Feeds

ABC finally brings iView to Android

But only on 20 phones and 'slabs ... for now

Top three mobile application threats

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has released an Android app for its popular iView video-on-demand service.

iView is available on PCs, iOS and several smart TVs. But despite Android's market share surging past that of Apple's iOS, Google's spawn has not yet enjoyed access to the service.

That all changed today, with ABC managing director Mark Scott tweeting the news that an iView app is now in the Google Play store.

The news isn't all good, as the ABC says the app isn't yet sufficiently stable it can run on any Android. Use is therefore restricted to devices running Android OS 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or more recent versions of Androids, and to the following list of handsets and fondleslabs:

  • Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 and S4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note and Note 2
  • LG Nexus 4
  • HTC One
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab (7.7)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and (10.1)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note (8.0) and (10.1)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7.0), (8.0) and (10.1)
  • Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013)
  • Nexus 10
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Most of those devices attract premium pricing, so quite a few Android users will be left out in the cold. For now: the ABC says it “aims to extend official support of iView on a wider range of Android devices following initial user feedback, resolution of bugs and issues, and further quality assurance testing on more devices.”

The app seems decent: Vulture South just checked out The IT Crowd finale, which looked and sounded just fine on a Galaxy S4. ®

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
All those new '5G standards'? Here's the science they rely on
Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup
Just hook us up to more 10Gbps ports, backbone biz yells in tit-for-tat spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.