TVPlayer app recieved 250,000 downloads

TVPlayer, the new live television streaming app from Simplestream, has announced that it has had 250,000 downloads within just 28 days of launching.

TVPlayer offers UK television license holders the opportunity to legally watch live UK channels within a single free app. TVPlayer can be watched online or downloaded for free from the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

The tablet version of TVPlayer was launched on 30 January and offers users the added bonus of being able to set reminders.

Adam Smith, Founder and CEO of the Simplestream Group, says: "We are delighted to have achieved 250,000 downloads in the first few weeks and it is really exciting for us. TVPlayer enjoys excellent relationships with our channel partners who have all shown great forward thinking in embracing the Internet and mobile as a new delivery platform for linear TV. We look forward to working closely with them all to ensure TVPlayer is a success for everyone involved."

TVPlayer is complimentary to Simplestream's VuTV platform, which offers a bundle of pay TV channels from Turner Broadcasting, A+E Networks UK® and Viacom International Media Networks via channel 238 on Freeview. TVPlayer intends to roll out a similar subscription offering across PC, Mobile and tablet at a later date, allowing users in the UK to watch both free and pay TV within a single app without the requirement of a set-top-box or long-term contract.

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