ITV Player has finally ended its two year exclusive romance with Samsung Android phones.
The latest update to the ITV mobile streaming app means that it should work on any Android device running 2.3 Gingerbread or above. That includes any tablets still running 3.0 Honeycomb as well as devices running later versions.
Content from ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and kids channel CITV can be streamed on your phone over 3G, 4G or WiFi for free.
Read Recombu Digital’s guide to ITV PlayerProgrammes are currently ad supported but we know that ITV is keen on letting people pay for ad-free downloads on phones, after successfully introducing a paid feature on its web model.
iPhone and iPad owners can currently enjoy ad-free bliss for £3.99/month thanks to ITV Player Premium,
Programmes that might be unsuitable for children, anything racy or sweary like Kitchen Nightmares, can be locked out with a PIN, giving parents a measure of control. At the moment there seems to be a problem as the ITV Player app doesn’t play nicely with SwiftKey.
When it came to entering a PIN and an email address, we found that SwiftKey on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Sony Xperia S, SwitfKey acted up. The latest version of the ITV Player app is described as a beta, so it’s something we expect to be ironed out soon.
Despite near universal Android support, ITV has optimised the app for the following devices.
- Samsung Galaxy S2
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
- Google Nexus 7
- Google Nexus 10
- HTC One S
- HTC One X
ITV Player for Android is free to download from Google Play now.