i.TV has brought its free TV guide app to phones and tablets (including the Kindle Fire) running on Android, and is now available for download from the Android Market and Amazon’s Appstore for Android.
i.TV has existed on iOS for a long time now and the company claims that it is the most downloaded of all TV guide apps for the platform. It says that bringing the app over to Android was “the number one request we get”, which the company has now fulfilled.
The app detects your location and shows you local TV listing based on your service provider, as long as you are in Canada or USA. You can also type in a ZIP code manually if that is more to your liking.
It lets you log in to your TiVo account and remotely manage your scheduling. There’s a Netflix search feature built in and controls to add shows to your Netflix disc or queue.
You can browse through shows by lists, such as New Shows, Most Favourited, New Tonight, Emmy Winners, Staff Picks and You Gotta Be Kidding. The app lets you mark shows as favourites as well, so it is easier to keep track of them.
Finally, there’s news from the entertainment industry, which can be filtered by favourite shows, and inbuilt access to information about shows from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and Wikipedia.
Although the newest, i.TV is not the only app in town for Android-using TV lovers. Both the free ad-supported version and the premium version of TV Show Favs are also a hit among Android users, and you should be sure to check them out.