People are just realising they can unlock hundreds of hidden free channels on their TV – including Judge Judy and MTV | The Sun

PEOPLE are turning to free, legal streaming platforms in a bid to cut down spending on too many services like Netflix.

Disney+ was the latest to announce a price increase – though it's also introduced a cheaper alternative with ads.

But hidden on your TV boxes are plenty of free ad-supported alternatives already.

Here are six you may have missed.

Pluto TV

Pluto TV boasts more than 250 channels and thousands of on-demand movies and shows.

Many of the channels are themed around specific genres and shows, such as streams dedicated to CSI, Judge Judy, Most Haunted, Baywatch, Catfish: The TV Show and Teen Mom, to name a few.

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You'll also find a load of MTV music channels to enjoy and Channel 5 themed stations.


Freevee is Amazon's answer to free TV with some big names on the roster.

The platform has a growing number of originals, including Judge Judy's new show Judy Justice.

Freevee is also the new home for Aussie soap Neighbours, which is returning in September.

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UKTV Play is the free streaming service for the Dave, Drama, W and Yesterday channels.

You'll find everything from cooking shows like Masterchef Australia to entertainment from Meet The Richardsons.

You can watch the channels live or choose what you like on-demand.


ITVX launched as the new streaming destination for everything ITV at the end of 2022.

While it has a load of the shows you already love and a growing list of streamed shows, the platform also has some streamed TV channels you can't get through normal TV.

There are themed stations such as Comedy 24/7, Quiz Time, Loved Up and True Crime International.

There's even a channel dedicated to everything Love Island.

It's also where you can find the brand new ITVX Kids channel, which is due to replace CITV.

Roku Channel

The Roku Channel has a load of well-known shows and movies available to watch.

Among them at the moment is The Exorcist, Robocop, Farscape, Storage Hunters and America's Next Top Model.

For the kids you'll even find Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions, Shaun The Sheep and All Dogs Go To Heaven.

The Roku Channel is available as an app on Hisense TVs, Asda's Polaroid Roku TVs, Now TV and Sky Q.

Channels with your TV

Some smart TVs have their own selection of streamed TV channels as well.

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For example, on Samsung it's called Samsung TV Plus and LG has LG Channels.

So have a sniff around your smart TV to see what's there.

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