What's the best app to watch TV shows in real-time or catch up on missed shows using your smartphone, tablet, or other device?
What is TVer?
TVer is a VOD TV program delivery service jointly operated by NTV, TV Asahi, TBS, TV Tokyo, and Fuji Television.
No membership registration is required, and no fees are charged. Just download the application and start watching videos with a simple operation.
Since it is an official application of the five commercial broadcasters, it is compatible with a wide variety of TV stations, and there is a wide variety of programs available to watch. (Be aware, however, that programs have delivery deadlines.)
In general, we recommend this app to those who are looking for a simulcasting app for TV programs.
Now, let us explain TVer in detail.
How to use TVer
Available for tablets and TVs as well as smartphones, TVer is compatible with a wide variety of devices. Please check the table for more information about supported devices and systems.
Step 1) Download TVer from the app store.
Step 2) Tap the TVer icon and launch the application.
Step 4) Tap the TV program screen displayed on the homepage to play it immediately. Find your favorite program and enjoy!
Step 1) Access the official TVer website with your computer browser.
Step 3) A questionnaire will appear, which you are free to answer or not.
Step 4) Enjoy TV programs on the TVer website, just as you do on your smartphone.
Useful features of TVer
Coverage of a wide range of genres of programs
TVer allows you to watch various programs from commercial key stations such as NTV, TV Asahi, TBS, TV Tokyo, and Fuji TV for a limited time.
Not only variety shows, but also on-air dramas, animations, and even documentaries are available. There is a wide variety of programs.
In addition, there are many local programs available on TVer, which is very convenient.
Double-speed playback is available
TVer has a double-speed playback function. You can change the double speed on the program playback screen.
In addition to the normal double speed, you can switch to three different speeds: x1.25, x1.5, and x1.75.
By playing back a part you don't like or a part you have already watched at double speed, you can save time and enjoy a lot of content at once.
Selectable picture quality
TVer offers four video quality options: High, Medium, Low, and Auto.
Basically, high picture quality is suitable for large screens and allows you to see every detail on the screen, while low picture quality helps you save on communication costs.
TVer automatically adjusts the picture quality according to the connection speed of the device, so it is recommended for those who are not particular about picture quality.
Three cautions for TVer
Advertisements are shown during viewing, just like a TV program.
TVer is a simulcast of a TV program, so advertisements will be played just like a TV program.
Advertisements of 30 to 60 seconds will be shown before or during the program video. Skipping is not possible.
It can be a little frustrating to have your viewing interrupted, but after all, it's free.
There is a viewing deadline.
TV programs available on TVer have an expiration date. The viewing period is a little different for each program, but basically it is one week until the next program is available.
Once the expiration date expires, the program will no longer be available for viewing, so keep the viewing period in mind and enjoy the program.
Videos cannot be downloaded
TVe does not provide the ability to download videos. You can watch TV programs on TVe only by being connected to the Internet.
Watching videos when you are out of the house takes a lot of data traffic; it is better to watch TVe by connecting to the Internet via WIFI or other means. It is also recommended to use video download software to save your favorite programs on your device and watch them offline.
TVe is an official VOD program delivery application provided by Commercial TV that allows you to watch TV programs completely free and for a limited time. It is an easy-to-use application with various convenient functions and simple to use. The programs available are wide-ranging, so you can enjoy your favorite TV shows to the fullest.
Please give it a try.