What is ITVX and which shows can you stream for free?

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ITVX launches on 8th December 2023

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Anna Maxwell Martin and Damian Lewis star in ITVX launch title A Spy Among Friends. (ITV)

No doubt you've heard the name and seen the adverts, but what exactly is ITVX? David Tennant, Vicky McClure, Guy Pearce and Helena Bonham Carter are among the star names helping launch the UK’s newest streaming service in time for Christmas.

ITVX, which replaces ITV Hub, offers 10,000 hours of free programming in high definition including new drama and classic series as well as a bulging back catalogue of comedies, documentaries and blockbuster films.

How to watch ITVX

ITVX is available to stream in all the same places you currently watch ITV Hub including smart TVs, smart phones, tablets, streaming sticks, and pretty much all internet enabled devices such as video game consoles, computers and laptops. It launched on 8 December, 2022.

Read more: British Sign Language channel launching on ITVX

All ITV’s channels are available to livestream through ITVX, as well as additional themed channels (known as FAST channels), and a dedicated news section on ITVX.

How much does ITVX cost?

The service, which replaces the ITV Hub app, offers free streaming with adverts as well as a paid for ‘ad-free’ version of the service, and will also act as a platform for Britbox, the joint venture between ITV and BBC.

The ad-free version of ITVX will cost £5.99 per month, or £59.99 a year.

ITVX boxsets that you can watch at launch

Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce star as Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby in new ITVX cold war thriller A Spy Among Friends (ITV).
Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce star as Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby in new ITVX cold war thriller A Spy Among Friends (ITV).

New titles released on ITVX 8 December include the Guy Pearce and Damian Lewis cold war thriller A Spy Among Friends, alongside edgy new teen drama Tell Me Everything and period drama The Confessions of Frannie Langton, with Karla-Simone Spence and Sophie Cookson.

Upcoming ITVX boxsets



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David Tennant as Alexander Litvenenko. (ITVX)

At least one flagship show will then launch on ITVX per week going forward. Subsequent releases include the eagerly awaited poisoning drama Litvinenko, starring David Tennant as the Russian spy turned dissident poisoned in the UK on 15 December, Hugh Quarshie family drama Riches (from 22 December) and Vicky McClure’s new thriller series Without Sin (from 28 December).

Without Sin actor and producer McClure said: “I’m genuinely really excited. To have something where there's this kind of launch to it, and to be bringing new shows to a very new audience, I think it's very exciting.”

Movies and classic shows you can watch on ITVX

Bob Gale teases Doc Brown's mysterious backstory (Image by Universal)
Bob Gale teases Doc Brown's mysterious backstory (Image by Universal)

Ahead of Christmas, the streamer will initially include 250 feature films including Wonder Woman, the Back to the Future trilogy and the Despicable Me franchise. The back catalogue science fiction and fantasy TV series will also include Gerry Anderson classics like Thunderbirds, Terrahawks and Captain Scarlett and the Mysterons.

2023 ITVX boxsets

Helena Bonham Carter in Nolly. (ITVX)
Helena Bonham Carter in Nolly. (ITVX)

Russell T Davies’s new Helena Bonham Carter-starring series Nolly, about the colourful life of Crossroads actress Noele Gordon, will arrive on the streamer in early 2023.

In addition to its own streaming exclusive titles, ITVX will also be home to full series drops of upcoming ITV1 network premiere series such as Unforgotten and Stonehouse.

ITVX documentaries

New documentary and factual series will include natural history launch title, A Year on Planet Earth, narrated by Stephen Fry, and later drops will include true crime stories such as The Cast Against Cosby, Rolf Harris: Hiding in Plain Sight and A Murder in the Family, due in 2023.

ITVX British Sign Language channel

The first British Sign Language (BSL) channel globally will also launch on ITVX.

ITV’s new streaming platform will host a station that only has signed programming and be regularly updated with new and archive programs.

When it begins, Emmerdale and Coronation Street omnibus episodes, Cilla, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow, Vera, Lewis, and The Saint will be available in BSL.

ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall said: “We’re really excited to launch ITVX, with more content available than ever before, and a whole range of exclusive commissions. ITVX is powered by a significant, streaming-first commissioning budget, and an integrated technology and data platform providing a high quality, and more personalised viewing and advertising experience, that will continue to evolve in 2023 and beyond.”

Watch the first trailer for ITVX's Litvenenko