BT has redesigned its TV app that lets you manage your YouView+ box and watch telly on your phone. It's added a new on-demand section for kids, given it some new features, and rebranded it too: what was once called BT TV Everywhere is now just known as BT TV.
The headline feature of the new app is a new on-demand section for kids. This brings together on-demand and catch-up shows from Nickelodeon, Entertainment One and Disney Junior. The little ones will be treated to the joys of 'SpongeBob Squarepants', 'Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom' and 'Doc McStuffins', among others.
The app now boasts more channels. These comprise six UKTV channels (Alibi, Eden, Gold, Good Food, Home and Watch) and the recently rebranded Sony Channel.
Plus there's a new Subscription Catch Up service offering shows from up to 20 premium entertainment channels like AMC, History, SyFy and the UKTV Play service. BT promises more channels are coming in the future.
"The new BT TV app is much better all round – it is much easier to use and gives you great TV shows to enjoy when you're out and about," said Antonia Barton, general manager, BT TV product. "The new kids' section is great for children, as they can find their favourite shows within a dedicated section of the app. Plus there's so much more content, whether you're looking for something like 'Britain's Next Top Model' from Lifetime on Subscription Catch Up or you want to watch a classic comedy on UKTV's Gold channel."