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Member Name: tinkers22
Advantages: Easy to use, informative, free
This is one of my favourite sites, it makes catching up on your soaps so much easier. I am a fanatic soap fan and try to never miss an episode of my favourite soaps.
I usually catch up when doing the house work or dishes and its great to just move the laptop into the kitchen although it can be annoying when you loose your internet connection, and unlike BBC Iplayer you have to watch the programme from the beginning.
As soon as you enter the site the home page pops up, this page is simply laid out making it easy for you to access the programme of your choice. The search box in the top left hand corner allows you to input the programme you are looking for and it will bring up a list of available programmes in relation to your request.
All ITV programmes are available to view on this site and it also gives you links to the programmes home page.
I don't think this is the best online catch up service as I find BBC Iplayer and 4oD provide a better service, for a start ITV Player programmes still include a annoying amount of adverts and although 4od shows have adverts they are minimal and tolerable. I also think the ITV Player is slower than the other two and sometimes takes a long time to load or can sometimes stop working all together.
Although it is not the best, if you can only watch the program on ITV then it's definitely watchable and better than missing your show all together.
I do find that the site is improving over time and hopefully it will be of the same standard as the BBC Iplayer soon.
Overall i would say that improvements could be made to the site although it does make life more manageable and is simple to use.
Summary: overall a good service but could be improved