Plus 7 TV – Stream Your Favourite Shows from Channel 7 on Demand

plus-7Whether it’s Home and Away, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or the Vicar of Dibley, you’ll find a whole host of great television shows available online, completely on-demand on Plus7.

Plus7 is an online video streaming service owned by Yahoo! and Seven West Media, the owners of Channel Seven. The service provides online streaming of full length episodes of television shows broadcast on Seven, 7mate and their associated content providers.

In case you didn’t know, Channel Seven is the highest rated television channel in Australia. It is known for a variety of shows, including long running classic Home and Away, as well as many popular reality shows and American imports, including Grey’s Anatomy, Family Guy and Parks and Recreation.

What's streaming?

If you’re new to internet television then you might not have heard the word streaming before. Streaming is how you watch television over the internet. Put very simply, you temporarily download content at the same time as you watch it. Streaming has become much more popular in recent years with the advent of internet television services such as Netflix, Stan, Presto and Quickflix.

What devices are compatible with Plus 7 TV?

Plus7 is available 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.

For devices such as iPhones, Android phones or tablets, it is also possible to download a device specific app to access Plus7. This provides a specific interface and the neat access to your the shows and movies that you would like to watch.

It should be noted that not all programs that are shown on Channel Seven are available to watch on Plus7. Licensing laws, particularly with international content, is very complicated and prevents content from being available online. It is very possible to check through what content is and isn’t available online, simply head over to their website and browse through their catalogue.

Frequently asked questions

How much does Plus7 cost?

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.

What speed internet do I need to access Plus 7?

Good question. Streaming is quite an intense activity in internet terms, certainly more intense than browsing website, or even scrolling through social media. It is recommended that for optimum streaming of standard quality content you have an internet speed of at least 3.0 megabits per second. If you’re not sure what speed your internet is then check with your provider.

Does Plus7 count towards my data allowance?

If you have a data limit on your broadband then watching content on Plus7 will count towards your allowance. Streaming can be quite data intensive, so if you have a low limit, perhaps it is worth looking at getting a little more. We’ve reviewed a lot of broadband providers to help you compare your plan.

Check this article out to find out more.

Is Plus7 legal?

Absolutely. You might have heard that streaming is illegal, or against piracy laws, and while this is occasionally true, Plus7 is a fully legal service offered by the provider and owner of Channel Seven content.

I’m not in Australia, can I watch Plus7?

Sadly not. Plus7 is only available in Australia. However, if you’re interested, it is possible to view the content using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). We’ve compiled a handy list of the major VPN providers including their services, cost and benefits of subscription.

Click here for the list of VPN providers.

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29 Responses to Plus 7 TV – Stream Your Favourite Shows from Channel 7 on Demand

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    Sandra | September 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.

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      Brodie | September 22, 2016

      Hi Sandra,

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


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    john | August 9, 2016

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

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      Brodie | August 15, 2016

      Hi John,

      What kind of Smart TV are you using?


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    Ine | July 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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      Alex | July 6, 2016


      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.



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    Peter | June 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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      Brodie | August 5, 2016

      Hi Peter,

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


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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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    Kathy | May 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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      Brodie | May 6, 2016

      Hi Kathy,

      What device are you using to stream Plus7?


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    Sony | March 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

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      Brodie | March 31, 2016

      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 the arrow down and select the last option available under the video and press the optionbutton


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    Noel | February 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.

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      Brodie | February 17, 2016

      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.


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      | February 17, 2016

      Hi Brodie,

      Many thanks, that worked OK.

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    bryan | January 14, 2016

    was enjoying plus 7 and other streaming stations now none fo them work i also have a sony only brought a month ago is this just a sony thing it tries to down load then comes up with a message saying “cant access at moment try again later”

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      Brodie | January 29, 2016

      Hi Bryan,

      This is not an uncommon issue. If possible, I would recommend deleting the PLUS7 app or Freeview app (whichever you use) and reinstalling it. This seems to be the only solution available at the moment.


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    Al | January 13, 2016

    Sorry for the silly question but do you have to have a yahoo email address to access Plus 7 TV?

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      Brodie | January 13, 2016

      Hi Al,

      You don’t need a Yahoo email address to access PLUS7. Simply visit the website and begin streaming.


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    Lesley | January 4, 2016

    Lesley.4/01 /16 How do I install 7 Plus on this smart phone?

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      Brodie | January 4, 2016

      Hi Leslie,

      What kind of smartphone are you using?


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