F U BBC! TVCatchUP brings streaming Freeview TV to Windows Phone 8


The BBC has famously made all kinds of excuses about why they can not support Windows Phone with an iPlayer app, ranging from blaming OS bugs to small market share.

It seems however these issues did not represent an insurmountable obstacle to the developers of TVCatchup, who already have a Windows 8 app, and are looking to expand to Windows Phone.

They showed the app to AAWP, who posted the screen shots above.

The app does not quite allow one to watch TV on demand however, and really only streams Live TV, either over 3G or WIFI.


Together with a built-in program guide that is however better than nothing, and the app features Live tiles allowing one’s favourite channels to be pinned.

Streaming is only allowed by UK residents (a restriction of the law) and the app should hit the store in the next few weeks.

Maybe now that they see it is possible to stream their content on Windows Phone BBC may have a change of heart? We are not holding our breaths however.

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