myTVR has unveiled a new service that allows a user to record and playback content from free-to-air television on an iPhone or PC.
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Content can be delivered via broadband or 3G and can be watched on a Mac, PC, iPhone and iPod touch, most Nokia media enabled mobiles, and Android mobile devices.
Company founder and myTVR director, Michael Carew, said the idea was born out of a desire for a simple way to record TV shows.
“MyTVR lets you watch any television program on free-to-air TV without the need to buy an expensive recording device – or worse still, work out how to use it. MyTVR is all about being easy to use – you just click one button to record and playback,” he said.
The service has been designed with mobile and internet users in mind, with file sizes at up to half the size of most existing IPTV services. Shows can be recorded and watched later, or just a second after the broadcast has started.
MyTVR offers a free trial of the service and works on a low-cost subscription basis, where up to three hours of recording can be stored for $5.85 per month and 12 hours for $7.85; however, deleting recordings after watching them provides many more hours each month.
“We have developed a totally new model for watching TV on the go, and have plenty of ideas about its future. However, it’s all about the user, so we are in a process of hearing from them about their experiences, their ideas and what they want to see. This will help shape the future of myTVR as we go forward,” he concluded.