Mobile users have been able to schedule recordings on their Foxtel iQ personal video recorders (PVRs) for some time now, but it’s only this week that iPhone users can join the crowd after Foxtel released an electronic program guide and iQ scheduling app for the iPhone.
The Mobile Foxtel Guide application, available now for downloading through the iTunes App Store, provides information on the next 14 days’ worth of programming on Foxtel. iPhone users can browse schedules and use Foxtel’s Remote Record capability to set their iQ boxes to record specified programming no matter where they’re located. The app also enables the sending of reminder alerts 15 minutes before the start of a show of interest
““iPhone popularity has soared since its Australian release, and it’s largely due to the phone having so many more uses than just receiving and making calls,” said Patrick Delaney, executive director of product and sales with Foxtel in a statement. “Now one of the things an iPhone can do is search for favourite TV shows, program the FOXTEL iQ, set Reminder Alerts, and many more handy functions from FOXTEL’s 14 Day Online Guide.”
The release of this iPhone app is the second major Foxtel-related advancement on the iPhone in recent months. In October, Telstra extended its Mobile Foxtel TV service to allow iPhone customers on the Telstra network to view a range of Foxtel programming on their mobiles.
Usage of the Remote Record feature requires subscribers to first register at www.foxtel.com.au/register.