TG4 has launched a new app for Smart TVs in the latest move to give audiences access to TG4 content on a range of platforms and devices.
The new TG4 Smart TV App is available to download on the TV App Store on Samsung, Sony and LG smart TVs, as well as OTT devices Apple TV (4th and 5th generation), Amazon Fire, Android TV and Google TV.
The original TG4 Player was launched in 2002 and was Ireland’s first TV Player.
The new app was designed and developed in-house in TG4 in partnership with 8bytes an Irish web development company.
“We are always looking for new and innovative ways to meet our viewer’s expectations,” said John Higgins, Broadcast Systems Manager at TG4.
“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 that the release of the TG4 Player App on SmartTV and OTT devices is a huge step in fulfilling their ‘TG4 Gach Áit’ mission.
“TG4 content is now available on all major connected platforms; SmartTV, OTT, Mobile & Web,” he said.
“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.”