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"Nicely laid out app…"
It is a nicely thought out app and much easier to use than a traditional paper guide.Read moreLess
"If you have freesat you need the app!…"
Great app. Really easy to use and I now use it daily.
Like the tv planner and that I can record when I am out.
Also have lots of fun changing the channel annoying DH!!
My DS likes to play with tv remotes so now I can keep them out of reach but I can still change channel etc if required.Read moreLess
"Must have app if you have a Freesat box…"
This app is brilliant if you have a Freesat box. You can use it as a remote control so you can easily find programmes you want to record using your iPhone or iPad. It also allows you to record things when you are out so perfect if you end up staying out a little later than expected but don't want to miss your favourite programme.
An added bonus I found was being able to control the TV from upstairs so could put on recorded kids shows for my DD downstairs while I got dressed, no more up and down the stairs and wails when the show has finished!
There is also a TV guide on there so you can see what's on and the showcase gives suggestions of what you might like to watch. It's very clear and user friendly. My only suggestion for improvement would be for the guide to let you see beyond now, next and later today. It would be good to see what's on in the evening for example when you check in the day without having to go into each individual channel.
Other than that though it is great and much easier to use with the box than the actual Freesat remote as you have a keyboard with the app so easier to navigate and type in programme names.
Highly recommended! And it's FREE!Read moreLess
"Freesat is a slick product - the app matches up to the main product…"
The app is intuitive to set up and create a user id for. Once it's downloaded I was pleased to see that it's as slick and glossy as I found the Freesat box and product itself. It works perfectly, pairing it was easier than I found pairing my iphone with the tv for YouTube. Features are useful - checking series links, scheduled recordings, and in particular for me, the delete function.
I can see the logic but for me I don't use the 'your device acts as the remote' function just because my brain goes to the remote for the tv or freesat first. But a good idea.
I prefer the Freesat app to the SkyPlus one I used previously, as the tv schedule is quicker and easier to navigate.Read moreLess
"Easy to use, really useful.…"
If you have freest you need this app.
It's easy to set up and navigate and has some really great features such as a tv remote, record set up, for when you are out and about and a TV guide.
It definitely improves the use of freesat for us.Read moreLess
"Very handy and easy to use…"
For the past week I have been using the Freesat App. I found it very easy to understand and very easy to use it.
I used the Freesat App to record the 6 o'clock news on my way to the supermarket.
I tried it out as a remote control and it was easy to use.
There was a good selection of recommended shows. I didn't watch any because my young toddler boy wants my attention once I come from work, and once he is asleep the housework takesover.
My husband used it and found it very easy to use and understand.
I found the FreeSat App very useful for recording TV programmes when I'm out and about.
I would recommend it to my friends and family because it is very easy to use.
Finally, I would recommend it as a TV guide because even though I did watch any suggested programmes, it was very handy to know what was on.Read moreLess
Easy to use app which allows you to record shows while you are out and about. It's also very useful as a Freesat TV guide and can be used as a remote control.Read moreLess
"Easy to set up and use…"
Found it easy to set up, and pair with the device. Was easy to use, very intuitive. I liked the remote recording and being able to use my phone as a remote control
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"Very convenient and easy to use…"
It is a fantastic app that incorporates a TV guide, remote control and function to record. I like it so much that I now use it in place of other TV related apps that I had on my phone.Read moreLess
"Love this and you can use your iPad as the remote control!…"
I have been testing this over the past few weeks and am really impressed, it was very easy to set up and link my iPad to my Freesat box. I love it, easy to use and navigate, you can set up recordings from your iPad (or phone if you are out) and it's free. Just brilliant, we still have Sky but have the Freesat in our bedroom, so much better value than paying £10 a month for multiroom, as you have HD and the recording facility. Highly recommend.Read moreLess
"A pleasure to use...…"
The Freesat app is free, easy to set up and much easier than using the standard remote! The controls are intuitive, using familiar iPad gestures, and keyboard entry while searching is far simpler using the iPad keyboard rather than the letter-by-letter approach with the standard remote.
Changing channels is a doddle- just touch and hold the icon of the programme or recording you want to watch and then drag it to the TV icon at the top.
I found some interesting things to watch on the Showcase, and the TV guide is simple to navigate, though like some other reviewers, I would like it to show a bit more than 'now' 'next' and one later programme on the comparison screen, though you can get this info by going into each of the the individual channels.
Being able to set recordings from outside the home is a definite plus, and deleting stuff you don't need anymore is much easier too. Reminders are a useful feature, especially as you can vary the length of warning you get.
All in all I would thoroughly recommend this app to anyone who has Freesat.Read moreLess
Having replaced Sky with Freesat after testing the initial box, the app is the icing on the cake. Easy to pair and use.
Not only can I browse the internet, I can quickly load the app and change the channel, see what's on and record in seconds. My iPad is always to hand but I can't say the same for the remote!
The remote facility is great and showcases how far technology has come since the days of video tapes.
The only criticism I have is that you can't compare other than the "now and next" programmes which you can onscreen. It did mean a few clashes when I tried to record but it's a small niggle.Read moreLess
"You'll never miss anything again…"
We've been testing the Freesat app for the past week or so and think it's fab. Very easy to set up, link in with the Freeview box, and also to use.
We have used it remotely when out and about to record shows that we'd forgotten to preset, which is a massive plus in my book. Also have been using it as a remote control too, very handy when, as is usually the case, the normal remote control is hiding in a strange place.
The planner/TV guide is clear and easy to scroll through, with the added bonus of now being able to lob the Sunday papers on Sunday!
The 'Showcase' is a nice touch; listing upcoming programmes from History to sport and plenty in between, and alerted me to programmes I may have otherwise missed.
All in all I can definitely recommend it. And best of all, it's free.Read moreLess