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Users love it too:
•“at the top of the best new app list” – Didi1360
•It’s “the TV app I was waiting for since before apps were a thing.” - Robert Reed
•“Love the Watchlist & New Tonight features. This app beats other TV apps by far.” – Betty960
•“keeps all of my shows organized” – Zach Crandell
TV Guide’s new official app for the iPhone®, IPad® and iPod touch ® is your one-stop, 24/7 TV companion and our best listings guide ever. It makes TV simple again – anywhere, anytime. Your feedback was instrumental in the creation of many cool new features and we’re excited for you to see them. Please keep your feedback coming – what you love, what you don’t and what you want to see next.
• Watchlist - your super-personalized TV Guide: Organize your favorite shows, sports teams, movies, and actors and find where you can watch them – on TV, on demand, streaming and DVD.
• Video: Link to watch TV and movies instantly on ABC, ABC Family, CW, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, MAX Go, Crackle and iTunes. Watch now, anywhere, anytime.
• New Tonight: What's new in prime time with three handy filters:
1. All new shows
2. Trending – a social hot list based on what TV Guide users are watching
3. Watchlist – only your favorite shows
• Listings: Detailed info about every airing with the ability to:
1.Set up alerts and never miss a live airing
2.Easily personalize your Watchlist
3.Filter by HD-only and favorite channels
4.Check-in and share what you're watching with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and more
• Exclusive content: The best in breaking news, features, videos and photos, curated by TV Guide's editors
• News Watchlist filter: Get news customized just for you
• One account: TVGuide.com users can enjoy the convenience of one linked account forTVGuide.com and TV Guide for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Set up individual accounts for every member of your family.
•We've optimized our app for iOS 5 and above. Users with iOS 4.x can continue using TV Guide Mobile 2.2.1 and below.
What's New in Version 4.1.5
Numerous performance and crash fixes.
Let the competition begin
TV Guide had been a really dull rerendation of a Web list till 3.0. Finally this redesigned app feels like a mobile app. Will it provide real value above PEEL? 3.0.1's additional functionality is heading that way, thought there will be a long road to catch up.
I love an app that lists over-the-air programming in my area! 2.0 even added smaller stations under the 1.x sub-channel alignments. Favourites is a neat feature, as is reminders. The listing narrower (balancer slides icon) is quite interesting, too. In short, 2.0.0 added usability a lot. But 2.1? Not so much.
I gave up this app in 1.4.2 for Peel, as it didn't have complete OTA listing, and customisation was very limited. (Plus that silly post-search crash.) Now these two have improved, and the learning curve is not as steep (but function still more limited than Peel), I gave it another chance. But no, the customization feature still lacks fine tuning. For example, some OTA channels in my "area" are off limit to my location, why would I want the noise in list mode? This was the deal breaker for 2.1, the last update before 3.0.
In 3.0, you can theoretically eliminate unavailable channels by adding all available channels to "favourite" then list "Favourite only". That's a rather nasty workaround, not to say labour intensive. I'm willing to give TV Guide a third life, although this shortcoming hasn't completely disappear.
Crash during photo display
I really like the app... Except that when I display the photos in the photos section the app sometimes crashes. This becomes a real pain when there are a lot of photos, and just before I display the final few, the app crashes. I'll go back in and have to start all over. When there are 20+ pictures and the app crashes you get tired of having to hope to get past the viewed photos. It sometime crashes again to where I give up and go to my PC to the TV Guide web page.
This had happened since the first time I installed the app a couple of years ago and still happens with the updates.
Currently the only tv listings app worth using
Docked one star because there’s no option to remove the constant ads via an in-app purchase. Be warned that the ads are always there, and very eye-distracting against the subdued color palette of the app. I don’t want a more garish app — the muted colors here are exactly what they should be — but the ads really intrude. It could also use a “favorite locations” or “favorite providers” option for those of us who divide our time between two cities or towns with different tv setups. With those additions, this would suit me perfectly.
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- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Apr 18, 2014
- Version: 4.1.5
- Size: 12.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: TV Guide Online Holdings LLC
- © 2012 TV Guide Online Holdings, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.