Channel 4 add downloading to the iOS and Android 4oD app

Channel 4 have updated the 4oD app for the iPad and iPhone. Version 3.0 of the iOS app adds downloading options enabling downloading and offline viewing of catchup content on the device. Downloaded content is available to watch up to seven days after downloading. Also Channel 4 have added TV…

VLC for iOS updated to 2.0.2

Last week VLC return to the iPad and iPhone after a couple of years of absence and already VideoLan have the first update out. Version 2.0.2 has fixes for MPEG issues, Dropbox integration and other crashes. VLC is a great video play for iOS, it plays a multitude of formats…

Sky Go for iOS updated to 4.0 with a new look

Sky have refreshed the Sky Go app for iOS. Version 4.0 of the app has a more modern look with a flatter style which looks more like the Sky+ app as well as being faster to navigate. Sky have also added highlights from Sky Sports to the app. The app…

AirPlayer for iOS updated

AirPlayer for iOS have been updated to version 1.0.07, Airplayer is a UPnP and DLNA app for the iPad and iPhone that enables streaming of video and audio from a DLNA server. The latest update adds support for playing back local content as well as streaming plus you can download…

VLC media player for iOS returns to the app store

VideoLAN’s VLC player is a great cross platform media player, it will play just about any video format and is available on Android, Mac, Windows and Linux. It was available for iOS a couple of years ago, the app was in the store for just over a month before it…

Google update Chrome for iOS, adds bandwidth manager

Google have updated the Chrome Browser for the iPad and iPhone. The updated iOS app integrates with the other Google apps like YouTube and the new Maps app, there is also improved text-to-speech, has full screen mode and has new bandwidth settings. The new bandwidth manager which is rolling out…

Google release Google Maps for iOS 2.0

Google have released the new Google Maps app for iOS. Version 2.0 of the app has a new iPad design and includes live traffic updates and traffic incident reporting, there are new indoor maps with walking directions for places like shopping centres and airports. The new app looks much more…

Nextflix update their iOS and Windows 8/RT apps

Netflix have pushed out some minor updates to the iPad and Windows Store apps. The iOS version has performance optimisations and bug fixes taking the release version to 4.2. The Windows Store version which works on Windows 8/8.1 and RT has the usual rather unhelpful “In this update, we added…

Sky Sports for the iPad adds Ashes Event Centre

Sky have updated the Sky sport iOS app in time for the Ashes. Cricket fans will be able to watch ball-by-ball coverage of the Ashes as well as highlights, and analytical tools. I know from using the app to watch the F1 Sky do a great job with the Sky…

Demand 5 for iOS updated to 2.4.0

Channel 5 have updated iPad and iPhone version of the Demand 5 TV catchup app. The app adds support for subtitles and has improved content feeds as well as click through URLs for adverts. Its good to see Channel 5 adding support for subtitles, now how about downloads for offline…