Top Rated BuddyTV Guide App Debuts in Android Market on Google TV

October 28, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
SEATTLE - Top rated BuddyTV Guide app is one of the first apps to appear in Android Market on Google TV as a free download. The BuddyTV Guide app, previously only available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, garnered rave reviews from prominent app publications such as AppAdvice:

"Buddy TV has a beautiful user interface and some really greatfeatures. See your favorite channels, your favorite shows, certain types of TVshows, suggested shows, or ALL of the listings. If you like, you can pair your(free) BuddyTV account with Facebook and/or Netflix for more customization. If you own certain compatible devices, you can even use the app as a remote control. It doesn't get much better than this." - Karen Freeman, AppAdvice

Google TV users who download the BuddyTV Guide app will be able to quickly find what they want to watch based on their viewing tastes and preferences. The app builds a personalized guide combining the linear programming guide from their cable or pay TV provider as well as Internet sources such as Netflix into one universal guide. Users can also create personalized TV listings based only on channels they favorite and actually watch.

Andy Liu, CEO of BuddyTV, states, "The Google TV Platform is amazingly robust, and we're extremely pleased to be one of the first apps that leverage and combine the 10' UI on the TV with the personalized real estate of the iPhone and iPad."

In addition, users who install the BuddyTV Guide app on their iPhone and iPads will also be able to use their device as a remote to control their Google TV. 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

  • Buddy TV also supports the Enhanced Google TV experience for DISH Network subscribers. DISH Network is the only pay TV company to offer enhanced Google TV integration, enabling customers to search their DVR, order Video On Demand, and schedule recordings from Google TV and easily setup with no IR blasting needed.

    "We're very excited about the DISH integration on the BuddyTVGuide app because it brings DISH customers with Google TV a seamless and compelling experience to discover DISH content quickly and to engage socially," said Vivek Khemka, vice president of Product Management for DISH.

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

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

    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, fantasyTV and other games.

    Media contact: David Niu