2021-09-28 01:06:13 – @BetaNews
The C-SPAN television channels are for nerds, and no, I don’t intend for that to be a disparaging statement — quite the contrary. What I mean to say is, viewers of C-SPAN are brainy types that would rather watch the U.S. Congress than reruns of South Park. You know what? Good for them. While I find C-SPAN to be mind-numbingly boring, I have true respect for those that care about the tedious bureaucracy that keeps the USA chugging along.
And now, fans of C-SPAN have a new way to consume the dull video programming they oddly enjoy. Called “C-SPAN Now,” it is a new mobile app for both Android and iOS. You can watch coverage of the U.S. House and Senate — plus other political content — right on your smartphone. While the app is free, you do need to log in with your TV provider credentials in order to access some of the programming.
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Richard Weinstein, C-SPAN Vice President of Digital Media explains, “Through our digital consultancy partnership with software developer Globant, we’ve built C-SPAN Now to bring C-SPAN’s mission — delivering an unfiltered, high-quality viewing and listening experience of our government’s proceedings — to another digital platform and to new audiences. Our viewers have been telling us: We want C-SPAN video on an app. Today, we’re excited to tell our audience: Here it is.”
If you are a political nerd that wants to check out the C-SPAN Now app, you can download it immediately. The Android version is available and the iPhone variant can be had here . Please share with us your experience in the comments below.