tenplay | All of Channel Ten’s best shows free to watch online and on-demand

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Missed the latest episode of MasterChef? No worries; with tenplay, you can catch up on all the hottest shows from TEN, ELEVEN and ONE at your own pace.

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 to its side, investing in big-name US TV shows like American Horror Story, Empire and The Simpsons.

The latest Channel Ten initiative is tenplay, its 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 TEN, ELEVEN and ONE to a vast array of modern devices, tenplay gives Aussies access to hundreds of hours of entertainment at the touch of a button.

What can I watch on tenplay?

Where similar free-to-air streaming services like 9Now and PLUS7 make all their channels available for live streaming, tenplay offers just a single stream with live coverage of a handful of shows like Studio 10, The Project and MasterChef. Nor does this stream operate 24 hours a day as competing streams do, instead often going offline for hours at a time.

Fortunately, tenplay's catch-up service is far more robust. Most of the shows that air on TEN, ELEVEN and ONE 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 tenplay at all due to licensing restrictions.

Some of the shows available on tenplay include the following:

  • MasterChef Australia
  • Bondi Vet
  • This Is Us
  • Modern Family
  • Homeland
  • Bob's Burgers
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Prison Break
  • The Americans
  • 24: Legacy
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Bull

It's worth mentioning that tenplay does not have international streaming rights for its shows, so the service is only accessible within Australia. Trying to stream tenplay from overseas will result in an error message.

What devices are compatible with tenplay?

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

To stream through the tenplay website, you'll need a Windows PC, Mac or Linux computer with the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed. You'll also need to use one of the following compatible web browsers: Mozilla Firefox 23 or higher, Google Chrome 30 or higher, Safari 8 or higher, or Internet Explorer 11 or higher.

If you're looking to take your favourite Channel Ten shows with you, the tenplay mobile app has got you covered. For Apple users, the iOS tenplay app requires at least an iPhone 4, iPad or fourth-generation iPod Touch, all of which must be running iOS 8.0 or later. Android users will have to check the store page for the Android tenplay app to determine whether their device is supported. Windows users with an on-the-go lifestyle needn't feel left out either. The Windows Store tenplay app is available for Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows Mobile devices.

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.

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

How much data does  tenplay  use?

Channel Ten doesn't provide any information regarding how much data tenplay 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 tenplay to use roughly 250MB of data per 22-minute TV episode and approximately 470MB per 42-minute episode.

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8 Responses to tenplay | All of Channel Ten’s best shows free to watch online and on-demand

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    | April 26, 2017

    Hi.

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

    Thanks

    • Staff
      Jason | April 27, 2017

      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,
      Jason

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    Wendy | April 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

    • Staff
      Brodie | April 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

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    Andrew | February 25, 2016

    Hi
    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
    thanks
    Andrew

    • Staff
      Brodie | February 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.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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      Frank | March 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?

      Cheers,

      Frank

    • Staff
      Brodie | March 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.

      Cheers,
      Brodie

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