ABC iView finally comes to Android

ABC's iView now available on selected Android smartphones and tablets

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has finally made its catch up TV service, iView, available on Android smartphones and tablets, but the service is currently only compatible with selected devices.

The ABC iView app for Android.
The ABC iView app for Android.

ABC hopes to bring iView to Android by the end of the year

The network announced the iView for Android app yesterday, claiming the highly anticipated app has a "bold new design".

The iView Android app will initially be compatible with a selected range of smartphones and tablets running Android OS 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and above.

ABC says the app will be rolled out to wider range of Android devices "following initial user feedback and quality assurance testing".

Current supported smartphones include the Samsung Galaxy S II, S III & S4, the Samsung Galaxy Note and Note II, the Nexus 4 and 5, the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z.

Compatible Android tablets include the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1, the Nexus 7 2012 and Nexus 7 2013, the Nexus 10, and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

ABC's Controller TV Multiplatform, Arul Baskaran, said iView for Android has been the company's most requested service.

"ABC iview on Android has been the most requested service since the launch of ABC iview on iPad and iPhone."

"The demand is reflective of the explosive growth of the mobile internet. More than half of iView's record 19 million monthly plays are now occurring on tablets and phones."

ABC says the new iView design featured in the Android app will be rolled out to the company's website and iOS app in "early 2014."

The company says the new interface enables faster browsing through featured TV programs, and includes a new search function.

What do you think of ABC iView for Android? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags abcABC iViewcatch up TVandroid apps

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

Good Gear Guide
Show Comments

Essentials

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?