Press Release

“AbemaTV” The Internet TV Station is Now Adaptive for Portrait View


Internet TV station “AbemaTV”, operated by AbemaTV, Inc., has announced that it is now adapted for watching on a portrait screen as a new function to improve the convenience of the “AbemaTV” from Monday, April 3, 2017.
"AbemaTV" has been providing the service with a UI (user interface) that can operate seamlessly with a finger swipe on the premise of viewing on the landscape screen, so that it can be used as if watching television from the beginning. By responding to the viewing on the portrait screen, users will be able to watch and operate more easily with keep holding the smartphone vertically.
Additionally, “AbemaTV” has been implemented a function that runs in the background since December 2016. It enables to use multiple apps at the same time or enjoy a program only by the sound when your smartphone is closed. It is expected to enhance the usage of “AbemaTV” when travelling or in spare time. In order to avoid unintended traffic volume, it is set to 3 hours that users can run background playback at a time.
The internet TV station “AbemaTV” is a completely new style of broadcasting service. Going forward, we will actively develop the service with expanded content and additional functionality, aiming to make it a deeply established part of everyday life.
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What is an “AbemaTV”?

“AbemaTV” is a new video streaming service jointly developed by CyberAgent and TV Asahi Corporation as an “internet TV station.”
The station opened on a full-scale basis on April 11, 2016 (Monday), and is broadcasting over 30 channels for enjoying a broad range of programs, including original live contents, news, music, and sports, free of charge. It achieved 15 million downloads in March, 2017 and the number of users are growing rapidly. Viewers can watch it just like TV with various devices, including smartphones, PCs, tablets and TV devices such as “Google Cast”, “Amazon Fire TV series” and “Android TV” without sign up.
In commemoration of the first anniversary of its release, it plans to broadcast a special program from Saturday, April 8 to Sunday, May 7 , 2017.

"AbemaTV" Overview

Name "AbemaTV"
Broadcast PC(Browser)/ Google Play /App Store / Amazon Appstore
Recommended Environment [PC]
      (OS) Mac: X 10.10 or later ; Windows: 8.1 or later
      (Browser) Chrome, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or later
      (Software) Adobe Flash Player

[Smartphone/Android Tablets]
      (Android)    Android 4.3 or later, Guaranteed Operating Environment: Android 4.1 or later
      (iOS)   iOS9.0 or later, iPad (2 or later), iPad Air, iPad mini,
                Guaranteed Operating Environment: iOS9.0 or later 

    Amazon Fire TV
    Amazon Fire TV StickPC
    Android TV
    Apple TV (4th Gen)
    Google Cast  (Guaranteed Operating Environment: 1st generation or later)
Fee Free