TV Launcher - Live UK Channels 4+

TV Guide & Streaming Shortcuts

Adam Foot

    • £4.99


TV Launcher brings 160+ live UK & Ireland TV channels that you know and love into one convenient launcher across Apple platforms. As the perfect app for cord-cutters, it’s never been easier to start watching live channels.

* As featured on iMore & 9to5Mac *

Appleʼs TV app makes it easy to track programmes that have already been on but for the occasions where you want to watch live, it’s not so straightforward. You’ll have to open the website, find where the channels list is on the website, locate the channel you want to watch and the press play.

TV Launcher takes away that pain by combining live channels from across multiple streaming apps into one location. Selecting a channel will then take you directly to the channel on the website without jumping through any hoops!

TV Launcher contains these great features:


TV Launcher supports all of the main UK & Ireland streaming platforms that have live TV - plus many more too! You’ll be able to jump straight to channels in BBC iPlayer, ITVX, Channel 4, My5, UKTV Play, NOW (Sky), Discovery+, Sky Go, EE TV, STV Player, RTÉ Player, Virgin Media Player, TG4 Player, DAZN, YouTube, Pluto TV, Rakuten TV, Freevee, YouTube, Plex, DAZN, Viaplay, MUTV, NBA, TalkTV, GB News, euronews, France 24, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, Cheddar News, CBS, QVC, TJC, TBNUK and NHK World.


Widgets are available for Watch Now, Now & Next, TV Guide and Channels Widgets, so you'll be able to see what's on and select channels without even opening the app! Support for Siri Shortcuts means you can watch channels, fetch listings and perform other actions using just your voice on this device or a connected HomePod!

There is also a Shortcut that will allow you to open the channel on your linked Apple TV too!


View what's on for every channel in one place with full artwork for each channel and the ability to jump into the programme to find out more.


Check out listings up to a week in the future so you can decide what to watch!


Add programmes to your Up Next queue and get notified when they're about to start.


See what's currently on and what will be on straight afterwards.


If you have a select few channels you always like to watch, add them to your favourites list.


Not interested in the news or don’t have kids? Choose the channels you want to hide and only keep around the ones you’re likely to watch. If you don’t have a streaming app installed, you can hide channels from those too.


Your favourite channels, hidden channels and other settings all sync via iCloud so if you have multiple devices using TV Launcher, they'll all be kept in sync.


Different parts of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland) have slight variations to their standard channels. Choose your region in the settings menu and you’ll be shown the channels you expect.


Get this app across multiple Apple platforms with a single purchase.

If you like this app, I’d really appreciate it if you could take the time to leave a positive review! Having issues? Please get in touch:


Please note that to watch a selected channel, you will need the respective app installed. Some channels may only launch the app due to availability in the corresponding app. TV Launcher cannot be guaranteed to work outside of the supported regions due to the availability of supported apps in specific countries. All channels, their content and respective trademarks are owned by them and this app is not affiliated with them in any way.

What’s New

Version 2.11.16

In this update:

- Updated some channel logos & associated apps.

- Fixed broken channel links for the NOW app.

- Other bug fixes & improvements.

If you like this app, I’d really appreciate it if you could take the time to leave a positive review! Having issues? Please get in touch:


Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

Montage1 ,

The app ive been waiting for!

I've been looking for a way of using freeview and other premium services like nowtv, discovery etc on my apple TV for a long time. The biggest issue is the lack of a central TV guide bring in all freeview and pay to view apps in one place. This more than fills that gap. Very quick to load and update, multiple customisation options, and a very smart TV guide, now or next guide and larger overview of all channels. Very smart too how seemlessly it opens the channel app directly into the live channel you select. Simple, Smart and Perfect

MrPaulNorman ,

It's ok, has a few issues here and there...

This app has a lot of potential and I hope development will continue. My main issues are...

1. Some of the listings in the TV guide section are unreadable as the boxes are way too small.
2. Channels such as GB News and QVC are listed and yet they are not supported?
3. Navigating up and down the TV guide results in earlier or later listings being selected.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your feedback! I’ll take a look into the issues you’ve mentioned.

With regards to GB News & QVC (+others), these channels may only be available to launch properly on some platforms but have been included anyway for consistency and the ability to view them in the TV Guide.

Could you email with more details about the last bug you mention so I can look into it please?

Gentoo66 ,

TV launcher

Easy to install.
As soon as I started it, I was away! Then I sorted the channels out which is easy.
Love the way it instantly goes to the channel you click on - no delay whatsoever.
Far better than others ive tried and well worth th e small cost.
Sometimes you come across a gem, and this is a gem!

App Privacy

The developer, Adam Foot, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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