Freeview announces first live TV and Catch-Up app

Free-to-air terrestrial platform Freeview is launching a mobile app. Launching for iOS on January 22, the app was previewed at this week’s Out of The Box TV industry summit, at BAFTA.

Using the app, viewers will be able to stream live channels from BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and access on-demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, and UKTV Play. Additional catch up players and live streams will be added, as they debut on the freeview platform. The app is completely free to use with no download fee and no subscription.

An Android version is expected to follow in the spring of 2019.