TG4 Launch New Smart TV App
The Irish language broadcaster, TG4, has launched its latest addition to its on-demand services. The App is available on Samsung, Sony and LG smart TVs along with Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV and Google TV. TG4 launched its first on-demand player in 2002, becoming Ireland's first online TV player. The new app was designed and developed by TG4 in partnership with Irish web development company 8bytes. The app is also available on mobile Devices, iOS and Android, with a casting option to Google Chromecast and Apple TV. TG4 have added a +1 and a +2 live stream of their channel on the app along with a start over option on the live streams. Most of TG4's content is available worldwide.
Viewers can enjoy current TG4 offerings, as well as over a hundred boxset compilations encompassing the best of TG4 programming; music, drama, documentaries, sports documentaries such as Laochra Gael, and entertainment boxsets such as Hector and Paisean Faisean and children’s programmes. Most of the content on the TG4 player is available to view worldwide. Teachers and parents can also avail of the App to catch up on Cúla4 ar Scoil content for children who are learnig at home due to school closures because of Level 5 restrictions.
John Higgins, Broadcast Systems Manager TG4 said “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to meet our viewer’s expectations. Our latest Smart TV Player app offers some exciting new features exclusive to TG4. If you have missed the start of your favourite live programme you can now rewind to the start or even pause Live TV. The use of the latest Cloud technology along with a highly skilled and creative team now brings together many ways to watch and enjoy TG4 content.”
Peadar Ó Flatharta Web Platforms Manager TG4 said, “The release of the TG4 Player App on SmartTV and OTT devices is a huge step in fulfilling our ‘TG4 Gach Áit’ mission. TG4 content is now available on all major connected platforms; SmartTV, OTT, Mobile & Web. Last year, we saw an increase of 158% of video on demand streams on the TG4 player. This app gives viewers another choice in how they wish to view our content.”