ITV Player revamps for mobile users

ITV has redesigned its online ITV Player app for mobile users in response to rising demand from viewers on tablets and smartphones.

ITV Player: revamps for mobile users
ITV Player: revamps for mobile users

The app showcases a new user interface, increasing the prominence of ITV’s ‘"watch live" service at the top of each channel page, with easy access to the most recent On Demand content directly beneath this.

Along with simulcast capabilities allowing users to watch ITV’s portfolio of channels live on the move, the ITV Player app still offers access to the last 30 days of ITV’s catch up content, akin to the extended service rolled out by the BBC's iPlayer on Monday.

The app also includes live and On Demand content for the broadcaster’s brand new free-to-air channel, ITV Be, launched on 8th October 2014.

Paul Kanareck, director of Online and Brands at ITV, said: "TV is instant, immediate and alive and this should be reflected across all our platforms.

"As second screens are increasingly becoming second TVs, we have found watching live TV accounts for 26 per cent of ITV Player usage on tablets, phones, PCs and Macs.

"The new improved streaming quality and app design makes it easier for viewers to find the shows they love and ultimately spend more time with ITV’s fantastic content. We will continue to work on bringing this new and improved user experience to further platforms going forward."

The new version of the ITV Player apps will also dynamically scale to a range of screen sizes, including Nokia Lumia 1520, a Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini or an iPhone 6 Plus.

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