Freeview offers free iPhone app

Freeview has announced it is offering iPhone and iPod touch owners a new app to help them plan their TV viewing whilst on the go with instant access to the Freeview programme guide, including HD channels and over 50 Freeview channels.  

Features including a "now and next" view, "Top 10" channel list if you care, along with the ability to reorder channels so favourites appear first and can be customised to a viewer's local region.

The app also offers the ability to filter listings by category, search by text entry, and recommendations automatically provided for all programmes said to be in order "to help introduce users to related programmes based on their selections".

BBC HD channel listings are available now on the app while ITV1 HD listings will be available shortly and Channel 4 HD listings will be added when the channel becomes available on Freeview HD.

The Freeview app is free and available for all iPhone and iPod touch users to download from the iTunes App Store now. It goes head-to-head with the Radio Times iPhone app that's offered for £1.79.