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Channel 4 launches 4oD iPad app

Catch-up TV on iPad, coming to Xbox as well


Channel 4 has released an iPad app for its 4oD TV catch-up service, joining the BBC and its iPlayer application.

The app, which unlike the website will only feature catch-up TV and not archived programming, is free to download from the Apple App Store. 

TV episodes are available to watch for up to 30 days after their original broadcast date. You can read more about 4oD in our online TV guide.

4oD on the iPad is, as you’d expect, supported by advertising – the app is sponsored and adverts are shown at the beginning and during programs in a similar manner to normal TV. 

Due to the iPad’s lack of Adobe Flash video support, users couldn’t previously use Channel 4’s online service.

Channel 4 has also announced plans to launch its catch-up service on Microsoft’s Xbox console. It would join Sky, which currently offers its Sky Anytime on-demand TV service through the console. ITV has also expressed an interest in offering its ITV Player catch-up service on the Xbox games console.

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