BuddyTV Guide App Turns iPhone into Remote for AT&T U-verse Subscribers

October 17, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
SEATTLE- BuddyTV launches the BuddyTV Guide app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad that connects with AT&T U-verse receivers to create the must-have remote for the living room. No more rummaging around seat cushions to find the remote. And no need to decipher which remote to use. BuddyTV Guide app quickly tell you what you will want to watch based on your tastes and viewing history. Then with a tap, you can lean back and watch it on TV.

AT&T U-verse subscribers can connect their U-verse receiver with their iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad after after downloading the BuddyTV Guide from the iTunes Store. Subscribers can set reminders and receive push notifications to never miss their favorite show again. In addition, users can favorite channels to create a personalized TV listings view that displays only the channels they watch most often, including HD channels.

Bill Baxter, CTO of BuddyTV, explains "By launching BuddyTV on the flexible U-verse IPTV platform, we're giving subscribers more control and convenience to quickly find what they want to watch from all their channel options. The recommendations get smarter over time and provides users much more choice and value while leveraging the technology and content of AT&T U-verse."

The new BuddyTV Guide app:

  • Suggests shows based on viewing history and preferences
  • Integrates with Netflix instant for users who subscribe
  • 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, AT&T U-verse receivers, and any devices controlled by Logitech Revue. Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. Go to att.com/U-verse to see if you qualify. AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet service is required to connect a qualifying device to an AT&T U-verse receiver.

    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.

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