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Optus has added Stan, ABC iview and ABC Kids iView apps to its data-free mobile streaming service.

So that's all of ABC's channels — including ABC, ABC2, ABC News 24, ABC ME and ABC KIDS, as well as everything that Stan has to offer (highlights include Better Call Saul, Wolf Creek and No Activity along with SBS World Movies).

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If you're reading Gizmodo, then chances are you already know a lot about streaming services in Australia. You're probably very good at watching them and listening to them. If you want to potentially turn that skill into something that might actually influence government policy, then you can take part in a UTS study into Aussie streaming habits.

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Following a cracking January where the service received a record 50 million plays, ABC's iview team has announced its availability on Apple TV — along with a revamp of its features.

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Looking for something a little more interesting than a YouTube playlist of cooking shows? We've had a revolution over the last couple of years in streaming video services on the 'net, and that means it's easier than ever to sit Here's a list of every major TV catch-up service, and every subscription streaming website or app for movies and TV, available to Aussies.

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Following its commercial competitors at Seven and Nine, ABC has switched on its online livestream of ABC1. You'll now be able to watch ABC TV wherever you are, as long as you can access iView on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or smart TV.

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Netflix and other streaming video services like it are amazing; they provide access to thousands of TV shows and movies literally at your fingertips. That potential gives them a lot of power, but also responsibility — they have to cater to as many people as possible.

Rather appropriately, a show about a blind superhero marks a turning point in accessibility for streaming video — Netflix's Daredevil is the first piece of content on the video streaming giant that supports audio description, an extra audio stream that provides narrated descriptions of onscreen events to blind or vision impaired fans of the show.

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If you're a Windows Phone 8 user, you're probably used to waiting for apps for everything from social networking through to entertainment. The ABC, for example, has been under pressure for months to release a native app for its iView platform. One Microsoft Australia developer got tired of waiting, and has hacked together his own iView client for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1. Update: The app has now been taken down in mysterious circumstances.

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The Abbott government's review into the efficiency of the ABC and SBS has made a curveball recommendation in its findings; it suggested that Australians should have the option of paying for iView to access archival TV shows and special content. Such a charge would boost funding for the public broadcaster, countering flagging sales of DVDs and CDs in ABC stores.

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Remember Stephen Conroy? He's a former Communications Minister, occasional internet censorship proponent and avid Whovian. We already know that he tracks the exploits of The Doctor closer than anyone else in government, but his nerdiness actually saw him pressuring the head of the ABC over the future of the series.