Orange’s new social TV app, TVcheck, is now available to download from the UK Apple App Store for iPhones. The free app provides a new way to enhance the live TV experience with social and gaming tools. The app works with 25 free-to-air channels in the UK, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
During any programme on a compatible channel, users can point their phone at the television screen. The app then quickly recognises the television programme and registers that you have ‘checked in’ to the programme.
Once users have checked in to a TV show you can make use of the app’s other features such as live quizzes. Additionally, the app provides a seamless connection to social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter allowing users to chat and send messages about their favourite programmes while watching TV.