UKTV Play is the streaming TV app where you can watch some of your favourite TV channels; Dave, Yesterday and Drama on-demand. And all for free.

Stream thousands of episodes on catch up, including hilarious comedies such as Hypothetical, fascinating fact-packed documentaries like Architecture the Railways Built, or binge-worthy dramas like The Brokenwood Mysteries.

Choose TV shows & box sets from your favourite genre, whether you’re a lover of comedy, a documentary enthusiast or a fan of drama.

Download the app to catch up on your favourite programmes or discover something new.

With UKTV Play, you get:
• Free access to thousands of episodes to catch up on.
• Box-sets to discover and get stuck into.
• Dave, Yesterday and Drama channels on demand.
• Streaming access across devices (mobile, tablet, desktop, TV or Chromecast)
• New and exclusive UKTV originals & a raft of well-loved classics.

UKTV Play has a huge selection of comedy such as Meet the Richardson’s, Big Zuu’s Big Eats and Taskmaster. Drama classics such as Classic EastEnders or The Bill. Plus, popular factual content such as Bangers & Cash and WW2 documentaries.

Download the official UKTV Play app and start streaming today!

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What’s New

Version 5.8.8

- Maintenance Update

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18.5K Ratings

18.5K Ratings

wrungoutblunders ,

Snag shark

I downloaded this for taskmaster which is extraordinarily funny and worth watching the odd advert for. You cannot, of course, insist your tv plays all episodes any time of day or night adverts or not. It just will not listen. Whatever you say it will punctuate any episodes with top gear or American pickers or storage hunters or antiques road trip or rick steins food orgy or two men in a shack or pickled Rodney dangerfield or cor blimey what a wizard or monkey tennis or cheese wars or Jesus in a flatcap or the life and times of billy bremner or defacing the greats or florist gauntlet or dremmamine slalom or Leopoldo blooms brand new shoes or once I wrote a best selling matchbook or drifting bin bags or red gurnards for shoes or spawning frogs or ten minute shoelaces or beetle sandwiches or beatle sandwiches or book spine chronicles or the reality wars or awful orbs or once I hosted a jam sandwich (police car) raffle or optimum level or wheelbarrow narratives or mike silvers lost ball bag or bargain hunt.

NathanUnsworth ,

Dramatic Reviews

I feel like some of the reviews here are slightly dramatic. Yes it has adverts but you’re getting a fair bit of content on demand for free. They have to pay to be able to stream it! I downloaded it to watch Hypothetical. A 40 minute program which streamed fine and had 4 sets of adverts that last 60 seconds each. So a minute of adverts to every 10 minutes of free show. I think that’s fair. Good app. Easy to navigate.

Smaller text please ,

UKTV adds is a better name

Atrocious. If you want to watch endless puerile adds, this is the only app you need. More add time than program to watch. Starts with 5 mins of adds. Resume (if luck doesn't send you to the beginning again) gives 1 of 2 or 3 adds, programme flashes up for 1 sec, then you get 1 of 5 or 6 adds as well. 8 mins lost and watched nothing. Then you can watch only a few minutes of your program, until it reaches one of the fixed add points. Another 6 adds... what a joke. If the idiots who wrote the app, weren't so greedy for add money, they would use some positive psychology and let you watch 10 mins at the start without adds, to lure you in. All4 used to be like this, they learnt from the negative approach and made their app far more watchable. More viewers, more revenue... oh and don't try skipping forward to the place you were at, because you'll just get all the add points you skipped through playing multiplied by 5 or 6. 20 adds at once take your fancy?


UKTV Media Limited
54.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence


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