ABC's iOS iView goes 3G, available for iPhone, iPod Touch

The ABC has updated its iView app for the iOS platform, adding streaming over a 3G data connection and support for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The ABC has updated its iView app for the iOS platform, adding streaming over a 3G data connection and support for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Previous versions of the app were restricted to the iPad, and were only available over a Wi-Fi connection.

Version 2.0 also features iCloud syncing, allowing the user to start playback of a show on one device, like an iPhone, and continue the stream from a second device. The app also includes AirPlay support for sharing a stream with an AirPlay-compatible media streamer or speaker.

iPhone and iPad users choosing to watch iView over a 3G connection will need to keep their personal data quotas in mind, as the data is metered on all mobile networks. The ABC estimates that every five minutes of streamed content consumes 25MB of data, so a 60-minute episode of TV could use 300MB of data for the download.

The ABC's iView content is available through a number of digital products outside of Apple's iOS platform, including web browsers; set-top boxes from manufacturers Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Topfield and Humax; and Western Digital media streamers. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gaming consoles also receive iView content.

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