Freeview Play / Available On Streaming Rental or Purchase


Freeview Play is a free live TV and on-demand streaming service rolled into one. It has an easy-viewing Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) that allows you to both see upcoming shows and replay previously aired ones via a nifty rollback function, making it a great catch-up service too. With more than 70 live TV channels, 10 on-demand UK streamers, and 25 radio stations, it’s no wonder Freeview Play is increasingly becoming a staple in UK households. In fact, the service comes pre-installed in many smart TVs released from 2020 onwards. 

Now, the catch is that Freeview Play’s live TV and EPG functions only work if you have an aerial connection. But even without one, you can still view on-demand content from Freeview Play’s partner streamers like the BBC iPlayer, for instance, and get recorded feeds from their respective channels. Apart from the iPlayer, Freeview Play’s partner streamers include ITVX, All 4, My 5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup, Legend, PBS America, Pop Player, and BBC Sounds. As for the live TV channels, that will largely depend on your location, but it does cover major bases like BBC, Channel 4, and Channel 5, among many others. 

If you’re looking for a platform that brings everything all in one place, then Freeview Play is certainly worth considering.

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