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10 play Quick Facts

What is 10 play? A streaming service for watching the latest episodes of Network 10 TV shows.

Where can I watch 10 play? There is a 10 play app available for most mobile devices, set-top boxes and modern smart TVs.

Does 10 play cost anything? No, but you will have to watch ads like you would on normal broadcast TV.

As the youngest of the three commercially owned Australian TV networks, Channel Ten knows a thing or two about playing catch up. The free-to-air broadcaster has spent a lot of time trying to win Aussies over, commissioning quality local content and investing in big-name US TV shows.

One of Ten's initiatives is 10 play, a hybrid streaming and catch-up TV service for watching its TV shows online. With the ability to stream the most recent episodes of shows from channels 10, 10 Bold, 10 Peach and 10 Shake to a vast array of modern devices, 10 play gives Aussies access to hundreds of hours of entertainment at the touch of a button.

What can I watch on 10 play?

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Need a new show to binge-watch or catch up on? Here's the full list of shows on 10 play.

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Just like similar free-to-air streaming services like 9Now and 7Plus, 10 play offers live streams of channels 10, 10 Peach and 10 Bold.

At the same time, the platform's catch-up service is solid. Most of the shows that air on Network 10 make it into the catch-up library, with the latest episodes available to stream soon after they finish broadcasting on TV. Individual episodes will typically remain available for 14 to 28 days, after which they'll be removed from the catch-up catalogue.

Unfortunately, some shows won't make it to 10 play at all due to licensing restrictions. It's also worth mentioning that 10 play does not have international streaming rights for its shows, so the service is only accessible within Australia. Trying to stream 10 play from overseas will result in an error message.

What devices are compatible with 10 play?

10 play supports a large number of devices through both the 10 play website and device-specific apps.

To stream through the 10 play website, you'll need a Windows PC, Mac or Linux computer with one of the following compatible web browsers: Firefox version 63 and up, Chrome version 74 and up, Safari version 12 and up, Edge version 16 and up.

If you're looking to take your favourite Network 10 shows with you, the 10 play mobile app has got you covered. For Apple users, the iOS 10 play app requires iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 11.0 or later. Android users will have to check the store page for the Android 10 play app, compatible with devices running Android 9 or later. Windows users with an on-the-go lifestyle needn't feel left out either. The 10 play app is available for Windows 10 desktops and tablets.

For the big-screen catch-up experience, you can watch 10 play on your TV via a number of streaming devices. Apple TV, Telstra TV and Fetch TV devices all have their own version of the 10 play app available through their respective app marketplaces. Select Samsung TVs, Android TVs and FreeView Plus certified TVs also support 10 play through a dedicated app.

One thing you'll want to be aware of when watching 10 play on your TV, is that due to licensing restrictions, the catch-up catalogue on streaming devices is smaller than the one available through the 10 play website and the mobile app.

Watch 10 play on any of these streaming devices

How to get started with 10 play

To start watching on 10 play, all you have to do is create an account. That way, you can manage your watchlist and keep track of your favourite content. Head over to the 10 play website and click "Sign in", which is located in the top-right corner, then click "Sign up". From there just enter an email address and create a password. And you don't have to worry because the account is free. You can also do this from the app that you're trying to watch through.

If you'd prefer not to make an account, there are also options to join with your Facebook or Google account.

If you're looking for even more Network 10 content, 10 All Access might catch your eye. The streaming platform offers a variety of Network 10 series on demand, as well as content from CBS and original productions.

How much data does 10 play use?

Network 10 doesn't provide any information regarding how much data 10 play uses, but judging by similar streaming and catch-up services, you'll want an Internet connection of at least 1.5Mbps for a smooth viewing experience. On average, you can expect 10 play to use roughly 250MB of data per 22-minute TV episode, and approximately 470MB per 42-minute episode at standard definition.

10 play app review round-up


Average rating (as of June 2020): 1.7 out of 5.0

What are users saying?

"Just tried watching Survivor. Froze every time the ads played on the third ad."

"While I can sometimes actually get through a whole episode now, if I'm lucky, it's certainly a trial on my limited patience."

"Judging by the comments and low rating, I must be one of the lucky ones, as the app has been flawless for me."


Average rating (as of June 2020): 2.1 out of 5.0

What are users saying?

"I downloaded the app to watch Masterchef via Chromecast. There are so many bugs with this function."

"The streaming side works fine, quality on a device good. But my gripe is the way the ads are managed."

"Great variety of shows. Unfortunately, they are difficult to watch. The app on mobile and TV freezes almost every time I use it, which requires a full restart of mobile/TV."

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    JossJuly 8, 2019

    I have watched some episodes on 10play but kept falling asleep and wanted to watch them again, however, the episodes will not play again once they have been ‘watched’. Is there anything I can do?

