Freeview goes mobile with new apps for iPad and Android

Digital TV service Freeview has announced the release of a new app for both Android and iPad as well as an update for the iPad app.

Viewers will be able to access TV listings for each Freeview channel as well as enable watch-list sharing through social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook as well as email. An additional social media feature that is also included allows users to see which programmes are trending on Twitter. Reminders for favourite shows can also be set up and viewed offline, however, streaming is not a function of the new apps.

Commenting on the launch, Freeview new media manager, Adrian Mack said: "Freeview aims to offer the best subscription-free TV service possible and the upgrade of our Freeview HD TV Guide app underlines this.

"We want as many of our viewers to be able to benefit from the new features, with the Android and tablet market opening doors to an even wider audience - as well as offering new features such as the personalised recommendations to new and existing users."

The app follows the iPhone app which was launched last August.

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