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Television Apps for the Ultimate TV Experience

Your iOS device can be the ultimate entertainment center with these television apps. Download your favorites and then sit back, and relax.

Subscribe. Enjoy.

You don't need a cable or satellite subscription to access these apps. You can set up your subscription on an app by app basis.

HBO NOW: Stream original series, hit movies & more

It’s not TV.

HBO NOW: Stream original series, hit movies & more

HBO, without the long-term cable or satellite subscription

HBO shows, current and otherwise, are well represented in this official app for cord-cutters.

Why we love it

If you’re other streaming services simply aren’t cutting it, now’s the time for HBO NOW. The free 30-day trial for U.S. customers allows you to get a taste of everything the service has to offer without risk.

DIRECTV NOW

DirecTV Without the Dish

DIRECTV NOW

The Guide

For those who want to cut the cable cord and satellite connection too.

Like Sling TV before it, DirecTV Now offers live and on-demand programming from your favorite channels. Available for tvOS, iPhone, and iPad, the service doesn't require a long-term commitment. Sign up and cancel at any time.

Why we love it

Who want to install a satellite dish anymore. Now you can ditch cable and satellite​ for less.

Amazon Prime Video

Stream and download popular movies and TV shows

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video

For movie lovers; especially those with Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Video has hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows and original content available to stream or download. The helpful Watchlist feature makes it easy for you to add videos for later viewing. Auto Play is another useful feature that allows you to start watching the next episode of your favorite show automatically, which is perfect for binge watching! The service is compatible with your Apple TV and is included in your Amazon Prime subscription.

Why we love it

A vast expanse of movies and TV shows included with your Amazon Prime subscription. What could be better?

The Big Four and More

We're talking about ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC here and many more.

The CW
The CW

The CW

The CW Network

The CW App is the only way to watch FREE EPISODES of your favorite shows whenever and wherever you want…and now you can watch on your TV! You don't need a subscription or password. Just install the app and stream the hit series Riverdale, as well as The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Jane The Virgin, The 100, iZombie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Originals and more. Missed last night's episode? Watch it now for free. Behind more than one? Catch up on the last five episodes aired anytime. And coming soon to The CW, get ready for Dynasty, Valor, Life Sentence and Black Lightning!

What’s New:
* CHROMECAST AND AIRPLAY SUPPORT: Big news. Now The CW App streams to your TV!

Features Include:
* FULL EPISODES: Watch the latest episodes of every primetime show the day after broadcast
* NO LOGINS: No cable subscription, no credit cards, no passwords. Ever.
* PUSH NOTIFICATIONS: Get reminded when your favorite shows air and when they're available to watch in the app.
* EXTRAS: See previews for upcoming episodes, behind-the-scenes extras, cast interviews, and more.
* PHOTOS: Browse extensive photo galleries for episodic and publicity stills.
* FREE ACCESS TO CW SEED: Binge on new classics like Constantine and Forever, digital series like DC's Vixen, and every episode of Whose Line.

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PBS Video
PBS Video

PBS Video

PBS

Enjoy the most popular shows from PBS anywhere, anytime, including Masterpiece hits* like Poldark, Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, Wolf Hall, as well as Nature, NOVA, and more. "PBS Video" features thousands of full-length videos from your favorite PBS shows and local stations with new videos added daily.

DEPTH OF CONTENT

Explore a rich and varied selection of hundreds of videos from both new shows and from the PBS archives. Find these top shows and more:

* Masterpiece shows* including Poldark, Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, Wolf Hall and more.
* Other PBS primetime shows: Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Independent Lens, POV, History Detectives, Nature, Need to Know, Nova, Secrets of the Dead, and more.
* PBS NewsHour segments.
* Austin City Limits song performances.
* Original online series, including NOVA ScienceNOW’s “Secret Life of Scientists” and “FutureStates” from INDEPENDENT LENS.

*During individual show seasons

KEY FEATURES

* Quick access to TV times and channels for your favorite PBS programs.
* See what’s on your local PBS station and what’s coming soon.
* Learn more about PBS show and specific episodes.
* Bookmark favorite shows and episodes for easy retrieval.


