EE TV customers can now get the likes of Cartoon Network, History and TLC on their screens thanks to the arrival of TVPlayer Plus.
The £4.99/month subscription service, which is also available on Amazon’s Fire TV Box and Stick devices and iOS devices, will let you stream 25 live TV channels, normally only available on pay TV platforms like Sky and Virgin, on your EE TV box.
Related: TV Player streams Freeview channels on your phone and tablet, EE TV review While not available from launch, EE TV customers will also be able to access content from most of the TVPlayer Plus channels on-demand, through the iOS app. To sweeten the deal, EE TV customers will be able to get the first two months of EE TV for free until the catch-up service – due in ‘the coming weeks’ – is live.
Note that it says on the TVPlayer site that the beta version of TVPlayer Plus costs £4.99/month – meaning it’s likley to go up in price once the beta phase is over.
TVPlayer Plus is the latest on-demand service to arrive on EE TV, following in the wake of Now TV, France 24, MUBI and Connected Red Button. The elusive Netflix still remains conspicuous by its absence. Still, the arrival of TVPlayer Plus, which is also available to watch online (Windows, Mac) and on iOS devices.
Simeon Bird, director of EE Broadband and TV said: “These 25 new channels offer something for everyone, whether you like sport, documentaries, lifestyle shows, or want to keep the family entertained. It’s a great addition to EE TV’s on demand section, which already contains a huge range of movies, entertainment, music, kids and international content.”
Here’s the full list of channels:
- Crime + Investigation
- Good Food
- Discovery Channel
- ID (Investigation Discovery)
- Animal Planet
- Discovery Turbo
- British Eurosport
- British Eurosport2
- National Geographic
- Nat Geo Wild
- Sony Entertainment
- Sony Movie Channel
- Cartoon Network
- Baby TV
As with the iOS edition of TVPlayer Plus, it’s unlikely that content from the UKTV channels – that’s – Alibi, Eden, Home, Gold, Good Food and Watch – will be available on catch-up.
The absolute minimum amount of bandwidth required is 1Mbps, although obviously, the more headroom you’ve got the better. If your broadband connection can muster a spare 4Mbps at all times, you’ll be able to watch TVPlayer Plus content in 1080p Full HD.