If you’re a Virgin Media customer, then this will probably interest you. The cable provider has just launched its own Android app to rival Sky Go. The ‘TV Anywhere’ app is now available across a range of Android tablets and phones as well as all IOS devices.
Virgin’s on demand channel selection is a bit bigger than Sky’s with 90 channels available in total, but only 67 of those are available on smartphones and tablets, the company did find some room to gloat in its statement though: “39 of these channels are not available on Sky Go, including BT Sport, ITV, Channel 5, CBS Reality Premier Sport and many more,”
The app is only free for Virgin Media Tivo customers and allows for them to remotely manage their recordings, this includes deleting old recordings and scheduling new ones. Virgin just recently partnered with Netflix to bring the service to its customers, the new focus on ‘on-demand’ programming is a step in the right direction considering more and more people are ditching live TV for Netflix like services every day.
Here’s a few of the devices that are compatible with the app: Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Google Nexus tablets and the Samsung Galaxy Note. More devices will be added soon.
Kitguru Says: Having a good on demand option is a smart move, waiting around all day to watch something live at an inconvenient time just isn’t how people want to do things anymore. Services like Netflix are going to continue to take over and dominate thanks to the cheaper price and wider selection of ad free content available.
Source: The Inquirer