TVPlayer Plus goes live
October 6, 2015
By Colin Mann
Announced in July 2015 with the aim of providing an alternative pay-TV option to Sky, BT TV and Virgin Media, UK over-the-top television platform TVPlayer is commercially launching its low-cost subscription service TVPlayer Plus, which offers premium TV channels including Discovery Channel, TLC, British Eurosport, Cartoon Network, HISTORY, Lifetime, Gold and Sony Movie channel for £4.99 (€7.05) per month, with no set-up fee and no contract, positioning itself as one of the cheapest ways to watch such channels in the UK.
The service is aimed at households looking to lower their monthly TV bills or top up their Freeview viewing with extra channels. With 25 entertainment, factual and kids channels, there is something for everyone including original factual programming, new dramas, British classics and UK premieres on Sony Entertainment Television. Real life can be found on TLC; British Eurosport features all of the latest live sporting events including the Cycling Road World Championships. Discovery Channel brings the best in factual.
Also available are Animal Planet and National Geographic Channel, whilst younger viewers are catered for with Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and Baby TV. The full channel line-up also includes GOLD, Albi, Watch, Eden, Good Food, Home, H2, Nat Geo WILD, Crime + Investigation and Sony Movie Channel.
TVPlayer Plus enables subscribers to watch all the TV they love, anywhere in the UK, whether in the home or on the go, across up to three devices including their computer, mobile, tablet or a Samsung Smart TV. An Internet connection is required but unlike some pay-TV services, there is no need to have a phone line rental, giving consumer’s significant annual savings.
“TVPlayer is a popular online TV platform used by over half a million UK users every day. Many of these haven’t had access to pay-TV before,” noted Adam Smith, Founder of TVPlayer, adding that some pay-TV services could be expensive and at times require long-term contracts. “For £4.99 a month, TVPlayer Plus is a great option for viewers who want lots of choice without being locked into a contract, offering the latest must-see TV on 25 channels you won’t find on Freeview,” he declared.
TVPlayer continues to offer a large selection of Freeview channels available at no cost. Subscribers can use the in-built TV Guide to find and watch their favourite TV shows, customise their channel order and set reminders so they never miss a show again. Additionally a catch up function offers a selection of the best programmes from the previous seven days across selected channels.
TVPlayer Plus is available on iOS, Mac and PC. TVPlayer Plus will also launch exclusively on Samsung Smart TVs and will soon be available on Android devices and Amazon Fire TV. Television lovers can sign up for a seven-day trial at tvplayer.com/plus.