Freesat launches Android app developed by Re:Systems
Subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has launched an Android version of its award-winning mobile app, designed by mobile and web specialists Re:Systems.
The app allows Android device users to manage and control their TVs via mobiles and tablets. Optimised for the latest 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.
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 200,000+ people who downloaded the Freesat app, we’ve worked hard to make sure that the estimated 40% of the UK television viewing public with Android phones and tablets could enjoy this award-winning app too.”
Chloe Davies, head of product at Freesat, said: “We chose Re:Systems to build the app due to their experience in this area, excellent credentials and ability to create it as quickly and efficiently as possible.“
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
It is now available for free download from the Google Play store.