As much as we all love binge-watching TV box sets, sometimes you just wanna poke around and see if there's anything interesting on live TV. Freeview offers a fair channel selection, but anything beyond that typically requires a lengthy (and often pricey) subscription with Sky, Virgin Media, BT or TalkTalk. TVPlayer wants to sit somewhere in between, and having long provided free streams of UK Freeview channels through its mobile apps and online, has today launched its own "Plus" subscription package. For £5 per month, TVPlayer Plus lets users access an additional 25 "premium" channels, including the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Eurosport, Sony Entertainment Television and the Sony Movie Channel.
Also included in the package are a few channels aimed at little ones, such as Cartoon Network, and others for more specialised interests, like the History Channel, Good Food and Eden. Depending on your tastes, it might be a cheap, contract-free way to expand your entertainment options, with catch-up services available on select channels, too. TVPlayer also plans to launch more genre-focused channel packages in due course, should this initial sweeping selection not even tempt you to check out the free seven-day trial. For now, the Plus tier is only available online and through TVPlayer's iOS app, but Android devices, Amazon's Fire TV and Samsung Smart TVs will also support the low-cost subscription option soon enough.