HOW IT WORKS
The free services BBC iPlayer (www.bbc. co.uk/iplayer), ITV Hub (www.itv.com/ hub/itv), All 4 (www.channel4.com/ondemand) and My5 (www.my5.tv) give you from seven to 30 days to watch programmes that have already aired. You can access them on a computer and some phones, and via your TV set through providers such as Sky, Virgin TV, BT TV, TalkTalk TV and YouView.
Netflix (www.netflix.co.uk) and Amazon Prime (www.amazon.co.uk/piv) are subscription TV and film services, while the Rakuten TV Store (uk.rakuten.tv) is a non-subscription site for the rental and purchase of film and TV. All three can be watched through a variety of internet-connected devices.