TVCatchup app leaves beta, joins Google Play Store

After a fairly lengthy beta test period, UK TV streaming service TVCatchup has graduated its Android app from beta, and launched it on the Google Play Store. The app, like the TVCatchup website, allows license fee-paying Brits to watch live online streams of many of the country's free-to-air TV channels -- currently over 50, the app claims. We've been using the app throughout its beta test phase, and we've found it to be just as reliable as the website.

Note that you'll need to be in the UK to download this app, and that it won't work if you're not on a UK ISP or mobile network. Also, if you want to stay on the right side of the law, you'll need to hold a TV license to view live broadcasts.

With that out of the way, Brits can head to the Google Play link above to download TVCatchup for Android. It's free and ad-supported, and you'll need a phone or tablet running at least Android 2.2.

Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • I'm thousands of miles from the UK, but I've been using BBC iPlayer without any problems,
    thanks to a free proxy server with UK IP address (don't know if I'm allowed to mention the
    name here, but just google it... 3rd or 4th one from the top) I imagine this app will work fine on the same proxy server.
  • Why write this - it just gives cause to shut these services down as the copyright holders will talk about insufficient protection for their content. Enjoy it and keep it to yourself, otherwise DRM, proof of residency etc will become the norm.