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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 12
- 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.
Every programme made available as part of the All 4 service has a rights period or "length of availability" associated with it. An episode which has been broadcast in the past 30 days on one of our channels will have certain "catch-up" rights, and the episode will only be available in line with this rights window. The expiry date reflects this window, and this will differ from programme to programme. If there is no expiry date displayed this means that the programme is available on-demand for at least the next 30 days.
Channel 4 is a member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety. Click here (Opens in new window) to learn more.
Any signed content on All 4 will carry the [BSL] icon. We also screen 1 x signed programme weekly on Film4 - for further details please have a look at the BSL Zone website (Opens in new window)
You can cast videos on your Google Cast Ready receiver from the All 4 app on Android and iOS phones and tablets (in addition to being available on Mac, Windows laptops and Chromebooks). Make sure you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Cast ready receiver, open the All 4 app and tap on the Chromecast icon to connect.
For users with visual impairments, Talkback will read content on the screen and also provide a highly visible focus indicator which may be useful if you have limited vision. There are also features to adjust the colour and contrast of the screen and high contrast keyboards available. Presently the screen size of the app cannot be zoomed with standard gestures although there is a magnifier window within the accessibility settings that works with the app and text size can also be increased.
Audio description is not currently available on the mobile app.
All 4 is Channel 4's on demand service. It's completely free and gives you access to a wide catalogue of programmes. Watch our channels live, catch up on a programme you've missed, discover brand new and exclusive shows and if you prefer to watch episodes back to back we have a huge selection of Box Sets available. You'll get personalised recommendations and your own My 4 space for easy access to your favourite shows and, for watching on the go, you can download programmes within the All 4 mobile and tablet apps. All 4 is available on the following platforms: All4.com website, Amazon Fire, Android app, Chromecast, Freeview Play, iPhone and iPad app, Now TV, PS4, Roku, Samsung TV, Windows app, XBox one and YouView
Streaming requires an internet connection that's free of bottlenecks. However, the internet isn't a direct pipeline from the source to you. Streamed content passes through many other computers on its way to your PC via your ISP. If any one of them is carrying too much other traffic, the streamed content may be interrupted and pause. Our streamed content is 'buffered' to help prevent such problems, but sometimes delays are unavoidable. Usually the delay only lasts a few seconds, and the stream picks up where it stopped. Streaming problems are more likely to occur on a slow computer or device that has a smaller memory and processing power. Even with a fast computer or device, if you have too many applications open it could slow down your media streaming. If you notice things are sluggish, close all unnecessary applications and windows on your computer or device. The faster your network connection (modem, cable, DSL) and computer speed (in megahertz), the higher the quality of the stream.
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