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To register and watch on All 4 please use a more recent browser. See our minimum operating requirements for more details.
Screen reader users with Jaws 18 or above may use the Chrome browser to sign in or register to watch programmes, as this will function as expected.
For anyone using an older version of Jaws (prior to Jaws version 18) we recommend using NVDA and Firefox to give an optimal experience. For getting and setting up NVDA, please see their user guide.
If you are having significant issues, please contact our Viewer Enquiries team using the contact us tab above (or click here) and they will be happy to help you further.
The All 4 player on channel4.com is keyboard and screen reader accessible, and works with JAWS 15 or greater, as well as NVDA. It is recommended to use Jaws 18 and above with Chrome or NVDA with Firefox.
As well as controls to operate the video, the player may also contain one or more screens such as age confirmation or login to view restricted content. Please follow the provided details and instructions to complete these steps.
Navigating through screens and using the controls:
TAB – cycles forward through screen options and control buttons
SHIFT + TAB - cycles backward through screen options and control buttons
SPACEBAR or ENTER – activate control / button / link NB: If using JAWS you will need to ensure that the Virtual PC Cursor is switched off (Insert + Z).
Audio description is currently supported on the All4.com website, a number of Android mobile and tablet apps. iPhone and iPad now support AD on streaming content. Where available there will be an AD button displayed on the player.
We are looking to roll this service out on to more of our platforms as soon as possible.
The minimum operating requirements for each platform are described below.
Accessing All 4+
All 4+ is available across all devices and the same minimum requirements as accessing All 4 apply. To sign up log into your account and select account settings.
Accessing All 4 online at www.All4.com:
In order to watch All 4 you will need:
- A laptop or desktop with Microsoft Windows or OSX (Mac) operating system
- A broadband internet connection
One of our recommended browsers:
- Google Chrome (latest version)
- Firefox (latest version)
- Microsoft Edge (latest version)
- Safari (latest version)
You can access the mobile website and browse our catalogue of content on:
- Mobile and tablet devices with an internet connection
Please note: Internet Explorer 11 is no longer being supported. To continue watching All 4 we would strongly suggest that you update to one of the browsers above.
All 4 iPhone and iPad apps:
- A broadband internet connection connected to your device
- HDMI compatible TV
- A relevant account or subscription to access device features/content
Download our free All 4 app for iOS by visiting the iTunes app store (opens in a new window) from your device
All 4 Android apps:
Use your Android or iOS device, or the Chrome browser on your computer, to cast All 4 content directly to your TV.
TVs, Consoles and Set Top Boxes:
All 4 is available on the following devices:
PS4, Windows 10, XBoxOne, YouView, Roku, Samsung, Amazon Fire, FreeviewPlay, Now TV, Sky, Virgin Media.
In order to view on any device you will need:
- iOS 10.3+
- The All 4 app on Android app is only available with an internet connection unless you have downloaded our programmes to watch offline; you can browse and watch video using 3G/4G or Wi-Fi connectivity.
- You need Android OS 5.0 and above. For security reasons, rooted devices are not supported.
All4.com is a responsive site and can be zoomed up to 200% with no loss of content, this will allow the page to wrap, and resize in line with the screen resolution and size. On a desktop browser to zoom the screen use the Ctrl key and '+' (plus key) or '-' (minus key).
Audio description is currently available on some content on the All4.com website, represented by an 'AD' icon within the playback menu. This will allow audio feedback for visually impaired users giving extra description of what is happening on screen, sometimes during the dialogue. Select the logo to enable audio description. See the available audio described programming on All 4.
When navigating through the menus and programs, there is a highly visible focus indicator present on screen which will help many keyboard only or switch users when moving to selectable elements such as links or buttons. This colour change should also be visible for mouse users, where you will see a visual change when moving your mouse cursor over a selectable element.
All4.com is currently compatible with JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver Screen reading software, and works with current screen magnification applications such as Zoomtext or Supernova. This allows the screen to be magnified beyond the usual browser zoom sizes, up to 64x the actual size of text on screen. These software programmes can also assist users with the aid of audio feedback when tabbed-to or using the mouse on links/buttons on the page.
All4.com is accessible using VoiceOver and Talkback on iOS and Android devices, which will allow the content to be read back to the user using audio feedback of links, text and other functional items.
Browsing in context means using VoiceOver or Talkback to browse the entire page, giving you access to the text and all other items, such as links, headings and form fields, which are present on the page. Using one finger to swipe left and right will allow you to browse the previous item on the page, respectively.
Tapping an item once or using a single tap gesture will shift focus to your chosen item and tapping again or using the double tap gesture will open your selected item.
It is also possible to browse the All4.com site out of context with an iOS device, with Voiceover switched on, using the Rotor. This allows users to browse the page in terms of different elements such as browsing a list of links, headings and form controls. To use the rotor, take the following steps;
- Place two fingers on the screen;
- Move your fingers in a circular movement left or right to select a list of headings, links, form controls or other elements which may be present on the page;
- Use one finger to swipe up towards the speaker or down towards the home button to browse the previous or next item in the list, respectively.
To navigate out of context using TalkBack on an Android device swipe up or down with one finger to navigate through the navigation options. When you have reached to option you require, such as headings, then swipe left and right to navigate through the page via the headings.
The screen can also be zoomed on the mobile website using pinch and zoom gesture but not when using the native mobile app, due to the way content has been developed. It is possible to use the built-in zoom feature on certain mobile devices that have this accessibility support. Some devices have magnifiers built in to the accessibility settings that can be used with the app.
Content is audio described and Channel 4 are working to increase the number of programs available with audio description, which will allow visually impaired users a more descriptive experience of programmes on demand.
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