Foxtel TV guide now on iPad

The Foxtel TV Guide iPhone app has now been released for the iPad.

The announcement:

The FOXTEL TV Guide application is now available on the Apple iPad. The FOXTEL TV Guide application is free from the App Store and lets users search through the FOXTEL TV Guide for program listings, set program Reminders, and Remote Record shows to the FOXTEL iQ set-top-unit.

Since launching in December 2009, the FOXTEL TV Guide for iPhone has generated over 200,000 individual downloads and FOXTEL is now expanding this popular App to iPad, and to other mobile devices.

iPad users can take advantage of the larger touch screen and advanced capabilities of the iPad when downloading the FOXTEL TV Guide App to view FOXTEL’s TV Guide to find out what’s on and when, providing information on FOXTEL’s extensive range of programming up to 14 Days in advance.

FOXTEL iQ and iQ2 subscribers can use the iPad to Remote Record shows[i] when out of the house or away from the office meaning they never have to miss an episode, the latest movie, or an important sports match. Using the iPad, it’s simple to set-up Remote Record so programs are ready to watch on the FOXTEL iQ or iQ2 at home.

FOXTEL’s TV Guide App has expanded to include FOXTEL iSuggest functionality[ii] currently available on iPhone, and now iPad. iSuggest lets subscribers browse through around 200 TV shows and movies across all genres on FOXTEL at that time providing the poster, a summary, and a star rating. Refreshed many times a week, using FOXTEL’s iSuggest it’s simple to discover new shows to love to Remote Record and send to the iQ Planner.

FOXTEL Executive Director of Product & Sales, Patrick Delany said, “The iPhone FOXTEL TV Guide App has been so popular with both FOXTEL subscribers and non-subscribers that we decided to expand the application across multiple devices including the iPad, and for more mobile devices later this year.

“I use my iPad every day and it’s a fantastic device for surfing the web. Now with the free FOXTEL TV Guide App, iPad users can search for their favourite shows on FOXTEL, iSuggest or Free To Air channels, and Remote Record shows and movies straight to their iQ Planner at home anywhere, and at any time.”

To download the FOXTEL TV Guide application, simply visit the App Store from your iPad and search for FOXTEL. The App is free and available to both FOXTEL subscribers and everyone else.

The FOXTEL TV Guide App allows users to; add channels to a favourites list for quick access, search for a program by name (or partial name), view a short summary about each show, set Remote Record and also send Reminder Alerts for programs.

Reminder Alerts are sent via push notification 15 minutes before your favourite show begins at no extra charge. The Alerts contain the name of the show, the channel and what time it starts to make sure you don’t miss a moment.

Non-subscribers are also welcome to download the Mobile FOXTEL Guide from the App Store which will showcase the extensive range of programs available on FOXTEL up to 14 Days in advance.[iii]

What devices will work with the FOXTEL Guide Application?

Apple 3G, 3Gs, iPod Touch devices (over WiFi) and as well as the iPad WiFi and iPad WiFi+3G can all use the FOXTEL TV Guide App for iPhone.

Which network carrier should my iPad be with for the Mobile FOXTEL Guide to work?

Customers on any carrier can use this service.

Do I have to be a FOXTEL or FOXTEL iQ subscriber to access the Mobile FOXTEL Guide on my iPad?

Anyone with an iPad can access the Mobile FOXTEL Guide and its functionality, including Reminder Alerts for programs. The Remote Record service is specific to FOXTEL iQ or iQ2 subscribers only.

Do I have to pay for the Mobile FOXTEL Guide on my iPhone?

The application is free to download via the App Store. The Alert notifications are also free. Please note that data charges from your network carrier[iv] may apply for usage of the FOXTEL TV Guide. These are charged by your carrier (not FOXTEL). You should identify how much your data charges are with your carrier.

There will be no reference to FOXTEL on your mobile bill. The data usage attributed to the FOXTEL TV Guide will just be included within your mobile data charges (along with internet surfing, email, other mobile applications etc).

How do I get the Mobile FOXTEL Guide for my iPad?

Visit www.foxtel.com.au/discover/mobile/default.htm and follow the instructions, or open iTunes on the iPad and search for the FOXTEL TV Guide, once found download the App. In order to use Remote Record you must first register for a username and password via the “TV Guide” link at www.foxtel.com.au/register. The same username and password can be used for Remote Record via the FOXTEL website and via the mobile application.

Source: Foxtel press release


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