The Radio Times iOS App has been updated to include catch-up and on-demand TV services, reflecting the way our television viewing habits have changed in the last few years with the advent of faster reliable internet services.
Available on iPad and optimised for iOS7, Radio Times DiscoverTV is a freemium app with a 30-day free trial of the premium features. A free limited service is available without subscription with easy-to use, 14 day customised TV and radio listings, by provider and location, and basic programme information.
The premium service includes the above plus:
- Distinctive Radio Times Recommendations Wheel to navigate through the app quickly and easily
- More daily recommendations & reviews than any other TV guide from a dedicated editorial team; including Top 10 Programmes to Watch Tonight and 5 Best for your TV Package
- Daily round-up and links to the best programmes on catch-up and on-demand services
- Extensive reviews to the best films on TV and catch-up
- Reminder tool so you never miss your favourite shows
- Video content including trailers, clips, interviews and daily entertainment news
- Direct access to programmes on 4oD and BBC iPlayer
- Detailed programme information including cast and crew details
The updated version of the App will be available in the iTunes store from 3pm today. The Premium version, after the 30 day free period, costs £2.99 per month or £28.99 a year (a £6.89 saving).
Ben Preston, Radio Times Editor says:
This is the first app designed for the way viewers watch television now. This is a golden age for quality television. Viewers have never enjoyed so much choice. But we want to make it easier to find the good stuff. Everyday Radio Times DiscoverTV will guide you to the very best programmes – whether they’re on the traditional main channels, iPlayer, 4OD or new services like Netflix – and help you discover your next favourite show. At Radio Times we are determined to reinvent journalism about broadcasting, make the most of new digital technologies and make life easier for our readers.
The Radio Times started life in 1923 as a magazine only format, and now sells around 812,500 copies per week and attracts around 3million monthly visitors to its website for enhances listing and guide information.