SBS On Demand joins Android

By David Knox on April 18, 2014 / Filed Under News 3

2014-04-17_2230Catch-up service SBS On Demand will become available on Android through the Google Play store this week.

SBS Chief Digital Officer, Marshall Heald, said: “We are very excited to announce the roll out of the much-anticipated SBS On Demand Android App, which will give more Australians access to their favourite SBS content, when and where they want it”.

“Audience viewing habits continue to evolve and SBS is focused on delivering content to suit those changing needs. Our digital platforms are growing as a result, with the SBS On Demand offering seeing a shift in viewer usage patterns towards mobile, tablets, game consoles and smart TVs, with 53% of SBS On Demand video views now coming from these emerging platforms.

“More than five million unique visitors watch SBS video across our digital network every month, and this will only increase with SBS On Demand available on Android. And timing couldn’t be better, as we have some exciting content on the cards”.

SBS is fast tracking Series Two of Orphan Black on SBS On Demand immediately after broadcast in the US, from 12pm this Sunday 20 April. Every episode will be available to stream online via the SBS On Demand service from midday on Sundays. The new series will also Tuesday nights, 8.30pm on SBS 2.

A 15 minute sneak peek of Fargo will also be available from Thursday 24 April, one week prior to the double episode premiere on SBS ONE.

3 Comments »

  1. laurie April 18, 2014 at 9:44 pm -

    Foxtel are you reading this another Android release that you are not able to do for Foxtel NoGo

  2. Bogues April 18, 2014 at 9:58 am -

    Its been available for Samsung Android devices for a while now, through Samsung Apps. Nice to see other decices get it too.

  3. mushi07 April 18, 2014 at 9:20 am -

    Finally! On Demand has been available on Windows Phone for a long time and it is a great catch up service. Can’t believe it has taken this long to come to Android

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