How to: watch TV on a tablet

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WANT to watch your TV shows on the go? Fox­tel’s new iPad app Fox­tel Go lets Fox­tel sub­scribers do that.

Set up

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.

Watch­ing shows

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.

ROD CHESTER

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