The free Netflix rival you’ve probably never heard of with hit dramas and classic BBC TV shows

Subscribing to all streaming services doesn’t come cheap.

So if you’re looking to save money, it’s good to know that there are some lesser-known free options out there.

Watch W, Dave, Yesterday and Drama shows for free


Watch W, Dave, Yesterday and Drama shows for freePhoto credit: UKTV

One such option, which some may not know exists, is UKTV Play.

The free service includes shows from W, Dave, Yesterday and Drama.

It spans a whole range of classic soaps, comedy, documentaries, dramas and entertainment.

Recent additions include Berlin Station, The Wrong Mans, Sandylands and Secrets of the London Underground.

But there are also classic episodes from EastEnders, The Bill, Casualty and Holby City.

The comedy features Birds of a Feather, Red Dwarf and Meet the Richardsons exclusively for Dave.

You can also follow the four channels live.

UKTV Play is available as an app on smart TVs, iOS and Android devices or online.

Free channels on your TV

If you have Freeview, there are a number of other hidden channels that you may not be aware of either.

Some of the channels are niche channels, others you’ve probably heard of.

These include music channels Now 70s and Now 80s, as well as news and specialty sports channels from around the world.

Most are offered through free portal channels on Freeview.

For example, on channel 271, Channelbox claims to offer more than 70 free channels alone.

And at number 261 you will find Vision TV with 35 channels, including programs in non-English languages.

Other options are also available as standalone streaming options in the top 200s, so look around in your box.

Some channels may take a moment to load. Therefore, do not turn off when you see a blank screen.

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