IceTV hits the App Store

Matthew JC. Powell
8 August, 2008
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Australian free-to-air television guide IceTV is now available via the iTunes App Store for people to install on their iPhones. Usage of the free app requires registration with the IceTV service, which provides a one-day TV listing. Subscribers to the IceTV service get a seven-day listing.

Note that you must register at the IceTV web site before running the app, or you won’t be able to log in to the service.

Other features available to subscribers are the ability to record programs remotely using EyeTV, and to get recommendations based on shows you’ve previously recorded. There is also a community of IceTV users with whom you can share your tastes in TV.

Australian developer Marc Edwards said that the appearance of IceTV on the App Store took him by surprise. “We expected it to take much longer,” he told Australian Macworld. It had been submitted to Apple only a few days beforehand.

Since much of the functionality of the application is handled on the server rather than users’ iPhones, Edwards expects to be able to make small tweaks in the coming days to improve the application.

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