Turner has rolled out updated TV Everywhere apps for TBS and TNT with a handful of new features and functions added.
Both apps now offer HD streaming and promise streaming video is “more stable than ever.” They now both support casting to Google’s Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV, with support for Apple’s AirPlay.
The updated apps now allow viewers to begin watching TV shows and live sports before authenticating with a pay-TV account, and now the TBS app will feature select TNT shows, and vice versa.
Turner Chief Innovation Officer Jesse Redniss last week tweeted out the updated descriptions for both apps and promised more was in the works.
“Today, I'm SUPER PUMPED for our #futuretv foundational moves. Get ready, this is just the start!! #tv #ott #tve,” Redniss tweeted.
Turner parent company Time Warner Inc. has been busy of late launching streaming services, most recently announcing the imminent launch of a DC Comics-branded service by Warner Bros.
But the moves to update the TBS and TNT apps and Redniss’s assurances that Turner had more in store in terms of OTT and TVE seems to lend credence to Turner CEO John Martin’s recent promises to move ahead with streaming services for channels like CNN, TBS and TNT. Martin has said that direct-to-consumer options for those networks are imminent, but held off on providing a timetable.
"I believe it’s imperative that we put the company on a course, to be in a position, to offer an end-to-end solution, direct to consumer,” Martin told Recode.