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More channels on the go with TVPlayer App

Popular TV streaming app TVPlayer has activated additional channels on its mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Offshoot channels from ITV and Channel 4 now appear on the app, following their addition on the TVPlayer website in the autumn, on the back of a deal with the UK's main commercial free-to-air broadcasters, making TVPlayer the only such type of service to be offering all major UK free-to-air channels with the broadcaster's consent.

The most recent additions were spotted by a number of a516digital readers at the end of last week, while TVPlayer were still in the process of adding them. E4 and Film4 are not included at this stage on TVPlayer on any platform, while mobile app users still don't have access to Channel 5's offshoots including Spike, which can be accessed via the main website.

Users who want to access all of TVPlayer's available channels, including Eurosport, Lifetime, MTV and Discovery have until the end of this week to subscribe for £4.99 a month. From the beginning of 2017, the price for new subscribers will increase to £5.99 a month, while existing subscribers will stay on £4.99 a month. Complex licensing issues affecting the pay TV service mean that some channels cannot be offered on some devices, or require a wi-fi connection. Like fellow streaming service Now TV, individual programmes may not be available due to licensing issues, which the various parties say they are working on minimising.