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Does my TV device support Live or Watch from Start?

Playing a programme live or playing it from the start isn't available on all TVs, games consoles, Blu-Ray players or set-top boxes. The easiest way to find out if your device is supported is by launching the BBC iPlayer TV app. Then check the following:

  • Go to BBC One or Two in the Channels section of BBC iPlayer
  • If you can see the On Now panel at the top and you can see the phrase “Watch live or from the start” (at the bottom of the panel), then your device supports live and watch from the start

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  • If you can’t see the phrase "Watch live or from the start” in the On Now panel then your device supports live only.
  • If you can’t see the On Now panel, then neither Live nor Watch from Start are available on your device.

You can learn more in our How do I use Live Restart? FAQ.

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