TV Guide Mobile debuted a new app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Thursday. It's a one-stop TV companion designed to allow fans to find, share and watch their favorites instantly — anytime, anywhere.
The centerpiece of the app is TV Guide's already popular Watchlist feature. Users add their favorite shows, sports teams, movies and actors, and Watchlist shows when, where and how to watch — on TV, on demand, streaming and DVD. Currently, users can watch instantly via ABC, ABC Family, Crackle, CW, Hulu Plus, HBO GO and iTunes. Additional video sources will be added over the next few weeks.
(More than 500,000 TVGuide.com users have already created Watchlists, and those lists will work seamlessly on the new mobile app.)
New features include New Tonight Trending, a social hot list based on what other TV Guide users are watching. The new app also includes social check-in and discussion capabilities with TV Guide's "I'll Watch" button; the ability to search across all video sources, including specially curated video channels; award-winning original editorial content including the latest breaking news, photo galleries and special sections; and of course the best listings grid in the business.
What's Trending's Shira Lazar has curated a channel of broadcast and online favorites; new guest curators will be announced weekly. In addition, the biggest stars — Sigourney Weaver, Tina Fey, James Van Der Beek and others — share why they love their favorites in exclusive TV Guide Celebrity Watchlist videos.
TVGuide.com has more than 25 million monthly unique users and TV Guide Mobile's first-generation apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android have been installed more than 7 million times.
The TV Guide App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
- TV Guide