How to: watch TV on a tablet
WANT to watch your TV shows on the go? Foxtel’s new iPad app Foxtel Go lets Foxtel subscribers do that.
The app is free and available in the Apple App Store. You will need to set up a Foxtel online account if you have not already done so, and use that username and password to link the app to your account. There are a few restrictions to using the app. You will only see channels to which you subscribe. Also, you can only register your account on two tablet computers. You can use the app to watch video either through wi-fi or over 3G/4G mobile networks, but data charges will apply. You can set parental controls and video quality from low to best to control data usage.
The app offers 21 channels (with more scheduled to come later) which you can watch live plus a catch-up service for a range of popular shows including Rove LA, The Walking Dead, Grand Designs Australia, Vampire Diaries and Spooks. The app has three sections: home, live TV and catch up. The home page is a combination of tiles with Foxtel’s suggestions of what you might want to watch. The live page has a scrolling index on the right-side of channels, with a video screen on the left showing the selected show. You can expand that video to full screen. IQ users can hit a button below the video screen to start their home IQ recording the show currently being viewed on the app. The catch-up screen lets you look through the available shows by genre, channel or by name on an alphabetical list.