IOS


Freeview launches Android app

Freeview has launched its Freeview Play app on Android. The Android launch follows app’s release on iOS earlier this year. Freeview Play, available from the Google Play Store, gives UK users access to stream shows from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, along with on demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All […]

Netflix ‘testing’ direct payment, bypassing iTunes on iOS devices

Netflix is testing a payment method on iOS devices aimed at cutting Apple’s iTunes out of the loop in 33 countries, according to press reports. According to TechCrunch, the subscription video-on-demand giant is redirecting new and lapsed subscribers launching the Netflix app on an iOS device away from iTunes to a mobile web version of […]

Conviva: Apple TV leads growth as streaming viewing hours ramp up dramatically

Growth in viewing time on Apple TV devices in the first quarter of this year outpaced all other devices by almost two times, according to data analytics outfit Conviva’s All-Screen Census Report Q1 2018. According to statistics from Conviva’s customer base, Apple TV saw 709% increase in viewing hours year-on-year in Q1. During the same […]

Africanews launches iOS app

Euronews’ African channel Africanews has launched an iOS app, offering free access to all news published on the africanews.com website and live TV. The app, available for iPhones and iPads, offers push notifications for breaking news, the Africanews live stream, a constantly updated timeline, a selection of global news, highlighted videos with thematic playlists, Tweets […]

Kaltura updates Mobile Video Player SDK

Video technology provider Kaltura has introduced “faster, leaner” version of its Mobile Video Player SDK for iOS and Android devices. The new player supports casting to Google Cast and Apple AirPlay, downloads for offline viewing, and is designed to offer a video load time of under one second. It can also be deployed with various […]

Ooredoo taps Starz Play for mobile on-demand

Qatar-based teleco Ooredoo has partnered with Starz Play for the launch of its mobile TV app Ooredoo TV Go. The recently released iOS and Android app gives users access to more than 6,000 hours of TV shows and movies, with Starz’s catalogue of on-demand content available alongside live TV channels. “Being able to watch your […]

BBC launches vertical news videos

The BBC has updated its popular news app, introducing new elements including vertical videos and allowing users to swipe through the day’s new stories. The UK pubcaster said that 60% of BBC News’ digital traffic comes from mobile, with 7am and 10pm the peak viewing times. The app has 7.6 million unique users each month. […]

Divan.TV launches new iOS app

Ukrainian-based international OTT TV service Divan.TV has launched a new iOS mobile application, making its content available to Apple device owners free-to-view. The app will enable free-of-charge access to Divan.TV’s content until the end of this year, and includes extended access to the company’s archive content to 14 days. Divan.TV offers a range of content […]

Yaddo documentary SVOD app goes live

Yaddo, the new documentary SVOD service from BBC factual commissioner Nick Fraser, has launched as an app for iOS and Android. The app went live on the App Store today and is available to download on iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later. The Android app was added to the Google […]

Arab user-generated content streamer ALTV launches mobile app

Emerging markets streaming service ALTV has launched a mobile app for Android and iOS devices. According to the company, which currently offers Arabic video content on a free-to-view basis, the new app allows users to view and share their programmes, as well as quickly and conveniently finding new and trending content ranging from sports coverage […]

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