PLUS7 | 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 Chnnel 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 PLUS7 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 PLUS7?

With PLUS7, 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 PLUS7's catch-up service is for. As soon as most programs finish airing on TV, they become available to stream on-demand through PLUS7, 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 PLUS7 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, PLUS7 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 PLUS7.

What limits should I be aware of?

One thing that doesn't change between regular TV and PLUS7 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, PLUS7 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 PLUS7 is available in Australia only. If you travel overseas, you'll receive an error message if you try to access PLUS7 content.

What devices are compatible with PLUS7? 

From smartphones to Smart TVs, PLUS7 supports a wide range of modern devices.

The PLUS7 website offers the simplest way to watch PLUS7 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 PLUS7 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 PLUS7 app from the App Store. If you've got yourself an Android device, the Android PLUS7 app is compatible with all smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4 or later.

If you're looking to stream PLUS7 to your TV, you have plenty of options available. Telstra T-Box, Fetch TVTelstra TV, select Samsung Smart TVs and fourth-generation Apple TV devices all support PLUS7 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 PLUS7 app for streaming PLUS7 content.

How much data does PLUS7 use? 

Like all online activity, streaming through PLUS7 counts against your Internet service's monthly data limit. How much data PLUS7 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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    FluMay 26, 2017

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

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      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 ?

    • Staff
      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.

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      AnndyNovember 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.

    • Staff
      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?

    • Staff
      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?

    • Staff
      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

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      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?

    • Staff
      BrodieMay 6, 2016Staff

      Hi Kathy,

      What device are you using to stream Plus7?

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    SonyMarch 30, 2016

    I can no longer get plus7 on my new Sony Blu-ray DVD player. ABC,SBS etc are fine but plus7 has stoped working. Channel 7 say Yahoo7 have fixed the problem but not in my case. can you help. Jim

    • Staff
      BrodieMarch 31, 2016Staff

      Hi there,

      I would suggest updating your list of apps. To do this, follow the steps below:

    • Select the video icon through the home menu.
    • Press the options button.
    • Accept the agreement (if prompted)
    • Select update list. If it doesn’t appears, press the arrow down and select the last option available under the video and press the option button

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    NoelFebruary 16, 2016

    How can I get AirPlay to work with Plus 7 TV so as to get video/sound on to my TV set via Apple TV. It works fine with the ABC equivalent but the AirPlay icon does not appear on the iPad screen with Plus 7.

    • Staff
      BrodieFebruary 17, 2016Staff

      Hi Noel,

      While using Plus 7, try swiping up to reveal the control centre. Above the camera icon, you should see an Airplay icon, tap that and it should start streaming the content from your device to Apple TV.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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      February 17, 2016

      Hi Brodie,

      Many thanks, that worked OK.

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