Telus this week added a new application to their Optik service which their IPTV customers the ability to learn more about what is playing on their Galaxie music channels.

The new app can be launched from the Optik main menu with a click of the remote. Once running, customers can find out what’s playing on all the music channels, look at playlists, and view album art.

In addition to viewing album art for the song currently playing, subscribers will also be able to view the one up next, and previously played songs on each channel.

The app was created by Stingray Digital, the Montreal-based provider of the Galaxie music service which provides Telus subscribers with 45 programmed music channels in all popular genres including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Country and many more, and is included at no additional charge for all customers.

Another feature, which Stingray says has been the most requested feature on Galaxie users’ wish lists, is the ability to review the playlist of the last 24 hours of songs played on each channel.

“The Galaxie Mediaroom Application that TELUS customers can now enjoy is a significant improvement for browsing and listening to their favourite channels.” said Stingray President Eric Boyko.

Discuss Optik TV and the new app in Digital Home's Telus IPTV (Optik TV) discussion forum.