Geo TV is one of the biggest news media channels in Pakistan and is renowned for its sharp though sometimes controversial coverage of news from all around the country. The Geo TV app is designed with the purpose of never letting you miss out on the affairs of the country and the world even when you are not watching the news channel on TV. If you are looking for an app which can keep you up to date with the happenings in Pakistan, Geo TV app would be a fine choice.
Geo TV app has a news centric homepage which lets you check out the headlines of the top stories doing the rounds on the channel. The headlines are updated every time you check the app so there is no way you would be reading stale news while using the app. You can jump from 'Top Stories' to 'Pakistan', 'World', 'Business' , 'Sports', 'Entertainment', 'Health', 'Amazing', 'Sci Tech', 'Geo Comedy' and 'Opinion' tabs by tapping on any of them appearing on the screen in the second row from the top. The app basically downloads all of the latest stories whenever you open a particular tab. You have to be mindful of this when you use the app on a data restricted internet connection. There is no way to switch this feature off either which is pretty annoying.
The app has a great 'Live' feature through which you can stream the channel live. This is particularly great if you have a good connection and want to see the channel's coverage of a particular event. You can easily start the live streaming by tapping on the 'Live' button at the top right of the screen.
If you have the time to view the hourly headlines, the app also has a 'Headlines' feature. This basically has the recordings of the main bulletin and you can watch these bulletins after they have been delivered in real time. You will have to first tap on the tap on the 'menu' button at the top left of the screen and then select 'Headlines' to use this feature.
Geo TV app also has a 'Videos' section in its menu. There are two kinds of videos available i.e. 'Geo Reports' and 'Shows'. The 'Geo Reports' is slightly different from 'Headlines' as it features the main reports that were aired during the day. While the app downloads a preview of these videos, it streams them when you try to open one. This is good as this means that the app doesn't pre-download any report on its own. The problem lies with the 'Shows' option. The purpose of the feature is to allow the Geo TV app user to watch all the analysis and interview programs aired regularly on the TV channel. However, when it is tried to watch any of the programs, the app tries to download the preview of the different episodes of the TV show. However, it takes a lot of time and then ends up doing nothing. This is a big glitch as it doesn't allow the app user to watch the program after it has been aired. If this glitch is resolved, the app would become even better and offer its users the whole news media channel vibe with its app.
- User friendly interface
- Automatic updating of news
- Easy accessibility to news bulletins
- Streaming of live coverage of the Geo TV news channel
- Stylish design
- Easy option of clearing app data directly from the app itself
Geo News is a great app for people who want to touch with the current affairs of Pakistan. If you like the way Geo reports on news from around the globe, you should consider downloading this app!