Virgin Media have now released a TV Anywhere application for the iPad and iPhone. The application is effectively Virgin Media's version of the Sky Go application.
The TV Anywhere application enables Virgin Media customers with a Tivo box to watch 30 live channels on their iOS device. In addition to the live channels their is over 4000 hours of on-demand content that users can access through the app. Sadly, it looks like it only works over WiFi at the current time , but it's possible that 3G and 4G support could be added in the future.
In addition to allowing users to watch live TV , the TV Anywhere application also enables them to manage their Tivo box. With the app users can browse through the guide, set recordings and manage their recordings in the My Shows section.
Another excellent feature of the Virgin TV Anywhere app is that it enables users to use their Apple device as a second remote for their Tivo box. All the remote feature you'd expect are supported with the additional bonus of a touch-screen display.
Amazingly, the app enables a users Apple device to double as a second screen , which opens up a whole array of possibilities . For example, users can view the guide on their iPhone leaving their TV show undisturbed . Other potential uses include accessing live social networking , as well as enabling multi-screen coverage !
The TV Anywhere application is available to download free from iTunes right now. The good news for Android device owners is that Virgin are also working on a version of the TV Anywhere app for Google's platform.
By Simon Thomas on 08th November, 2012