Freeview have launched smartphone app so you can stream or catch up on TV while on-the-go

Freeview have launched smartphone app so you can stream or catch up on TV while on-the-go
Freeview has just launched a new smartphone app (Photo: Freeview)

Freeview has launched its own smartphone app, offering users a place to browse and view some of the most popular TV shows while on the move.

The app is available to download on iOS devices and – as with all Freeview products – is free to use, with no download or subscription fee. An Android version will launch later in 2019.

Whether you’re looking to catch up with your favourite soap or stream a new show on your daily commute, this app has thousands of hours of content available.

App accessibility

The Freeview app includes certain features which make it easy to find exactly what you need.

The app is available to download on iOS, with an Android version set to launch later in 2019 (Photo: Freeview)
The app is available to download on iOS, with an Android version set to launch later in 2019 (Photo: Freeview)

What’s On – Here you can scroll through the visual guide, which shows you what’s on now and what’s coming up later.

On Demand Recommendations – This section allows you to browse handpicked content recommendations and find a range of different shows. You can choose from a carousel of 10 genres, including comedy, drama and kids.

Search – This fast, universal search function means you can easily find your favourite shows, whether they’re live or on demand.

Guide – This guide allows your to plan both your live and on demand viewing with the app’s 15 day TV guide. You can scroll through the schedule from the previous week, alongside the week ahead. You can also read more about each programme and set any reminders that you need.

Favourites – Filter the TV guide according to the channels you watch the most.

What’s the catch?

The new Freeview app allows users to watch a variety of programmes and stream live shows from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, alongside on demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, and UKTV Play all in one place.

However, users will still need to download each separate channel app in order to use the Freeview one, which might clutter up your phone.