Zeebox comes to BlackBerry 10 for UK TV fans

By James Richardson on 29 Mar 2013 04:26 am EDT
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I was pretty excited when Zeebox arrived a while ago for BlackBerry 7 devices here in the UK. The Android version has now made its way to BlackBerry 10 and seems to work perfectly. The application is mainly a TV guide but there are lots of other features within the app.

Once you load Zeebox for the first time it will ask you who is your television provider. This is so the app only lists TV programs that you will have access to which I think it a great touch.

At the top of the display are three tabs. First up is 'TV Picks' where you are presented with featured programs that will be coming up later in the day. Next up is 'Guide' and this will show you what is currently on the TV. You can also scroll each channel to the left to see what's on next and later in the day. Selecting a program will provide you with more information about it and you also get the option to share the details via Twitter, Facebook or email - so Zeebox has a kind of social side to it. The final tab is 'Activity' and this is where you can see which TV programs your friends have been watching.

Overall I have to say that if you have a BlackBerry 10 phone here in the UK then Zeebox is a must have app - and it's free!

More information/Download Zeebox for BlackBerry 10

 

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

24 comments

MAJ009

Nice

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dannyd86

First after the first here to complain about the first

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marmad74

Why does it need access to my profile, contacts and files? Deleted

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Rootbrian

That's on the android runtime, which is blank. Maybe you'll reconsider.

MAJ009

Nice...

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timboss

Not available in Australia :(

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James Richardson

It does say it's a UK app. Move here!

timboss

Haha true... I wanted to check out the UI... looks very good!

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BB Marissa

Not interested in it myself, but it's a food addition to BlackBerry world for those who are.

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Pete The Penguin

Another lazy Android port, laggy as hell

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timboss

That's unfortunate. How is the UI?

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timboss

That's unfortunate. How is the UI design?

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Rootbrian

Watch the video above?

Rootbrian

Then why did you download it then?

TrickyCase

So glad to see Zeebox come to the Z10 as I thought it was great for my torch.

Ok, so it's an android port... but at least they have made the effort to officially log it in BlackBerry World, instead of having to sideload and pray that it works.

They can now monitor its demand and usage on BlackBerry 10 and decide whether to make use of the native features.

I understand and appreciate.. And to a point commend those who refuse to put a 5 star rating on BlackBerry World to non-native apps, but I am getting frustrated to those who only give 1 star purely as it is a port.

That gives little incentive to devs to bring their apps to BlackBerry.

This is not a criticism to the previous comment, just to some reviews on BlackBerry World for this app and similar android ports.

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James Richardson

Wise words.

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Rootbrian

Well said. I rate it based on functionality and usefulness. Those that constantly 1 star it have nothing better to do.

knighty2112

Says you can edit the security for permissions after downloading and installing, yet when you go into security and permissions afterwards these options can't be turned off at all!

Deleted app as there is no reason to have access to this stuff for just a TV guide.

Whoosh.....!!!!!!!!!! Careful! Z10 in action here!

dejongj

Why oh why does it need access to all my files?

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Rootbrian

Files in the android subsystem.

probson100

Didn't realise it was a also a remote control, fiddling around with it and never noticed it was changing tv channels, wife and daughter blaming each other because they had the remotes :)

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waynemack

For some reason it won't let me download it says it's not available for this device weird what's the difference between my z10 and everybody elses

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