A few days we told you gals and guys about some USA Now, Syfy Now and Telemundo Now apps available for your Surface in the Windows Store. Turns out there are now some Windows Phone apps of those very same apps. They’ve been in the Windows Phone Store a few days, but slipped under our radar. Let’s check out these new apps for Windows Phone to watch some of your favorite television shows.
We don’t need to go into detail for every single one of these apps, because they’re all basically the same. They of course differ in branding and the content they offer, but functionality they’re triplets.
With USA Now, Syfy Now and Telemundo Now you get access to full episodes of programs/shows like Pysch, Suits, Ghost Hunter, Santa Diablo and more. Some content you can watch for free, but the majority of the stuff you’d want to watch will require you to sign in with your TV provider credentials.
You can also get the full TV schedule for the network by going into its respective app.
Sadly these apps are a little like their Windows 8 counterparts in that they’re missing some unique features of their respective platform. For example, the Windows 8 versions of these apps have no large Live tiles, no support for multiple window sizes and other Windows 8.1 features.
On Windows Phone you’re missing out on doublewide Live tiles or no Lock screen support. Performance is also not the greatest. The apps felt sluggish too. We’re always happy to see official apps join the Windows Phone ecosystem, but a little more polish is always appreciated.
USA Now, Syfy Now and Telemundo Now are free to download for Windows Phone users. Just have your account information handy for your television provider to get full use out of these apps. Download links and QR codes listed below. Enjoy!
USA Now – Windows Phone Store
Syfy Now –Windows Phone Store
Telemundo Now – Windows Phone Store
Thanks for the tip Benjamin, Joseph and everyone!
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