AFN engaged on kinks in Pacific trials for its new video-on-demand app

The US Military Community is testing a brand new video-on-demand app with its Pacific viewers earlier than making it accessible to US army communities in different abroad places. (Kelly Edge / Stars and Stripes)

YOKOTA Air Base, Japan — Within the days of its testing and livestreaming software, American Forces Community is detecting and fixing issues within the on-demand system, community representatives advised Stars and Stripes.

As of Thursday, 98 registered customers in Japan and South Korea had logged into the AFN Now app, in accordance with community spokesman John Clearwater in an electronic mail that day.

The AFN is testing the app with its Pacific viewers for an indefinite interval earlier than making it accessible to US army communities in different abroad places. AFN Now contains TV reveals, motion pictures, information and a few sports activities.

Clearwater mentioned the app ought to work nicely for onlookers at army installations. Customers past the attain of a army base Web connection could have bother connecting by the app, he mentioned, however builders consider enhancements might be made quickly.

“The excellent news is that we’re engaged on the kinks,” AFN chief of tv Karim Lowe mentioned in an electronic mail on Thursday. “The preliminary roll-out points have been resolved. Should you’re on-base overseas, you must be capable to see the app and it ought to work nicely for you.”

Customers who’re having performance points with the app are requested to contact the AFN Now assist desk at (571) 559-1415, which is taking calls around the clock.

The app’s trial interval relies on take a look at outcomes, Clearwater mentioned.

Lowe mentioned AFN is troubleshooting its means by the AFN Now trial.

“No matter was alleged to occur is going on,” he mentioned. “It’s totally encouraging. We’re doing precisely what we needs to be doing within the testing part at this level. We’re working carefully with our contract companions, program suppliers and app builders. The problems we’re seeing are video games.” There are not any stoppers.”

AFN-Pacific audiences are doing different AFN audiences a service by serving to iron out the kinks within the new app, Air Pressure Main Kenneth Scholz, commander of AFN-Pacific, advised Stars and Stripes by electronic mail on Wednesday.

“With their suggestions, this cellular app may present one other means to learn and entertained along with our TV, radio and net service choices,” he mentioned. “That is an thrilling time and we’re very lucky to share this chance with the perfect of America.”

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