The ABC just launched a brand new streaming app designed for international viewers and it's 100 per cent free.
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The brand, shiny new powered-by-Roku Telstra TV is here (well, on October 31, anyway) - combining subscription TV and on-demand streaming with free-to-air, which we all definitely still watch.
Telstra is boasting the upgraded device (which will cost $192 outright or with the $99 bundle like it's predecessor), will be the country's very first live TV, catch-up and on-demand search function.
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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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you prefer watching stuff on a tablet, smartphone or laptop instead of on a TV? What about binge watching? Are you into that? The ABC has you covered: Auntie is set to stream every single episode of Chris Lilley's new show, Jonah From Tonga on its online catch-up platform iView before the season premiere next week.