7Plus: Chuck out the TV guide and watch Channel Seven on your own time

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From Home and Away to House Rules, stream all your favourite Channel Seven TV shows at home or on the go.

7PLUS Quick facts

What is 7Plus? An online streaming service for catching up on Channel Seven TV shows whenever and wherever you want.

Where can I watch 7Plus? 7Plus has apps for mobile devices, set-top boxes like Apple TV and Fetch, smart TVs and gaming consoles.

Does 7Plus cost anything? No, but it can use up quite a bit of Internet data, so be sure you've got a large enough cap to support it.

As the highest-rated television network in Australia, Channel Seven is doing quite well for itself. Since 2007, the network has consistently outperformed every other major channel across the country, becoming the first network to win all 40 weeks in a single ratings season. Seven also beat its competitors to the punch when it launched 7HD, the first new commercial free-to-air channel in Australia since 1988. This sparked dramatic changes throughout the TV industry, leading to a wave of new channels across all the networks and giving Aussies far more entertainment options when sitting down for a night in.

With so many channels on offer, scheduling your evening's viewing can be a nightmare. This is where 7Plus comes in. The combination streaming and catch-up TV service lets you watch the latest episodes and even full seasons of shows from across the entire Seven network, all online and on your own time. And with support for a wide range of modern devices, including phones and tablets, you can take your favourite Seven shows with you wherever you go.

What can I watch on 7Plus?

With 7Plus, you can stream every Seven network channel live to compatible devices. Whether it's a hot new episode of House Rules or an AFL semi-finals decider, you can watch it online the same time it airs on TV.

Sometimes life gets in the way of live TV, though, and that's what 7Plus's catch-up service is for. As soon as most programs finish airing on TV, they become available to stream on-demand through 7Plus, allowing you to watch them at your own pace. Certain programs won't make it to catch-up due to licensing restrictions, but for those that do, episodes will remain online for between 7 and 28 days before being removed from the service.

Some of the shows currently available on 7Plus include the following:

  • All Saints
  • Always Greener
  • American Pickers
  • Agents of Shield
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • The Blacklist
  • Once Upon a Time
  • House Rules
  • Home and Away
  • Packed to the Rafters
  • Blue Murder
  • 800 Words

In addition to regular Seven network shows, 7Plus features a variety of exclusive content not shown on TV. Other Space, Sin City Saints and the British version of My Kitchen Rules are some of the shows only available online through 7Plus.

What limits should I be aware of?

One thing that doesn't change between regular TV and 7Plus is advertising. When you stream Seven's channels live, you'll see all the same commercials you would see if you were watching on TV. When you stream shows on-demand, 7Plus replaces all the commercial breaks with its own unskippable advertisements to prevent you from simply fast-forwarding through them.

The last thing you'll want to keep in mind is that 7Plus is available in Australia only. If you travel overseas, you'll receive an error message if you try to access 7Plus content.

What devices are compatible with 7Plus? 

From smartphones to Smart TVs, 7Plus supports a wide range of modern devices.

The 7Plus website offers the simplest way to watch 7Plus content. To stream through the website, you'll need a PC running Windows XP SP2 or later, a Mac running OS X or a Linux computer. You'll also need the latest version of Adobe Flash player and one of the following compatible web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 11 or Safari.

Watching 7Plus content on the go is just as easy. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device running iOS 10.1 or later, you simply need to download the iOS 7Plus app from the App Store. If you've got yourself an Android device, the Android 7Plus app is compatible with all smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or later.

If you're looking to stream 7Plus to your TV, you have plenty of options available. Fetch TV, Telstra TV, select Samsung Smart TVs and fourth-generation or later Apple TV devices all support 7Plus through dedicated apps, downloadable through their respective app stores. Similarly, the PlayStation 4 gaming console has its own version of the 7Plus app for streaming 7Plus content. You can also stream 7Plus to your Chromecast device using the mobile app on iOS.

How much data does 7Plus use? 

Like all online activity, streaming through 7Plus counts against your Internet service's monthly data limit. How much data 7Plus will use depends on the length of the show you're streaming and the video quality you're watching it in.

For smooth video playback, Seven recommends an Internet connection of 3Mbps or faster. On average, this will work out at roughly 500MB of data used per 22-minute TV episode and approximately 945MB per 42-minute episode.

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    tracyApril 18, 2018

    i use my playstation4 to watch 7 plus and have found that none of the television show episodes have been updated since march the 30th how do I remedy this

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      JoelApril 18, 2018Staff

      Hi Tracy,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      You can try uninstalling and reinstalling the 7plus app to force update it. You may also want to check the internet connection of your PS4. If all else fails, you can directly contact 7plus by going to their website.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    CryzyMarch 7, 2018

    Hi just went to watch first ep of agents of shield season 5 7flix. Gutted started watching on catch-up then just stopped and can’t play it. What happened? Feeling super 😔.

