The Freeview HDtelevision listings app that was previously available on the iPhone has now been expanded to iPad and Android devices.
The new app has been “completely overhauled” to give “a rich, full TV guide experience” and is available from both the Apple AppStore and Android Market.
New features on the listings app include a full TV grid view of all digital TV channels and programs in an “interactive timeline”, and will also suggest recommended viewing in its daily updated ‘top picks’ section.
The new app also interacts with the social network Twitter, which will give users the ability to see what programs are trending on the microblogging site. Users will also be able to set their own preferences for TV viewing allowing the app to make recommendations based on the settings.
The app has already been a success on the iPhone with 150,000 downloads already, and 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.”