The A&E app allows you to watch your favorite A&E programming on your mobile device or tablet. Full episodes of all our series, including hits like Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars, will be available to stream the day after they air, and many shows feature full episodes from past seasons as well. In addition, tons of online-only content including behind the scenes footage, cast interviews and sneak peeks will be available to all users.
The A&E app is totally free to download and use.
The A&E app currently works on iPads and iPhones running iOS 5 and later, Android tablets and phones running OS 4 and later, and the Kindle Fire HD.
The app will work over a 3G cellular connection, but a broadband Wi-Fi or 4G connection is recommended for the optimal experience.
The A&E app is currently available for use only in the United States.
The A&E app includes a vast library of content from both new and classic series, including full episodes, behind the scenes footage, cast interviews, sneak peeks and more. With a wide range of shows--from Duck Dynasty to Storage Wars to Bates Motel to Longmire--we've got something for everyone! Although there are hundreds of videos available to non-subscribers, viewers with participating TV providers can access even more content.
There will be new episodes and clips added to the A&E app nearly every day.
We would love to put all of our programming into the A&E app, but sometimes (rarely) our contracts don't allow for that. You can send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generally speaking, new episodes will be available the morning after they air on A&E.
There is no limit to the amount of video you can watch in the app. Go nuts!
No, you don't have to log in to use the A&E app. Although logging in gives you access to additional content, even regular viewers will find hundreds of full episodes and exclusive clips to stream.
Viewers who verify their subscription to a supported TV provider get access to a deeper catalog of video content. If you cannot log in because your provider is not supported, don't worry: you'll still have lots to watch.
Your log-in information comes from your TV provider. Comcast subscribers can click here to set up a username and password.
Subscribers to Comcast, DirecTV, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS, Time Warner, and a number of other cable providers can log in to the app. We will continually add more providers.
Yes. Even if your provider isn't currently supported, there are hundreds of full episodes and exclusive clips to watch.
No. The A&E app is a streaming-only experience. However, you can add favorite videos to your Watchlist to make them easier to find when you watch them. This feature is not yet available on Android, but is coming soon!
No, but you do have to be in the United States. The app won't work if you're traveling internationally.
Programming that originally aired after October 31, 2012 has closed captioning available. Tap the CC button on the player to turn captions on.
Parental controls can be set up via your TV provider's site. Setting restrictions on your provider's service will carry over into the A&E app.
No. At this time, the ads are part of the experience and are the reason we are able to offer so much content free of charge. We'll try to keep them brief.
Most of our recent programming will be available in the app in an HD format that will look great on your compatible device. Some of the older series that aired prior to HD becoming widely available will be shown in standard definition.
AirPlay is disabled in this version of the app, but we expect to make it available very soon.
The A&E app is designed to provide the optimal viewing experience based on your connection speed. If your connection is too slow, the video quality will be lessened, or in some cases, removed altogether, providing an audio-only experience. Using a consistent broadband connection will help ensure the highest quality video within the A&E app.
Using the A&E app over a WiFi connection is one of the best ways to ensure an optimal viewing experience. Unfortunately, other factors (including an intermittent network connection, slow network speed or poor signal strength) can all contribute to lessened performance within the A&E app.
When the app isn't able to download the video fast enough, the playback will pause until it's able to catch up. This is known as buffering, and it can happen for a variety of reasons. One common cause is too many devices using the same connection at one time. To minimize buffering issues, try to limit the number of devices on your network when using our app.
Our apps deliver video streams based on your connection speed. The faster your connection, the better the video quality. If your connection speed drops during playback, the video quality will be lowered until a better connection can be established. At extremely slow connection speeds you may receive no video at all and only hear the audio portion of the program. This is normal behavior, but if you're experiencing this problem frequently, you should call your internet provider.
Our apps require synchronization with our servers, so if your device is set with an incorrect time or date, you may experience difficulty with playing back our video. Allowing your device to set the time and date automatically will avoid this problem.
Yes, the app will work over a 3G connection, but the video quality will be greatly diminished. We highly recommend using the app over a 4G or broadband Wifi connection to ensure the best possible experience.