Stream UK TV shows on Windows Phone with TVCatchup
TVCatchup (www.tvcatchup.com) has released an app for Windows Phone 8. We previously looked at the app a few days ago and AAWP stated that it would only be a matter of days until consumers would be able to download and enjoy streaming television on Windows Phone - sure enough, it's now available for download.
To quickly recap on what TVCatchup is all about, it's not a catch up service despite the name. The app only offers streaming of television shows that are currently on air. As well as actually viewing shows, users are also able to check out what's coming up on Freeview channels with the interactive guide.
Live Tiles can be pinned to the start screen for individual channels, with support for multiple sizes. It's a nice complementary app, which will help waste time on those long journeys. There's also an app available for Windows 8 / RT as well as the web client on the official website.
You can download TVCatchup for free from the Windows Phone Store (region restricted). Thanks, Steve, for the tip!
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By Jez Corden
When I click on the app I get the TvCatcup logo and then it just closes itself down.
I'm not sure if it's not just working on this phone only.
So the moral of the story is use Wifi High Quality even when on Data Connection :)
Well done devs :)
If anyone has any issues then please contact us stating as much info as you can to email@example.com
Much appreciated TVCatchup.com
“As an over sight on my behalf I noticed yesterday one of the dependencies for the app was ‘speech’, which did not come pre-installed with my phone as I’d assumed. After installing and updating the English speech language pack and re-installing TVCatchup, the app works as advertised.”
If any guys are having issues then please try installing and updating the English speech language pack and if it works then we will see if we can put some pre-install message (or other method) there to advise people of the issue.
Let us know either way here firstname.lastname@example.org and thanks for all your feedback