Gone are the days of flicking through the TV Times. Get with it and learn how to stream films.

We asked Rob Hodgkinson, COO of TVPlayer, the UK's leading and fastest growing live streaming TV platform, to pick his top five film streaming apps.

Since launching in 2013 – when overnight it became the Number 1 Entertainment app for both iPhone and iPad - the TVPlayer app has clocked well over 2.5 million downloads. The app is currently live-streaming over 60 of the UK’s top free-to-air television channels, including channels from BBC, ITV, Channel 4, FIVE and Sony. In 2015 TVPlayer launched TVPlayer Plus, a low cost pay TV option (£5.99 per month), offering 25 premium channels including Discovery Channel, TLC, Eurosport 1 and History, as well as a seven-day catch up service with no digital adverts and no contract.



Wuaki has a great selection of movies and is one of the largest online video services in Europe. The prices are very competitive and it's good for one-off purchases of the newest releases. You can rent and purchase hundreds of hours of entertainment.


Mubi is quite unique in that it’s a global film website that handpicks a cult, classic or award-winning film every day, you then have thirty days to watch. It’s brilliant for the latest arthouse films and the rankings are particularly helpful.


I couldn’t exclude Netflix from my list. The original content is always a winner, the platform is easy to navigate and the recommendation engine is great.


BBC iPlayer is free if you have a TV licence. Often people forget that you can watch movies on the platform; they are usually carefully selected and great viewing. The BBC has produced or co-produced some of the most successful British films of recent years.


YouTube may seem like an odd one for movie streaming, however, there are plenty of B list full-length movies that go straight to YouTube and are certainly worth a watch.

April 2017