STV Player added to Apple TV


Scottish broadcaster STV has launched its on-demand player STV Player on Apple TV devices, bringing their live channels, on-demand content and STV Player+ features to another new platform.

STV Player provides access to ITV / channel 3 content for viewers within its terrestrial coverage area in Scotland, plus additional news, archive and third-party content to viewers across the whole UK.

Now, STV has announced that Apple TV users in Scotland can binge on the latest STV dramas, including White House Farm and Flesh & Blood, as well as stalwarts of the STV schedule like Coronation Street and Saturday Night Takeaway.

Across the whole UK, STV Player users can access an additional 1000 hours of Player-only free content, including drama box sets like Single handed, The Slap, Rebus and Taggart.

STV Player also offers live streaming with STV and STV+1 available to Scottish homes, and 24-hour free-to-air sports channels, FreeSports and EDGEsport, available across the whole of the UK.

In addition to the free service, STV’s subscription service - STV Player+ - is enabled on the app which means that Player+ subscribers get the same ad-free experience here and in the EU on their tvOS devices for £3.99 per month – bringing Player+ benefits to a large screen platform.

Richard Williams, Director of Digital at STV, said:
Having the STV Player on Apple TV has been one of the most requested developments from Scottish Apple fans for some time. Apple TV users are passionate and heavy users and we’re thrilled that we’re now able to add this platform to our portfolio. 
The STV Player is now widely available across all main platforms, bringing thousands of hours of STV broadcast and catch up content to viewers across the country, with hundreds of titles and two live sports channels available UK wide. We’re also delighted to offer the ad-free Player+ option on the Apple TV app, giving subscribers access to video on demand across the EU.”

In order to access the STV Player app, users simply need to search and install from the App Store on an Apple TV device that runs at least tvOS v13.

The STV Player became available on Virgin in 2018 and launched on the Sky platform in November 2019, with both deals doubling STV’s digital reach in Scotland. The Player is also available on Freeview, web, Android, Fire TV, Samsung, Roku/Now TV and Freesat.