Internet TV services directory

Last updated: 27/01/2020

Beyond iPlayer,  ITV Hub, All4 & co:
An ever-growing list of alternative  internet streaming services available in the UK

Apple TV+ 
A subscription on-demand service launched in November 2019, providing users with a range of on-demand programming commissioned specifically for the service.

Devices that support Apple TV+

BritBox UK

A subscription on-demand service backed by all the main national UK public service broadcasters, with ITV the majority shareholder.

BritBox UK allows viewers to access archive British TV from the BBC and ITV, plus a selection of programming from Channel 4 (from 2020) and Channel 5, including box sets of dramas. The service is effectively the modern-day equivalent of buying a physical box-set of videos of TV programmes.

BritBox website

Launching in the UK and Ireland on the 24th March 2020, with on-demand access to Disney's vast online library of programmes and films.

Disney+ will include content from Fox, National Geographic, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars as well Disney's own catalogue of programmes.

Eurosport Player
Eurosport Player provides live access to Eurosport 1 and 2, plus on-demand catch-up. During events such as the Olympics, additional streams are available to watch.

Eurosport holds the rights for sporting events including the Tour De France, Australian Open as well as the summer and winter Olympics.

Eurosport Player website

History Hit TV
A subscription video-on-demand portal specialising in history documentaries launched by TV presenter Dan Snow.

History Hit website

An on-demand library of series and movies - the biggest and probably most well-known streaming service out there.

NOW TV is the live and on-demand streaming service from Sky, providing access to all main Sky services and selected third-party offerings via the internet, without a traditional pay TV contract. It can be accessed as an app on many smart TV devices, as well as on mobiles and tablets.

Peacock is the new streaming service from Comcast / NBCUniversal. Further details to be confirmed as the service goes live in the UK.

Pluto TV
Pluto TV is a free-to-stream service owned by Viacom. It provides users with a range of thematic channels, supported by advertising.

Available on Now TV/Roku boxes and sticks, plus Amazon Fire, Android, iOS and Virgin Media.

Pluto TV website

Prime Video (Amazon)

Amazon's video-on-demand and live streaming service, with series, movies and in the UK, live sport including the US Open and Premier League football.

Prime Video viewing guide
Prime Video website

Rakuten TV

Rakuten TV is a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, offering movies and TV series. Subscription and free options available.

Rakuten TV  - UK website

TVPlayer provides access to a selection of free and paid-for channels via the internet. Some smart TVs and boxes include an app, otherwise the service is accessed via The TVPlayer mobile app for Apple and Android enables access on the go.