MORE FROM PBS
Find more PBS apps at http://pbs.org/anywhere/
Find help and support at http://help.pbs.org/

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NBC – Stream TV Shows & Watch Full Episodes Online

NBC – Stream TV Shows & Watch Full Episodes Online

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Watch the latest episodes of your favorite NBC shows, anytime and anywhere!
Catch up with hit series like THIS IS US, SUPERSTORE, THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON and more. With full support for AirPlay and Chromecast, you can cast the app to your TV!
Never miss another episode of popular shows like THE BLACKLIST, CHICAGO P.D., LAW & ORDER: SVU and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. You can stream the current season of most NBC shows from the beginning or rewind with an expanded selection of classic throwback series!
No TV provider login is required to watch the latest episodes of new series, including TIMELESS, THIS IS US and THE GOOD PLACE. Plus, you can watch any three locked episodes for up to one month for free, no login necessary.
Sign in with your TV provider username and password to access the latest episodes of all NBC shows the day after they air on TV. Don't have a provider? You can still watch! Most new episodes are unlocked eight days after air.
On the go? Tune in live to catch your local news, sports and specials! The NBC live stream is available with a participating TV provider in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Hartford, Dallas, Miami, San Francisco, San Diego and Bristol, Virginia.

Please note: Use of the app is limited to the United States and its territories. Video is accessible via 3G, 4G, LTE and Wifi networks. Data charges may apply. This app features Nielsen’s measurement software, which will allow you to contribute to Nielsen’s TV Ratings unless you opt-out. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.

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FOX NOW - Watch TV On Demand and Live Stream
FOX NOW - Watch TV On Demand and Live Stream

FOX NOW - Watch TV On Demand and Live Stream

FOX Broadcasting Company

Watch more content than ever before! Stream full episodes of your favorite FOX shows LIVE or ON DEMAND. Catch primetime FOX shows like Empire, New Girl, The Mick and more! Now also enjoy FX and FXX Originals and Movies, plus National Geographic shows with a TV provider login. You can even restart Live TV to watch from the beginning!

Looking for movies? Check out the rich catalog of blockbuster hits. Search and discover new collections grouped by Comedy, Drama, Reality, and Animation. A personalized For You section offers recommendations based on your viewing too!

To get the most out of FOX NOW, sign in with your participating TV provider account. No provider? Unlocked FOX shows include up to the latest 5 episodes of new shows; returning FOX shows unlock 8 days after airing. All programming on FX and National Geographic requires a participating TV provider account. For more info, visit http://ask.foxnow.com or tweet us @FOXNOW.

Also available on 4th Generation Apple TV.

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Not HBO. Not NBC. Cable TV.

Looking for something to watch? You'll find it here.

Check The TV Guide

You can view what's on TV right from the comfort of your iOS device. You can also set up reminders when shows air.

TV Guide Mobile

TV Guide Mobile

TV Guide

TV Guide Mobile

For those who want a TV guide app with a watch list, social sharing, and alerts.

TV Guide Mobile has a variety of features that take it beyond simple TV listings. Create a personalized Watchlist, watch full episodes from popular channels, set up alerts so you never miss your favorite show, and check out exclusive content. You can share what you are watching with friends and see what’s trending, all within a solid interface.

Why we love it

When you want television listings, alerts, social sharing, a customized Watchlist, and even full episode viewing, you want TV Guide Mobile.

TV Listings by TV24 - US TV Guide

TV Listings by TV24 - US TV Guide

TV24

TV Listings by TV24 - US TV Guide

For those who want a TV guide app with customization options and show reminders.

With TV Listings by TV24, you can check out listings for all the major channels and add reminders so you never miss your favorite show. Set up a personalized TV guide for the types of shows you like, search for shows and movies, and get details on films from various sources. For a simple way to find what you want to watch, TV Listings by TV24 is a great option.

Why we love it

TV Listings by TV24 helps you find the shows you like, discover new ones you haven’t seen, and create a personalized TV guide.

On Now TV Guide

On Now TV Guide

YO.TV

On Now TV Guide

For those who want a TV guide app with listings for offline viewing.

With On Now TV Guide, you can download up to six days of listings to view offline and log in via Facebook to sync across your devices. Search for and mark your favorite shows, track episodes you have seen, and filter by genre. The app has a simple interface, so you can see what’s on quickly and easily.