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchMarch 7, 2018Staff

      Hi Cryzy,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      If you are referring to 7Plus, you can do basic troubleshooting steps on your device. Try to relaunch 7Plus on your device or restart your device to refresh the contents. Also, try to check if the internet is working fine and has good speed and if the other apps are working fine also. You may contact the manufacturer of your device for technical assistance.

      Best regards,
      Rench

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    FluMay 26, 2017

    How do I get plus 7 on the TV. Got internet connected

    • finder Customer Care
      HaroldMay 26, 2017Staff

      Hi Flu,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Basically, Plus7 is an online extension of Channel Seven, which is a free-to-air television network. This means that there is no cost to access hours of great content online. Through any internet browser, including internet explorer, safari, google chrome or firefox. Simply head over to the website to begin browsing through the list of available programs. Before moving further, you would need to check first the compatible devices listed on this page.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    StephenMay 17, 2017

    Why when I go to download the plus seven app is it asking for my credit card details ?

    • finder Customer Care
      HaroldMay 17, 2017Staff

      Hi Stephen,

      Plus7 is an online extension of Channel Seven, which is a free-to-air television network. This means that there is no cost to access hours of great content online. For devices such as iPhones, Android phones or tablets, it is also possible to download a device specific app to access Plus7. Please make sure you check the devices that are compatible with Plus 7 TV before you download the app.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    November 4, 2016

    When I am trying to watch a 7 plus catchup show on my Apple tv I can hear the current channel 7 show sound in the background. Why.

    • finder Customer Care
      LouNovember 10, 2016Staff

      Hi Pat,

      Thanks for your question.

      You’ve come through to finder.com.au, a financial comparison and information website that helps users make better decisions.

      You can try to uninstall and reinstall the app. Please let me know how it goes so I can assist you if needed.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    SandraSeptember 15, 2016

    For sometime now the plus7 app does not work. I always get video currently not available.
    I use VPN so that is not the problem. I use the iPhone.
    Will you get this fixed as I only can watch the shows by using the app. It is so utterly frustrating.

    • finder Customer Care
      BrodieSeptember 22, 2016Staff

      Hi Sandra,

      You’ve come through to finder.com.au. Can I ask if you’re using a VPN to change your browsing location?

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    johnAugust 9, 2016

    why am i not able to watch 7pluss on my smart tv?

    • finder Customer Care
      BrodieAugust 15, 2016Staff

      Hi John,

      What kind of Smart TV are you using?

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    IneJuly 6, 2016

    Hey. I tried streaming Plus7 shows, but I only get the message “this player is unable to play this protected content at this time”. I’m using HMA VPN with an IP address set to Australia. Any tips on how I can view the content? Perhaps Plus7 has started refusing people to watch through VPN like many other streaming sites?

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      AlexJuly 6, 2016Staff

      Hi,

      From the sounds of it, you’re more hitting a DRM issue rather than a strict geoblocking issue (although that’s always feasible too). If you’ve got access to a secondary device you can apply your HMA credentials to, it may be worth checking there; equally try accessing other known Australian generally geoblocked content (iView, SBS On Demand, etc) to see if it’s an issue at HMA’s end.

      Regards,

      Alex

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    PeterJune 15, 2016

    I have a Roku 4 streaming device which is fast, responsive, HDMI and Optical audio out for surround sound and a joy to use with Netflix and Presto. I used to be able to cast from iPad browser on plus 7 to Roku and now with plus 7 I keep being directed that content only available on my device using the iOs app which only works with airplay/Apple tv and not Roku.
    given that Telstra TV is a very basic slow lesser quality version of the Roku product will/can Plus7 make your Telstra tv app and channel code available on the Roku app store any time soon or could you consider including a stream or cast to Roku button within the iOs app?
    Thank you for your time and trouble.
    Peter Foster

    • finder Customer Care
      BrodieAugust 5, 2016Staff

      Hi Peter,

      You’ve reached finder.com.au, not Telstra. I would recommend contacting Telstra’s customer support channel with your query.

      Cheers,
      Brodie

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      August 5, 2016

      Hi Brodie,

      Thank you for your suggestion. I have already made contact with Telstra TV support. The Telstra TV has it’s own apps. Telstra said get in touch with the app/channel providers as they don’t make the channels/apps. Roku have said ask the channel/app providers as well. The channel/app providers have all said ask Telstra TV support or Roku support.

      Everyone says not my problem ask someone else so I’m between a rock and a hard place.

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    KathyMay 3, 2016

    I have seven plus,and I am very annoyed that trying to watch catch up that the program keeps going back to the beginning .what is going on?

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      BrodieMay 6, 2016Staff

      Hi Kathy,

      What device are you using to stream Plus7?

      Thanks,
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