UK live-streaming TV service TVPlayer has announced what is says us a UK first with the launch of its new recording feature: enabling online TV viewers to record in the cloud.
The launch of the network personal video recorder (nPVR) service marks a key development for TVPlayer, with the platform now being able to supplement its existing linear service with the ability to record live TV to generate catch-up content. TVPlayer is a complete next generation pay-TV platform that now offers comparable functionality to traditional pay TV services (including live, catch-up, on demand, and PPV).
Customers will get the chance to record live TV simultaneously across multiple channels. The service is available to paying customers, with 10 hours of storage available included with each premium PLUS pack.
The nPVR service will initially be restricted to paid channels, additional channels will be added in the coming weeks. Customers are able to increase storage up to 150 hours for £5 per month on top of their monthly fee. In the coming months, the service will offer temporary downloads – delivering greater freedom to consumers on the move.
Since being founded in 2014, TVPlayer has had over 11 million desktop users and over 4 million app downloads in the UK.
Rob Hodgkinson, Chief Operating Officer of TVPlayer, said: “We are excited to announce the UK’s first cloud-based recording service for live TV. This is a significant and ambitious extension of our current service offering. We are now giving consumers the freedom to watch their favourite TV shows whenever and wherever they want, whether in the comfort of their own homes or on the go, whether live or recorded. TVPlayer will continue to develop innovative products for our viewers who enjoy high quality programming at reasonable prices.”
The TV viewing platform is already available across a range of devices, including desktop, iOS, Android, Windows 10, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, Roku and FreeSat.
The platform currently live-streams over 30 pay-TV channels and over 75 of the UK’s top free-to-air channels, including channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, FIVE and Sony.