Update to ABC iView for iPad supports closed captions

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Tuesday, 12 July 2011 15:45pm

The latest update to the ABC iView app for the iPad allows you to watch prime time ABC TV programs with closed captions.

iView is the ABC’s online ‘catch-up’ service where you can watch ABC TV shows and exclusive iView programs online. The iView website accessed via a personal computer has supported closed captions since March 2010. Until now, captions were not available to iPad users.

The ABC is currently the only free-to-air network in Australia with a catch-up service that supports captions. This is in contrast to the UK and US, which have seen multiple online players provide levels of captioning ahead of Australia.

Download the latest version of ABC iView for the iPad from iTunes. You can enable closed captions in the app by selecting an option in the info menu at the top right.

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