Animal Planet is a free Windows 8 app for animal lovers. This app contains information about different kinds of animals. The app is the official app of the Animal Planet channel, and contains a lot of features like informative articles, shows, schedule for the shows etc. The app is designed to be optimized on all Windows 8 devices, and works smoothly without any kind of lag. The app makes sure to provide you a seamless integration of the Animal Planet channel with your Windows 8 device.
The app is designed in a way that it is equally optimized for touch as well as non-touch supporting devices. The app makes sure to consume very little system memory, and hence, goes low on resources.
Animal Planet app is available as a free download from the Windows App Store.
Animal Planet app is optimized for all kinds of Windows 8 devices, be them tablets, laptops, or desktops. When you download the app from the Windows App Store, the app will automatically create its icon on your Start Screen, and you can launch the app by clicking on its icon. When you launch the app, you will be presented with an interface that looks like the following screenshot.
In the above window, there are two panes visible: The Featured pane, which lists the shows/videos/articles which are worth watching, and the Shows pane, which shows you what all shows are available to be seen on Animal Planet. You can read more about them by clicking on their icon.
When you scroll in the above window further toward the right, you will see the Schedule pane, where you can read the information which shows you the scheduled timings of various shows. Upon scrolling further to the right, you will be able to see the column which lists Full Episodes (as the name suggests, you can click on any of the full length episode video to watch it straight on your Windows 8 device), Playlists (Playlist of worthwhile videos that can be watched), Videos (includes trailers etc.) and a lot more stuff.
If you click on a full length episode icon, a video player will pop up which looks like the following screenshot. Here, the video player will be on the left, and towards the right will be a list of episodes that you can watch by clicking on them. the video player has the familiar controls of play, pause and seeking the video, which we are already accustomed to seeing online. If it matters to you, it is worth mentioning here that the video quality is not in HD.
This is all that you need to know to get started with using the Animal Planet app on your Windows 8 device. We hope that you will enjoy using this app!
Animal Planet app is well designed and looks extremely polished. The app offers a great way to bring the Animal Planet experience to your Windows 8 workstation, and hence is a good download for all nature and animal frenzy people out there!