Nokia Lumia users will be pleased to hear that TV Catchup has arrived on Windows Phone 8. So if you own the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, the mid-ranged Nokia Lumia 820 or the budget Nokia Lumia 620 then TV Catchup is a must have App.
TV Catchup lets you watch digital TV on your Nokia Lumia smartphone and choose from up to 50 live TV channels including all the usual ones : BBC One and Two, ITV, Channel 4 and 5 plus a dose of Freeview channels including E4 and Dave etc.
The first thing you need to do is to head over to the Windows Phone 8 TV Catchup install page here. Once you have TV Catchup installed, access the main guide showing what’s on and whats coming soon. There is a scrolling channel menu and you just Tap the channel you’d like to watch and follow the instructions.
It should work straight away, if not, then you will need to check you have the latest updates. In particular, some users are saying that the Nokia “Portico update” is needed depending on which Lumia handset you have. Ours worked fine and as we were using WiFi the quality was pretty good – although obviously not as good as on Digital TV itself.
Using WiFi also means that you don’t “gobble up” your 4G or 3G mobile data allowance where you don’t have an unlimited data plan.
By Kevin Thomas on 18th February, 2013