Surprised... No TV Guide Apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by chris1016, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. chris1016 macrumors member

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    Is anyone else surprised there are no TV guide listings on the App Store for the US? There's one thats Swedish and another from New Zealand, but those obviously wouldn't help (why are they on the US Store anyway?).

    Has anyone heard of an upcoming TV listings app, preferably with reminders? I wouldn't mind paying for a good app like that.
     
  2. BullittMustang macrumors 6502a

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    AOL has a web app that is great. AOL TV listings. You can find it on Apples web apps pages. Works really good.
     
  3. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    Would really like to see a TitanTV app. That would be useful to me. I don't care much for network TV, but I love my Discovery, History, and National Geographic!
     
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  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I'd say it's most likely that anyone owning an iPhone has either digital cable or satellite where you have a guide on screen.

    However, someone is bound to come up with one eventually.
     
  6. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    Actually, it's some of the very techno crowd (such as myself) that would be interested. TitanTV and other guides can interact with PC-turn-DVR stations with ATSC & QAM tuners, etc. If someone tells me about some NASA show coming up on the Discovery Channel, a mobile TitanTV app would let me set it to record right then & there. Many are also using MythTV, Snapstream, and others.
     
  7. evilyankeefan macrumors regular

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    Yeah. I'm such a lemming.
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    True. You can even do that with DirecTV. You can simply go to their website and choose which device to record it to (if you have more than one).
     
  9. drfp25 macrumors member

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    tivo app

    I hope TiVo develops an app that will let me schedule shows to record, etc... from my touch.
     
  10. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    For people on the USA

    iphone.television.aol.com
     
  11. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Don't hold your breath. They never created a mobile version of their scheduler web site and never came through with a fully functional version of Tivo2Go for Mac. And the online scheduling site they do have is not so great.
     
  12. Jowl macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I'd love oa UK TV guide- especially with integration with TVTV (which is rubbish!)

    That way I could schedule recording on my Mac mini media computer.
     
  13. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    Being able to check what's on while at home, and seeing if anything good is on today while on the go is totally different.

    Is there a web app that allows you to choose which channels you like? There's probably only 10 I ever watch, scanning through 150 to find those 10 would kill any benefit.
     
  14. jaykay74 macrumors newbie

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    Do you know about the http://uktv.touchapp.net/ web app? It's just a simple tv guide but it's better than nothing.
     
  15. Jowl macrumors 6502

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    I didn't know about that - thanks.

    It doesn't seem to render so well on my iPhone - but it's not bad. Cheers.


    I sometimes use tvtv.co.uk to schedule recordings via the web for EyeTV on the mac mini. It does have a mobile site, but it doesn't seem to be working. :(
     
  16. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    there is a tv guide app
    i saw it last night in the app store, recently added
    I think it's just called "TV Guide"
    i didn't try it out though
     
  17. chris1016 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's the New Zealand TV Guide, which was updated recently... Possibly explaining why it was in Recently Added.

    Actually I looked through the comments for that and saw that the NZ TV guide developer is working on a US edition.
     
  18. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    +1... and the money i saved from ditching cable last year is about to buy a 32Gb refurb iPod touch, i love that size screen to watch movies I've already seen but like enough to see again.
     
  19. rondon600 macrumors newbie

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    The reason an app for this is nice is many people have a 2nd or 3rd tv that does not use the Digi Cable Company box and instead using the Digital QAM tuner to receive digital and analog channels offered. There is no GUIDE button for this situation. You must turn to TV guide channel and wait... wait... pass out and wake up on the couch at 3am!

    Im just using safari to access Titan TV. They finally added Verizon FiOS. I wish Titan would offer a selection for Comcast or Verizon FiOS QAM channels. Since most QAM channels dont map to the same numbers as the cable box.
     

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