ITV Player archive

  • Android ITV Player app drops Samsung exclusivity, now available on all Android devices
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    Android ITV Player app drops Samsung exclusivity, now available on all Android devices

    By 5 September 2013

    An update has been rolled out to the ITV Player app for Android, removing the Samsung device exclusivity it once embodied. The version 3.1 update is now available to UK users on Google Play, letting you catch up on the last 30 days of ITV content from...

  • Samsung Smart TVs now offer top four on-demand services
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    Samsung Smart TVs now offer top four on-demand services

    By 14 June 2013

    Samsung is the latest to add the full suite of terrestrial on-demand services to its smart TVs. The company now offers the biggest range of catch-up straight through your TV, in the form of ITV Player, Demand 5, 4oD and exclusive to Samsung, ITV Player....

  • ITV Player launches advertisement-free catch-up app with paid subscription
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    ITV Player launches advertisement-free catch-up app with paid subscription

    By 12 June 2013

    ITV has announced a new version of its ITV Player app for iOS which allows you to view catch up content ad-free for £3.99 a month. The new application comes as part of the increased ITV strategy to test different methods of delivering online content....

  • Android ITV Player app now exclusive to Samsung, other devices miss out
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    Android ITV Player app now exclusive to Samsung, other devices miss out

    By 9 May 2013

    Samsung has partnered with ITV to make the Android ITV Player app exclusive to Samsung smartphones and tablets until 31 August. The app brings the last 30 days of ITV catch-up content to your mobile. This means you can watch the likes of Coronation Street...

  • Best Android movie player apps
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    Best Android movie player apps

    By 2 May 2013

    There are lots of options when it comes to watching video on your Android phone. Nearly every manufacturer has some sort of offering unique to its take on how TV and films should be on Android to try to persuade you in its direction. On top of that there...

  • YouView from TalkTalk review
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    YouView from TalkTalk review

    By 24 December 2012

    YouView - for those unfamiliar - is a TV service that wraps up digital Freeview channels with online catchup services such as BBC iPlayer and plenty more. TalkTalk's YouView service - as offered through its Plus TV package - includes the Huawei version...

  • YouView from BT review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    YouView from BT review

    By 5 December 2012

    YouView comes in several flavours. You can walk into a shop on the high street and pick up the YouView box and plug it into your existing aerial and internet connection, or you can buy as part of a wider package. We've already reviewed the hardware, so...

  • New ITV Player goes live, rent archive footage ad-free
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    New ITV Player goes live, rent archive footage ad-free

    By 29 October 2012

    ITV’s decision to offer paid for content ad-free on its ITV Player service has come into effect, allowing consumers to rent shows from the TV channel’s archives, as well as still being able to catch up on recent shows for free. Episodes from classic...

  • Sky+ updated with undelete function and Catch Up TV
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    Sky+ updated with undelete function and Catch Up TV

    By 6 September 2012

    Sky+ is receiving an update that will enable the recall of programmes that have been deleted accidentally. The Undelete feature stores deleted programmes in a separate folder. Any programmes sitting in the deleted space can then be restored - or, if you’re...

  • ITV Pay Player plans revealed, but will you shell out?
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    ITV Pay Player plans revealed, but will you shell out?

    By 30 July 2012

    ITV has laid out plans for it's ITV Pay Player that will see customers pay for access to more than1,000 hours of archive TV and film content. The announcement follows a trial that saw 5,000 homes try the service, and comes a full two years after the TV...

  • Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers
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    Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

    By 26 July 2012

    Customers who sign up to the TalkTalk Plus broadband and phone plan will now receive a free YouView set-top-box as part of their on-going subscriptions. The box, which enables users to catch-up with shows from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well...

  • YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July
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    YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

    By 4 July 2012

    YouView has announced on Wednesday that its TV set-top box will be available to buy from the end of July, bringing BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 on-demand content to UK homes, without the need for an ongoing subscription. The YouView project has been...

  • Euro 2012 online: watching at work or on the go
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    Euro 2012 online: watching at work or on the go

    By 8 June 2012

    Euro 2012 is upon us and with it three glorious weeks of bonus summer football. The only possible dampner on events - weather aside - are those pesky commitments that can get in the way. With often two games a day to contend with and a fair few 5pm kick...

