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TV Guide Mobile

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Download the app USA Today calls “invaluable” and Time lists as one of 50 Must-Have Apps. It has also been named a 2013 Webby Awards Honoree.

Also featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times,, Reuters, CNET, Fast Company, TechCrunch, and more.

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: users can enjoy the convenience of one linked account 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.

CBS Interactive does not allow registration by users under the age of 13 and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under the age of 13.

What's New in Version 4.2.1

- Resolves several crashes/compatibility issues introduced in 4.2.


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Customer Reviews

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.

Excellent service

I grew up with TV Guide as a mainstay in my home. For a family which watched a lot of television, it was an invaluable resource. Now, all these years later, I'm so glad TV Guide offers such a useful app that sets out for me at a glance what's on at a certain time, not only on the usual broadcast channels, but even on the HD channels I get over the air. (Yes, I'm one of those Luddites who hasn't invested in cable or satellite.) Most other resources, including TV Guide's own magazine, insist on listing everything that's on cable and not paying attention to HD. I prefer being able to see what's playing on Cozi, PBS World, Qubo, and the other HD channels my family and I enjoy watching. I even get short descriptions of most of the episodes, too. So, all in all, TV Guide has produced just the app I need for my TV watching habits. Thank you.


I have always enjoyed TV Guide, paper and digital. I love the way I can find out about my favorite programs and set reminders to watch what I want. Would have given 5 stars but for one option or capability I could really use. I have tried to print out an evening list of my channel programs or even the programs I have marked to watch. So far I can not find a way to do so. That option would be a blessing in disguise giving me information I need and want without having to get my tablet, enter password, launch the app, find the time slot and programs I want to see and then writing them down so I hopefully won't have to repeat the same process while my tablet is charging or some other hurdle to get the information I want. Still a lot better than trying to find the same information in a newspaper or Google search.

TV Guide Mobile
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Oct 20, 2014
  • Version: 4.2.1
  • Size: 15.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: 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, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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