MONTREAL, May 25, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today Videotron released illico for Apple Watch, an app that gives Apple Watch customers a new way to explore content and control their TV experience at the touch of a finger.
"Created entirely by our product development team, our new illico app for Apple Watch anticipates our customers' needs and offers them a new and unique way to enhance their television experience," commented Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron. "The release of this app again demonstrates Videotron's innovation leadership and shows why it has become the telecommunications provider with the highest customer satisfaction rate over the past 10 years."
FLIP function for TV addicts
The illico app for Apple Watch includes a Flip function which lets users flip between channels within a given genre (music, sports, children's, movies, etc.). Whether they are looking for a TV show or the perfect background music, the Flip function will help users find the right content from Videotron's vast selection of live channels.
"Our goal in developing this app was to complement the traditional remote control experience right from Apple Watch," said Manon Brouillette.
CONTROL function for one-click control
Tech-happy users can also use the app to fast forward, rewind or pause any show, on a live channel or video on demand.
The illico app for Apple Watch is available for free download from the Apple Watch App Store. The illico app for iPhone is available now from the App Store.1
Videotron ( www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of March 31, 2015, Videotron was serving 1,770,600 cable television customers, including 1,555,500 Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,543,100 subscribers to its cable service as of March 31, 2015. As of the same date, Videotron had 662,100 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,344,600 Québec households and organizations. For the tenth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company, based on a Léger survey.
1 Customers must have an illico new generation set-top box.
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