TV Guide revamps digital app
Michelle Clancy | 23-08-2012
TV Guide has revamped its digital app for iOS to tap into the over-the-top (OTT) phenomenon, bringing together listings for linear broadcast TV, video on-demand (VOD) and streaming offerings in one 'Watchlist' area.
Users simply type inthe show they're looking for (or even an actor, director or a topic area), and the app will show results across all three buckets. So, if the linear broadcast isn't available, viewers can choose an on-demand or online version instead.
The new app searches across a handful of online streaming properties: ABC, ABC Family, CW, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, MAX GO, Crackle and iTunes. More are coming soon, the company said, though no specific mention was made of Netflix or Amazon.
The update, for iPad, iPhone and Pod Touch, has gone live and is ad-supported.