TVPlayer is an Internet television company serving the United Kingdom, offering access to free live television channel streams using a web browser or application software via big screen and small screen mobile devices[2]. Alongside the free service, TVPlayer offers multiple no contract monthly subscriptions each carrying different premium live television channel streams. 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.[3] Company representatives reported that TVPlayer had received 250,000 application software downloads within 28 days of launching[4]. On 30 January 2017, TVPlayer announced it had launched compatibility for all Windows 10 devices[5]. As of January 2017, TVPlayer application software had been downloaded 2.5 million times since inception and boasted over one million active viewers.

TVPlayer Limited
Founded19 December 2013; 5 years ago (2013-12-19)
SloganWhat Are You Watching?
Headquarters30 Haymarket, 3rd Floor, London, SW1Y 4EX[1]
Broadcast area
United Kingdom
Official website

Accessing TVPlayer contentEdit

All TVPlayer apps can be used via devices connected to all 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi Internet connections[6]. 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 9.0 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[7]. Some television channels aren't available on certain devices and software due to licensing rights and legal restrictions. From 26 March 2019 UKTV channels are no longer available on TVPlayer

Channel Free Premium
TVP One Yes Yes
BBC One Yes Yes
BBC Two Yes Yes
ITV Yes Yes
Channel 4 Yes Yes
Channel 5 Yes Yes
BBC Four Yes Yes
Dave No No
Quest Yes Yes
Quest Red Yes Yes
More4 Yes Yes
5Star Yes Yes
5Spike Yes Yes
Food Network Yes Yes
Travel Channel Yes Yes
4Seven Yes Yes
BET Yes Yes
World Poker Tour Yes Yes
FailArmy Yes Yes
The Pet Collective Yes Yes
CBeebies Yes Yes
CBBC Yes Yes
Aaj Tak Yes Yes
Clubland TV Yes Yes
Now 80s Yes Yes
Now 90s Yes Yes
Dave Ja Vu No No
Total Country Yes Yes
Food Network +1 Yes Yes
Travel Channel +1 Yes Yes
BBC Red Button

Law & Crime

Yes Yes
FashionTV Yes Yes

BBC Alba

Yes Yes

Notts TV

Yes Yes
BBC News Yes Yes
Cheddar Yes Yes
France 24 Yes Yes
NHK World Yes Yes
Euronews Yes Yes
Newsy Yes Yes
Fascination TV Yes Yes
TRT World Yes Yes
BBC Parliament Yes Yes
Al Jazeera English Yes Yes
RT Yes Yes
ITV2 No Yes
ITV3 No Yes
ITV4 No Yes
ITVBe No Yes
Lifetime No Yes
TLC No Yes
Universal TV No Yes
E! No Yes
Comedy Central No Yes
Movies 24 No Yes
History HD No Yes
Discovery Channel No Yes
Investigation Discovery No Yes
Discovery Turbo No Yes
Animal Planet No Yes
History 2 No Yes
Crime+Investigation HD No Yes
National Geographic HD No Yes
Eurosport 1 No Yes
Eurosport 2 No Yes
Comedy Central Extra No Yes
Vice No Yes
Nat Geo Wild HD No Yes
Ginx eSports TV No Yes
Nickelodeon No Yes
Nick Jr. No Yes
Nick Jr. Too No Yes
BabyTV No Yes
Colors No Yes
Rishtey No Yes
News 18 India No Yes
The following television channels are available as separate no contract monthly subscriptions[8]
ITV Box Office


  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.
  2. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - Apps". Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ "TVPlayer tablet app streams BBC, ITV, C4, Channel 5 and 20 legal free channels | TheMarketingblogTheMarketingblog". Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  4. ^ "DTG :: News :: TVPlayer app received 250,000 downloads".
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  6. ^ "Can I Use 4G To Watch TVPlayer? – TVPlayer Help Centre". Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  7. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - Catchup". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  8. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - TVPlayer Plus". Retrieved 22 November 2017.

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