Want to watch your favorite shows from UKTV channels like Dave, Alibi, and Drama for free? UKTV Play has you covered!
In this handy guide, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to get the UKTV Play app up and running on your device. Grab a cuppa and let’s get started!
What is UKTV Play?
For those new to the world of UKTV, here’s a quick 101. UKTV is a television company owned by BBC Studios that operates several popular channels like Dave, Yesterday, Really, and Drama.
UKTV Play is UKTV’s free streaming service. It allows you to watch shows from their various channels on demand via the UKTV Play app. How cool is that?
The best part is the app is available across tons of devices – mobiles, tablets, computers, streaming sticks, smart TVs…you name it! Pretty nifty.
What You’ll Need Before We Start
Before we dive into getting UKTV Play activated on your device, let’s chat about what you need:
- A compatible device – Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, Now TV box, Samsung Smart TVs or any device with access to the app store or channel store
- UKTV account – We’ll cover creating one later if you need
- Stable internet connection
- The UKTV Play app – Available in respective app/channel stores
- 5-minute activation code – Generated when you launch the UKTV Play app
Now those ducks are in a row, let’s walk through getting it all set up!
Activating the App: Step-by-Step Instructions at uktvplay.co.uk/activate
The process to activate UKTV Play is more or less similar across devices. But I’ll break it down into sections for Apple TV, FireStick, and Roku for clarity.
Let’s do this!
Activate UKTV Play on Your Apple TV
Here are the steps to get UKTV Play working on your Apple TV:
- Open the App Store on your Apple TV
- Search for “UKTV Play”
- Select Get to install the UKTV Play app
- Launch the newly installed app
- Follow the on-screen instructions to get your 5-digit activation code
- On a computer or mobile, browse to the activation site: uktvplay.co.uk/activate
- Sign in with your UKTV account credentials
- Enter the activation code from your Apple TV
- Click Activate and follow remaining steps
Then grab the remote and start streaming UKTV!
Activate UKTV Play on Your Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV and FireStick users can also get UKTV Play ready to roll with these instructions:
- From your Fire TV’s home screen, select the Find option
- Search for “UKTV Play”
- Select Get to begin installing the app
- Open the UKTV Play app after install finishes
- Open uktvplay.co.uk/activate on your phone, tablet or computer
- Sign in with your UKTV account
- Enter the activation code displayed on your Fire TV
- Complete any remaining steps
And that’s it! Now your Fire TV is primed for UKTV streaming.
Activate UKTV Play on Your Roku Device via uktvplay.co.uk/activate
Last but not least, Roku users can tap into UKTV Play’s stellar on-demand line-up with:
- From your Roku’s home screen, go to Streaming Channels > Search
- Search for and select the “UKTV Play” channel
- Select Add Channel to install the app
- Launch the UKTV Play channel after installation
- Play any show, then choose Sign In
- Your Roku will now display a 5-digit code
- Head to uktvplay.co.uk/activate on another internet-connected device
- Sign into your UKTV account
- Input the activation code and complete all on-screen steps
Quick and easy! Now just sit back and stream to your heart’s content.
Don’t Have a UKTV Account Yet? Here’s How to Create One:
If you don’t have a UKTV account set up yet, don’t panic! Here’s how to get that done:
- Visit uktvplay.co.uk/activate
- Select the Register to Watch button
- Enter your details like email, DOB, password etc.
- Check the box if you want email updates
- Click REGISTER TO WATCH when finished
- Confirm your email address via the validation email
Once your account is verified, you are all set to link it with the UKTV Play app during the activation process on your chosen device.
And that’s everything you need to start streaming amazing UKTV Play content! Whether you want to dive into iconic comedy on Dave or indulge your true crime obsession on Alibi, just grab your device remote and enjoy.
Let me know if you have any other questions! Happy viewing!