SVT Play updated for improved streaming TV from Sweden

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Sweden's public broadcaster, SVT, has updated the Windows Phone client for their SVT player to improve performance and optimise playback on the streaming videos. If you're looking to get the latest from Sveriges Television, this is the app to do it.

On first launch, you might think that this is little more than a web page wrapper, as the app opens up a browser instance to navigate the SVT archive along with a visible URL bar at the bottom of the screen. It's when you start to watch a video that the real work is done by the app, as it decodes and plays the SVT format streaming video file, rather than using the built in Windows Phone video player.

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It's also worth noting that the content is not exclusively geo-locked to Sweden, I was able to pick up a number of news programmes, special event programming, and the latest of Borgen while sitting here in Scotland. Some content, notably movies, will be tied to Swedish viewers, but it's worth checking out if you have a favourite Swedish program.

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SVT Play can be downlaoded for free via the AAWP App Directory.

Source / Credit: Find it in the AAWP App Directory