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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.
4oD is free to download and hosts a wide selection of programmes from Channel 4, E4 and More4. This content is available to watch free of charge, with no limit to the amount you can watch. Streaming is accessible via WiFi networks in UK and Ireland. All downloaded content can be viewed offline and abroad but downloading is only available in UK and Ireland, over WiFi. Browse for programmes by date of broadcast, category type, A to Z list - or try our editorially curated collections.
- Free to download
- Wide selection of shows from Channel 4, E4 and More4
- Huge 30-day catch up window
- Some of the most memorable shows from the last 30 years
- Free and unlimited access to content
- Streaming accessible over WiFi
- Download programmes over WiFi and watch offline or abroad
Channel 4 has an extensive library of programmes (including both classic shows and more recent programmes that have dropped out of our 30-day catch up ‘window’). Unfortunately, it’s not possible to bring you all of this content via this app – but a selection is currently available. We will continue to extend this range.
Due to Channel 4’s agreements with content owners, we aren’t able to support jail broken devices.
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 of our content. 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.
Too many problems if you have no patience
Some of the problems I encounter with this app:
-Sound can be out of sync with visual
-Quite often there's two lots of audio playing? Sometimes it's from the previous programme/episode I watched, so I can hear that over the top of what I'm watching...
-Problem with another set of adverts playing just seconds after the last set
-If my wifi cuts out it doesn't always remember where I had watched up to, and it starts playback from the beginning, so I have to watch numerous adverts to find where I was
-Quite often the bar (that shows how much of the video is left/how much has passed) that's supposed to be at the bottom of the screen is running through the middle of the screen
I'm not sure why everyone is leaving a bad review, I always use this especially for hollyoaks and most of my other shows, never had a problem just the adverts are annoying I hate adverts but they don't seem any longer than they would of tv, sometimes I find I don't even get adverts which is always a bonus that's why I prefer watching it after it has been recorded or on catch up lol. No problems at all
- 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.