From today, free streaming service STV Player will be available on Sky Q – the award-winning set top box. Sky Q customers can simply say “STV Player” into the Sky Q voice remote, or easily find it on the Sky Q apps rail.

Although STV Player content features throughout Sky Q’s user interface in all four nations of the UK and has since January 2021, today marks the first time the streamer’s dedicated app has been available too.

Using the app’s intuitive user interface, Sky Q customers can now browse STV Player’s extensive catalogue of content directly on the app, which includes premium drama box sets from around the world, such as The Escape Artist and Blood, as well as iconic British shows like Taggart and Brookside from the very start – there’s something for all drama lovers.

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, like Redemption and Six Four, that are available months ahead of their broadcast on linear television.

Plus, for the first time, viewers watching STV Player on Sky Q can access STV Player+, the streamer’s ad-free tier which offers uninterrupted content, without the ads. Viewers can also reap the benefits of being an STV Player VIP member, which include fewer adverts and entries into an exclusive monthly prize draw.

Richard Williams, Managing Director of Digital at STV, said: “In terms of viewer experience, the launch of the STV Player app on Sky Q is a real game-changer.

“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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