Nowadays its commonplace to be able to take out a subscription of TV that’s affordable and can be cancelled any time. No longer do you have to be tied into an annual contract, paying out extortionate amounts for home entertainment.
One-upping the cheap TV-viewing services is Freeview. Freeview is a digital TV service that brings us all the best programmes for zero cost.
The TV platform provides over 70 live TV channels including BBC and ITV.
Although it makes perfect sense for Freeview to be available on TVs – either built into the television or via a Freeview box – some may wish to watch Freeview on other devices such as tablets or mobile phones.
So, is there a Freeview TV guide app for iPad? Let’s take a look…
Freeview channels in my area
Dependent on where you live in the UK, your Freeview channel options will differ.
Generally, customers should get around 70 channels as standard, however, in some areas you can receive as little as 40.
You can see a list of all the available channels in your area via this Freeview listing table.
Alternatively, if you want to get more specific, use the Freeview address checker to see exactly how many channels you’ll get from the service. You’ll need to enter your postcode and house number in the online checker.
Can I get Freeview on my tablet? TV guide app for iPad
Yes, you can get Freeview on a tablet. To get Freeview installed on an iPad, you’ll need to head to the Apple App Store.
The Freeview app is ranked 29th in Entertainment on the App Store. Download it here.
You can install the Freeview app on both Apple iPhone and iPad. Or, if you’re using an Android device, install the app from the Google Play Store here.
What other apps can I get to turn my iPad into a TV?
The Freeview app provides its users with both live and on-demand TV shows.
As well as the Freeview app, iPad owners can install the Netflix app, reality TV lovers can get the Hayu app, or, if you can’t get enough of British telly then Britbox may be for you. Another favourite is the Disney+ app which has been rising in popularity since its release in 2019.
There’s also a great deal of quality content on TV catch-up players such as My5, ALL4, BBC Player and ITV Hub.