STV Player app launches on Sky Q

STV Group the Scottish broadcaster behind its free streaming service STV Player has announced the streamer will be included on the set top box Sky Q.

The deal marks the first time the streamer’s dedicated app has been available on the Sky Q platform, despite the streamer’s content featuring throughout Sky Q’s user interface in the UK since 2021.

In Scotland, STV Player is the home of STV network shows such as Unforgotten, The Bay and Britain’s Got Talent, alongside STV Player exclusive dramas including Redemption and Six Four, that are available months ahead of their broadcast on linear television.

Sky Q customers can browse STV Player’s extensive catalogue of shows directly on the app. Among its roster of premium drama box sets as well as iconic British shows are The Escape Artist, Blood, Taggart and Brookside.

STV Player viewers on Sky Q can access the streamer’s ad-free tier STV Player+ and can also become an STV Player VIP member which provides fewer adverts and entries into an exclusive monthly prize draw.

“In terms of viewer experience, the launch of the STV Player app on Sky Q is a real game-changer,” said Richard Williams, managing director of digital, STV. “Having our app available at Sky Q customers’ fingertips will give them more choice when browsing for STV content – a welcome asset in our ‘peak content’ era – and it’s also fantastic that Sky Q customers have easy access to all the same benefits on offer to other users of our app, such as STV Player VIP. It’s been great working closely with Sky to add STV Player to the platform prominently and secure this important next step in our long-term partnership.

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