Australia’s multicultural public broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) soft launched their SBS On Demand Android TV App to the public on the Android TV Play Store late yesterday.
SBS On Demand has been available as an HTML5 app for some time on selected Android TV devices such as Sony Android TVs. However the release of SBS On Demand on the Android TV Google Play store means that any streaming box or TV in Australia running Android TV version 7.0 or newer should be able to install and use it now.
I’ve been testing pre-release Alpha and beta versions of the SBS On Demand Android TV app on my Mi Box during the last few weeks and have found it quite reliable.
All the functionality you’d expect is there including searching, home screen “Continue Playing” channel for Android TV 8+ and integration with voice commands. For example as shown below “Hey Google play the Orville …. On Demand”.
Nicknamed “the free Netflix” by competitor News Limited, SBS On Demand has a wide variety of content but is most well known for it’s broad range of European and American drama series including The Handmaid’s Tale, Counterpart, Berlin Station and The Orville.