Stay up to date with your TV programs with the revamped What's On? for BlackBerry 10

By Alicia Erlich on 9 Aug 2013 08:42 am
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For those of you who don't know me I am a TV and GetGlue addict with a full DVR and hundreds of stickers to prove it. However, due to the hustle and bustle of daily life and my hectic work schedule I don't always have time to keep track of my favorite shows nor remember to set a timer for when they return. Did I mention I'm also behind in reading a couple of my entertainment magazines which provide behind the scenes information and any recent developments for my programs? To ensure this never happens again there is What's On? for BlackBerry 10.

If you are obsessed with this medium like I am it is the perfect companion to organize your viewing habits. We featured the handy application back in May, however, it has been completely rebuilt entirely from scratch using Cascades and is now Built for BlackBerry approved. As before, not only does it allow you to read the most recent television news and view the latest listings and schedules but offers the ability to quickly set reminders and save your favorite shows for future reference. For now, the application is available in limited countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Features

  • The latest TV related news from TV Rage.
  • Add your favorite shows for quick and easy access.
  • Mark episodes as "watched" and track your progress for each saved series.
  • A 7-day TV schedule with the ability to set Calendar Reminders from the schedule.
  • Saved shows are automatically highlighted in the schedule.
  • Choose the country for your schedule. Currently supported: US, CA, UK, AU.
  • Detailed series information with show and episode summary's and air dates.
  • Search the TV database.
  • Active frame scrolls through the latest TV news items.
  • Various keyboard shortcuts for QWERTY users.
  • NEW Reminders section with deep calendar integration so you can manage your reminders without leaving the app!

Overall, the updated experience and flow of the application is a huge improvement from the original. Everything you need to satisfy your addiction is available at your fingertips with the native flow and feel. Users can browse schedules, set favorite programs, view detailed show information and episode lists, and set reminders to alert you when they air. Keep in mind that only new episodes, not reruns, appear in the seven day schedule.

The developer is planning on incorporating additional features for future releases and strongly encourages your feedback which you can supply using the forums link below.

For only $2.99 those in the select regions shown above can get their fix without grabbing for their TV Guide (or equivalent) so no more panicking over missing an episode. I can't tell you how many times I've missed a program only to scramble to locate a repeat or an online showing. This time all I have to do is pick up my device and set a reminder that syncs with my calendar.

It currently supports the Z10, Q10, and Q5 with a minimum OS of 10.1 and is your one stop shop for all your television needs.

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18 comments

Schmurf

Not having a TV Guide anymore is a royal pain and scrolling through the on screen guide can be a chore. This may be a good option.

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Flip4Bytes

This! This! This!

I've actually been seeking out for an application like this for a while because the on screen guides are absolutely dreadful. I just plan what I want into my calendar with one simple click now, it's amazing!

I find myself watching more TV now because of this app though.. Hahaha

The dev is awesome as well, very open to suggestions. This is a MUST HAVE and it's native cascades, can't go wrong!

amp323

I love this app and how its evolved from its earlier version is beyond amazing. Its so smooth and crisp now that it's definitely worth the money. The developer is also always available for support and open to advice for future features in the forum thread so that's a huge plus even though the app is pretty straight forward... Really love the app..

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06kingranch

For those of you who speed read through some of these reviews and miss the real purpose of the app, like I did the first time it was reviewed, this is not a TV Guide type app. What it does is let you search for and select your favorite shows so it can remind you when they are on.

If your like me that just wants to check what's on right now, this app is not for you.

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scalemaster34

Would really be great IF it could interact with my DVR...

pvphooman

Yes. If you want a schedule grid, this isn't the app. Hope we get one some say.

- aBBuser

BruvvaPete

Arsenio Hall returns in a couple of weeks! YES!!

Bacon Munchers

Ha! Really???

I wonder how long his pointer finger is now, as the hands apparently never stop growing....

Justforfun7

Alicia, great job demoing new apps. A quick tour with minimal fumbling. I appreciate the effort you put in rehearsing this so that you don't waste people's time.

skrewball

Thanks Alicia, great demo video! probably better than I could do! lol :)

chammer101

Great app, had it for a while. Nice to be able to set and forget it. How many times i've almost forgotten about a show and the app reminds me.

bull_thumper

Well, a new Doctor is news to me! I wished I could get BBC in my area on left side of the pond. (No reference to Amelia intended.)

HigherThanMars

Bought, loving it.

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athomas917

Wish we could have an official TV Guide app like the one for android and IOS.

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SkypilotOfHope

I really like this app and how it reminds me in my calendar. I've sideloaded the Bell Remote PVR app so these two go hand-in-hand! #FTW

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celestial blue

Downloaded, installed and searched for shows to add to my favourites. No problem.
However, the little red star notification is still showing on the app icon when I close the damn thing and it's driving me nuts. I went back and clicked on every possible option in the app to try and clear it and it won't go away. My neurosis can't take seeing an app notification sitting there uncleared so this will make me crazy. Would rather not delete it seeing as I just spent $3 on the bloody thing.
Anyone else having an issue?

** UPDATE - found the problem! on the main page where it lists all the news/articles for you, you have to hit the side menu and mark all read. Brutal. Not loving that feature (and I have the same annoyance with the otherwise awesome CB app, which I no longer use for the same reason. Have to go and click on sections to mark them as viewed even though I don't always want to read that section)

Bold Series

Should be free...

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