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Founded19 December 2013; 10 years ago (2013-12-19)
Headquarters30 Haymarket, 3rd Floor, London, SW1Y 4EX[1]
Broadcast area
United Kingdom
Official website

TVPlayer is a United Kingdom Internet television service 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 made for mobile devices.[4]


TVPlayer was launched as an Android and Apple iOS smartphone app on 19 December 2013. Compatible apps for Android tablet computers and the Apple iPad were released on 30 January 2014.[5] As of January 2017, the applications had been downloaded 2.5 million times and had over one million active viewers.

On 30 January 2017, TVPlayer announced it had launched compatibility for all Windows 10 devices.[6]

On 26 November 2020, TVPlayer's licensing agreement with Discovery expired. As a result, Discovery, Investigation Discovery, TLC and Discovery Home & Health were no longer available on TVPlayer's Premium service and Quest, Quest Red, Really, DMAX, Food Network and HGTV were removed from the free service.[7]

Compatible devices

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

Available television content

There is a video on demand service allowing viewers to catch up on television programs.[8] 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
Great! TV Free
Film4 Free
E4 Free
More4 Free
5USA Free
5Star Free
5Action 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


  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.
  2. ^ "Media".
  3. ^ "Content aggregator Alchimie launches OTT sports channel". 14 April 2020.
  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.
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  7. ^ "Important changes to the TVPlayer channel line-up". Archived from the original on 26 November 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  8. ^ "TVPlayer: Watch Live TV Online For Free - Catchup". Retrieved 31 January 2017.