In November and December 2008 the iview player was updated to allow for unmetering by several Australian ISPs through a peering arrangement with Hostworks. The ISPs included Internode, iPrimus,Westnet, Apex Internet and Adam Internet. iiNet was able to offer iview unmetered without the peering upgrade. In addition, AARNet, Cinenet, and Comcen/SPIN since offer unmetered access to iview. The ABC News 24 live stream and content not streamed using Adobe Flash (i.e. through the iPad and Internet connected TVs) is currently not unmetered, however this may change in the future. Some shows may premiere on iview before they feature on broadcast television, such as Rake.
An iview Android app was long delayed, blamed on the variations within the Android ecosystem and varying support for HLS. However one supporting Android 4.0.3 and above was released on 18 December 2013.
Android devices with a web browser that supports Adobe Flash 11.7 or above can view iview directly via the iview website.
Unlike the ABC's podcasts, programs on the iview service are not officially downloadable and are only available to watch for a short time after the program has aired on the ABC. However, some individuals have been able to reverse-engineer the method that the Flash application uses to request videos from the media streaming servers to allow programs such as rtmpdump or flvstreamer to download the videos for offline playing or watch them in another RTMP-supporting client (such as XBMC).
In 2012 the ABC sent a legal notice to the author of an open source program called Python-iView which enabled users to download videos from the ABC.