere, etc) and the option to catch up with series (all six movies to date).
What was welcome was that it felt like it was done properly and not a rushed bit of jerky Flash programming. The other apps on the TiVo have left me distinctly unimpressed, but this one is pretty neat and hopefully an indication of what's to come.
Here's Virgin's press release on it:
To celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 on 15th July, Virgin Media has launched a dedicated Harry Potter app for its cutting edge TiVo service. Designed to conjure up even more excitement as we near the end of this magical movie series, the app celebrates the long and epic journey Harry and his friends have taken since they arrived at Hogwarts.

The new app, developed by Virgin Media with content from Warner Bros. Pictures debuts in the Virgin Media TiVo Apps and Games section. It has been carefully created with Harry Potter fans in mind, giving them a spellbinding range of Harry Potter content to remind them of the thrills of this great series.
To complement the new app, Harry Potter fans will be able to re-live the magic of six* of the Harry Potter films on Virgin Media in preparation for the final showdown that hits cinemas nationwide on 15th July. Virgin Media TiVo customers can take a shortcut for easy access to all of the available movies through a dedicated collector’s folder that has been created to mark this very special occasion.
(*The five Harry Potter films available on Virgin Media On Demand are – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I.Customers must have Sky Movies subscription to watch Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)

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