i.TV, a popular TV listings app for iOS, is finally making its way to Android. I got a chance to check out a preview ahead of its official release within a few days’ time. There are a lot of things I like about this application, especially when putting it up against the competition. The interface is very clean and smooth, making it very easy for me to scroll through channel listings and time slots.
There are a bunch of little things that combine to make this app a big delight. TiVo integration allows you to sign into your TiVo account and DVR any given show or movie. Netflix integration allows you to add shows and movies to your instant queue or your DVD queue.
Quick access to information on IMDB, Wikipedia and videos on YouTube allow you to go beyond simply finding what times your favorite shows and movies will be on the tube.
Apparently you will also get reminders as a notification when your favorite show starts, but I did not find this functionality in the preview build. I imagine it’ll be a great option for those who often aren’t around their televisions to get the notification there.
Simply put, this is one of the best mobile TV guide applications for Android outside of a provider’s official application. Listings are available for Canada and the United States. Look out for it in the coming days.