Why we love it

On Now TV Guide gives you more than just listings with show and film information, user ratings, and episode tracking for a nice overall experience.

Connect With Your TV Provider

If you do have a cable or satellite subscription, then be sure to download their official app. You can watch your full guide from one app instead of logging into individual apps!

DIRECTV
DIRECTV

DIRECTV

DIRECTV, Inc.

It’s your TV. Take it with you. Download the DIRECTV app, a companion to your DIRECTV service, and enjoy a world of entertainment. Watch Live TV and recorded shows, catch up on the latest movies and shows with On Demand, and schedule recordings on your DVR—no additional equipment needed, at no extra cost. Plus now stream DIRECTV data-free on AT&T.

**WATCH**
• Watch thousands of your favorite movies and shows, Live or On Demand
• Data Free TV lets you stream DIRECTV on your devices, anywhere—without using your data
(Requires eligible DIRECTV & AT&T data services. Excl. & restr. apply. Content varies and must be streamed through the DIRECTV App. Use subject to wireless service terms including those related to data speed. Streaming may not work at reduced speeds.)
• Stream or download your home DVR recordings to your devices!
• Enjoy the latest releases from premium channels!
• Switch screens! Watch your favorite show on one device then tap a button to send it to the big screen!

**RECORD**
• Record your favorite movies and shows from anywhere!
• Content running long? Add extra time to your recording and don’t miss a second of your favorite content.

**CONTROL**
• See what’s playing on your TV, control playback, set your DVR, and more with the DIRECTV remote widget*
• Have an Apple Watch? Use it to control your TV!

**IMPORTANT TIP**
Before using your iOS Widget or Apple Watch, make sure your receiver is set up properly. Go to your receiver’s MENU, select Settings & Help > Settings > Whole-Home > External Device. Make sure “External Access,” “Current Program” and “Recordings” are set to Allow and “Recently Watched” is set to Share.

**REQUIREMENTS**
• iPhone® 4S or later, iPod touch® 5th generation running iOS 9+
• DIRECTV customers must have a residential home account registered on DIRECTV’s website to access DIRECTV for iPhone
•Core app functionality requires use of your location data and Public IP address
• Watching select Live TV Streaming channels outside the home requires an active Wi-Fi or mobile network connection. For best performance, connect to a strong Wi-Fi signal
• Available content is based on your current programming package and premium service. Not all content is available to stream at this time
• Live TV Streaming in-home only channels and remote control requires a Wi-Fi connection to your home network and a DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR (models R22, and HR20 or higher) connected to a broadband Internet connection. Remote control also works with HD receivers (models H21, H23 or higher) connected to a broadband Internet connection
• DVR streaming and downloading requires Internet-connected Genie HD DVR model HR44 or higher and compatible mobile device. To download, must be in-home on same Wi-Fi network connected to DVR
• Data Free TV requires residential DIRECTV service and active AT&T postpaid data service on eligible device. App download, advertisements and non-streaming app activity may incur data usage
• Scheduling a recording requires a Wi-Fi, or mobile network connection and a DIRECTV Plus® DVR or HD DVR
• Receivers do not require phone or Internet connection to schedule a recording
In rare instances, scheduled recording(s) may not be recognized. Only available on certain receivers.

For complete details on technical requirements, please visit: https://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3426

For more information on the DIRECTV App, please visit: http://directv.com/appfaq

This DIRECTV App features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which allows you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see the Nielsen Digital Measurement Privacy Policy at http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.

Use of the DIRECTV App by DIRECTV customers is subject to the DIRECTV Apps End User License Agreement and DIRECTV App Privacy Policy, both of which can be found at http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/support/agreements_policies.

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XFINITY Stream
XFINITY Stream

XFINITY Stream

Comcast

Only XFINITY gives you more to stream on any screen. Watch live TV and XFINITY On Demand on any device at home or on the go. If you're an X1 Cloud DVR customer, you can also stream or download your Cloud DVR recordings to your device and watch anywhere.

