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iView on your Internet connected TV

Thanks to a post on danielbowen.com, we've now enabled ABC's iView on our Samsung TV.  iView is the ABC's catchup service that enables you to see episodes of their shows that you have missed, or want to watch again, via the Internet.  Samsung and the ABC released a Samsung App so that, for Internet connected TV's, you can watch iView like a normal channel.

We didn't need to follow the instructions provided by Daniel Bowen because the Samsung App was available for us to install without changing our TV's region.

Before considering iView, check out the ABC's iView page for its technical requirements.  Some ISP's don't meter iView content, so it doesn't draw down on your monthly download limit.  However, note that in the FAQ's, even if your ISP doesn't meter iView downloads, when viewing it on your TV it may still be metered as described below (see the original text and FAQ's at http://www.abc.net.au/tv/iview/faq.htm):

Why is iview not unmetered on my television?
  • ABC servers are currently only able to provide unmetering via Flash streaming servers. We are hoping to resolve this limitation in future, in the meantime iview is metered for all users on non-Flash devices.


We've used it for watching favourite ABC for Kids TV shows during the last few days of very cold weather.  There's several days of episodes available of some of our children's favourite TV shows.

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