Ever-popular ABC iview hit the refresh button yesterday.
There are new show pages which bring together all of the available series, episodes, extras, into one place, including more information about host, guests, cast and related links.
Some users may find their watch list has been affected by the changes.
It also has simplified its Program Search to only show results, rather than a confusing list of episodes that were provided before, as well as recognisng common misspellings for popular programs.
It has dispensed with Flash, which removes the need for the Adobe Flash Player plugin, best viewed in Chrome, Firefox or Safari (plus Microsoft Edge, IE 11* in Windows).
The new-look iview has been made available on the iOS and Android applications for mobile and tablet devices, and on the iview website. ABC says to “stay tuned” for further updates for Connected TVs and tvOS (Apple TV).
But there’s still no word on HD, promised for 2017. It last indicated, “iview content is not currently available in HD due to rights restrictions and the cost of delivering video of that quality.”
For more info on the changes go here.