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YOU MUST READ this to see how to get TV screen within your screen
on 11 July 2013
I prefer this app to the CatchupTV one. You'll see why.
Used horizontal the Kindle Fire gives you three columns of channel programs (Now and Following).
There are three screenfuls to roll upwards to view them all though the program titles are small. (only one column in view if you have the screen portrait).
Touch the program title or channel icon and you get full screen TV.
OR - A LONG TOUCH on the channel icon and you get a small screen within the screen - you can still move the columns of programs while the picture carries on with the chosen channel.
Click on the home symbol and you can choose a game to play and still see the tv screen within your 7" Kindle Fire screen. A light sliding touch on the tv picture enables you to move it away from the playing area depending on the game you are playing.
For instance I played Boggle - the game letters on the right while the TV picture showed on top left.
The small screen is about 2.5" x 1.5" the picture is really clear just small.
I ONLY FOUND THIS OUT BY ACCIDENT.
Edit = A Kindle user on the Forum tried this out and discovered that if he tapped on the small screen plus and minus buttons appeared in corners so you could shrink the picture even more or enlarge it to fit a proportion of your screen - such as over a corner of a spread sheet etc.
I just wish they'd put the Freeview numbers next to each channel not just the names.
Just one tip. Choose your volume before you touch the app. icon.
I can't believe how good the pictures look
If you are viewing full screen -
One touch on bottom of screen brings up a translucent rolling list of channels across the screen with a description of the channel still showing above and through the translucent screen of channels to the left and details of next program to the right.
If you touch a channel icon on the rolling list the details of the programs now and following on that channel are shown. All the while you are still viewing your original channel and listening to its uninterrupted sound.
A second tap on the translucent screen away from the icons gives you more translucent screen and less of your clear picture and more text detail on each program but you lose a bit more of clear screen. A tap on the screen where the clear picture is rolls the translucent list down out of view.
You have to go back to menu and touch the back arrow to bring up the columns of channels again to change channel.
An excellent app.
a bad point - occasionally a change of channel gives you silence for a few seconds but it soon catches up.
Just remember to choose your volume level before touching the app icon.
What a fabulous app for £2.
ps. my Kindle Fire is the basic 7" and the chap on the forum has a Kindle Fire HD.