Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

The 10 Best TV apps

1. SlingPlayer App
£19.99-£21.99 Android, Windows, iOS
Watch your TV and DVR from anywhere with decent 3G/4G or Wifi connection. However, you'll need a Slingbox (£99) at home.
1. SlingPlayer App £19.99-£21.99 Android, Windows, iOS Watch your TV and DVR from anywhere with decent 3G/4G or Wifi connection. However, you'll need a Slingbox (£99) at home.
2. Sky Go Free, Android, iOS If you have a Sky subscription this one is a must. Not only does it turn your device into a handheld TV, it also lets you access the Sky on-demand library.
3. 4oD Free, Android, iOS There have been some rumblings about the number of ads on the platform but that's small price to pay in exchange for such a wide sweep of content.
4. EyeTV Mobile Free, iOS Free, but you need a £99.95 EyeTV device to make it work. The second thing to note is that it allows you to watch, pause, rewind and record eight hours of live TV.
5. Eurosport Player Free, Android, iOS For a measly £2.99 a month, users get access to British Eurosport 1 and 2, so that means tennis, cycling, snooker, some football and winter sports.
6. Zeebox Free, Android, iOS Not strictly a TV app: more social media which confines itself to what's on the box. Lets you see what your friends are watching, share and tweet your thoughts.
7. Crackle Free, Android, Windows, iOS This isn't quite Netflix-standard but, then again, it's free. It's a lovely little runner, having been designed by Sony, and so with only Sony content.
8. BBC iPlayer Free, Android, iOS Like a miniaturised facsimile of its website. Lets you watch and listen live, or else catch up with what you've missed in the last seven days.
9. VEVO Free, Android, Windows, iOS Like having a music channel in your pocket. You get access to 45,000 archived videos and a rolling tide of new stuff too. Has an easy way for sharing.
10. Netflix Free, Android, Windows, iOS The biggy. For a £5.99 monthly fee, you get access to a vast array of films and TV. The main attraction is new episodes of your favourite shows.

Catching you favourite shows has never been easier. Turn your phone or tablet into a television with these apps...

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