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Apple TV Now Has A Bunch Of Australian Streaming Apps

Apple TV now features a full lineup of Australian catch-up services — SBS On Demand, ABC iview, PLUS7, tenplay, Stan and recent addition Channel 9’s 9Now.

Here’s a quick run down on which shows you can can on each of the services.


ABC iview Is Finally On Apple TV

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.


Australia: Here's Every TV And Movie Streaming Service You Can Watch

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.


ABC's Main TV Channel Is Now On iView

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.


Netflix And Other Streaming Services Are Finally Embracing Audio Description

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.


ABC's First iView-Only Drama Is About Post-Apocalyptic Pandas

The ABC’s continuing to actually push the boundaries of Australian IPTV while plenty of others stick their heads in the sand. Its first iView-only series will be available to binge watch on the 20th of September. Oh yeah, and it’s about post apocalyptic pandas, because why not?


ABC Will Simulcast Every New Episode Of Doctor Who

Fans of getting up early on Sunday mornings and Time Lords are in for a treat. On the back of the ratings for “Deep Breath”, the ABC has announced it’s going to simulcast every episode of the new season.


Microsoft Australia Developer Hacks Together Awesome ABC iView Client For Windows Phone [Update]

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.


ABC Working To Put New Doctor Who Season On iView First

The ABC continues to be a beacon of common sense when it comes to making top-shelf programming available quickly to those who watch it online. The new season of Doctor Who is on the way, and the ABC is working hard to fast-track it onto its iView catch-up platform ahead of the local TV broadcast in Australia.


PSA: Don't Update Your ABC Mobile Apps For iOS

Running an ABC app on iOS? Quickly head into your iDevice’s settings and disable Automatic Updates: the ABC says that the latest version is properly broken.


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