SBS On Demand 12+

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

    • #17 in Entertainment
    • 4.8 • 62.6K Ratings
    • Free


Immerse yourself in over 11,000 hours of stories from around the globe with SBS On Demand – absolutely free.

With a curated selection of dramas, documentaries, comedies, movies, sport, news and more, available to stream anytime and anywhere.

You can create favourites, save programs to watch later and opt-in for our handpicked recommendations.

Your world of difference awaits at SBS On Demand. Download the app today.

If you choose to watch videos on the SBS On Demand app over your mobile provider’s network, you should take your data quota into consideration. Should you exceed this quota, you may need to pay for extra costs.

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What’s New

Version 4.5.3

Expiry information display update
Bug fix: Live player casting not working
Bug fix: Content not marked as watched after 95% complete

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62.6K Ratings

62.6K Ratings

Mba Niki ,

The Lucky Country

Australia has a national broadcaster that has hundreds of titles, dramas, comedies, movies and documentaries from around the world. Tibet, Greece, Africa, Canary Islands , Scandinavia, Soloman Islands and out own Australian gems -are all on offer.
Free - well yes - even though for a decade now, the government couldn’t bare the idea of no advertising so there are useless annoying ads constantly interrupting , but the quality makes it worthwhile. Another station like this probably doesn’t exist in the world, where the multicultural nature of a continent is celebrated in such a wonderful visual way at no cost.

Tom448424 ,

App mostly defective

Running this app on my iPad is sort of ok (if I restart it often) but using the app on my Samsung tv or even just casting to it results in errors that make it unusable. The main error is that an ad break will start but the first ad just freezes in the screen and does not play or stop or anything. You need to quit the app/ stop casting to continue and then you need to go through the whole business all over again. Tedious. It is intermittent though - might successfully play an ad break before the error but it does error on the 2nd or 3rd ad break. Other teething issues are annoying, e.g. the app constantly does not remember the menu I am in, restarting all the time, even if I just briefly switch to another app or reply to a notification onscreen. This is also what happens when I click “App Support” in the App Store - it just takes me to the app opening menu which is not helpful for logging any kind of feedback. I have since abandoned the tedium of trying to watch anything on the SBS app.

WallabyKI ,

Worst viewing app around

Appallingly bad. As others have commented, screen freezes and hangups at adverts. Forward and rewinds always generates more ads and therefore more freezes and hangups. “Resume viewing” function- not there. A very frustrating experience. SBS have previously advised me to make sure I have latest version, did so and makes no difference. Avoid it like the plague if you can. Disgraceful performance from such a large, well resourced corporation. 👎👎👎 Reading a whole bunch of reviews shows most have been having these sort of problems over and over and over. SBS deflects queries by continually asking individuals for more details; what version are you using, what device are you watching on, have you....blah, blah, blah. SBS gets the same answers multiple times, still no fixes. Is there only one SBS person working on this app? What’s going on, you are collectively destroying SBS’s reputation, turning off viewers and creating very bad viewing experiences. I give up! Goodbye SBS On Demand, you’re the weakest link.

Developer Response ,

This is disappointing, WallabyKI. The next release will have more updates on performance.

We would need detail from you to understand what device, OS and how you're watching from the service (casting, mirroring etc) . Resuming playback we'd certainly need more info.

To best assist your complaint, please get in touch with the On Demand customer service team.

Thank you

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