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Canal+ launches new mobile app

Canalplay, the on-demand arm of French pay TV providerCanal+, has launched a new version of its mobile app that integrates support for Android devices and Chromecast for the first time.

According to Canal+, the new version of the app offers a more fluid and intuitive user experience and faster access to content. It also includes a new recommendation system and will, within the next few weeks, add a kids space with parental control features.

The app integrates support for Google’s Chromecast dongleChromecast (pictured), enabling viewers to start watching content on their smartphone or table before launching it on the big screen TV, leaving them free to use their handheld devices for other purposes.

Canalplay has previously been available on the iPad, but the new version of the app includes support for other Apple devices and for Android tablets and smartphones.

CanalPlay’s new app also includes support for Apple’s AirPlay platform.

The app is available for download from the Apple and Google Play stores and users can subscribe to the service via canalplay.com.

Canalplay is available without the need for a subscription to Canal+ or Canalsat, for EUR6.99 on mobiles and tablets, and €9.99 on TVs connected via IPTV boxes, Apple TV boxes and the Microsoft Xbox 360 games console.