Freeview and Digital UK have announced that a total of five million Freeview Play devices have now been sold.
The broadcast / streaming hybrid service was launched in 2015 and provides viewers with access to the live Freeview channels, plus catch up and on-demand programming.
Freeview says of the devices sold, more than three million are being used by active users and predicts this number to surpass four million in the third quarter of 2019, an achievement which would make it the UK’s fastest growing TV platform.
Earlier this month, Freeview Play viewers became the first to receive catch up and on demand content from the CBS UK Channel Portfolio, through two new players; Horror Bites and CBS Catchup Channels UK.
In January the platform will launch its Mobile App, offering catch up and live TV on the go.
Jonathan Thompson, CEO, Digital UK, said: “Three million active users in three years demonstrates that collaboration can work for industry and viewers.
“With the launch of our Mobile App, new device and content partners, it’s looking like a very promising 2019.”