Ice TV has released the final version of its long-promised Android app. One potentially useful feature: the app, which is a free download, includes a 7 day EPG even if you're not a full Ice TV subscriber.
Tagged With ice tv
Ice TV has long had an iPhone app, but the subscription electronic program guide is now showing a bit of Android love. The company has issued a beta version of its Android app, letting you access upcoming show lists and schedule recordings direct from your phone.
Ice TV has temporarily cut the price of its 12-month subscription from $99 to $69 in a deal being promoted as a celebration of its recent court victory over Channel Nine. Existing users can also extend their accounts under the deal, so it's an option to consider if you're happy paying for your electronic program guide. (The promotion expires May 22.) Ice TV
Last week's legal victory by Ice TV doesn't just mean that the paid-for electronic program guide (EPG) service can continue -- it might also lead to a much wider range of free information online covering everything from train timetables to racing form guides and telephone directories.
If you're a user of Ice TV and want to keep track of changes like channel reprogramming, you can now do so via the service's new Twitter account (@icetv). For my money, following the company's RSS feed would be more efficient, but it's good to have the option.
Electronic program guide Ice TV has published a listing of the most popular programs recorded by users of its service in 2008. What's interesting about the list is how little resemblance it bears to overall TV ratings: for instance, Australia's top-rated new local drama Packed To The Rafters is nowhere in sight. On the other hand, niche programs like Top Gear (UK and local) and Mythbusters are very much in evidence. The obvious conclusion? Despite their immense usefulness, EPG-based services are still very far from mainstream - perhaps because they're still too fiddly to use.
Manage multiple versions of one program at the same time extremely easily with MakeUseOf.com's simple tutorial on creating more than one user account in Windows. This comes in handy especially when you're got more than one account at the same service, i.e., Skype, an IM program, etc. Note: you will need to have administrator privileges in order to pull this off, so it probably wouldn't fly at the workplace.How To run multiple versions of the same program on your PC