Cartoon Network App Now Supports Apple TV’s TV App
Cartoon Network USA’s Creative Arts Emmy award-winning video on-demand app has added support for Apple TV’s TV app. From Cartoon Network App version 3.5.5, Cartoon Network viewers can now use the Apple TV app to enjoy Cartoon Network shows at their convenience and take advantage of the TV app’s universal search, playlist and recommendations features. By using Siri (Apple’s intelligent personal assistant), users can find and watch the latest new episodes and even request to continue watching an episode.
The app update also includes support for single sign-on for pay-TV provider (Dish, DIRECTV, Comcast etc.) authentication, Apple stores the user’s TV provider login details and authenticates with all of their apps across multiple devices.
The Cartoon Network app lets fans stream their favourite hit shows, including Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Mighty Magiswords and more, and allows them to watch the latest full episodes, exclusive “See It First” premieres, hilarious clips and other original content.
Boomerang Subscription Video On Demand Service Coming Soon
Turner and Warner Bros. has announced today (07/03/2017) that they are developing a brand new standalone SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) OTT (Over The Top) service based on its family-oriented and classic cartoon channel – Boomerang. The new subscription streaming service also called “Boomerang” will launch this Spring and will be the first time that both Warner Bros. and Turner has offered access to over 5,000 animation titles on a streaming service, this includes animated classics from Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. Animation and MGM. Popular and cross-generational classics such as Scooby-Doo!, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones will be available to watch on the new service.
The streaming service will also include brand new productions from Warner Bros. Animation such as Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and the Wacky Racers reboot. In a short while after launch, more features will be added to the service including family profiles, personalised recommendations, video download options, a Spanish audiotrack and other interactive features.
The service will be ad-free and will be accessible via http://www.boomerang.com and on iOS and Android apps, sometime after launch the service will also launch on Amazon, Roku and Apple TV. the service will cost $4.99 per month (with a 7-day free trial) or $39.99 annually (with a 30-day free trial). From launch, the service will only be accessible within the United States, there are no known plans for international expansion.
The new subscription service follows the launch of Turner’s new Filmstruck classic movie streaming service which includes a library of movies from TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and the Criterion Company. This isn’t the first time Turner has experimented with a standalone cartoon streaming service, a decade ago, Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) launched SuperCartoonNetwork.co.uk, a subscription streaming service with a regularly updated library of cartoons.
From The Turner USA Press Release: Turner And Warner Bros. Announce New Domestic Premium Streaming Service
Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. announced today they have partnered on a new standalone domestic premium video subscription service – Boomerang – that will launch in the Spring. This will be the first time the two companies have offered the massive Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library of over 5,000 titles on a streaming platform. Boomerang will provide audiences instant and exclusive access to both brand-new original series and timeless franchises like Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones among many others. Launching with a vast number of episodes, new content will be added weekly for kids, families and animation lovers of all ages to enjoy.
Boomerang will be the exclusive home to a slate of new, original series, including Warner Bros. Animation’s Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, an uplifting comedic fantasy series that transports audiences to the magical land of Oz and follows the ruby slipper adventures of its brave and feisty princess protagonist; and Wacky Races, a full-engine overhaul of the Hanna-Barbera classic series that takes viewers on a ride filled with zany slapstick comedy, high-octane thrills and exotic locales around the world. Additionally, Boomerang will be the only place to catch new episodes of three fan-favorite series, Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry.
Boomerang will support its world-class content offering with a robust set of product features in the months following launch including: family profiles, personalized recommendations, download-to-go, Spanish audio and interactive features that will give users new and exciting ways to discover and share content. The Boomerang OTT service will be powered by applications and technology developed by DramaFever, a Warner Bros. Digital Networks company.
The service will be ad-free and launch domestically on Web, iOS and Android devices for $4.99 per month (with a 7-day Free Trial) or $39.99 annually (with a 30-day Free Trial).
The product will expand to several more platforms after launch, including Amazon, Roku and Apple TV. Turner and Warner Bros. will explore additional distribution opportunities with both new and existing partners in the future.
To learn more about the new Boomerang video subscription service and to sign up for its prelaunch mailing list go to http://www.boomerang.com.
“Boomerang is a beloved brand that has always had multi-generational appeal and some of the greatest animated shows ever created,” said Christina Miller, President, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim. “Our on-going partnership with Warner Bros. around this new premium service continues our strategy of making sure our fans are engaged with fresh and fun content whenever and wherever they want it.”
“We are bringing the best new and classic characters to kids, families and animation fans so they can now watch their favorites anywhere, anytime on any screen,” said Craig Hunegs, President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group and President, Warner Bros. Digital Networks. “It’s a whole new way to access Warner Bros.’ storied legacy of laughs!”
Introducing #Boomerang: a new streaming service featuring classic cartoons for the whole family.
Cartoon Network App Now Available On Apple TV And Amazon Fire TV
Turner USA has partnered with You.i to adapt the Cartoon Network app onto Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV platforms, allowing users to use the app on their television rather than just on a mobile phone or tablet. The app allows kids to watch their favourite animated shows anytime they like. The app’s main centerpiece is “The Mix” playlist maker, allowing the user to create a playlist of shows, video clips and other original content. The app is also available for Android, iOS and Amazon Fire mobile devices.
Also using the app, Cartoon Network fans also get to see new full episodes ahead of their linear TV premiere, thanks to the collaboration with You.i, it’s now possible to see the new episodes on your very own television set.
The Cartoon Network App uses the You.i Engine which is also used on other apps operated by Turner including FilmStruck, TNT and TBS. The system allows Cartoon Network to make fast and immediate changes including program lineups, deliver promotional or public service messages or in-app advertising.
Chris Waldron, Vice President at Cartoon Network Digital made this statement in regards of bringing the Cartoon Network app to the TV:
“Giving kids the best experience possible and a fun dynamic way to watch their favorite shows on all screens is core to our strategy, Working with You.i TV on bringing the Cartoon Network App to TV is enabling us to continue to be the ultimate destination for kids when it comes to digital and mobile entertainment.”
Andrew Emmons, VP of Product Development at You.i also added:
“Cartoon Network is the latest example of how imaginative design teams are using the power of our You.i Engine platform to deliver superior app experiences, From here, they have everything they need to keep audiences fully engaged and coming back for more.”