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4 on demand app
This app is now inaccessible with voice over. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

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Submitted by Macky on Monday, March 16, 2015

I know it's not ideal, but if you have sky tv then you can use the sky plus app to access 4 on demand as well as BBC iplayer, ITV player and demand 5 for example. The RNIB worked with sky to develop the sky plus app so it's very accessible. HTH

Submitted by Darren12 on Monday, March 16, 2015

Apart from the BBC's Iplayer app, there does seem to be an alarming inaccessibility prevalent among the free to air broadcasters. That's disappointing about 4od Caroline, however, I do find their website is useable if there is something you really want to catch.

Submitted by Scottsdale on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Has anyone written to channel 4 and explained that the accessibility has taken a backstep yet? I don't take in much tv content tbh, so don't think I used it before the change. If they don't know about it though, they definitely won't fix it.

One more person without Sky here, just sayin'.

Submitted by Caroline on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In reply to by Darren12

Thanks Darren 12 if I know the name of the programme I can search for it with no problem however, if I want to find out what's been on on a particular day or the search throws up several episodes for a programme voice over doesn't read anything

Submitted by steven carey on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hello Caroline,
I don't know about 4 OD but all of the free to air channels and a number of others are provided on an app called Tv Catch Up. I believe you can use VO to have a look at all these channels and get a small window of what is on at the moment and what is coming up to I believe one hour later. You can also watch the programmes on your device.
I use this one as the sound is not too bad and I can listen while doing other things. Be a little careful as it has the annoying problem of playing video/audio adverts and sometimes I have big problems with getting rid of them. However, there is a <skip ad|> button although I find it difficult to find sometimes. I believe this app is a paid one but not much as I remember. It will not replace your 4 OD 'what's on' but it is ok if you've got nothing else. The added bonus though is you can listen to live tv.

Steve.

I've spoken to channel 4 and they are aware that voice over isn't working. 4 do is changing again at the end of the month and they seem to think v o will work then. I'll be back on the phone if it doesn't smiley. Here's hoping