i.TV is arguably one of the most useful and feature-rich iPhone application ever invented, especially if you’re a movie or TV lover. This app serves as a one-stop-shop for all your local movie schedules, TV programming — be it cable, satellite or broadcast — community news, movie trailers, ticket purchases, Netflix que management and much more. As if all these features weren’t enough, the app does all this and is also absolutely free. How’s that for a deal?
Now, the fine folks who make this very useful app have announced some details for their upcoming update to i.TV. This new version, dubbed 2.0, will offer a host of updates and improvements which will undoubtedly further enhance this apps’ already tremendous usefulness.
Some of these new features and updates include:
• A new, improved UI – One of the few areas where the app actually needed improvement.
• iTunes integration — Control movie, tv, episode, etc. purchases from within the app.
• Push notifications — Push alerts for show reminders, new episodes, etc.
• The i.TV Remote Control Framework — New support for universal remotes. Devices can be connected via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or dock-connector. The new version currently supports TiVo HD and TiVO HD XL boxes but more devices are on the way — including rumored support for DirecTV boxes (fingers crossed for that one).
Version 2.0 of i.TV is currently pending review in the Apple iTunes Store, so look for it to drop hopefully very soon. Meanwhile, take a look at the video after the jump that highlights some of version 2.0’s upcoming features.