The ABC has today announced that their main ABC channel will now be available for everyone to stream via iview.
The update comes on the back of similar announcements from Seven and Nine to stream their free to air stations through their video on demand services, allowing viewers to see their content anywhere. The ABC iview stream will show only the NSW schedule at this stage, meaning that WA residents will need to get very organised to watch shows at an earlier hour on iview if they wish to consume it.
— ABC iview (@abciview) December 1, 2015
iview is currently available on the web, as well as through the PC on the ABC iview website. The ABC has warned of excessive data consumption, advising that streaming iview can take around 200-300MB per hour.
This is a great leap forward for iview, joining other leaps forward like their inclusion of Chromecast support – though anyone who has used that particular feature will agree that it still needs a lot of work.
If you’re wanting to try it out, check out the ABC website or download the ABC iview app free from Google Play on your Android device now.