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Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has launched an Android version of its Freesat App. Extending the power to manage and control their TVs via mobiles and tablets to even more viewers, the new Android version of the Freesat App is now available for free download from the Google Play store.
Optimised for the latest Android devices running Android 4.0 and above including phones and tablets from Samsung, Google and Sony, the Freesat App features a TV Guide and the unique Showcase editorial service, which provides daily-curated recommendations on what to watch on both live TV and On Demand. The Android App helps users plan how to watch, record shows remotely and catch up on shows available on Freesat.
Commenting on the launch, Emma Scott, Managing Director of Freesat, said: “When we launched the Freesat iOS App earlier this year, our focus was to deliver an experience that would be a game changer for free TV viewers and its popularity surpassed our expectations. Following feedback from some of the over 200,000 people who downloaded the Freesat app, we have worked hard to match that success with an app optimised for the Android market.
“Freesat’s core goal is to deliver fantastic subscription free satellite TV, and we wanted to make sure that the 40 per cent of the UK television viewing public with Android phones and tablets could enjoy this award-winning app too. Whether planning your Commonwealth Games viewing or catching up the latest episode of The Honourable Woman, the Freesat App helps you make the most of what’s on.”
The Freesat App for Android also acts as a TV guide for all free TV viewers, whether they have Freesat or not, and they will soon be able to search and find programmes from all of the UK’s major On Demand players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 using their Android phone or tablet. Freesat viewers will be able to register and link the app with their Freetime enabled set-top boxes (manufactured by Humax) to take control of their TV-viewing both in and out of the home, so that they can record programmes wherever they are in the UK. The App also works as a remote control so viewers can change channels and watch On Demand programmes via their Freetime enabled set top boxes.