Freeview TV app comes to Android £0.00 @ Google Play Store

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Posted 30th Jul 2019
In total, Freeview offers up to 70 channels, including 15 HD



channels, but the range of channels depends on where you live. If you’re



unsure what channels you can get, you can use Freeview’s coverage checker.

The



app is free to download and there are no subscription fees. The only



catch is that you need to have a handset running Android KitKat 4.4 or



above, plus an active Wi-Fi or data connection. When you first sign in



to the app, you'll need to confirm your location and then you’re ready



to start streaming.

To see a selection of shows, click the What’s



On tab and scroll through the visual guide showing you what’s on now,



and what’s on later.

The



On Demand tab is divided into genres. The first page shows the Top



Picks, based on what’s popular. You can then choose between Comedy,



Drama & Soaps, Entertainment, Factual, Kids, Lifestyle, Movies, and



Sport. At the time of writing, there's a tab showing all the content



relating to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

The third



menu tab is the Guide and shows every channel’s full listing for the



next seven days. Double-tap a channel name to set it as a favourite; to



see just your favourite channels, press the heart icon in the top



right-hand corner.

You can also set yourself reminders for upcoming shows by selecting the title from the grid and pressing the clock icon.

There's



also the option to search for shows, channels or on-demand services via



the search button. To watch on-demand shows, you need to download and



sign into (where necessary) the individual apps but you can access links



to each of these on the My Freeview tab.

If you're visually impaired, Freeview has designed the app to work with your phone's accessibility features, too.


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It's been out for ages, and now just makes you download the apps for the catch up serives
It's a good way to access TV shows directly from a TV guide, it just needs the various catch up apps installed to work correctly.
Cant remember the last time I watched anything on TV, if you have an android device I would recommend getting hold of showbox.
Would be nice if it was on android TV or amazon stick. Thanks, hopefully in the near future
Anyone thinking of getting the app should read the reviews on Google Play. It's not good!
I get the use of it as an all-in-one perusal app, but it doesn't actually play anything itself, it just opens the appropriate other app for you (iPlayer/ITVhub/All4/My5/UKTVplay). Thanks for posting anyhow
Edited by: "jco83" 31st Jul 2019
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