A popular app among Telstra TV users since it became available on the first generation of our streaming device back in December 2015, this week ABC iview launched an exciting new user experience for Telstra TV customers. We check out some of the feature highlights of the new and improved app, alongside seven fantastic new shows arriving this month on ABC iview.
The new ABC iview app on Telstra TV makes your viewing experience even better, with more ways to find, browse and discover incredible ad-free drama, comedy, documentary, lifestyle and kids content from Australia’s national broadcaster.
From the home screen of the app, you can now see more information about each program, making it even easier to pick something to stream. Browse through full series and episodes with the new simplified program screens, and stream selected programs in HD. Plus, get quick and easy access to all of the live ABC channels like ABC TV, ABC TV Plus, ABC Kids, ABC NEWS and ABC ME – and watch the local ABC NEWS stream specific to your state.
For families, there’s now a navigation shortcut to ABC Kids programs so you won’t have to waste another minute looking for your little ones’ favourite shows like Bluey or The Wonder Gang.
And if you have an ABC Account, you can now login to ABC iview on your Telstra TV to enjoy extra features across your devices. With a linked ABC Account you can add your favourite shows to a watchlist and then you’ll be able to continue watching from where you left off across devices. Find out more about signing up for a free ABC Account.
Looking for something new to watch? Why not take the brand new app for a spin and check out some of these great new shows coming to ABC iview throughout June?
Guy Pearce returns for the thrilling final season of crime drama series, JACK IRISH – with all four episodes streaming from 8:30pm on Sunday 13 June. The Emmy-winning Pearce leads an all-star Australian cast including Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Kate Atkinson and Shane Jacobson in this action-packed drama that sees a former criminal lawyer turned private eye and debt collector getting himself mixed up in all manner of perilously dangerous cases. The series comes to a gripping conclusion when Jack’s latest case brings him right back to the trauma of his wife’s murder all those years ago.
Art lovers, this new series is one you won’t want to miss! To celebrate the centenary of the Archibald Prize, Rachel Griffiths takes us on a journey to find the single portrait that epitomises the changing face of Australia over the past 100 years. As one of Australia’s most controversial and coveted arts prizes, the series also follows Natalie Wilson, curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of NSW as she works to bring together a bold and challenging exhibition worthy of the Archibald’s 100 year history.
Returning for a hysterical second season, this culturally diverse comedy series created by and starring brothers and YouTube sensations Theo and Nathan Saidden was an instant hit when its pilot episode exploded on YouTube to become the most watched piece of content in Australia in 2017. The season returns to see best friends Superwog (Theodore Saidden) and Johnny (Nathan Saidden) living the suburban dream, getting into trouble and putting up with their dysfunctional families – all while looking for love, learning to drive and chowing down on way too much takeaway. Stream all episodes from 6pm on Sunday 13 June.
If romcoms are more your speed, then you’ll love Starstruck – with all episodes streaming from 9pm on Wednesday 23 June. Created by New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo, the series follows typical young East-Londoner and “little rat nobody” Jessie (played by Matafeo) who discovers after a drunken New Year’s Eve that she’s actually hooked up with internationally famous movie star Tom Kapoor, played by Nikesh Patel. When he wants to see more of her, Jessie is initially put off by his celebrity and intimidated by the thought of how others think of them together. But as they get to know each other more, she might just be falling hard.
A big part of every town across Australia is it’s local Chinese restaurant – a place to grab some great food, celebrate important occasions or just come together for a family meal. In this fascinating new series, comedian Jen Wong travels across regional Australia to get the inside scoop from Chinese restaurant owners, their families and the communities they serve across the country – while sampling delicious food and asking the age-old question: chopsticks or fork?
What is Australia really thinking right now, on a range of issues from the pandemic, our communities, our personal lives and our politicians? Streaming from 8pm Monday 21 June is the second ever instalment of Australia Talks, a special hosted by Annabel Crabb and Nazeem Hussain that asks 60,000 Australians more than 600 questions on everything going on right now in the country to take the pulse of the nation and nail down the top three issues that unite and divide us. Tune in for a deep dive into the differences in opinion between the states, regions and even what your own neighbours are thinking in this fascinating television event.
Join Alex Lee and Craig Reucassel for a diabolically fun new current affairs quiz show, starting 8pm on Wednesday 23 June. Every week, three celebrities will each be paired with an everyday Aussie to answer questions covering everything from world news, sporting scandals, political dramas, social media misbehaviour and more. The pairs will work together to win, but at the end of each round, the losing contestant can choose to “Stay or Betray” – to either stick with their celebrity partner or trade them in for another team’s celeb and a better chance to win!
Find out more about the new Telstra TV and discover more of what you love.
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