Watch NHK WORLD TV live and on-demand.
NHK WORLD TV is the English-language international broadcasting service of NHK, Japan's only public broadcaster.
This app provides you with NHK WORLD TV's news and a variety of programs via live, 24 hours a day. As a newly added feature, you can now check for the latest news.
Many of the programs are also available as video on-demand (VOD), except for some programs due to reasons of copyright.
Also the app provides Earthquake scales and Tsunami Warnings/Advisories in Japan, Breaking news by Push Notification.
The video quality depends on your communication environment. The app will adjust connection speed automatically.
Please be aware that the service is free, however, data communication fees are the responsibility of users.
Some minor improvements
Ratings and Reviews
NHK was long a family favourite. Their English service nowadays is pretty basic, however, functioning mostly as a travel brochure for Japan. That’s nice enough. But I miss some of the programmes they used to port from regular NHK such as Minna no Uta, but no longer have.
And their Chinese service seems drastically scaled back of late. Under the “multilingual” heading, one can access some programmes under simplified Chinese, but only one under proper Chinese (正體中文). This is the same with their website, which is odd as all they need is to automatically convert.
NHK World is alright. It lacks some of the quirky character of yesteryear, somehow. But good that they keep producing.
Excellent access to Japanese culture & News
I've visited Japan twice and always come home wanting more. Recently discovered the NHK World app for my iPad and for my AppleTV.
From news shows (without any kind of typical western slant) you can keep up on newsworthy events from Japan, Asia, the USA and the rest of the world. Some of the news anchors/reporters don't have the typical western polish, but honestly, I find that very refreshing.
They have many shows designed to inform you about Japanese culture with a heavy emphasis on travel. The iPad app also has access to basic Japanese language learning and lots of fun shows that will introduce you to Japanese culture.
Can't skip in Apple TV app
I love NHK and the programming. But the Apple TV app has some glaring issues. When accidentally touching the trackpad on the Apple TV remote, the timeline appears at the bottom of the screen. But you cannot skip or rewind. And the timeline doesn't go away once it shows up. So I try to exit the show and open it again to get rid of the timeline. But I cannot skip to where I was prior to exiting the show I was watching. Being able to skip/rewind is a basic feature of a media app. Please fix!
- NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
- 74.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © NHK (JAPAN BROADCASTING Corp.)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.