FAQs

What is UKTV Play?

UKTV Play is the free on demand TV service from UKTV. It's where you can watch shows from Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama, all in one place.

What platforms is UKTV Play available on?

Find out how to watch UKTV Play

Will UKTV Play work on my Chromecast?

Not yet - but Chromecast is a great device and we're looking into whether we can support it.

Does UKTV Play work on my device?

We'll announce new platform and device launches on our social media pages, so keep an eye out! To speak to us about an issue you might be having with your compatible device, please contact us via Twitter, Facebook or by emailing the helpdesk at viewers@uktv.co.uk

Why do I need to register?

To get to know you better and make it easier to find the shows you love and serve you more relevant advertising. Once you've registered you're ready to access over a thousand hours of shows on demand and totally free of charge.

Why can't I register through Facebook?

This is no longer possible when registering to use the app. Registered users can sign in via the Facebook portal, but it is not possible for non-registered users. UKTV Play is the free on demand TV service from UKTV. It's where you can watch shows from Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama, all in one place.

How long does it take for programmes to appear on UKTV Play?

Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait long: we'll try to make programmes available within just one hour of the first broadcast.

Why can't I find a certain programme on UKTV Play?

Much as we'd love to make all our shows available on UKTV Play, TV and online rights mean that we’re unable to include a small number of programmes.

Why do programmes expire?

Most programmes can be watched for a minimum of 30 days after the first broadcast due to rights restrictions. Some other programmes may have different availability, though.

Do some programmes stay for longer than others?

We have extended rights for a lot of our programmes, which means we can make them available for longer than the standard 30 days.

Can I watch UKTV Play in another country?

UKTV Play is restricted to the UK, sorry!

Are subtitles available on UKTV Play?

Sorry, there aren't any subtitles available on UKTV Play.

Are all programmes free on UKTV Play?

All programmes are free to view on UKTV Play.

Why do UKTV Play programmes include advertising?

As this is a free service, we have to serve advertising to cover our operating costs.

How many adverts will I see?

In order for us to keep the service free, we have to show a selection of adverts - but don't worry, it's likely you'll see much fewer than you would during a traditional TV ad break. The level of advertising on UKTV Play is comparable to other ad funded on demand services.