UKTV Play has the best TV shows you won’t want to miss, from iconic channels Dave, Yesterday, Really, Drama and Home.

Binge on box sets, watch episodes before they air on TV and catch up on exclusive new shows – all with our FREE on demand TV app.


Watch every series of Taskmaster, where the UK’s finest comedians compete to prove their comedic creativity and complete bizarre and confusing tasks.

Yianni: Supercar Customiser
Meet Yianni – customiser to the stars. Watch as Yianni customises supercars to the standards of the rich and famous. Working with celebrities, footballers and social media stars, Yianni and his team of skilled wrappers can turn a car any colour they want – from glitter gold gloss to matte finish camouflage, at his London-based business.

Most Haunted
The cult classic tv show, Yvette Fielding’s “Most Haunted” follows her and her gang of paranormal investigators as they find out what’s going bump in the night. Whether you’re a believer or not, Yvette Fielding investigates some of the UK's most haunted locations, encountering paranormal activity everywhere they turn. With 8 series available on demand – you won’t be sleeping tonight!

This series stars Brian (James Buckley from The Inbetweeners), an online data marketing assistant from London, transported to the fantasy land of Munty. Tune into this popular Dave show as Brian and his hilariously anarchic band of companions attempt to find a way to get him back to the real world.

Ghost Adventures
Join the Ghost Adventurers as they provoke and search for spirits in some of the most haunted places on Earth. No camera crew, no scripts and no way out until dawn. With over 60 episodes of the creepiest hauntings, be scared out of your wits with the UKTV Play TV app.

Pan Am
Christina Ricci and Margot Robbie take to the skies in Pan Am, a drama about 1960’s air stewardesses. Passion, jealousy and intrigue are on board with the flight crew at the beginning of the commercial Jet Age. From the director of “The West Wing”, espionage and deceit run rife in this exciting drama.

The Heart Guy
Tune into episodes of “The Heart Guy”, the show from Down Under following a big shot surgeon as he’s forced to return to his small home town after his fall from grace. Watch him negotiate family drama, small town gossip, lost loves and difficult bosses with the UKTV Play TV app.

Classic Eastenders
Join the locals at Albert Square and catch up with original characters Dot Cotton, Pauline Fowler, Dirty Den and more in the early episodes of EastEnders. Watch the drama and tears in some of TV’s most memorable scenes, in this iconic British soap.

The Brokenwood Mysteries
Join detectives Mike Shepherd and Kristin Sims in the seemingly quiet and idyllic small town of Brokenwood. But everything is not as it seems – follow along as they solve countless mysteries and murders.

Impossible Engineering
Marvel at some of humanity’s greatest engineering feats – from submarines to space stations, from telescopes to trains, follow through history as significant breakthroughs are uncovered that shaped modern construction, or learn about daring technology that leaps into the future.

Watch all these unmissable shows, and so many more for FREE, with the UKTV Play TV app.

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What’s New

Version 5.2.6

We’re now available on Chromecast! So you can sit back and enjoy UKTV Play on the big screen.
We’ve also had a makeover - it’s now easier than ever to find what you’re looking for by category, channel, or box set.

This follow-up release contains a small fix to the episode lists.
For any questions please get in touch with us at

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
10 Ratings
10 Ratings
Emmaskeoch ,

Okay, just needs some tweaks!

Overall the app works quite well. My only issues with it are that you have to screen mirror rather than use airplay and that’s annoying because you then can’t watch tv and also do anything else on your tablet - maybe support airplay or an apple tv app would be great. Secondly, it doesn’t always happen but occasionally after an ad break the bar showing the time freezes and you cannot pause the program meaning you have to force close and then reopen and find your programme again. Thirdly, there is no favourites so if you’ve searched something and go back it doesn’t show this in the search bar nor in the home screen. That would be great to access shows quickly. Finally and the biggest issue I have with the app is the fact that there is no subtitles. Not great for the hard of hearing!!

Just needs a few improvements to get it up to speed with other popular streaming apps but overall it works and has great content!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for providing such valuable feedback. We will share it with the team for future consideration. Should you need any specific technical help, our support team can be reached via email at

Chocmilk03 ,

Badly designed

Love the shows, like Taskmaster, but the app is horrendous. It won't remember or tell me what I've already watched; I shouldn't have to trawl through the episodes to figure out where I'm up to. There's no option to download shows to watch later. It crashes or won't load constantly. There's no button to skip back 10 or 30 seconds so if I miss something I have to use the scroller which is worse than useless on a phone - usually end up back 10 minutes when I only missed a minute.

And the ads are the worst. I don't usually mind ads but it's having to watch them before and during the programme *and* every time you re-open a programme (so worse than TV - if you close the app right before a scheduled ad break you'll be subject to a minute of ads when you play the programme again *in addition to* the scheduled ads). Very frustrating - also the ads seem to run more smoothly than the actual programmes.

Very close to giving up on the app entirely - it's that infuriating.

Developer Response ,

Hi chocmilk03, we're sorry you find the ads frustrating, we rely on their revenue to help with operating costs and keep the UKTV Play catch-up service free. We appreciate the detailed feedback you've given us on the app's features and we'll pass this on to our team, thanks.

Deafdoggie ,

Appalling. Worst app ever.

I'm a bit of a Dave Gorman fan, so got this app to watch his latest series, which was broadcast whilst I was at work. If it loads (which is a big if) it's still very difficult to use. There's no way to pause the show during the breaks, and they don't always sync with the gap in the programme. if you leave the app, or stop the programme at any point, you have no choice but to start the programme again from the start. Often the programme will start with an advert, but the soundtrack to the show. You can't get it on Apple TV or EE TV (amongst others) but this turns out to be because it's too unstable. Given all the negative feedback about the app, you'd think they'd fix it, but no, they just ignore it-we're just the viewers after all. If you have spare storage on your device & want to fill it with an app you'll never be able to use, then this is for you. If you want to watch UK TV programmes however, you'll have to search on You Tube and hope someone uploaded it for you. Totally useless app, worst ever.


UKTV Interactive Limited
47.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humour
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