The OTT live and on-demand Apple TV app developed by Stoneroos for T-Mobile’s streaming service Knippr has won the best Apple TV app 2016 from iCulture.
The jury notes “The Apple TV app Knippr lets you quickly and easily watch TV. The picture quality is more than good and even though it is over the internet, the app takes little time to load or adjust the image quality. Flicking the Remote using Siri is very fast and you can also catch-up programmes via the TV guide (EPG) or search via the search function. At the end of 2016 the application also started supporting fast forward and rewind. Very convenient if you’ve just missed the start of a programme or want to watch a particular segment.”
The app features the patented Stoneroos EPG, which shows the channels side by side, as has been proven to be a success in earlier EPG’s made by Stoneroos. While scrolling up and down within a channel, all other channels jump to the right time slot, providing a horizontal overview of all programmes that are broadcast at the same time.
“Due to a lack of computing power in older set-top boxes this solution was not possible on legacy sets, but with the Apple TV4 box this format has finally become a reality, bringing the potential to dethrone the old fashioned grid view,” according to the developer.