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Virgin Media unveils TiVo app for Android

Smartphone owners can set recordings from their handset

Virgin Media has unveiled an Android app for its TiVo TV-on-demand service that allows smartphone users to set programmes to record from their handset.

The app, which can be downloaded for free from the Android Market now for devices running Google Android version 2.1 and above, also ensures users can see what's on over the next seven days. They can personalise the app by creating a list of their favourite channels to see what's on, without trawling through all of the listings. There's even a detailed synopsis for each show offering and the ability to share what you're watching with friends and family by text or email.

"Our new mobile app enhances that experience by ensuring you'll never miss recording a programme whilst out and about. Our TiVo service already offers the most flexible and comprehensive recording options and features, which this new service complements," said Alex Green, executive director of commercial TV & online at Virgin Media.

TiVo, which was launched last year, combines live TV with catch-up TV, on-demand content and web-based services such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube - all of which can be accessed from one programme guide. The service also features a set-top box with 1TB of storage and three tuners, so viewers can record two channels while watching a third.


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