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Virgin Media New TV Anywhere iOS App – Coming Soon

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We were recently invited to Virgin Media’s Head Office in London to take a look at their brand new Virgin TV Anywhere service. We were incredibly impressed, most notably with the new iOS app that integrates seamlessly to create a unique viewing and organizing experiences.

Virgin TV Anywhere is a brand new app for your iOS device (it has not been launched yet but will be available within the next few weeks). This app allows the user to view available channels wherever you are. This will include around 30 channels available from launch and around 60 channels on the PC version.

Integration

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One particular aspect that we really liked was how it allowed the user to integrate and manage their TiVo box. You can record and delete programs from your TiVo within the app, whilst another person is watching an alternative program on it. This way, you can be organizing the hard drive effectively and leave the viewer uninterrupted. You don’t even need to be in the same room and can even do this remotely.

Yes, the app also works as a very efficient remote control, we found it to be very B&O esque and particularly liked the swipe function, where you literally swipe the program from your remote on to the TV, and it was just like finding the force.

Profiles

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If you like to find out more about the program, presenters or actors in any particular program that you have watched, then this app allows you to do that and more. If there’s one particular actor that you enjoy watching you can also search for all the other programs or films that they’re in allowing you to watch those too.

This app will be completely free for all Virgin TiVo customers, while other Virgin TV Customers will be able to access much of the same functionality online. Unfortunately it is not yet available for Android users but this is in the works.”

Social Interaction

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This is the first app developed for this service and will be developed further, allowing for additional social interaction. You will be able to let your Facebook friends know what you’re watching and view their recommendations too. There’s a lot more to be done to this already very competent app and we’re very excited for the future, it might just be time to say goodbye to Sky…

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
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Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
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