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Comedy Central launches app for 'Daily Show'

MUMBAI: US media conglomerate Viacom‘s channel dedicated to comedy Comedy Central has announced the launch of ‘The Daily Show‘ Headlines," a new mobile and tablet app available as a free download for iOS and Android devices.


After listening to viewer and fan feedback, the free app provides users with easier access to the best moments of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," as well as digital exclusives and much more.


‘The Daily Show‘ Headlines" app delivers "The Daily Show" headlines through video clips from recent episodes as well as its library of video content, including the most popular clips from the show. Fans will also be able to enjoy extras including the ability to easily share videos on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, set personalised tune-in reminders, access background information about the show‘s guests and relive classic segments of "The Daily Show" using the app‘s "Random Quotes" module.


The release of Headlines marks the first ‘Daily Show‘ app for Android users. Apple users will be treated to an updated ‘Daily Show‘ experience with "Headlines," which has been optimised for the new iPad‘s retina display. The app is also compatible with Apple‘s AirPlay, allowing fans to watch their favourite "Daily Show" clips on-demand, through the "Headlines" app on their iOS devices and on the televisions at home via Apple TV.


Viacom Entertainment Group VP, mobile, emerging platforms Ben Hurst said, "We want to provide new and current fans with an app that delivers an easy, entertaining and highly shareable experience with ‘The Daily Show‘ . We‘re confident that fans will enjoy all of the new features included with the ‘Headlines‘ app, and are thrilled to offer it to our Android fans for the first time."

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