Yle Areena coming to Apple TV

Yle is expanding the viewing options for Yle Areena with the much awaited Yle Areena app for Apple TV devices, which was launched today. The new Areena app which is free of charge can be installed from the app store used via an Apple TV device.

All video content published on Areena can be watched through the app including TV channels and live broadcasts exclusive to Areena.

The Areena Apple TV app is also the first “big screen” app for smart TV and games console devices in which the user can sign in using Yle ID (Yle Tunnus). After logging in, authenticated users can, for example, resume watching a programme that they have previously been watching on a mobile device from the point where it was stopped and add programmes to their own favourite list. As a new feature, the app features the automatic start of the next episode when watching a series.

The Areena Apple TV app works in the most recent fourth-generation Apple TV devices.

The app was developed in cooperation between Yle and the Swedish company Accedo (http://www.accedo.tv).

In addition to the Apple TV app, new versions of the Areena app are on their way for Samsung and LG smart TVs and Sony PlayStation consoles. It will also feature new user interface, Yle ID and the possibility of watching Yle’s TV channels via the app. The aim is to publish the new versions in manufacturer-specific app stores during the autumn.

For further information about the availability of Yle Areena on your TV, visit yle.fi/areenatvssa

 

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