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Free live TV on iPhone/iPad: Best 4 apps for UK

Watch your favorite programs wherever you are. Having live TV channels straight to your device is a great feature. With free live television apps available in the U.K, you will not have to miss out on that program or series you have been avidly watching. So that you do not miss your favorite television programs, we have found four that we think may interest you.

ITV Player by ITV on the iOS is the ideal app for finding those missed programs with a new video catch-up service for the iPhone and iPad. This is the first app that gives opportunity to watch ITV programs on your handset. Watch all ITV programs that have the rights to show on mobile, for up to seven days after original broadcast. Available on iTunes this application lets you catch up on ITV1, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 channels and download free with unlimited usage. Using a WiFi connection to play programs you can search for programs by channel or alphabetically. Browse recommended programs and navigate using portrait or landscape orientation. To use this application you need a mobile phone or tablet device that runs iOS 4.3 and is connected to wireless internet. By offering your email address, you can get information on changes and new features.

BBC iPlayer by Media Applications Technologies Limited is an iPad application available at the App Store. This app will allow you entry to BBC TV and Radio programs with over 400 hours programming from the last 7 days. The option to watch live TV and listen to live radio is ideal for you to scroll through, find featured, and the more popular programs. You can also add programs to your favorites and view them when a new series or episode is available. This easy to use application will allow you to simply drag and drop programs to your favorites. Keep informed on new and upcoming episodes and series with an easy browse schedule planner.

4oD Catch Up by Channel 4 is an iPad application available at the App Store. 4oD Catch Up allows you to watch Channel 4 free, download for a limited time only and view shows from Channel 4, E4 and More4. This app gives you a massive 30-day catch up window to see anything you have missed over the last month. Once you have downloaded the application, the content is available to watch free of charge with no limits to the amount of content you can play. Watch classic shows with archive 4oD content coming soon. 4oD Catch Up does not work outside the UK.

Eurosport Player by Eurosport is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and available at the App Store. Start watching top live sporting action, immediately, wherever you are. The application itself is free, but to access to channels you need to subscribe and make a payment through iTunes. It is possible to download the application over 3G and/or Wi-Fi. The best quality available is with a Wi-Fi connection and a subscription will give you British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2 as a live stream. With over 100 different sporting events during the year, you can also have news and magazine programs to keep you fully up to date with the channels and events covered.

British Eurosport gives you 3 of the 4 Tennis Grand Slams and regular coverage from the ATP and WTA Tours. There are many Football tournaments available including Euro 2012 Qualifiers, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011, U17 Euros and U17 World Cup. Cycling, Snooker, Wintersports and Olympic sports events. British Eurosport 2 will give you Cricket, Motorbike and 4-wheel Motorsports events. The subscription levels for the channels are £2.39 for a monthly subscription and £23.99 for an annual subscription. The application is also available in Ireland, Germany, and France only.

These are great applications for you to make sure you do not miss your favorite shows, episodes, series and sporting events wherever you are. Get the best programs straight to your device and when a friend starts telling you their account of a program, you missed use the option to recall that program and watch it for yourself.

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Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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