You can now stream content from UK’s free-to-air broadcasters on-the-go, and in one place. Freeview, the UK’s biggest TV platform, has launched its mobile app for iOS devices. You'll be able to stream live shows from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as well as on-demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, and UKTV Play whenever and wherever you like.
The newly launched Freeview app aims to give users an efficient and streamlined way of enjoying TV content on-the-go. The app brings the shows you enjoy straight to your finger tips and you can watch them just with a few taps.
“Our viewers will love the freedom that this new offering gives them. Whether you want to watch Freeview in bed, in the park, or on your way to work – it’s all possible now,” said Owen Jenkinson, Marketing Director, Freeview.
The app is divided into two major sections - What’s On and On-Demand. What’s On shows what’s currently playing on TV, and also lets you scroll through what’s coming up later. The On Demand section shows content recommendations across ten genres, including Comedy, Drama, and Kids. There's also a seasonal section that refreshes every so often. Top Picks are updated daily.
The Freeview app has a 15 day TV Guide which lets you scroll through the schedule from the previous week as well as the week ahead. You can set reminders for upcoming programmes and never miss them. The 'Favourites' menu lets you to filter the TV Guide to see only the content you’re interested in.
The Freeview app is available to download from The App Store now. Being a Freeview product, the app is free to download and use, and needs no subscription. The Android version of the app will be released later in the year.