From Home and Away to House Rules, stream all your favourite Channel Seven TV shows at home or on the go.
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 9.0 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 4.4 or later.
If you're looking to stream 7Plus to your TV, you have plenty of options available. Telstra T-Box, Fetch TV, Telstra TV, select Samsung Smart TVs and fourth-generation Apple TV devices all support 7Plus through dedicated apps, downloadable through their respective app stores. Similarly, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles have their own versions 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 1.5Mbps or faster. On average, this will work out at roughly 250MB of data used per 22-minute TV episode and approximately 470MB per 42-minute episode.
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