ABC Me app now available for smartphones

Alex Kidman 5 December 2016 NEWS

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Keep the youngsters happy over the Christmas holidays with streaming direct from your phone.

When it comes to free-to-air streaming, the ABC has long led the way with its ABC iView platform. iView presents the best of ABC programming on a catch-up basis, but it’s designed for a wide audience. The audience for ABC Me, the channel formerly known as ABC3, is rather more youth-centric. The ABC has today announced the launch of the ABC Me app for Android and iOS smartphones.

ABC Me’s fare is specifically targeted at the younger set, with the core idea being that parents can pop their kids in front of it secure in the knowledge that they’re not watching content designed for a more mature audience. That being said, if you’re a parent of a much younger child, the ABC Kids iView app might be more to your taste.

As with any streaming service, data charges are likely to apply, so it would be more sensible to give your kids the phone when you’re in range of Wi-Fi rather than burning up your rather more costly mobile data quota. The one exception to this would be Optus customers, with the telco today announcing that it’s adding the ABC Me app to its range of services offered quota free for selected mobile customers.

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