  • Best iPad apps to turn your tablet into a TV
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    Best iPad apps to turn your tablet into a TV

    By 14 February 2012

    Whether you are laid up in bed, or merely trying to avoid having a second TV in your bedroom - in the bath, your spare house, the car, or anywhere else for that matter - and if you've got an iPad, then there are plenty of apps that will help it become...

  • ITV Player on Sky Anytime+ pictures and hands-on
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    ITV Player on Sky Anytime+ pictures and hands-on

    By 1 February 2012

    On Monday, Sky announced that it would be bringing ITV's catch-up service, ITV Player, to its Anytime+ service on Sky boxes. And true to its word, the company has done just that. But what's it like? Pocket-lint has checked out the new offering... If you...

  • Sky Anytime+ soon to be open to customers on other ISPs - BBC iPlayer inbound too
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    Sky Anytime+ soon to be open to customers on other ISPs - BBC iPlayer inbound too

    By 30 January 2012

    Sky and the BBC have announced a partnership to bring iPlayer to Sky Anytime+, which is available on Sky+HD and the latest black Sky+ boxes. In addition, Sky will be relaxing its rules on who can access Sky Anytime+, allowing subscribers to its satellite...

  • Sherlock sets new record for BBC iPlayer
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    Sherlock sets new record for BBC iPlayer

    By 8 January 2012

    BBC One drama Sherlock has become the most watched show on the BBC iPlayer according to Hitwise, a data analysis company that specialises in monitoring the web. According to the company, 4.3m Brits visited the BBC iPlayer site on the 2 January following...

  • ITV Player beta launches on Freesat
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    ITV Player beta launches on Freesat

    By 26 July 2011

    Freesat viewers with a Humax Foxsat-HD box can now access the ITV Player directly through the EPG after a beta trial of the video-on-demand service was announced. The move follows the addition of the BBC iPlayer to Freesat boxes last year as well as the...

  • APP OF THE DAY - ITV Player (iPad / iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY - ITV Player (iPad / iPhone)

    By 1 July 2011

    In the world of catch-up, UK channel ITV has, ironically, been playing catch-up for some time. The BBC's iPlayer had a firm hold on the British video-on-demand market long before ITV got its house in order. And even channel 4 got its 4oD iPad app out...

  • ITV Player on Android hands-on
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    ITV Player on Android hands-on

    By 22 June 2011

    ITV Player has just landed on Android and we’ve been playing with it to see if it can add a little excitement to your mobile TV watching. The app arrives on devices running on Android 2.2 and above, including Android 3 devices. Although it is principally...

  • ITV Player app lands on Android
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    ITV Player app lands on Android

    By 21 June 2011

    ITV has launched its Player app for Android but chosen to hold out on Apple's operating system for the time being.  Smartphones using Android 2.2 or later can download the application from the Android Marketplace and catch up on the last seven days of...

  • PS3 nabs ITV and Channel 4
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    PS3 nabs ITV and Channel 4

    By 13 December 2010

    PlayStation 3 video-on-demanders will soon be able to stream ITV and Channel 4 content on their consoles after deals were done with the broadcasters to bring their content to the PS3 platform. The ITV Player and 4oD will join the BBC iPlayer on the system's...

  • ITV player heading to PS3
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    ITV player heading to PS3

    By 17 August 2010

    Sony has announced that it's adding ITV's catch up service, ITV Player, to the PS3 alongside the BBC iPlayer. The company revealed the news, during this year's Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany, that the new offering will go live later this year....

  • Mediawatch UK to campaign for child protection controls on catch-up services
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    Mediawatch UK to campaign for child protection controls on catch-up services

    By 14 December 2009

    Mediawatch UK is to kick off a big campaign next year aimed at getting broadcasters to offer more robust parental controls on catch-up TV services. The moral guardian, founded by the late Mary Whitehouse, has hit out at both the BBC for its iPlayer service...

  • iPlayer's launch on Freesat is delayed
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    iPlayer's launch on Freesat is delayed

    By 25 November 2009

    While it was due to go live towards the end of November, Freesat has announced that the BBC's iPlayer catch up service will now launch in closed beta on the satellite platform on 7 December. This beta version of iPlayer for Freesat will only be available...