British Broadcaster Channel 4 Releases 'All 4' On-Demand App for Apple TV

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After months of uncertainty over when it would finally drop, British broadcaster Channel 4 on Monday officially brought its All 4 on-demand service to Apple TV in the form of a dedicated tvOS app.

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Channel 4 is the last of the major terrestrial British broadcasters – BBC, ITV, and Channel 5 – to release dedicated apps for Apple TV. Prior to Monday's release, the only way TV viewers in the U.K. could watch the channel on Apple TV was by using the All 4 app on iPhone or iPad and streaming the feed over AirPlay.

Thankfully, that's no longer the case, as the All 4 app for Apple TV includes all the free box sets and on-demand catch-up services viewers have come to expect of the iOS app.


To access the service, regular viewers can log in using their existing account details, while new users will need to sign up for a free account on the Channel 4 website.

After logging in, viewers can use the Home tab to discover content and continue watching shows they've started, find shows using the Search tab, and manage their account via the My4 tab.

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All that's missing now is TV app and universal Siri search integration, both of which are expected to come next year. The All 4 app for Apple TV is available to U.K. users for free on the tvOS App Store.

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Joseph C Avatar
25 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/18/channel-4-releases-all-4-app-for-apple-tv/')


After months of uncertainty over when it would finally drop, British broadcaster Channel 4 on Monday officially brought its All 4 on-demand service to Apple TV in the form of a dedicated tvOS app.



Channel 4 is the last of the major terrestrial British broadcasters - BBC, ITV, and Channel 5 - to release dedicated apps for Apple TV. Prior to Monday's release, the only way TV viewers in the U.K. could watch the channel on Apple TV was by using the All 4 app on iPhone or iPad and streaming the feed over AirPlay.

Thankfully, that's no longer the case, as the All 4 app for Apple TV includes all the free box sets and on-demand catch-up services viewers have come to expect of the iOS app.



To access the service, regular viewers can log in using their existing account details, while new users will need to sign up for a free account on the Channel 4 website.

After logging in, viewers can use the Home tab to discover content and continue watching shows they've started, find shows using the Search tab, and manage their account via the My4 tab.



The All 4 app for Apple TV is available to U.K. users for free on the tvOS App Store.

Article Link: British Broadcaster Channel 4 Releases 'All 4' On-Demand App for Apple TV ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/18/channel-4-releases-all-4-app-for-apple-tv/')

No TV app or Up Next integration stinks.
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Guyincognito76 Avatar
25 months ago

Took far too long.

Just need UKTV Play to get their act together now. They are actually the worst, cause you can’t even Airplay; you have to Screen Mirror, with only the ads in full screen.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BODYBUILDERPAUL Avatar
25 months ago
These 'old style' broadcasters are weird to me. It was only yesterday that I went on 4's on demand site as I wanted to watch 'Homes By The Med' from a few years back - The Crete one. Sadly not available to buy on iTunes.

I tried watching it on 4's VOD and... it was some gross SD in quality with no HD option - even though it was broadcast in HD. What made mattress worse was that when I tried to skip to the last 5 minutes of the programme which I wanted to see, I was told that I could watch it after sitting through 3.5 minutes of adverts.

I gave up, deleted my account and realised that these traditional broadcasters really were meant for the last century. Damn awful experience. No wonder YouTube and Vimeo are loved by the new generation!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iGeek2014 Avatar
25 months ago

Just need UKTV Play to get their act together now. They are actually the worst, cause you can’t even Airplay; you have to Screen Mirror, with only the ads in full screen.

I don’t have the Apple TV but find their app buffers and stops a lot on my iPhone; never seems to be an issue with the adverts though...
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tjhilder Avatar
25 months ago
Finally!
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LiE_ Avatar
25 months ago
Took far too long.

I checked and I made a thread about lack of ITV/All4 March 2016.
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