Smithsonian Channel

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Description of App: 

More than museums, so much more! Stay connected with Smithsonian Channel’s original series, documentaries and fun facts — on the go, anytime, anywhere with the Smithsonian Channel app for iPhone and iPod Touch. View full episodes and hundreds of video clips of your favorite Smithsonian Channel programs. Check the schedule for what’s on tonight, tomorrow or next week.

Smithsonian Channel explores the history of our planet, life and culture, with 100% original, family-friendly programming. From the origins of the universe to the deaths of civilizations, from upscale design awards to down-home chili cook-offs, we tackle subjects as diverse and limitless as the landscape we cover.

Discover what’s happening on Smithsonian Channel and around our world with amazing stories inspired by the largest museum complex and research organization in the world.

Version: 

1.2.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 4

Accessibility Comments: 

Mostly accessible. See below for other comments.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

There are five tabs along the bottom of this app. The Shows, Videos, Schedule, and the Artifacts tabs are all accessible. The first tab is the Home tab and this is not very friendly. It is very much like Crackle Home tab. It is readable but it appears to be refreshing every 1-2 seconds and cause it to be very irratic when trying to manuever on the Home tab. Basically, making the Home tab completely inaccessible. The Home tab is not the main part of this app so it still works great for watching videos, checking for shows, and checking schedules. The Artifact tab is a trivia game for an assortment of facts. For those history buggs you should check this out. It's FREE and you have nothing to lose.