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Launched 19 December 2013
Owned by Simplestream Ltd
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Headquarters London
Website www.tvplayer.com

TVPlayer is a live TV streaming service for users to watch free-to-air channels through their smart devices (Apple TV 4th Generation Only, Amazon Fire TV) desktops, smartphones and tablets. The TV service allows television licence holders in the United Kingdom to stream 76 free live television channels, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Heart TV, Capital TV and The Box. TVPlayer offers a "TVPlayer Plus" branded 'no contract, cancel anytime' monthly-basis subscription service which allows consumers access to an additional 30 live streaming television channels, including Gold, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2. TVPlayer Plus also allows users to catch up on programmes with there 7 day catch up service when using a "Plus" subscription. Brazilian Channel Globo is available with an extra subscription.

TVPlayer was launched as an iOS and Android app in December 2013. TVPlayer launched its tablet version in January 2014. Company representatives reported that TVPlayer had received 250,000 app downloads within 28 days of launching. On 30 January 2017, TVPlayer announced it had launched compatibility for all Windows 10 devices.

As of January 2017, the TVPlayer app has been downloaded 2.5 million times since inception and boasts over one million active users.

As of January 2017, a TVPlayer Plus subscription amounts to £5.99 per month or £59.99 for the annual plan with the first month being free to new customers as a free trial. A Globo subscription amounts to £14.99 per month after a one month free trial.