Peel Launches New Features For iPhone App

New iOs App Update Includes Customizable Menus for Favorite TV Shows and Channels

Aug 30, 2011, 10:11 ET from Peel

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peel, the company dedicated to changing the way you watch TV, announced today new features for its iOs personal TV show application including custom menus, smart search and multitasking. Peel makes it easy to find and discover favorite shows with custom tailored programming recommendations in an intuitive application.

Peel has added two new customized sections for favorite shows and favorite channels. Once a user has favorited a show or selected a channel as a favorite, users can easily see what is on TV from their customized menus. Touch one of the thumbnails and the app displays a brief description of the episode or movie that is playing.

"Our users asked for it and we gave it to them," said Greg Lindley, chief experience officer for Peel. "Our top picks section continues to offer users recommendations but we have now taken it a step further with the addition of the new favorite show and channel screens. We have made the process of finding what is on TV even easier and more personalized."

Whether using standalone or with Peel's universal control, Peel eliminates the need for complicated TV listings and brings users closer to the shows they love. Users of Peel's (app)cessory can enjoy watching television without the hassle of multiple remotes and switching component inputs. Setting up takes just a few minutes and Peel immediately begins delivering tailored TV recommendations. When you find a show you'd like to watch, simply tap "Watch it on TV" and it tunes-in your home entertainment system to begin playing the program. As you watch, Peel fine-tunes your TV recommendations based on your likes, dislikes and social interactions.

The Peel social feature allows users to share what they are watching via Facebook and Twitter from within the app. Users can view how many other Peel users have favorited a show via Facebook / Twitter and even see how the show ranks in its genre according to Peel users on individual show pages with stats and show information.


The free Peel app is available for download at the Apple App Store by visiting:

New Features

Peel 1.2 for iOs includes:

  • Multitasking Support – Users can now leave the Peel app running on their iPhone, utilize another app or function and then go right back to where they were in Peel
  • Real-time Search – Start typing the first few letters of a channel or a show and watch peel returning results instantaneously
  • Favorite Shows & Channels – Top picks now has two new sections where users can store and access favorite shows and channels
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes

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