Telus unveils PVR app for Net, iPhone

App will soon be available for BlackBerry, Android devices

TORONTO -- On-the-go Canadians can now set up their PVR away from home, thanks to Telus Corp.'s remote recording app for the Internet and the iPhone.

The Vancouver-based phone giant said subscribers to its Optik TV and high-speed Internet service will be able to search for programming and schedule recordings using a web-enabled computer or a smartphone.

The remote recording app will shortly be available for Telus smartphone subscribers using BlackBerry and Android devices.

Telus also allows its around 200,000 TV customers to use their Xbox 360 system as a digital set top box for the Optik TV service.