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MacRumors
Aug 16, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Television channel Syfy (http://www.syfy.com/) announced today that it is relaunching its two apps for iOS as Syfy Now, a universal app with a complete redesign and more access to greater content. The app allows users to watch full episodes of Syfy programs and makes new episodes available the day after they air, and also syncs watch lists and in-show progress across multiple devices via iCloud. Social media sharing is also enabled in this update, as users are given the ability to share episode information directly to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/08/syfynow.jpgSyfy Now is your destination for full episodes of your favorite Syfy shows, including new episodes available the day after they air for most programs. Once you open the app, log in with your cable or satellite provider account to gain access to the currently available episodes. The same app works on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch - you can even sync your watchlist and in-show progress across multiple devices via iCloud. The app allows for full viewing capability with 11 cable and satellite providers, and claims that more are coming in the future. Users who do not have a compatible cable or satellite provider are still allowed to view select full episodes and clips from Syfy shows, as well as additional content including original online series.

Syfy Now (http://appshopper.com/entertainment/syfy) is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id378092432?mt=8)]

Article Link: 'Syfy Now' Launches for iOS with Greater Access to Content, iCloud Syncing (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/16/syfy-now-launches-for-ios-with-greater-access-to-content-icloud-syncing/)



John.B
Aug 16, 2013, 09:26 AM
I remember when there was actually Sci Fi on SyFy... <sigh>

TsMkLg068426
Aug 16, 2013, 09:31 AM
I hate this network, where is the Sci-fi that we all use to enjoy? I am still wondering where they get their ratings for all this crappy B movies and reality shows, I am very suspicious about this.

Gasu E.
Aug 16, 2013, 09:35 AM
This is great. Now if only they had better content. Long live Farscape and Battlestar Galactica (v.3)!!!

JackieInCo
Aug 16, 2013, 09:37 AM
They're just cashing in on all the ghost hunting and reality show popularity right now. They got to go where the money is.

jbachandouris
Aug 16, 2013, 09:43 AM
And of course, not available on Time Warner Cable.

wthudson
Aug 16, 2013, 09:50 AM
really no TWC or DirecTV????

We REALLY want to be on your side SyFy yet again, and again, you fail.

jroadley
Aug 16, 2013, 09:52 AM
And those in the UK get nothing...

Ivabign
Aug 16, 2013, 10:04 AM
But can you watch "Sharknado"? If not, it's a hollow victory.

John.B
Aug 16, 2013, 10:04 AM
And those in the UK get nothing...

Yeah, well we can't get the BBC app in the US of A.

nightcap965
Aug 16, 2013, 10:14 AM
It's pronounced, "Sih-fee".

Snowy_River
Aug 16, 2013, 10:52 AM
It's pronounced, "Sih-fee".

Is that any different than "See-Fee"?

E.Lizardo
Aug 16, 2013, 10:59 AM
I remember when there was actually Sci Fi on SyFy... <sigh>

Yes.And The Weather Channel had the weather,and MTV played music,and A&E had Arts and Entertainment,and The History Channel had history,and The Science Channel had science,and The National Geographic Channel had...um...national geography?
Now it's all"reality"all the time.
Hey at least ESPN has volleyball cheer leading and arm wrestling!

nightcap965
Aug 16, 2013, 11:41 AM
Is that any different than "See-Fee"?

Oh, yes. It should rhyme with the first two syllables of "syphilitic."

Dweez
Aug 16, 2013, 11:45 AM
I remember when there was actually Sci Fi on SyFy... <sigh>

My sentiment exactly. I tried to watch SyFy this week while traveling for work and was quite disappointed at their content. Joe Rogan questions everything? I mean - really?

iLilana
Aug 16, 2013, 11:52 AM
I won't watch the station until its removed

jroadley
Aug 16, 2013, 12:07 PM
Yeah, well we can't get the BBC app in the US of A.

There is no BBC app for Apple TV

John.B
Aug 16, 2013, 12:51 PM
There is no BBC app for Apple TV

:confused:

This story (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/16/syfy-now-launches-for-ios-with-greater-access-to-content-icloud-syncing/) is about an iOS app for the SyFy Channel (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id378092432?mt=8).

There is an iOS app for the BBC (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bbc-iplayer/id416580485?mt=8).

Not really sure how a discussion about apps for the Apple TV fits into this discussion...

jroadley
Aug 16, 2013, 01:27 PM
:confused:

This story (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/16/syfy-now-launches-for-ios-with-greater-access-to-content-icloud-syncing/) is about an iOS app for the SyFy Channel (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id378092432?mt=8).

There is an iOS app for the BBC (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bbc-iplayer/id416580485?mt=8).

Not really sure how a discussion about apps for the Apple TV fits into this discussion...

My bad, apologies. I'm just annoyed that I can get the SyFy channel here in UK through SKY TV but this app doesn't make it to UK shores.

FrankB1191
Aug 16, 2013, 03:31 PM
I just installed the app, looked at the shows, and uninstalled it. Nonsense!

Snowy_River
Aug 18, 2013, 03:25 PM
Oh, yes. It should rhyme with the first two syllables of "syphilitic."

But that would be "sih-fih". I'll stick with "see-fee".

Now, perhaps you could argue that it should be pronounced "sih-fee" as in rhyming with "iffy", and that would be an appropriate association, given the state of the network, at this point...

alent1234
Aug 18, 2013, 04:17 PM
really no TWC or DirecTV????

We REALLY want to be on your side SyFy yet again, and again, you fail.

Every time I want to go back to twc pay TV instead of just Internet I always see that a lot of these online services aren't supported by them