NBC Entertainment is giving “Saturday Night Live” its first-ever app in anticipation of the sketch comedy show’s 40th anniversary celebration.
Available through iTunes, the free app includes more than 300 hours of video over the last four decades. An app for Android phones is still in the works, a news release said.
“Forty Seasons of ground breaking television deserves a ground breaking app,” Executive Vice President, Digital for NBC Entertainment Robert Hayes said. “We’re proud to partner with Lorne and Saturday Night Live on a unique digital experience, one that couples over 300 hours of video with innovative functionality and exciting original content.”
Users can also access never-before-seen moments and browse cast members, episodes and videos by season. The evolving app tailors suggested videos based on user choices. The video library will automatically update as new episodes air.
The app also comes with a playlist to favorite and share videos.
In addition to videos, fans can also use an emoji keyboard with 60 images nodding to classic and current SNL moments from the “D*ck in a Box” skit to Dan Aykroyd‘s “Coneheads.”
Created and executive produced by Lorne Michaels, “SNL” is also produced in association with Broadway Video.
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