Channel 4 has an Android app that lets users view TV shows and content on demand. Now the UK-based broadcasting network is taking things to the next level with the introduction of live broadcasting over Wi-Fi and cellular data, a feature it's calling Watch Live.
People who download the app now have the option to view live broadcasts of all of Channel 4's channels (all of which, I'm assuming, can't be on channel 4) at home or out and about, as long as they don't leave the country.
Channel 4 is introducing this feature ahead of the 2016 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix next weekend, the network's first live Formula 1 race. There's also the 2016 Grand National horse race scheduled for April 9th.
You don't have to like watching people riding animals or machines in circles to enjoy live broadcasting. You do, on the other hand, need a device running at least Android 4.3.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements ahead of Formula 1 live races, which you can watch on our recently launched Watch Live service
- Improved TalkBack/Voice Assistant support for Watch Live
- Watch Live is not supported on devices running < Android 4.3 and some devices with hardware limitations. For a list of known devices please see our FAQs
- Due to a hardware limitation we’re unable to play on demand content on the Nexus 6P, Samsung S7 / S7 Edge, and Pixel C.
- Channel 4