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Tenplay Quick Facts

What is tenplay? A streaming service for watching the latest episodes of TV shows from the Ten network.

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

Does tenplay 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 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 7Plus 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.

Watch tenplay on any of these streaming devices:

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 at standard definition.

Tenplay app review round-up

iOS

Average rating (as of 26 April 2018): 1.9 out of 5.0

What are users saying?

"Absolutely the most useless app I've come across."

"Have never successfully watched anything on this app all the way through."

"The ad breaks are never evenly spaced out and they interrupt random parts of the program."

Android

Average rating (as of 26 April 2018): 2.4 out of 5.0

What are users saying?

"None of the TV catchup apps are great but this is the worst."

"A very glitchy app experience (in particular the terrible ad implementation) that leads to frustration far more than anything else."

"If you like watching ads this is the app for you."

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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!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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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

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      NikkiJune 29, 2019Staff

      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.

      Best,
      Nikki

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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.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      NikkiFebruary 14, 2019Staff

      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!

      Best,
      Nikki

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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 ??

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      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.

      Cheers!
      Val

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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. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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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 Tenplay. Please check out this link for your reference about what other movies or TV shows they have.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    MarkApril 26, 2017

    Hi.

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

    Thanks

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      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,
      Jason

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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

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    AndrewFebruary 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

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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.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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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?

      Cheers,

      Frank

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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.

      Cheers,
      Brodie

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