UKTV Play arrives on YouView and PC

The popular UKTV Play service has just launched on YouView and PC. It arrives just a week after all of UKTV's channels became available to watch on-demand with Virgin Media.

Anyone with a computer or a YouView box - including TalkTalk and BT customers - can now watch Yesterday, Really, Dave and other content via a UKTV Play app. The service first arrived earlier this year on iOS devices, but it's been overhauled and redesigned for an optimal experience on large screen TV's.

You'll be able to watch shows on YouView by accessing a dedicated UKTV Play-branded area. Here, you'll be able to browse through content by channel, and look through boxsets and staff picks in a 'Collections' section.

The latest release comes just days after all of its channels arrived on Virgin Media's On Demand service. The dedicated UKTV Play app will also launch for Virgin Media customers in December.

UKTV Director, Dan Fahy said: "We created UKTV Play to give viewers access to UKTV's fantastic content anytime, anywhere via a single on-demand destination. UKTV's viewers really embraced the new UKTV Play app when it launched on iOS in the summer and the launch of UKTV Play on PC and YouView marks the next step in growing UKTV's first fully-digital brand."

UKTV has had a successful year. The digital service has enjoyed record viewing figures in 2014 and now commands 9% of the commercial broadcasting market in the UK. It was also named as one of the 'Best New Apps' when it launched on iOS in July.

Source: TVWise

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