In the commendable effort to reduce user confusion and increase engagement, the comedy channel owned by MTV Networks Entertainment Group has released a new iOS app simply named Comedy Central that consolidates all their shows into one place.
The dedicated streaming app is now available to download free of charge in the App Store. Wait, you haven’t heard the coolest thing: you can stream episodes of select shows free of charge, no cable subscription required whatsoever, with some caveats…
For cable subscribers, full seasons are available of such shows as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, South Park, @midnight, Tosh.0, Workaholics, Key & Peele, Broad City, Kroll Show, Review, Inside Amy Schumer, Futurama, RENO 911! and Chappelle’s Show, with “more shows added all the time.”
Keep in mind that some shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and South Park offer a selection of original digital shorts that can be streamed without restrictions, no TV provider sign-in required.
For other shows, you’ll need to log in with your cable or satellite TV provider account. I wish at least one network finally appeased to cable-cutters by offering paid in-app streaming-only subscriptions that don’t require a cable account.
Check out the app’s iPad user interface below.
You can also stream Comedy Central’s stand-up specials, share clips with others, continue watching right where you left off and access their vast archive selections, including every episode of Chappelle’s Show.
Comedy Central notes that it’s working on adding support for AirPlay streaming to Apple TV by way of an upcoming update. “We’ve chained our tech guy to his desk,” the jokers wrote in iTunes release notes.
As Comedy Central is a US-based network, licensing and regional restrictions apply so folks overseas won’t be able to stream all shows from Comedy’s catalog.
The app is universal and requires iOS 7.0 or later.