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Awful!

Signal drops out much more frequently than with any other catch up provider, and then when I am forced to "Resume" I have to watch a whole new set of adverts every time. Unwatchable.
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Truly Dreadful

Unwatchable unless I want to sit through triple adverts. At each advert break it freezes forcing me to come out and then resume the programme, which then prompts another two sets of adverts. I understand that ITV is funded by advertisers but having to sit through all those adverts makes any programme very long! (And I don't have that kind of time). This has obviously been an ongoing problem, and as I have to sit through three sets of adverts at every commercial break could ITV not use some of this revenue to fix the problem? Ultimately, I now try and steer clear of programmes on ITV catch-up, which is means I am not being exposed to the adverts that ITV and their advertisers would like me to see...
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DREADFUL

It's a dreadful website. Ads keep popping up during a programs and i cant get rid of them, all I can hear is the sound of what's happening. Wont be using this website again.
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dreadful quality

just upgraded my broadband to bt infinity 2 as i thought it would mean i can watch streamed media in reasonable quality. not so for itv player which continues to look like i'm watching it on an old dial up connection. shan't bother using it
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SNEAKY TACTICS TO FORCE YOU TO WATCH MORE ADVERTS!!!

Ok ITV player is well known for having a lot of ads on it but something has been really getting on my nerves for a long time user of itv player! Basically the amount of crashes, freezes, plug in crashes etc etc are not coincidences. I have come to the conclusion that ITV purposely have faults withing the player so that whenever it freezes etc when you refresh it makes you watch ANOTHER set of adverts, even if you have just watched a load only a second ago! No other player out there when it is refreshed makes you watch more adverts! It always resumes from where you were at incase of a freeze etc so it has become quite obvious they do this on purpose to force more ads upon you. Dont believe me? Well use it for a while and see for yourself, im a pc tech guy and can spot fake technical problems a mile off and ITV should be fined or made to stop this scam!!! OH YEAH AND NFORGET ABOUT USING ADBLOCK THIS IS THE ONLY SITE I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS THAT FORCES YOU TO DISABLE IT!!!
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Overkill with Ads!

I accept that ITV is funded by ads - but what I can't stand is having to go through the whole same set of ads again when I come back to finish watching a programme the next day. A few ads after you've settled down to enjoy a program would be fine, but the wayITV player is set up is ridiculous. I won't use it while it stays this way.
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should be called itv adverts

This is a rubbish service unless you love adverts and don't want to watch any programs. Once you've got past the first batch of adverts you can watch a bit of the programme before an ad appears either full screen or in the top left corner.
Not really worth the one star rating. Have totally given up with it now.
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very slow

cannot watch any programme without it keep having to buffer, very annoying.
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awfull

Not only are there to many adverts, but the constant freezing of itv player is very annoying . There menu is nothing compared to other tv players such bbc iplayer. Hard to find the programmes you like no favourites list just all around rubbish
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Useless keeps freezing but not on the adverts !!!!

Don't understand why ITV player can play useless adverts but not the program me I am trying to watch useless useless useless sort it out !!!!
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Worst of all TV players

ITV's player is pretty awful. I find it's the content that's useless. On BBC, you have a complete list of all programmes but ITV limit the selection to a few but you can always seem to see Jeremy Kyle's show on there!
Constantly buffering and of course too many adverts and the same adverts day after day. Very poor service and BBC knocks spots off them.
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Disgusting.

As a professional developer of 20 years, I can honestly say this is probably the most shocking bad bit of coding I've ever seen in my life. As others state, no problems whatsoever reeling off adverts, but then the programmes themselves are choppy, fail to resume, and just generally unwatchable. This problem has blighted ITV player for YEARS and is STILL not fixed despite dozens of updates, what the hell are you playing at?? Pathetic!
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Dreadful !

You are forced to watch adverts before it lets you watch the programme which is annoying if a live sport event is on which has already started (not that ITV have that many), amazingly the ads run fine but the programmes keep buffering all the time which means you have to refresh the page and just for good measure you sometimes have to watch even more ads before it starts the whole cycle again. ITV are clearly just interested in making money from the ads rather than customer satisfaction, BBC iPlayer makes them look like amateurs.
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Abysmal

itv player's only interest is in making money. It has no interest in customer satisfaction.

I am not quite sure why I have to sign in three times a day.
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unfit for purpose

Constantly hangs - particularly after advert breaks. Almost unwatchable. Do they even care about the appalling service they are providing to the public ? Apparently not.
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Ads ads and more ads......

Try to avoid iplayer unless I really have to. The constant ads drive me mad, and now I find that you have to register before you can watch anything. This means answering a hundred questions and giving out your email address again. Wouldn't mind if the service wasn't so rubbish. Won't be going to the site again, thy're definitely not getting my details for the crap service they offer
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Just dreadful!

We have tried watching several programmes recently and every single one has been a disaster. Other channels have no problem providing an excellent level of service - itvs option is not just poor, it actually is unfit for purpose. If you cannot make it work please just remove it. ....
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Nearly unwatchable.

If you want to watch adverts, then this is the place to come. They work fine. As for the programmes themselves they play nowhere as well as the adverts. There is constant stopping and starting, then waiting while buffering. The suspense of wondering when you will see the next two minutes is excruciating. Listening to it is like hearing an old wireless going through the tuning, its a foreign language like I've never heard before. Watching it is like seeing a picture for every three minutes of words. I've seen more animation in 'The Clangers'.
If you want the 'added enjoyment' of a full screen, then forget about it. Unless of course you don't mind the excitement of having 'Press Esc to exit full screen' stuck across your screen, blocking out the view of an already unwatchable picture.
Come on ITV, pull your finger out and sort out these problems before everyone starts to leave a sinking ship.
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frustration

Was given a tablet for Christmas so thought great be able to catch up on all my favourite programmea well what a joke keeps freezing then coming back on with no sound appalling ITV need to do something I don't get this from BBC
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Of course ITV would force a million ads down our throats...

I can't believe how bad this service is compared to iPlayer and 4OD. Constant ads, a snooty pop up yelling at me to turn off ad blocker, picture jumping all over the place, spontaneously rewinds, spontaneously throws in more ads in the middle of a scene then jumps back - HORRIBLE!

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