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      JoshuaJuly 9, 2019Staff

      Hi Joss,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      I’m sorry to hear about your problem, Joss. Upon checking, tenplay allows you to replay episodes. Tenplay also offers catch-up services to ensure you don’t miss out on your favorite shows.

      If you need more details, you might want to speak to tenplay directly to learn more.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!


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    DoreenJune 28, 2019

    Ever since having nbn connected my 10 app keeps saying I’m offline even though internet is on why is this happening

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      NikkiJune 29, 2019

      Hi Doreen,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      I’m sorry to hear your 10play app isn’t working properly.

      It’s helpful to know that while we review tenplay on our site, we don’t have any access to their specific troubleshooting process. It would be best to reach out to them to report this incident.

      Nonetheless, for general troubleshooting steps, you can:

      1. reset your internet
      2. uninstall and reinstall your 10play app
      3. check for any settings, if any, for nbn connection

      Hope this helps! For any further questions, feel free to reach out to us again, we’re here to help.


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    JaseFebruary 13, 2019

    Hi there. Do you know if Channel 10 streams in HD? So far the streaming service they offer is very poor SD quality. If Channel 10 in 2019 can’t stream HD video, I’m totally shocked and appalled.

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      NikkiFebruary 14, 2019

      Hi Jase,

      Thanks for getting in touch! Yes, it can play HD shows. Since Channel 10 is a streaming service, the viewing quality depends on how fast internet speed it receives. As it says on the page: you’ll want an Internet connection of at least 1.5Mbps for a smooth viewing experience. On average, you can expect tenplay to use roughly 250MB of data per 22-minute TV episode and approximately 470MB per 42-minute episode at standard definition.

      Hope this clarifies!


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    TONYJanuary 15, 2019

    WHY CANT I GET TEN PLAY ON MY 2018 FX 800 PANASONIC SMART TV, channel nine also wont work is there some disagreement between the companies ( panasonic & ten play ??

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      ValJanuary 18, 2019Staff

      Hi Tony,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder. You can watch tenplay on your TV via a number of streaming devices. Apple TV, Telstra TV and Fetch TV devices all have their own version of the tenplay app available through their respective app marketplaces. Select Sony Bravia and FreeViewPlus-compatible devices also support tenplay through a dedicated app.

      Please make sure that they are compatible for it to work. If all is compatible. We have not heard any reviews about both companies to be in disagreement.


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    PartoOctober 19, 2018

    Is the Tenplay app available on LG tv’s

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      JoelOctober 20, 2018

      Hi Parto,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Tenplay does not have a native app for LG TVs. However, if your TV runs on an Android operating system, you can install the tenplay app from here. For the big-screen catch-up experience, you can watch tenplay on your TV via a number of streaming devices. Apple TV, Telstra TV and Fetch TV devices all have their own version of the tenplay app available through their respective app marketplaces as do the Xbox 360 and Xbox One gaming consoles. Select Sony Bravia and FreeViewPlus-compatible devices also support tenplay through a dedicated app.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)


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    ianMarch 25, 2018

    Hi , thinking about buying the new Telstra TV box and would like to know if the catch-up tv on Tenplay shows channel 81 Win one Thanks !!

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      JeniMarch 28, 2018Staff

      Hi Ian,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Yes, Telstra TV also supports 10 play. It offers live streams of channels 10, 10 Peach, and 10 Bold. The article above provides information on what can you watch on 10 play and the devices that is compatible with it.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!


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    MarkApril 26, 2017


    Is the TENPlay app coming to PS3 or PS4 anytime soon?


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      JasonApril 27, 2017Staff

      Hi Mark,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      There’s no information yet as to when or if there will be a Tenplay app for Playstation 3 and 4.

      Kind regards,

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    WendyApril 2, 2016

    I am at my WITTS end l have smart tv and it has no Freeview app or Tenplay app, l have now brought a chromecast stick still cannot get either of these.
    What am l doing wrong please

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      BrodieApril 4, 2016

      Hi Wendy,

      Sorry to inform you, neither TENPlay or Freeview are compatible with Chromecast. They are available on:

    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • Telstra TV
    • Xbox One
    • Xbox 360
    • Windows Phone
    • Windows 8
    • Sony
    • Fetch TV


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    AndrewFebruary 25, 2016

    How do I get to watch the tv show from my lap top on the tv? I have a HDMI cable that I plugged into the TV. I selected the computer option on the TV and got nothing. I thought this would work

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      BrodieFebruary 29, 2016

      Hi Andrew,

      TENPlay may be restricting you from streaming from your laptop to your TV. Here is a list of available apps to stream TENPlay with.


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      FrankMarch 20, 2016

      Hi There,

      I have a 2014 Samsung Smart TV – but the tenplay app doesn’t appear to exist, is there a way to download it so I can use tenplay?



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      BrodieMarch 21, 2016

      Hi Frank,

      I believe the TENPlay service is available through the Freeview Plus app on Smart TVs. Try searching for Freeview Plus in Samsung Smart Hub.


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