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A reimagined ABC News mobile app launched into app stores today, with new features, technological enhancements and a newly refreshed design and user experience.
The revamped ABC News app is built on Disney’s proprietary technology, product and design platforms – improving speed and scalability, and offering increased flexibility for storytelling. The company said this will also allow the ABC News app “to benefit from new feature and functionality development across the broader Disney digital portfolio — quickly bringing new, innovative features to ABC News.”
“ABC News is the leader in news,” said Lulu Chiang, vice president of ABC News Digital Content. “We are excited the new updates to our signature digital app will deliver new ways showcase our world class journalism, take consumers deeper into our reporting, and add to the way that audiences watch and read everything from breaking news to our industry-leading election coverage and more.”
An enhanced video experience — for both streaming of ABC News Live and for on-demand video — is central to the relaunched app. Enhancements include a new video player, picture in picture and “docking” capability, more seamless integration of ABC News Live, improved EPG and schedule, enhanced video technology and more.
The updated app also introduces “dark mode” to the app for the first time — a highly-requested feature — and delivers “improved search functionality powered by superior algorithm adaptability and an introduction of topical categories to easily focus discovery for all users,” ABC News said.
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