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SBS On Demand

By Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

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SBS On Demand brings you the best of streaming TV – available anytime, anywhere, for free.

Download the SBS On Demand app to delve into a world of distinctive entertainment. Browse our extensive catalogue, including exclusive dramas, documentaries, and films, plus all your essential news and sport.

With over 6,000 hours of great TV from across the world and instant catch-up for your favourite SBS programs, there is something for everyone.

Download SBS On Demand on iPad and iPhone now to access the following features:

•  SBS On Demand exclusives and Australian premieres available anytime, anywhere, for free.
•  Instant access to catch up on your favourite SBS programs, including The Feed, Dateline, Insight, and more.
•  Search by language, country, or category from over 900 movies, 50 drama series, and 200 documentaries, plus catch-up TV, to discover your favourite shows.
•  Live-stream sport and other special events straight from your handheld device.
•  Airplay support: Watch SBS On Demand on your TV by using the app with an Apple TV.
•  Log in to optimise your experience:
-  Sync your experience across SBS On Demand supported devices
-  Add videos that tickle your fancy to your favourites
-  Receive notifications on the shows you love and when they’re about to expire
-  Playback support so you can continue watching where you left off
-  Gain exclusive previews of new SBS programs

Want to know more? See our SBS On Demand FAQs here and follow SBS On Demand on Facebook and Twitter for the latest programs and updates.


If you choose to watch videos on the SBS On Demand app over your mobile provider’s network, you should take your data quota into consideration. This is the amount of data that your mobile phone company allows you to download each month at no extra cost. Should you exceed this quota, you may need to pay for extra costs.

Prior to using the SBS On Demand app on a mobile network, SBS recommends that you confirm with your mobile phone provider what your data quota is, as well as what the costs are for exceeding this quota. It is important that you monitor your usage to ensure that you don’t exceed your limit.

Please find below an approximate guide as to how much data could be consumed watching a SBS On Demand video on a mobile provider’s network. This assumes watching over a strong 3G connection, when data consumption is highest, and assumes that no data has been consumed other than via watching the video:

• 60 minute video - up to 675MB of data
• 30 minute video - up to 340MB of data
• 10 minute video - up to 115MB of data
• 5 minute video - up to 50MB of data

Watching SBS On Demand on any Apple device is metered regardless of your ISP.

Due to rights restrictions, most videos on SBS On Demand are geo-blocked to Australia.

What's New in Version 2.0.2

- Added report detail for video responses
- Updated Search auto-complete
- Extras row reconfigured
- Advertising ID added to make relevant
- SBS iTunes link added
- Minor bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Don't bother wasting your time and good mood. If I could give 0 stars I would

Waste of time. Terrible terrible terrible and infuriating. Cannot play one show in full length due to its inability to load back up in the correct position after going to an ad break. Always loads back at earlier position but at the start of the duration bar even tho it's not actually at the start of the programme. Completely unable to fast forward to the correct point as it freezes every time. Absolute waste of time. How can an app not do something about this when everyone is leaving the same review. Absolutely no point starting a show if you can't ever finish it and even if you could, you have to ensure you do not touch the remote, due to fear of making it freeze up, so you cannot leave the room/pause/go to toilet/enjoy your night in watching tv as that will also confuse the app and render it useless, and your nice peaceful night has now turned into an infuriating one where you feel you have to leave a scathing review to warn other customers not to use this app so they don't end up in same frustrating situation. What a joke SBS, what a joke.

Would be great if...

Would be great if I can get past the ads without it freezing.... And twice its started at the beginning of the episode.
Once was when I paused it to eat, went back in, and it started from the beginning. Happened a second time when it froze after the advert. I "killed it" and clicked back onto the episode, and it started at the beginning.
I try and get to the place I was at, but every time I stop pulling the bar forward, an advert comes up and then it freezes again.
Very frustrating.

AppleTV version is woeful

I bought the AppleTV4 specifically to run this app, and it is appalling. The content is great, and it works fine streaming from a MacBook via AppleTV to the TV (although the resolution is somewhat rough), but running native via the AppleTV4 is impossible. Yes, the resolution is far better, but it stops as soon as it starts. It you are lucky, on the fourth or more attempt, sometimes a movie will play....

Then there are the adverts. Yes, get ready to watch the same one or two ads over and over again.

Come on. We know it works, just make it work for AppleTV, PLEASE.

SBS On Demand
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.2
  • Size: 33.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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