Watch high quality, distinctively Australian TV, on demand from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). From breaking, trusted news to binge-worthy drama and comedy, quality children’s programs to live streamed broadcast channels. ABC iview offers a large catalogue of Australian and international show, many available as complete series with extended availability.
Dedicated Show Screens
In recent times, some people told us they had difficulty locating all of the episodes and information about a show. We've taken this on board and have introduced Show Pages in iview. Show Pages bring together all available series, episodes, extras, cast and guest information in the one place, making it easier for you to browse and search for specific shows.
What can I do on a Show Page?
Show Pages group all available series and episodes of that show in the one place, with video extras more easily distinguished. Now, it’s easier to see multiple series (where available), all episodes available to watch, and how much you've watched of each episode. There’s also more information about the show itself such as host, guest and cast information, and related links.
iview has been refreshed with an updated look and feel. The new design brings it more in line with other popular ABC services such as the ABC News and ABC Listen apps.
Improved Program Search
We’ve simplified the Search tool to return program titles only, rather than a list of episodes. We’ve also added the ability to recognise common misspellings of popular programs.
Faster and More Reliable
The iview website and mobile apps have been completely rebuilt, making them faster and more reliable. This also allows us to make improvements and add new features going forward.
We’ve taken steps to improve the accessibility of iview across web and mobile with support for voiceover and expanding text sizes.
Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
This version of iview includes these updates:
— a major refresh of Chromecast streaming to improve speed and reliability when casting
— design improvements to the show screen to make it more obvious how to select a series
— improved display of program broadcast and availability information
— improved support for new iPad Pro devices
— fixed an issue where videos would not resume streaming after putting iview into the background and opening it again
— fixed an issue where programs would not open directly when accessed from outside the app on cold launch (ie. app had not been open previously)
Ratings and Reviews
Drama. News. Comedy. Whatever you’re trying to watch, odds are it’s playing on ABC. With iview, you can check out all of your favorite ABC TV programs, live stream 24-hour news, and add programs to a watchlist. ABC iview’s straightforward interface puts the content first—surfacing recommended shows and curated collections so you’ll always have something to watch. Plus, a smart parental filter means you can rest easy when the kids are enjoying some screen time.
There are so many reasons to love the ABC. The pride of it being our 'national broadcaster' is a big one, but the reason I like most is this ... Even though the ABC is government funded and non-commercial, putting it at the mercy of the govt. for funding, the ABC in all its forms (TV, radio, Internet, apps...) is by far the best media outlet we have in Australia..most young people might not agree but you develop this love and respect for our good 'ol national broadcaster as you get older, and I think that's because it's a media source that provides mostly unbiased content and also it doesn't get involved or hung up in ratings wars (like 7 and 9). Personally the constant battling between the two media conglomerates is just pathetic.
While the annual budget for the ABC might seem like a lot, when compared to the aggressively competitive commercial networks, it's peanuts. But despite this, I believe the ABC consistently manages to produce quality media on all platforms, starting with their content on TV and radio right down to the quality of their apps and Internet sites.
We all need to remember that we are lucky to live in a country where the national broadcaster who is entirely dependent on the government for funding, can openly call out or criticise said government when they do wrong!
Five stars for ABC all the way!!! :D
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback and support!
Quality content, annoying UX
The ABC’s content is great as always but the new UX journey is frustrating. What took me a Tap Tap Scroll Tap to watch my Watchlist shows in the previous version of the app now takes a Tap Scroll Tap Tap Scroll Tap Scroll Tap, twice as many moves. I know, first world problem, but can you please put a Watchlist shortcut on the home page? Also, the font’s really small and hard to read, can that be adjustable in settings? It just took me 7 minutes to find Series 2 of a show that is currently in Series 3. Please just show all the available episodes on one page, these drop down boxes are too much for nothing. And finally, the Show More drop down on the episode page is not necessary for hiding 5 lines, it’s just another gd Tap to determine which show to watch first based on which show is going to expire first. Can we organise our watchlist by show expiry date? Thanks.
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- 80.1 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.