Intuitive Search Features and Rich User Interface for iPhone and iPod Touch
DIRECTV today announced its DVR Scheduler is available on the Apple App Store. Now all customers need to do is tap the DIRECTV icon on their iPhone or iPod touch to begin remotely scheduling and recording DIRECTV programming on their home DVR — wherever they are.
“The iPhone app will take the DIRECTV’s DVR Scheduler experience to an entirely new level with its incredible ease of use, amazing search function and great looking graphics,” said Eric Shanks, executive vice president of Entertainment for DIRECTV. “This app will more than meet the expectations of iPhone and iPod touch users. It really is the perfect marriage of two revolutionary technologies.”
The new app enhances and evolves the existing m.directv.com mobile scheduler with a rich graphical interface and ease of use. The application combines the innovative Multi-Touch user interface of the iPhone and iPod touch with an improved search function that enables users to quickly browse the entire programming guide by channel or date and time. A keyword search option also lets the viewer search by actor, title, and description and the guide can be customized for easier viewing and program selection. Programs can also be scheduled up to 14 days in advance.
Once a program is found, viewers have detailed information like air date, duration, and description at their fingertips. The most popular shows will display a colorful graphic that can be tapped to view more images of the cast. DIRECTV customers can then easily set a remote recording with additional options and settings, and simply touch to record.
The DIRECTV DVR Scheduler app is available for free from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
DIRECTV has led the industry in the application of remote DVR scheduling technology — its customers have been using the complimentary service on their cell phones and computers since early last year, scheduling nearly 5-million recordings on their home DVRs to date. Future versions of the application will offer DIRECTV VOD search and remote record, content recommendations and ratings, and streaming of show and movie trailers.
About DIRECTV, Inc.
DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV), the nation’s leading satellite television service provider, presents the finest television experience available to more than 17.6 million customers in the United States and is leading the HD revolution with more than 130 HD channels. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 265 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed national cable companies for eight years running) and superior technologies that include advanced DVR and HD-DVR services and the most state-of-the-art interactive sports packages available anywhere. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com.