ABC iView For Android Is Finally Here

ABC iView For Android Is Finally Here

We’ve been waiting a long time, but the ABC has finally made good on its promise to bring out an Android app for its excellent iView TV catchup service. It’s even managed to meet the recent promise of a December release.

The app will only work if your device runs Android 4.0.3 or later, and even then is restricted to specific devices. That said, most of the majors are covered:

•Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 & 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) & (10.1)
•Samsung Galaxy Note (8.0) & (10.1)
•Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7.0), (8.0) & (10.1)
•Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013)
•Nexus 10
•Sony Xperia Tablet Z

As with the existing iOS app, caution is advised if you’re using this with your 3G or 4G connection, as you’ll chew through data quite quickly. Regardless, it’s great that iView is now on an equal footing for the two major mobile OS platforms.

ABC iView


  • Given they were developing both the android app and new web interface for a December release, hopefully we’re not far away from some HTML5 goodness.

  • Seems to be available on my Asus Transformer despite not being mentioned on that list. Not able to downloaded for my Samsung Galaxy Nexus though, which seems like a strange limitation to me.

  • Runs like a dream on my HTC One, like just about everything the ABC does it runs flawlessly, but I do wonder if they have missed the boat? aview has been doing the job for me, and now with iview on my FetchTV box I am less likely to watch on my phone than I would have 12 or even 6 months ago.

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