BuddyTV Launches Next Generation Guide App

July 27, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
SEATTLE- BuddyTV launches the BuddyTV Guide app and turns the iPhone into a must-have remote for the living room. The BuddyTV Guide app knows what the user wants to watch, changes to the right channel with a tap, and even plays Netflix videos with a tap. The app also highlights whether or not there is a HD version of a show you like and if the episode is a new one or repeat. To further "cut through the crap" users can favorite channels that they watch most and display only those favorite channels first instead of endlessly scrolling through the traditional listings guide.

Andy Liu, CEO of BuddyTV, explains, "To me, the BuddyTV Guide app is a must have app that I use daily now. In fact, the app knows that I like to watch the Seattle Mariners game, and recommends it to me whenever they are on TV. I can then tap on the game right on my iPhone, and before I even open the door to my condo, the game is already on my TV. It has truly changed the way I consume entertainment."

The new BuddyTV Guide app:

  • Suggests shows based on viewing history and preferences
  • Integrates with Netflix streaming
  • Provides the ability to customize the listings grid by favorite channels
  • Recommends shows that usually get buried in the grid
  • Comment on Facebook and invite friends into TV chat rooms
  • Changes the iPhone into a master TV remote control

  • The BuddyTV Guide app is a free download available at the iTunes App Store. Native Android and Google TV versions are coming soon.

    *The BuddyTV Guide remote control is compatible with Google TV Logitech Revue, TiVo Series 3, and any devices controlled by Logitech Revue.

    About BuddyTV

    Since 2005, BuddyTV has offered a fun, friendly and entertaining guide to what's on television-with a side of wit-and a community in which fans can engage and interact with our TV-fanatic staff writers and other viewers. BuddyTV publishes op-eds, slideshows and recaps on shows; lists of the good, bad and ugly of what's on TV; as well as trivia, personality quizzes, fantasy TV and other games.

    Media contact:
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