The official STV app, now with Chromecast built-in! Watch your favourite STV programmes LIVE and ON-DEMAND, directly on your phone or tablet or on the big screen via Google Chromecast. The STV Player is free and available when you are.
All your favourite sport, soaps and entertainment programmes are here: Football, Racing, Rugby, Dramas such as Victoria and Cold Feet, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Fair City, The X-Factor, I’m a Celebrity, the STV News, The Voice… watch it all live or on-demand!
Some of what the STV Player can do:
- Live stream STV, whether via mobile networks or WiFi (we recommend WiFi)
- Catch-up on most programmes, for up to 30 day after broadcast
- iPhones or iPads, we’ve got both covered
- Watch it on your big screen via Chromecast
- Exclusive previews, extras and interviews to get more from your favourite shows
- Search and browse our extensive catalogue of VOD content
- Keep up to date with our TV Guide
A few more things to know: you must be in the UK to use the STV Player. Most of our programmes are in fact only available within our license regions of Scotland (this is why we ask you to sign-in with us). If you are in an ITV or UTV region, you will still be able to watch on-demand, together with many of our VOD library programmes. For anything else, please check out the ITV Hub.
Various bug fixes and minor improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Watch ads not shows
If you like me wanted to watch the World Cup during the day on the move you will find each time you change form WiFi to 4G or from 4G to 3G or any other combination from above you will find yourself loading and watching the same advert again and again. The advert loads but the football will take a solid 60 to 180 seconds after the advert to kick in meaning each time you change signal tower or enter a building your missing at-least 2 mins of the game so you can watch an advert netting STV penny’s whitest missing your team hit the back of the net. Further more and I can’t be the only one I have no build up hate for the company in the advert not because the advert is bad but I associate it with missing the action. Take heed advertisers your building up dislike with the public for money when you advertise with STV
The regionalisation of the ITV hub means us poor folk in Scotland have to use this monstrosity of an app of wanting to watch ITV on the move. Obviously the World Cup has been on so had to use this app. The adverts before it allows you to access a programme will have you tearing your hair out they are that repetitive and you’ll soon see the advert again when the app closes should you receive a notification. If the app works then the delay is laughably bad as is the buffering. ITV recently decided to close down STV 2 and want STV to concentrate on online content. It won’t be hard to improve on this atrocious app where 1 star is way too high an award, thank goodness for TV catchup app allows you to get around the regionalisation problem thus keeping the stress levels down
Needs an airplay function within the app
The picture quality on the app is good.
However, really lags behind other video players as you are not able to airplay within the player to your Apple TV. Every update, I wait for this and it never comes. The developers need to work to build on the option on the player to allow you to cast to your Apple TV instead of having to mirror your screen and your phone is useless for the duration of the programme you’re watching.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.