Key Features:
- Filter by Available Out of Home to watch more than 200 channels of Live TV on the go from any available WiFi or cellular connection in the U.S.
- Choose from tens of thousands of TV shows and movies available for streaming On Demand. Filter by Available for Download to see programs available for offline viewing.
- X1 Cloud DVR customers can watch saved recordings from anywhere in the U.S. with an internet connection. Once downloaded, videos can be viewed offline—anytime, anywhere (including planes, trains, and automobiles).
- Favorites on X1 now sync with the XFINITY Stream app. Easily track the channels, TV shows, movies, & sports teams you love.
- Forget to schedule a recording? X1 Cloud DVR customers can schedule or modify DVR recordings right from the app.
- If you have previously made a movie purchase On Demand, you can take these purchases with you wherever you go, right from the app!
- Trying to find a show or movie? Use the search function to see if it is available On Demand or airing soon.

Exclusive In-Home Features:
- Watch live TV streams from your entire channel lineup when on your in-home XFINITY network.
- Choose from XFINITY’s full Video On Demand library, filtered to show only the content included in your subscription at no extra charge.
- Stream rented TV shows and movies right to the app during the rental period.

Requirements:
- Reliable WiFi or cellular internet connection for video streaming and downloading.
- XFINITY service with a subscription to one or more eligible channels to watch live or On Demand video.
- XFINITY username and password. Forget your username or need to create one? See the help links directly below!

Get Help Signing In:
- Create an XFINITY username and password: xfinity.com/getstarted
- Look up your existing XFINITY username: xfinity.com/username
- Reset your XFINITY password: xfinity.com/password

Questions:
- Help and support page: xfinity.com/support/stream/

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DISH Anywhere
DISH Anywhere

DISH Anywhere

DISH Network LLC

Take your TV with you. With the DISH Anywhere app, you can watch the same TV you get at home on your iPhone or iPod touch. Enjoy your favorite live or recorded programs anytime, anywhere. Also, manage your home television with a full-featured DVR manager and a searchable program guide. This is a must-have app for DISH Subscribers.

Features:
Watch Live TV*
-Take your TV with you and enjoy watching all of your favorite sports, news, TV shows, and movies from your Hopper with Sling or 922 Slingloaded™ DVR. You can also watch TV from your Hopper, 722, or 722k DVR with the Sling® Adapter accessory.
-Integrated user interface makes it fast and easy to find the shows and movies you want to watch.

Schedule DVR Recordings
- Schedule DVR recordings from anywhere.
- One-touch recording- simply choose to record one event, all events, or only new events.

Browse and Search the Program Guide & your DVR
- Search the program guide up to 7 days in advance.
- Search for shows by title, genre, network, keyword, or actor.
- View graphics and posters of your favorite shows and movies.

Manage your DVR Library**
- Set recording priorities.
- Manage recording conflicts.
- Delete shows you’ve already watched.
- View and adjust your recording schedule.

Follow your favorite teams with the Sports section**
- See up to the minute updated scores and game info for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAAB, NCAAF
- Find the best games to watch by following the Excitement rating of each game.
- Set up and get score notification about your favorite leagues and teams

Transfer your DVR recordings***
- Users that have a Hopper with built-in Sling technology can now Transfer DVR recordings to their iPhone and watch them offline.
- You can enjoy your favorite shows on an airplane, while commuting, or to keep your kids entertained during a long road trip. Simply transfer your DVR recordings and you’ll always have entertainment at your fingertips!

DISH Anywhere requires an online DISH account and one of the following DISH Network receiver models: 512, 522, 625, 612, 622, 722, 722k, 922, Hopper, Hopper with Sling.
(DISH Anywhere users that do not own one of the above supported receivers but do have an online DISH account - can still use the On Demand feature of the app)

Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.

*Requires high-speed Internet connection to a Hopper with Sling/ ViP™ 922 Slingloaded™ DVR, or a Hopper, ViP™ 722, or ViP 722k DVR with Sling Adapter accessory.
**Requires high-speed Internet connection to one of the following receiver models: Hopper with Sling, Hopper, ViP922, ViP722k, ViP722, ViP622, ViP612
***Transfer functionality requires high-speed Internet connection to a Hopper with Sling DVR. Hopper with a Sling Adapter is not supported. Your mobile device must be connected to the same home network as the Hopper with Sling to transfer a recording and you must maintain an active DISH account to view transferred recordings. Select recordings are not available to transfer.

