TV English Premium App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by NashMan2, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. NashMan2 macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    I'm reading this app is a scam, but for now it is streaming live BBC and itV programming from England. Other British networks as well. Warning - Some listed channels aren't working.
    This seems to good to last, for $.99.

    Anyone know anything about it?
  2. 808? macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2011
    Hong Kong
    As the saying goes: If it seems to good to be true, then generally is.
  3. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Well, I got the app when most didn't know about it...the HD channels were working then, but now since more people have downloaded it, they replaced the HD channels with Ads. All of the non-hd channels works for me. I was watching "Day of the Dead" yesterday on my iPad and the quality wasn't half bad. The channels with the name of the show showing underneath them generally works fine.
  4. bollyboy macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2010
    Manchester - UK
  5. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    I thought it was a scam at first as well. It seems the UK channels work fine, while the US channels are iffy. For 99 cents, it's not half bad. Now I'm just waiting for it to be pulled and Apple to refund the .99.
  6. NashMan2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    The app will not open now and seemingly isn't in the app store either. Hopefully Apple will refund the $.99. How hard is it for Apple to check apps out before releasing them.
    This seemed way too good to be true.

    Maybe this will give some incentive to the BBC to release their iplayer in the US market.
  7. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Yep, it has been pulled. If Apple doesn't send a refund, I'll request one from them.

    I'd assume not every Apple App Store reviewer knows the in and out of apps. We've seen tether apps, Pokemon rip-offs and now a TV app. Hell, Apple has even released one of their own internal apps before with GameStore. Stuff gets through and Apple is usually quick to remove the app. This probably would have been removed sooner but it was released on a Sunday.
  8. qnssekr macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2011
    TV English Premium App

    I download this app yesterday and it was working fine. Today the app just crashes. I notice in iTunes app store the same person released a German version of this app.
    I would download it but my heart would break knowing I could only use this for a day or two.
  9. LxHunter macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2010
    App died this morning.
    App pulled from app store.
    Apple gave me a refund $0.99
    Darn, now I need to find a source for UK TV
  10. Tookay macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand
    TV Engish Premium was indeed pulled. I was foolish enough to pay and install it, and Apple has not yet provided me with a refund. Interestingly, the same developer, Shahla Ghrhcori, still has another similar app for sale at App Store called TV Deutsch Premium, which similarly provides premium TV services (in German). Guess Apple didn't ban the developer, or maybe they haven't noticed. Reviews for the German version show the same problems as the English version, with Channels not loading or having no content other than a Futubox advert.
  11. NashMan2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    The quick success of this app hopefully will inspire a developer to get an app out that provides access to British networks (BBC, itv), for a fee obviously.
    These networks leave money on the table by not working in this direction.

    And I know the BBC is moving in this route, but why the delay?
  12. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    How to get a refund?
  13. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    Why would anyone pay money to watch EastEnders :p
  14. NashMan2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    I was hooked for the several years that BBC America played the show. BBC America is much less BBC than it used to be.:(
  15. Ipadfever macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
    That was a pretty damn good app and now it's gone. I want my money back but better yet I want the app back
  16. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    It doesn't work outside the UK I don't think. I have it on my iPad and tried it recently in the US. Nothing happens when you select a channel to watch.
  17. britincan macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Here now, but used to be over there.
    It seems to be all back up and running. Currently watching The Apprentice in Ontario on BBC1.
  18. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Have you seen the thread about Same thing, just completely free.
  19. Shubzinator macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2012
    Just to let everyone know that the app has gone off the app store, but doesn't mean you can't get it off Installous.

    I got it off Installous, and have been using it since. Infact I'm watching everybody loves Raymond on channel 4 as I write this reply.

    People if you have jail broken devices get it off Installous and stop whining like you dont know what's going on.

    Got admit during some times some of the channels especially hd ones can go off for a while but come back up after a while.

    They all do work though.

    Best app I have used till this date.
  20. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    I bought it from the app store and initially alot of the channels were running an ad for some rubbish, now almost all the channels work. Damn good quality too.
  21. NashMan2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    The app has finally stopped working for me as of yesterday afternoon.

    The site seems to be gone too.

  22. Ianjo macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2012
    Yep no worky-worky. Craptappulous. Got it to work a few times last month then lately - nada. Get your money back if you can.
  23. Trapped Wind macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
    San Francisco
    I'm totally bummed this has stopped working. Does anybody know of a replacement? This app produced the best two weeks of TV I've watched in years and the entire idea of going back to US Chimp TV is making me cringe.
  24. CandyNJ66 macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    Yep, I will be requesting a refund. Was great while it lasted :(
  25. Trapped Wind macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2010
    San Francisco
    Well, I hope the BBC realizes how badly we need good TV here in the US. 'Hillbilly Handfishing' and 'Swamp People' aren't cutting it.

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