Wouldn’t it be great if we could view all our favourite TV channels in one app and quickly switch between them? Well, TVCatchup already offers this for several free-to-air UK channels – although it has recently lost some.
So what advantages can the rival
TVPlayer provide? Well, the range of
channels isn’t that different,
although it does add a few extra
music and Asian ones while dropping
the likes of QVC; ten others (mainly music) were marked as ‘coming
The slick portrait-mode UI
features a ‘packs’ screen that quickly
enables you to list channels for
different genres, such as music, kids
and news. In the main channels view,
you can only see what’s currently
showing on each one – a shame you
can’t swipe right to see what’s up next, rather than having to tap.
Tapping a show’s preview picture
starts it playing in landscape mode.
Picture quality is good, there’s a
handy mute button and you can even
bring up an on-screen view of what’s
on other channels – very convenient.