Tubetime Launches Free All-In-One TV Guide, Remote App in Canada [u]


Tubetime is a new all-in-one TV guide and remote app for iOS users, launched earlier this week in Canada. Users have the option of purchasing a reasonably-priced $9.95 CDN dongle to turn your iPhone or iPad into a remote for your TV, PVR and other electronics.

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• Easily search, browse and personalize your TV guide to find your favourite shows. Tubetime works with all major Canadian cable and satellite operators.
• Set reminders so that you don’t miss your favourite shows.
• Be in the buzz, tweet, share and post on Facebook.
• Easily find and follow the Twitter feeds of your shows.
• Invite your friends to watch shows with you, see what they like, see what’s popular.
• By adding the connector to your iPhone, iPad or iPod, turn it into a remote control to enhance your TV viewing and home entertainment experience.

I took Tubetime for a quick test and the interface is clean and simple to use. The setup is easy to find your local provider via your location and doesn’t require any registration.

A slider along the top allows you to quickly jump to any time you want within the TV guide. What is neat about Tubetime is how social networks are integrated, as once you hook up your iOS integrated Twitter account you can start tweeting quickly, as popular show hashtags are inserted for you.

Once you’ve found your favourite TV show, one tap is all that’s needed to set a timer to remind you of its start via push notifications.

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Tubetime was created in Montreal and looks to be a promising TV guide and remote app, with an Android version coming soon. Give it a shot and tell me what you think.

Click here to download Tubetime, it’s free.

Update 1:31 PM: We’ve contacted Tubetime and they have agreed to hold a contest for readers. Up for grabs are 5 of their infrared connectors ($9.95 CDN value) to turn your iPhone into a TV remote.

How to enter? Just leave a comment (with an email address so we can pass it onto Tubetime) below!

Contest ends on midnight PST on Sunday, March 17th. Good luck!

Update 2, March 18th: Congrats to the following winners–check your email! You have 24 hours to respond or new winners will be picked.

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  • Kim Stenner
  • writetrev
  • stevethomp
  • JBLX



  • Looks fascinating. Any chance you will review the dongled remote soon?

  • Sandeasy

    I’m in hope i get one.

  • So Want! And great app BTW!


  • looks like a great app to have

  • GoLeafsGo

    Read a lot about this, I wanna pick one up, because unlike my TV remote, my iPhone never gets lost.

  • George

    Looks good

  • Olley


  • Looks cool. Waiting patiently for a review or just get/win one. Although I a also using my iphone as a glorified iPod as I’m rocking a Z10 now.

  • Count me in! mjs1766 at gmail dot com

  • Sean

    I’ll take one of those!

  • Jra46

    Looks awesome I’d like one

  • Pwobrien

    Looks cool!

  • It would be cool if the app could be used to program my PVR recordings, whether at home or when out and about. the remote dongle would also help in reducing remote control clutter. Keep up the good work!

  • Would love to be entered for a giveaway.

  • Matt

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Paul Chartrand

    I downloaded this because of the post and it is great. The dongle remote would make this app very functional and useful to many.

  • That’s a neat gizmo. Thanks for offering it up to your readers.


  • François Julien

    Awesome i want one

  • I would love to win one of these! I hope you don’t want us to leave an email address in plaintext in the comment! DM me!

  • writetrev

    Anything that can help me replace my regular remote would be a welcome change!

  • Sheldon Torres

    Great timing as I’m looking into a universal remote. This will be great to have!

  • Jason

    Might invest in this. You always seem to loose the remote but never the phone.

  • Chris

    That would be sweet!

  • Pat

    Finally a fantastic solution to remote epidemic!

  • Chad

    Would like to be entered in the contest please

  • I would like to enter for the contest.

  • VJ

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Shay

    This would be really cool to try out…and perhaps a good alternative to a Harmony remote

  • Mike

    I have been looking for a great product for my iphone device to use with my cable tv at home.

  • Jonathan

    Oh wow, what an interesting concept!

  • Ssandhu84

    I’d consider getting cable if this thing works. Please enter my name in the contest.

  • Lawrence

    Would love to use my phone as a remote

  • Wow I was actually wondering if I would be able to use my iPhone as a remote. Love this!! arcsvibe AT

  • Sylanel

    That looks like a very nice little tool! I could enjoy that I am sure of it!

  • JBLX

    Well. Not only would this be a cool remote, but it would be a great birthday gift for myself. Yes I’m “birthday” droping my name. Shameful, but hey it’s my birthday tomorrow.hahaha
    Hope to win one !

  • Sam

    Would love a dongle!

  • Braiden

    Would love to win one! My email is

  • Fox

    Looks interesting, I’d have to try it to be sure though.

  • Would love to use this! Looks great!

  • Jamaican-4Lyfe

    For a “free” app it has a very sleek and easy to use interface. I’d Love to get one of the dongles. Better than having both a remote and iphone in my hand while watching a show.

  • jason_chan


  • sidman

    Great idea. Looking forward to trying it out.
    sidfriedman at gmail dot com

  • Thx for announcing this app & contest.

  • that’s awesome! I’ll give it a try 🙂

  • Dave Pohl

    Great! Just what I need for at home in Ontario and visiting family in BC.

  • Lotustype81

    This seems like a very interesting product, I’d love to get one.

  • Dave
  • definingsound

    great dongle idea, great price, would still rather win one 🙂

  • yamadori

    I’d love one of these. I have way too many remotes on the coffee table!

  • yamadori

    Guess I should follow instructions and leave my email.

  • I’ll give it a try as well

  • Guillaume Lacasse

    I want one !

  • PeterT

    Would like to get one.

  • Frostedbuzz

    Nice to have one

  • G G

    Looks incredible

  • Al

    Sounds like a great idea and useful too!

  • Jack

    Great concept. Nice to have one.

  • russlav

    this sounds pretty cool…i remember there being one for ipad a couple years ago, but this seems much better organized and thought out

  • Smac6ca

    Really neat. This would be great to have since travelling I always end up using a different TV and have no idea what channels are where in the lineup.

  • Kenny

    Awesome! this would be convienent!

  • stevethomp

    Looks way more useful for me than a Logitech universal remote, would love to have this.

  • ColinW

    I’ve been looking for a reasonably priced option like this for quite some time. Looking forward to (hopefully) checking it out with the dongle I won!

  • mike s

    finally, my iphone can do everything!!! Looking forward to the app

  • Bhavesh
  • Jag

    how does it work with systems like the gateway from shaw?

  • Momin

    cool cool cool

  • Harry

    totally wants!

  • Cam

    Sounds ineresting, might be the easiest remote around!

  • BCEd

    Looks like Tubetime has bitten the dust as of yesterday (22 June 2015). Website is down. iOS app gives a “Please note that Tubetime will be pausing its activities for an undertimed period. Thanks to all users.”

    Shame. It was a great service. Used the app *all* the time.