Freesat launches iOS app for viewing control and remote recording

Freesat has announced an iOS companion app for the set-top box.

The Freesat app, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, will be more than just a TV guide - it's also a TV remote for your online-connected box.

Using the app's Roll Back TV Guide you can view TV from the last seven days and choose what to watch. Or allow it to make recommendations of what you might like to see so you can set reminders if you find something you like. You can even set your box to record when you're out and about so it's ready for when you get home.

For both Freesat and Freeview users there will be the option to search the app for programmes from the UK's on-demand services including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5. For Humax Freetime users the option to launch these service from the app to the TV will also be included.

The Freesat app is availalbe to download now from the App Store. No word on an Android version yet.