Watching STV

Do I need a TV licence to use the STV Player?
You do not need a TV licence if you ONLY watch catch up of programmes after they have been broadcast. If you watch STV using the Watch Live servic...
Tue, 18 Jun, 2019 at 1:58 PM
Is the online stream actually live?
When we are streaming our channels over the internet there is a slight delay but the service is as near live as possible.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019 at 1:44 PM
Why do you need to know my location?
STV has the rights to make Live tv and catch-up programming (such as Coronation Street and Emmerdale) available within its broadcast regions only: S...
Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 at 3:50 PM
Can I watch STV live on the STV Player if I'm not in Scotland?
No, for rights reasons, the live stream of STV has to be restricted to our broadcast regions of STV Central and STV North.  Those outside our broadcas...
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019 at 1:42 PM
I live outside the UK. Why can't I watch many of your programmes?
The programmes on STV Player are offered either as part of 30-day catch-up viewing or from our own programme library.  Many catch-up titles must be r...
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019 at 1:46 PM
How does the advertising work on STV Player?
We run video advertising and sponsorship bumpers before, during and after the programme - in the same way TV works - and this is why we can offer the STV Pl...
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019 at 1:48 PM
Why do you prevent the use of ad-blocking programmes?
As a commercial broadcaster our services are supported by advertising revenue. Carrying advertising on the STV Player allows us to make the service availabl...
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019 at 1:58 PM
What is a Guidance Warning?
A guidance warning indicates a programme which has particular subject matter which some people may prefer not to watch. We will always state the reason a pr...
Tue, 18 Jun, 2019 at 2:08 PM
How is content restricted to ensure children and young people cannot access unsuitable content?
The STV Player carries some programmes which were broadcast on STV after the 9pm watershed. As these programmes are available for catch-up at any tim...
Tue, 18 Jun, 2019 at 2:07 PM
Why do we store cookies on your computer?
We use cookies to store important pieces of information related to the site. These may consist of video identifiers to enable navigation around the site, pa...
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019 at 2:40 PM