CTV has launched their new CTV GO iOS app for the iPhone and iPad, which will allow users to watch live CTV and CTV Two programs over cellular networks and Wi-Fi.
Canada’s #1 television lineup is now available live and on demand on CTV GO. The app provides live streaming of CTV and CTV Two’s television feed featuring Canada’s most-watched programming, as well as a library of on demand content. Video can be streamed on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch through both Wi-Fi and devices that are 3G/4G network enabled for unprecedented mobile access.
It’s free with your subscription to participating television service providers.
· Live mobile access to CTV/CTV Two regional television feeds
· On demand library of Canada’s top-rated programs
· Wi-Fi and 3G/4G enabled
· Television subscriber log-in unlocks premium content
· Cellular data (3G/4G/LTE) charges may apply for viewing video over a cellular network.
· CTV GO is free with your subscription to participating television service providers.
What’s New in Version 2.3
– Live streaming of CTV and CTV Two for TV subscribers
– Additional premium content also unlocked for TV subscribers
Now, there are caveats to this app. Live TV isn’t available if you’re not a Bell subscriber. I tried selecting Shaw as my local provider and it says it’s an “unsupported provider” so that means no live CTV for me. However, Bell says additional TV service providers will be launching CTV GO soon.
Also, AirPlay functionality is not available in the app and many users have expressed this in their negative reviews within iTunes. The app does have a lengthy list of 60 CTV shows available for watching on demand and they are ad-supported.
“With the launch of CTV GO, thousands of hours of livestreamed and on demand content from CTV are now available,” said Adam Ashton, Senior Vice-President, Business Operations, Bell Media. “It’s a win-win-win as CTV GO strengthens the relationship between broadcaster, BDU and viewer by allowing valued subscribers to take CTV on the go, wherever they may be.”
Click here to download CTV GO—it’s free. Let us know how it works out for you.