UKTV Play launches on Android

UK media company UKTV has launched its TV application UKTV Play on Android.

UKTV’s on demand service, which is already available on iOS, PC and YouView, gives viewers easy access to watch their favourite programmes from UKTV’s popular free-to-air channels, whenever and wherever they are.

The free UKTV Play app offers a catalogue of hit shows from the UK’s most watched non-PSB channel, Dave, popular entertainment channel Really and the UK’s number one factual history channel, Yesterday. Now Android users can enjoy instant entertainment, with some of UKTV’s greatest programmes including Suits, Storage Hunters UK, Crackanory, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Forbidden History, Inquisition, The Sixties, Crime Stories, Most Haunted and Ghost Adventures, along with a selection of BBC shows, available to watch on demand.

Dan Fahy, UKTV’s Director, Commercial and Business Development, said the broadcaster had created UKTV Play so that viewers could watch UKTV’s great shows anytime, anywhere. “When we launched UKTV Play on iOS last year, Apple chose to feature it as one of their ‘Best New Apps’, which is testament to its popularity, design and functionality. I feel confident the millions of people with Android devices are going to really love it too,” he stated.

The news follows the launch of the service on PC and YouView in November, and the launch earlier in February 2015 of UKTV Play on Virgin On Demand, which offers catch up for all of UKTV’s ten channels.

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