TVPlayer is an Internet television service in the United Kingdom, owned by international digital distribution company Alchimie.[2][3] It access to free live television channel streams using a web browser or application software via big screen and small screen mobile devices.[4] Alongside the free service, TVPlayer offers multiple no contract monthly subscriptions each carrying different premium live television channel streams.

TVPlayer Limited
Founded19 December 2013; 6 years ago (2013-12-19)
SloganWhat Are You Watching?
Headquarters30 Haymarket, 3rd Floor, London, SW1Y 4EX[1]
Broadcast area
United Kingdom
Official website


TVPlayer was launched as Android and Apple iOS smartphone apps on 19 December 2013, compatible apps for Android tablet computers and the Apple iPad were released on 30 January 2014.[5] Company representatives reported that TVPlayer had received 250,000 application software downloads within 28 days of launching.[6]

Where Alchimie has been operating in mainland Europe and Australia for a number of years [7], TVPlayer is a service exclusively for the United Kingdom.

On 30 January 2017, TVPlayer announced it had launched compatibility for all Windows 10 devices.[8] As of January 2017, TVPlayer application software had been downloaded 2.5 million times since inception and boasted over one million active viewers.

Accessing TVPlayer contentEdit

All TVPlayer apps can be used via devices connected to all 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi Internet connections.[9] Some channels are only available while using a Wi-Fi Internet connection due to licensing rights and legal restrictions. TVPlayer is a United Kingdom only service and offers streaming of up to 1080i video resolution depending on the playback device being capable. Two devices on the same account can stream subscribed content at the same time.

Devices and operating systems that can be used to watch TVPlayer television content
Laptops & Desktop Computers Tablet Computers & Smartphones Video Game Consoles Set-top Box / Streaming Devices
Microsoft Windows 10 or later (Microsoft Store app) Microsoft Windows 10 or later (Microsoft Store app) Xbox One EE TV (Premium Channels Only)
Operating system with Adobe Flash Player enabled web browser Google Android 4.2 or later Freesat (Premium Channels Only)
Apple iOS 11.0 or later Apple TV
Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile or later (Microsoft Store app) Roku
Amazon Fire Tablet Amazon Fire TV
Android TV
Samsung TV
Humax H3 espresso

Available television contentEdit

There is a video on demand service allowing viewers to catch up on up to 30 days of television programmes.[10] Some television channels aren't available on certain devices and software due to licensing rights and legal restrictions.

Channel Free/Premium Pack
TVP One Free
BBC One Free
BBC Two Free
ITV Free
Channel 4 Free
Channel 5 Free
BBC Four Free
Quest Free
Law & Crime Free
Lifetime HD Premium Pack
TLC Premium Pack
History HD Premium Pack
Think History Premium Pack
Species Premium Pack
Think Nature Premium Pack
Discovery Channel Premium Pack
H2 Premium Pack
Crime+Investigation HD Premium Pack
Think Travel Premium Pack
Humanity Premium Pack
Give Me Five Premium Pack
Okidoki Premium Pack
Really Free
Quest Red Free
ITV2 Free
ITV3 Free
More4 Free
ITV4 Free
ITVBe Free
5Star Free
Food Network Free
4Seven Free
CBeebies Free
Food Network +1 Free
Showcase Free
Notts TV Free
BBC News Free
Cheddar Free
France 24 Free
NHK World Free
Newsy Free
Fascination TV Free
TRT World Free
The following television channels are available as separate no contract monthly subscriptions[11]


  1. ^ ltd, company check. "TVPLAYER LIMITED. Free business summary taken from official companies house information. Free alerts. Registered as 08284946". Company Check. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
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  4. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - Apps". Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  5. ^ "TVPlayer tablet app streams BBC, ITV, C4, Channel 5 and 20 legal free channels | TheMarketingblogTheMarketingblog". Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  6. ^ "DTG :: News :: TVPlayer app received 250,000 downloads".
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  9. ^ "Can I Use 4G To Watch TVPlayer? – TVPlayer Help Centre". Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  10. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - Catchup". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  11. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - TVPlayer Plus". Retrieved 22 November 2017.

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