Channel 4 in the UK Launches On-Demand iPad App
Great news for iPad owners in the UK today as Channel 4 launches its “4oD Catch Up” iPad app. The app has quickly shot to the top of the Free Apps chart in the UK iPad app store, and joins the BBC’s iPlayer iPad app as the only other on-demand TV app in the UK. According to Tech Radar, the app is initially sponsored by Heineken, and is therefore free to download, but for a limited time only. The app appears to be almost identical to the online and PSN versions, and features a selection of shows from Channel 4, E4 and More4. Unfortunately the app excludes archive shows, and, annoyingly, shows from the US, which explains why I couldn’t find The Event or Brothers and Sisters on there. Boo! Channel 4 says that it is working on getting the archive programmes onto the app soon, so hopefully we might one day see the US shows on there too. As some Channel 4 shows can be a little racy to say the least, parents will be glad to know that the app has a parental control feature where you can set one of two PIN levels to prevent the viewing of all 16+ rated content or all 18+ rated content, or both.
If you’re in the UK, click here to download the free app: 4oD Catch Up for iPad on the iTunes App Store
Source: 4oD comes to iPad, Xbox Live to follow? | News | TechRadar UK