Free TV streaming app TVPlayer has added Food Network and the Travel Channel to its channel line up.
The app, perhaps best described as ‘Freeview for phones and tablets’, brings a wide range of channels including BBC One, Channel 4, ITV and FIVE along with BBC News, Russia Today, Al Jazeera and more.
The new channels brings the total number of channels available on TVPlayer to 40 – which makers Simplestrem say gives it more licenced channels than more than any other streaming app in the UK.
While services like Sky Go and Virgin TV Anywhere come with a wider range of channels (depending on your subscription), TVPlayer is free to download and doesn’t charge you to use it.
The new deal with Scripps Network – owner of the Food Network and Travel Channel – will let you tune into programmes including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and Michael Palin’s Around The Word in 80 Days.
Adam Smith, founder and CEO of Simplestream said: “We are delighted to welcome Food Network and Travel Channel to TVPlayer, offering our users a great selection of premium programming.
“The addition of Scripps channels form the start of a series of updates over the summer period, which will add further channels and functionality to TVPlayer, culminating with the launch of our PVR service later in the year.”
The TVPlayer application can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Shows can also be watched through the TVPlayer website, and Chromecast support is expected to arrive by the end of the year.