The following information is a UPC Ireland Press release from before the move to Virgin Media

UPC launches new Horizon TV App for Android

Horizon TV App will be live on Google Play Store from 8th April

Ireland, 8th April 2014 – Ireland’s leading TV, broadband and communications innovator, UPC today announced that its popular Horizon TV App is now available to Android smartphone and tablet users in the Google Play Store from 8th April.

For UPC Digital TV and broadband customers, this app allows them to enjoy their favourite TV shows on their Android device free of charge. UPC customers can already avail of Horizon TV Online and by App on Apple iOS devices.

UPC TV lovers can enjoy up to 50 channels using the Live TV streaming function including all Irish terrestrial channels and the best of the UK terrestrials including BBC 1, 2, 3, 4, UTV, ITV 2, 3, 4, Sky News and Sky Sports News.

Additionally, customers can view the TV Guide, Personal Suggestions and schedule remote recordings to their Digital+ or Horizon TV HD+ box, direct from their device, whilst out and about.

Andy May, TV Product Development Manager of UPC Ireland said, “In recent years, TV viewing trends have changed with the introduction of mobile devices revolutionising how people enjoy the TV they love. People want to watch on as many devices as possible so we’re committed to bring the best experiences to our customers across multiple devices. Introducing the Horizon TV App for Android is the natural next step, as the popularity of the Android operating system continues to grow.”

The Android app builds on the success of the Apple iOS version which was released in April 2013 which now boasts over 400,000 video steams each month with over a quarter of eligible UPC customers downloading the app.

UPC’s revolutionary Horizon TV service currently has over 65,000 customers bringing TV to life in extraordinary new ways and setting the new gold standard for TV, broadband and phone services in Ireland.


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Additional information

The Horizon TV Android App is compatible with all Android Operating System versions from 4.0.3 up to 4.3. The app should normally also work on Android 4.4 but we have not yet been able to thoroughly test this compatibility.

The following devices are supported and tested:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S III mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • Motorola Droid RAZR HD
  • Motorola Droid 4

The app should work on the following devices as well based on the hardware-configuration
of these devices:


  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8”
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7”
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7”
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1”
  • Samsung Note 10.1 “
  • Samsung Note 8”
  • Asus EEE Pad Transformer
  • Google Nexus 10
  • Google Nexus 7 (only 2012 edition)


  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Sony Xperia S
  • Sony Xperia Z1
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • HTC One mini
  • HTC One X+
  • HTC One X
  • HTC One S
  • Google Nexus 5
  • Google Nexus