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TVCatchup app available on the Windows Store

TVCatchup is an invaluable tool (with support for UK channels) for any Windows user who watches television and finds themselves frequently checking catchup listings. The app, available for both Windows RT and Windows 8 devices, enables users to watch over 50 live national television channels with an interactive programme guide for details and times.

As a windows app, the developers have taken full advantage of the live tile functionality, which allows the pinning of individual channels to the start screen for direct access. With the interactive guide, TVCatchup delivers a rich experience with upcoming programmes displayed. The view supports snap view, as well as portrait orientation.

If programme management wasn't enough for power users; titles, synopsis, episodes, series categorisation, casts and credits are all displayed.

You can download TVCatchup (opens in new tab) from the Windows Store for free.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

27 Comments
  • UK only I presume?
  • I can't find it in the US store on my Surface.
  • on your win8 device, go to control panel->region->location and change it to united kingdom, then seach the store again. you will find the app and can install it from there, which i just did. then you can change the location back its original value. no rebooting is required.
  • I read "Windows Phone Store" in the title, got excited and clicked, only to re-read "Windows Store" :(
  • The same... I hate it.
  • Yeah is it UK only because for some reason I doubt this is US compatible. Sounds way 2 good to be true. Instant download if it's US
  • on your win8 device, go to control panel->region->location and change it to united kingdom, then seach the store again. you will find the app and can install it from there, which i just did. then you can change the location back its original value. no rebooting is required.
  • Try accessing it on a UK proxy server...
  • Its not a proxy thing, in order to get UK specific apps your live account needs to be a UK account.
  • I don't want to be a dick, but I wish I could filter this type of news out of of the WP app. I'm still not sure why we get so much non-phone news... Afterall it's not "Windows Central" or "Microsoft Central"
  • As Microsoft starts to unify the ecosystem, we can expect more such articles. To futher add ot it, such stories are also relevant to readers with multiple Windows devices.
  • Maybe we should request for a future update to have a filter of what kind of news we want such as WP8 only or W8 only or all....I think it's a good idea...anyone agree?
  • Mobile Nations covers mobile devices, and the Windows RT Tablets are mobile devices. Just as the Android tablets are, and the iPad. It's all mobile :)
  • Yes, but this is Windows Phone Central, not Windows RT Central. :)
  • Well...you need to take that one up with Mr Rubino then ;-) 
  • Maybe if it was "Windows Mobile Central" haha ;) We also get Xbox news, which isn't mobile or Windows but it is Microsoft
  • He'll freaking yes. This is as big to is in UK as Hulu coming to Windows RT is to you americans. 50+ live tv channels to watch anywhere you like, and its always been a very good free service.
  • Fantastic! Good stuff then
  • No use of app if I live in usa
  • Will there be a point where there is a single ms store and whatever is on windows store you can use on tablet and phone? Windows phone apps would get a welcome boost in sure.
  • I'm quite happy with the ecosystem type news as I would never have upgraded to windows 8 for only £25 nor would I have known about this app, which is actually very good indeed, if it had not been for wpcentral. Keep up the good work.
  • pfff... checks windows phone store... reads article again... shakes fist at wpcentral =)
  • Had I bought an Android phone instead of Lumia 800 I could easily download it tonight - you are certainly pushing be further towards Android, Micro$oft!
  • They are working on a windows phone 8 version.
  • I bloody hope so!! Its one thing i dislike about wp! Hint, make iplayer available!!!!!!!
  • Did you get that info from them?
  • This is a step in the right direction. Still waiting for skygo, iplayer and natwest banking.