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TVPlayer expands to games consoles, starting off with Xbox

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London – April 10th, 2017 - TVPlayer, the UK-based streaming service, announced today that it is now available to download on Xbox One and Xbox One S games consoles.

Xbox users now have access to 100+ TV channels, on demand and live - with no contract and on any device within the TVPlayer app. The TVPlayer Plus service will also be available to users for just £5.99 a month, offering an additional 25+ premium channels including Discovery Channel, TLC, Eurosport 1 and History, as well as a 7-day catch-up service.

Xbox users, with an Xbox One or an Xbox One S, who wish to download TVPlayer simply go to the app store and download the app for free in order to start enjoying the content. TVPlayer is the first TV viewing app available to Xbox gamers in the UK with 100+ broadcast channels.

Since being founded in 2014, TVPlayer can boast over 1 million active users and over 3 million app downloads in the UK. The TV viewing platform is already available across a range of devices, including desktop, iOS, Android, Windows 10, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV and Samsung TV. 

Rob Hodgkinson, Chief Operating Officer of TVPlayer, said: “We are pleased to announce that our fast-growing audience will now be able to enjoy our premium content on the Xbox. Games consoles, which generate over a third of all video views, represent a key pillar in our platform strategy. Xbox is the first games console to launch with TVPlayer and we anticipate further launches over the coming months.”

About TVPlayer

TVPlayer is a freemium over-the-top TV service, offering over 75+ free-to-air and 25+ pay channels to over one million monthly users in the UK. It is available as a website on desktop and a free to download app on iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets, Samsung Smart TVs and OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.

The TVPlayer app has been downloaded over 3m times and is regularly featured in the App stores. TVPlayer is backed by a group of investors, including A+E Networks, the joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.