UKTV has announced a partnership with the Chinese firm Huawei that will see the UKTV Play app placed in the Huawei AppGallery, making it the first TV on-demand service to launch on the platform in the UK.
The app grants access to some of UK’s best-loved shows. Huawei users will now be able to stream their favourite programmes from UKTV channels Dave, Yesterday and Drama, as well as browse thousands of TV episodes and box sets from the comfort of their smartphones and tablets.
Hugo Allen, UKTV Play’s Head of Commercial, said: “We’re always looking to make our shows available to our viewers on as many devices and platforms as possible. By making the UKTV Play app available in the Huawei AppGallery, we can ensure that all Huawei mobile phone users can enjoy programmes from Dave, Drama and Yesterday wherever and whenever they want.”
Launched in April 2018, Huawei AppGallery already has 26 million monthly active AppGallery users across Europe and 420 million monthly active users globally.
Anson Zhang, Managing Director of the UK Consumer Business Group, Huawei, said: “With over 60,000 apps already integrated with Huawei Mobile Services, we are rapidly building the Huawei AppGallery to offer the first real alternative in ten years. We are continuously growing our service to bring our customers more of the apps we know they love, whilst working with some of most innovative developers to create the app store of the future.”
Huawei AppGallery is the official app distribution platform for Huawei smartphones and tablets, and is the 3rd largest app marketplace in the world.