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Watch the best of Channel 4, E4 and More4 with our 4oD app for the iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Due to Channel 4’s agreements with programme owners, we aren’t able to support jail broken devices.
- Watch an ever-expanding collection of programmes from Channel 4, E4 and More4
- Huge 30-day catch-up window
- Free box sets of classic Channel 4 shows
- Streaming accessible over WiFi
- Download programmes over WiFi in UK and Ireland to watch offline or abroad
4oD is only supported on iOS 6.1 and above. This means that older generation devices are not supported, including iPad 1, iPhone 3G and 2nd generation iPod Touch.
Using Airplay or HDMI requires specific rights, which we don't currently have for all our programmes. As our rights come up for renewal this is something we are seeking to address wherever possible.
Message from Channel 4:
What's New in Version 3.4
Version 3.4 addresses bugs some iOS7 users experienced with Downloads.
It also includes various other stability improvements.
I downloaded it because i wanted to watch a particular show and my laptop was broken. After downloading it, everytime i tried to watch a video it would bring up a message about how the time on my phone was wrong (i forwarded it by 5 mins to avoid being late to places) and that i should set it right and relaunch the app. After having done that, the message persisted. I then signed up in order to download the show instead, but as part of registration i had to put my address, which i feel absolutely uncomfortable doing. Isnt it enough that they can spam us with ads to our emails, and bombard us while we watch their shows to then go on to ask for our addresses for more spam or what not? If they simply wanted a location, a postcode should have sufficed but noooo, they are a non profit organisation and want to do our head in for that. By the end of it i was absolutely frustrated since my phone acts up as it is without this app making it more difficult and consuming time. In the end i didnt even want to watch the bloody show and was sick of it.
An app operating in the dark ages...
The premise of this app is so promising, yet it fails to deliver on virtually everything it exhibits. Downloads constantly hang at the end of their cycle, 1min left always turns into at least 5mins wait. Adverts are a pain, but adverts are adverts! you can't get around them, regardless of it being the internet. I also find myself intermittently having to log back into my account, even though I've been using the app an hour or so earlier- annoying!
The biggest gripe, however, is the lack of 3/4g support. 4g is pretty much mainstream now in most big UK cities, why is there no option to stream over 3/4g!? Data plans from some providers are high enough to stream high quality content for hours a day, every month!
It's disappointing to give this app 1 star, but I'd be lying if I didn't it down for poor execution. Please launch yourselves into the next era of Mobile, your users will thank you for it!
DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP
I am extremely annoyed with this stupid app it works awfully. For a starters it has taken me an hour trying to get my program to work and it still isn't working. There are so many problems with this app it's laughable. Also there are a full 3 mins adverts each break so with the programs I wanted to watch I had to get through a whole 15 minutes of adverts. I cannot be doing with it. I seriously advise you to take my advice and do not download this app, unless you want to be let down, angry and disappointed. Another thing is I have a lot of work to get through and I spend my spare time catching up on programs. I have completely wasted my precious spare time with this app (an hour) trying to get my program to work and now I have to get back to work, angry and extremely disappointed. I would of given this 0 stars if it was an option.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: 09 December 2013
- Version: 3.4
- Size: 8.4 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Channel 4
- © Channel 4 Television Corporation 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.