Important Information Regarding the Mobile App
Sarah Member Posts: 1,812 admin
edited 6 February 2020, 4:47PM in Announcements
Starting today YouView will be phasing out support for the YouView mobile app with final support ending on the 31st March 2020. The YouView mobile app will then be removed from the App Store and Google Play.
The BT TV app is available to all BT TV subscribers. It can be used to connect to your set top box to set recordings remotely.
More information regarding this change can be found on our Support Site here: https://support.youview.com/mobile-app/
You don't mention TalkTalk TV, or their TV Planner app, will that continue to work?
"...we are refocusing development away from ‘direct to consumer’ products..."
As a retail user will we be able to use the BTtv app and still have remote record functionality?
We would recommend reaching out to TalkTalk regarding their TalkTalk Planner App. Contact details can be found here.
At YouView our mission is to combine cutting edge technology with Live TV and On Demand television to deliver a brilliantly smart TV experience for our customers.
In order to deliver the most innovative TV experience, we are refocusing development away from ‘direct to consumer’ products and toward delivering best in class TV technology services direct to our customers BT, TalkTalk, Humax and Sony.
This is the first day YouView have officially announced they have become BTs subscription baby. The thin end of the wadge wedge. The next 'cutting edge development' will be the announcement of cessation (ending) of the sale of retail boxes. Its an absolute disgrace and a sad day. But BT don't care about that. Not happy but expected.
The TalkTalk app looks and behaves exactly the same as the YouView one hence why I wonder/worry about its future.
It just seems a very bad move. Doesn't really appear at the moment any loyalty shown to consumers at the same time. I wondered why we recently received the "Discover" long delayed update. The App had most of the function on this carried over to the pvr. I still can't understand the logic. Youview might be a forward thinking company, but you also need to look behind you & remember the loyal consumers, not just the subscribers to the ISP's. Would anyone else agree?
Good luck with that. Try it and you will unfortunately get nowhere. Many have tried, all have failed. I've helped a few of them, whist telling them its pointless, but they pursued the matter anyway.
The Panasonic has one, not sure how reliable, but they do have one for their pvr. Freeview have an Freeview App, to be honest I don't know that much about it. Not sure if Humax have any plans to make one for their Freeview pvrs. I have only used the Youview one & it works well most of the time. Just needs a bit more developing to iron out a few minor bugs. I am just stunned at the announcement today. There is no real logic (well money maybe) but this is not forward thinking, you also have to not only plan ahead, but also look behind you at same time. John L