The distance between television and internet has been shrinking ever since the beginning of broadband and network executives are beginning to recognize the power of the internet. One of the ways that they are acknowledging and recognizing it are the great apps which let you find out more information about your favorite TV programs as well as finding new things to watch. Here are the top ten best apps for those people who love TV.
10. Remote Control
These won’t work with every TV or DVR but if you have a TV, VCR or Dvr that connects to a network there is an excellent chance that you can control it with your iPhone and the remote control app is a good place to start.
9. In House
A fantastic example of how you can use an iPhone app to connect to your fans this is an app recently created for the TV show House MD. With interviews with both writers and cast, behind the scenes information, quotes and even webisodes this is a great for fans of House.
Everyone knows that the internet movie data base is the best place to find information about actors and movies and when the computer is in the other room this app works just as well.
Check local TV and movie listings as well as seeing what is currently being watched. This is a great way to find new programs to watch.
A streaming TV app the selection is limited but if the TV show you want to watch is available this is a good place to watch it.
5. TV Guide
Similar to i.tv it lets you search local TV listings but also lets you set favorites and more.
4. Direct TV
If you own direct TV and an iPhone there is no reason for you not to have this. Not only does it have the TV line up but it also lets you set your Digital video recorder to record any program anywhere you want and search listings up to two weeks in advance.
3. DVR remote
The TV app I have used the most it would be #1 if it was something everyone could use. Designed for the TiVo it works not only as a remote but works with TiVo mobile so you can tell your TiVo to record things when you’re away from home. It is more open than other remotes with the ability to move the buttons and while it hasn’t replaced the TiVo remote yet it is close.
There are a lot of great fan apps on the iPhone but few TV shows have the wide appeal of the mythbusters and few work so well with an iPhone app, with games as well as Facebook and twitter you can have fun and learn more about the show.
Netflix has long been one of the best services on the internet and with its streaming media it has become even better, but not just for movie fans. A lot of TV shows are on Netflix too, and while you’ll want an iPad to actually watch streaming movies there are a lot of good apps to change your Netflix q and more. If you use Netflix you need an app like this and this is my favorite.