FilmOn is an internet based television provider owned by FilmOn.TV Inc. In 2010 launched a streaming internet TV service for mobile devices.
The Mobile TV platform offers streaming television to devices with iOS and Android (subscription required).
The service is also available as a desktop player, FilmOn HDi Player, available for Windows, Mac OS, Suse and Ubuntu.
UK channels available include BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC News, CBBC, Cbeebies, ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, E4, More 4, Film4, 4Music, Channel 5 and many more.

The SD service is still free through the Windows PC app, though the Android and Apple iOS apps are now pay services. There are a number of other apps available on Android carrying ‘unofficial’ FilmOn streams.

FilmOn is a reliable source for live British TV streams worldwide, these streams have also been used on a number of unofficial sites and apps.
Of course all their streams carry the large FilmOn logo or DOG (Digital Onscreen Graphics) as they are also known, so their streams are easily identified.

FilmOn on VLC Player

Video quality for SD on FilmOn is an acceptable 850 kbps through iOS devices, this is higher than other platforms such as Android and Chromecast, where SD streams are only 550 kbps.
The HD subscription service offers 1000 kbps, which may not be much higher, though it is noticeable on a larger screen.


Video Resolution HD: 854 x 480 (This is not HD)
Video Resolution SD: 576 x 322
Codec: H264 – MPEG-4 AVC (part10) (h264)
Decoded Format: Planar 4:2:0 YUV

Codec: MPEG AAC Audio (mp4a)
Channels: Stereo
Sample Rate: 44100 Hz

FilmOn Streams

FilmOn Playlist MakerWhile most viewers will have no reason to find or extract FilmOn streams, they are easily found on various sites. Extracting urls can be accomplished using the Firefox browser with an add-on such as Media Stealer.
The easiest option for obtaining FilmOn streams is to use FilmOn Playlist Maker, this takes around a 20 seconds to download and save a complete playlist for RtmpGUI, SimpleTV, VLC and XBMC. These lists can also be used on the Smart IPTV app for Smart TVs.

There is an option to choose between low or high streams, high streams will only work for a short period. To overcome this limitation, download a list in low then simply modify the url from to This will allow you to view in 854 x 480 instead of  576 x 322, quite noticeable on a larger screen.
Once you have a list of channels and have modified the streams from low to high, just update the token. This can be quite time consuming, better to take streams from other sources and just use FilmOn for those not available elsewhere.
Download: F-On Playlist Maker from MediaFire (4.41 MB)

Please note, ccurrent versions of FilmOn Playlist maker only create the channel urls, no tokens are saved in the list. Tokens must be added manually at present.

Example (not working):
The FilmOn Stream is explained here by highlighting various parts of the stream in colours:
Green: Channel id (2 is Channel 4)
Yellow: Stream quality (Change this from low to high, view in 854 x 480 instead of  576 x 322)
Purple: Token (Lasts for around 24 hours)

From VLC Playlist
rtsp:// here) 

Open one of the saved m3u playlist files to see the saved url streams, the lists can them be modified and saved. Remember to save as a .m3u file using UTF-8 encoding.
Before each stream will be #EXTINF:-1,MY CHANNEL NAME.



FilmOn IPTV UK Playlist

Listed below is a playlist for UK channels on FilmOn. These streams are without the token which are only valid for around 24 hours. Use F-On Playlist Maker to get a new token, copy this from the first channel which is Channel 4, then paste it to the end of every stream. It might be a good idea to have a copy of your playlist without tokens to save deleting them every 24 hours.

FilmOn UK Playlist, this list requires you to add the daily token.
Download: F-On Playlist Maker from MediaFire (4.41 MB)

#EXTINF:14 group-title=”FilmOn”,BBC One London
#EXTINF:0,BBC Two England
#EXTINF:0,ITV London
#EXTINF:0,CBS Action
#EXTINF:0,CBS Reality
#EXTINF:0,CBS Reality+1
#EXTINF:0,BBC Parliament
#EXTINF:0,BBC One Scotland
#EXTINF:0,BBC One Wales
#EXTINF:0,Horror Channel
#EXTINF:0,Psychic TV
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