TVPlayer is an Internet television service in the United Kingdom, owned by international digital distribution company Alchimie.[2][3] It provides 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; 7 years ago (2013-12-19)
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.

On 26 November 2020 the licensing agreement with the Discovery network has come to an end. Discovery, Investigation Discovery, TLC and Discovery Home & Health are no longer available on TVPlayer’s Premium service and Quest, Quest Red, Really, DMAX, Food Network and HGTV have been removed from the free service. [9]

Accessing TVPlayer contentEdit

All TVPlayer apps can be used via devices connected to all 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi Internet connections.[10] 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.

Compatible devicesEdit

Devices and operating systems that can be used to watch TVPlayer television content:

Available television contentEdit

There is a video on demand service allowing viewers to catch up on up to 30 days of television programmes.[11] Some television channels are not available on certain devices and software due to licensing rights and legal restrictions.

Channel Free/Premium Pack
Channel 4 Free
Channel 5 Free
MTV Premium Pack
Comedy Central Premium Pack
Comedy Central Extra Premium Pack
Sky History HD Premium Pack
Sky History 2 Premium Pack
Crime+Investigation HD Premium Pack
Sony Channel Free
Film4 Free
More4 Free
5USA Free
5Star Free
Paramount Network Free
4Seven Free
5Select Free
Nickelodeon Premium Pack
Nick Jr Premium Pack
Nicktoons Premium Pack
Cartoon Network Premium Pack
Boomerang Premium Pack
Cartoonito Premium Pack
The following television channels are available as separate no contract monthly subscriptions[12]


  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". February 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  6. ^ "DTG :: News :: TVPlayer app received 250,000 downloads".
  7. ^ "UK OTT TV Player bought by content aggregator Alchimie". 26 September 2019.
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  9. ^ "Important changes to the TVPlayer channel line-up".
  10. ^ "Can I Use 4G To Watch TVPlayer? – TVPlayer Help Centre". Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  11. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - Catchup". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  12. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - TVPlayer Plus". Retrieved 22 November 2017.

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