You may receive an error message when trying to stream our live channels if you have DRM / EME disabled. Please follow these troubleshooting steps to fix this issue:
On Chrome browser
1. Go to chrome://settings/content
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Protected Content
3. Click the toggle button so it says "Allow sites to play protected content (recommended)"
On Firefox browser
1. Go to about:preferences
2. Scroll down to the "digital Right Management (DRM) Content" section
3. Tick the "Play DRM-controlled content" box
I'm having problems playing videos
We don’t want anything getting in the way of you and your favourite shows! If you're experiencing any freezing, buffering, error messages or a blank screen please try the steps below:
If you are still having problems after trying the steps above, please get in touch.
I can't hear any sound
You can raise or lower the volume by clicking on the Hub's speaker icon and sliding the control up or down. If you still can’t hear anything, the problem is likely to be with your computer settings. You can check this by trying to play something else.
Alternatively, you could be experiencing playback issues if you don’t have the right software setup. You can view minimum software requirements here.
If you are still having problems with your sound after trying the steps above, please get in touch with us.
I am abroad and can't watch videos
The ITV Hub is only available within the UK as we don't hold international rights for all of our shows. If you’re lucky enough to be on holiday or you live abroad, you won't be able to watch ITV Hub until you return to the UK, but you can sign up for ITV Essentials which will let you watch some of our most popular shows whilst you're away.
I am in the UK and can’t watch videos
You might experience problems if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) uses servers located abroad. If your IP address suggests you’re not in the UK, you won't be able to watch our shows.
Your ISP should update their servers on a weekly basis. If you continue to have problems, please contact them to investigate further.
Note down your IP address and type it into the following website in the top right hand side under RIPE Database Search: www.ripe.net. If it’s outside the UK then you will be blocked. If it's inside the UK then your ISP may not have registered their IP addresses with the correct databases.
If you are still continue to have problems please get in touch with us.
I'm getting a “programme currently unavailable” message when I'm trying to watch live TV
We provide live TV streams of ITV, ITV2, ITVBe ITV3, ITV4 and CITV. Sometimes however, a show will only have television rights and not online rights. If this happens you will receive the ‘unavailable’ message - don’t worry this isn’t a technical fault.
My video keeps buffering
Our videos are designed to play pretty much straight away, but a small amount needs to be loaded, or "buffered" first before play can begin. However, if your connection is slower than 800kbps or drops below that speed because of problems with your internet connection, the ITV Hub may not be able to download enough of the show to play.
Alternatively, you may be experiencing playback issues if you don’t have the correct software setup. You can view minimum software and hardware requirements here.
I'm having problems watching videos in full screen
Google Chrome automatically updates the Flash version on your PC or MAC and there seems to be an issue viewing content in full screen mode if your Flash version is 11.5.r31.
To resolve this there are two options:
Option 1 (quick fix):
Use another browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. These browsers do not automatically update Flash and therefore you should be able to view the programme you want to watch in full screen mode.
Manually update the flash version on Google Chrome.
To do this, follow these steps:
Download and install the most recent system plugin for Flash.
2 - Type chrome://plugins/ into the address bar at the top of your Chrome browser window.
To expand all the plug-ins on your computer, click on "Details" (you'll find it in the top right hand corner)
Scroll down until you find the "Adobe Flash Player" or "Shockwave Flash" listing.
There will be a couple of versions of Flash, look for the one that says Shockwave Flash 11.5.r31.
Click "Disable" for this entry
Ensure that another version of Flash in the list is enabled (preferably Shockwave Flash 11.5.r502).
Close all Chrome windows and restart your browser.
If you are still having issues after trying the steps above, please get in touch.
I'm directed to STV when I try to watch some shows
Shows on the main ITV channel aren’t available to viewers in Scotland so you may be directed to STV to watch there instead. This needs to be done to comply with our broadcasting and rights regulations (the legal stuff!).
Viewers in Scotland will still be able to watch shows from ITV2, ITV3, ITVBe, ITV4 and CITV.
If you think we have the wrong location for you, you can change it at any time in your account.
Can't find what you're looking for?
If you are having problems and can't find a solution on our help pages, please contact let us know.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @itvhub or call us on 0344 88 14150 (select option two). Please ensure you provide us with as much information as possible, such as your device, the make or model, so we can help identify any issues you are having. We’re available Monday to Friday 9.00am-8.00pm, and Saturday 10.00am - 8.00pm