Thursday , September 29 2016

Network Ten finally brings TenPlay to Android

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After launching its TenPlay catch-up TV service last year on the web and iOS, Network Ten has finally brought us an Android app. You’ll be able to watch shows like Elementary, Neighbours, 90210 and Ten’s news and live sporting events in the app as of today.

The app features on-demand streams of TV shows that have aired on the Ten, Eleven and One channels and can also stream live news and events (like yesterday’s F1 race). You’ll also find a fairly well-featured TV guide included, which covers not just Ten’s own channels but also other free-to-air and pay TV channels – a nice touch.

Despite aping the iOS app’s user interface, TenPlay delivers a pleasant and responsive user experience. Even so, we’d like to see a little more adherence to Android’s UI design guidelines.

Tablet version forthcoming

Ten is promising a tablet-specific version of the app will be available later this month — until then it can be sideloaded via a service like APK Downloader (it’s called au.com.tenplay). It’s worked well on the devices we’ve sideloaded it to.

Unfortunately there’s no Chromecast support to speak of, but with Google’s media streaming device yet to launch on Australian shores this isn’t too surprising. With the international launches ramping up, we’re pretty sure it’ll be coming soon. We’ll be keeping an eye on TenPlay to see if it gets added.

Have you tried TenPlay? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

 

About Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

  • chris

    Would have been ideal to include Chromecast support.

  • Launched on iOS and the web?

    You forgot their Windows app too! 😉

    http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-au/app/tenplay/ecb6ea86-ce65-4da4-9cd1-0684bd5e8b85

  • Disgruntled Android User

    Crashes for me after it makes me watch the adds

    • chris

      Same. tried a few times and it worked, Nexus 4 no crash nexus 5 and crash

  • whispy_snippet

    Wouldn’t recognise my region after side loading on my Nexus 7. Seemed to be fine on my Nexus 5.

  • Melissa

    The web site doesn’t work, why would the app?

  • V-Man

    I’m waiting for the tablet version..

    On IOS it only has 1 star so it sounds pretty crappy

  • keyboardes

    You may use Avdshare Video downloader which can directly and batch
    download TENplay Videos to MP4, WMV, AVI, FLV,
    MOV.