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Spectrum TV
Spectrum TV

Spectrum TV

Charter Communications

Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are now one company, and you’ll get to know us as Spectrum. This Spectrum TV app is for all customers in all service areas.

Take your Spectrum TV experience with you! Enjoy up to 300 live TV channels and up to 25,000 On Demand TV shows and movies when connected to your Spectrum Internet home WiFi network. Plus, when you're on the go, enjoy up to 120 live channels and up to 17,000 On Demand titles anywhere you have an internet connection. (See note on availability below.)

TURN ANY ROOM INTO A TV ROOM
Your subscription to Spectrum TV turns your device into another TV screen and lets you watch live TV and On Demand programming anywhere in your home when connected to your Spectrum Internet home WiFi network. Watch movies from your bedroom, take cooking shows with you to the kitchen or catch up on the news from your breakfast table.

FIND YOUR FAVORITE PROGRAMS
- Filter live TV by category, sort by channel number or network name and quickly recall recently watched channels.
- Create a personalized guide by setting favorite channels.
- Search by title, person or sports team anywhere in the app.

CONTROL YOUR TV AND DVR
Depending on your service area and equipment, you can use your phone or tablet to:
- Change TV channels on your Spectrum receiver.
- Record your favorite TV shows and movies.
- Delete and modify DVR recordings individually or by series.
- Play a DVR recording on your TV (compatible DVRs only).
- Give your Spectrum receivers nicknames to help you know which one you're scheduling recordings on (go to Settings).

SET PARENTAL CONTROLS
When you turn on Parental Controls and set a PIN, you can block shows by channel or rating. You'll need to turn on Parental Controls for each device your household uses, but the channel and rating blocks you set up apply across all devices.

WHAT YOU NEED TO USE THIS APP
- Available programming is based on your Spectrum TV subscription package and whether or not you're connected to a Spectrum Internet home WiFi network.
- A Spectrum username and password are required. If you don’t have one, you can create one at Spectrum.net/login.
- Device requirements: iPhone (4S or newer), iPad (2 or newer) or iPod touch (5th gen or newer) running iOS 8 or above.

EXPERIENCING TROUBLE?
We read your reviews and take your concerns seriously, so if you need help, please reach out and send feedback to [email protected]

NOTE ON AVAILABILITY
We make every effort to offer the same live and On Demand programming that you can watch on your TV, and we frequently add new channels. However, programming restrictions keep us from making every single channel available within the Spectrum TV app. Channel availability also varies by market.

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U-verse
U-verse

U-verse

AT&T Services, Inc.

Take the U-verse experience with you with the U-verse App. Watch Live TV and On Demand shows, manage your DVR, and use the app as a remote control.

With AT&T Data Free TV, stream U-verse Live and On Demand shows anywhere, without using mobile data! Only with AT&T and U-verse.*

Live TV
Watch Live TV in the palm of your hand! Watch even more channels live when connected to your home network.

On Demand
Watch on your schedule! Choose from thousands of On Demand movies and shows from top networks.

My U-verse Homepage
Personalize your U-verse experience by adding your favorite shows, channels, and people to My U-verse Favorites. The new Homepage highlights the shows that you care about most and recommends new shows for you to discover.

Guide
Browse or search your personal TV programming guide to find your favorite shows. Schedule one-time or series recordings on your DVR at home.

Remote Control
Control your home TV receivers with the remote control feature.†

Recordings
Easily manage your scheduled and recorded shows on your U-verse DVR at home.

Settings
Set Parental Controls and Notifications, manage your receivers, find support tools and more.

Requires qualifying device, U-family or higher TV plan and Wi-Fi or data connection. Content may vary by device, TV plan, and viewing location. Data charges may apply.

*DATA FREE TV: Residential U-verse customers and select wireless customers only. Available only in the U.S. (excludes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). Data usage does not count against your data allotments. Exclusions apply and may incur data usage. Eligible Wireless: Requires postpaid data service on eligible device. Must not have data block on line. AT&T wireless usage subject to AT&T’s service terms, conditions, restrictions, and network management practices, including speed reduction. Streaming may not work at reduced speeds. Eligible U-verse: Content may vary by TV package and, viewing location. All functions and programming subject to change at any time. Offer subject to change and may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.

†U-verse Internet service and qualifying device required.

This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.

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