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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 service you requ...
Thu, 12 Mar, 2020 4:03 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 1:44 PM
Why do you need to know my location?
The rights to show live TV and catch-up programming are restricted to our broadcast regions: STV Central and STV North - with ITV having the rights to show ...
Wed, 2 Dec, 2020 10:43 AM
Can I watch the STV Player if I'm not in Scotland?
All UK residents can access the following freeĀ on STV Player: On-demand content: 1000's of hours of content covering a wide range of dramas, d...
Tue, 29 Nov, 2022 10:28 AM
I live outside the UK. Why can't I watch any of your programmes?
Live TV is not available outside our broadcast region, and most other titles are restricted to UK users only for copyright reasons, so wont be available to ...
Thu, 11 Feb, 2021 9:51 AM
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 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 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 2:08 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 2:40 PM
Does the STV Player app use mobile data?
The STV Player app will use a Wi-Fi connection by default, only when there is no Wi-Fi connection will it connect over your mobile data connection. When you...
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019 2:50 PM