Following the launch of live-streaming that allows viewers to watch its content live, whenever and wherever, Cartoon Network announced today that it has added an innovative enhancement to that experience, a first-of-its-kind app for iOS that will allow kids to watch television and play games simultaneously. CN 2.0, a new version of the already popular Cartoon Network app, is now available on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, bringing an entirely unique feature to the mobile marketplace.
The new app includes all the great features and content from the original video app, plus exclusive games and collectibles. Engaging the power of the iPad, the revolutionary user interface allows fans to watch videos and play games simultaneously, or swap seamlessly between the two just by rotating the device. The iPhone and iPod touch versions include all the same content and also allows users to watch and play in the same app, although not simultaneously. The new Cartoon Network app will continue to be free to download.
"In continuing our efforts to make sure our viewers are enjoying Cartoon Network content, whenever and wherever, it is always our goal to make their experience unique and exciting," said Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer for Turner's Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media division. "CN 2.0 is an innovative and fun new enhancement to the Cartoon Network app that is like no other in the marketplace."
"The viewing habits of kids are changing everyday and they are using mobile devices and tablets more than ever," said Chris Waldron, vice president digital for Cartoon Network. "We know they love our shows and games and have observed them participating in both simultaneously, yet on different platforms. It just made sense to bring all that together into an experience they can't find anywhere else but at Cartoon Network."