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Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

Why choose Freeview Play? 7 reasons to go free for catch-up TV

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Launched in October last year, the Freeview Play service has gathered momentum of late. Many more supported devices are now available and the free catch-up technology from the UK's major digital television provider is proving an excellent alternative... >>

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

What Freeview Play TV or set-top-box is best for you?

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There's a revolution happening in TV catch-up. Paid TV services have long offered on demand services, as have individual applications for a multitude of broadcasters, but now there's a subscription free alternative to catching up on television shows you've... >>

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

7 great reasons to get a Freeview Play box

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Freeview Play launched in November 2015 as the company's new connected TV service. With it you're able to scroll backwards and forward by seven days to either set recordings for future shows, or catch-up on the ones you've missed. Catch-up apps are baked... >>

How to build your own TV package and ditch the monthly bills

How to build your own TV package and ditch the monthly bills

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It is inevitable that paid TV bills have been rising rapidly in recent times, especially with increasing numbers of TV channels and enlarged costs of sports rights. However, there are other options to a monthly TV subscription, ones that give you access... >>

Freeview Play expands, Hisense, Toshiba, Sharp and Blaupunkt TVs join the party

Freeview Play expands, Hisense, Toshiba, Sharp and Blaupunkt TVs join the party

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The amount of devices compatible with Freeview Play is set to expand greatly with four new manufacturers jumping on board.From next year, televisions from Hisense, Sharp, Toshiba and Blaupunkt will come with the Freeview Play catch-up service. They join... >>

Buying a new TV? Here's what to look for

Buying a new TV? Here's what to look for

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With Christmas looming and a feast of entertainment about to arrive, you might be thinking of upgrading your television soon.You might have already heard a lot about 4K and have decided that, with plenty of Ultra HD content becoming available, now's... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Robot Wars, Kinky Britain and more

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Over the last few months we’ve suggested some cracking shows that you can catch-up with for free using Freeview Play and this week is now different.Freeview Play devices give you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Pokemon, The Rack Pack and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Pokemon, The Rack Pack and more

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There's something for everyone in our round-up of TV shows from the last week to catch-up on. Comedy dramas, a top sporting event a sitcom and hard hitting documentary are included. And yes, there's Pokemon too, for all you Pokemon Go players who are... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Life Stripped Bare, T in the Park and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Life Stripped Bare, T in the Park and more

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Considering what was on last week, including a Super Sunday of tennis, footy and F1, with the British Grand Prix, Wimbledon and Euro 2016 finals, we decided to completely ignore it all and give you some prime alternatives in our weekly catch-up TV round-up.All... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Wimbledon, Formula E and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Wimbledon, Formula E and more

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It has been a real summer of sport and that is reflected in our weekly round-up of TV shows from the last seven days you should catch-up on.If you scroll backwards through a Freeview Play electronic programme guide, you can click on any of the following... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Glastonbury 2016, Celebrity Masterchef and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Glastonbury 2016, Celebrity Masterchef and more

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We know the feeling. You're bored with live TV and want something to watch immediately that isn't a soap or the news.These days though, you are spoiled for choice, especially if you have Freeview Play on your TV or set-top-box.Televisions, set-top-boxes... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Eurotrash, The Living and The Dead and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Eurotrash, The Living and The Dead and more

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If you have access to a device that features Freeview Play, be it a supported TV or set-top-box, you can simply catch up with shows you've missed by scrolling backwards through the electronic programme guide.That takes away the fuss of having to come... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Top Gear, Euro 2016 and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Top Gear, Euro 2016 and more

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You might not know this, but if you have a Freeview Play TV or set-top-box you can catch-up with the last seven days of TV shows just by scrolling back through the electronic programme guide.Shows that aired of BBC, ITV or Channel 4 are available to scroll... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: The Musketeers, Pokemon and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: The Musketeers, Pokemon and more

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Freeview Play televisions and set-top-boxes give you the option to scroll back through the EPG to catch-up with shows you might have missed the previous week.All you have to do it click on the show and it will open in each channel's respective on demand application... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Wallander, American Dad and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Wallander, American Dad and more

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With Freeview Play, TVs and set-top-boxes offer the ability to scroll backwards through the last seven days of an electronic programme guide in order to choose catch-up shows to play automatically.Users only need find the show on any of the supported... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: England's Euro 2016 warm-up and more

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Freeview Play is an incredible useful tool that gives you the ability to scroll backwards through the electronic programme guide and choose catch-up shows to play automatically.Just find the show listed in the last seven days, click on it and it'll open... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: F1 Spanish Grand Prix, The Hollow Crown and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: F1 Spanish Grand Prix, The Hollow Crown and more

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When looking for something to watch it's worth remembering that with Freeview Play you can easily find shows that have been on in the last seven days, without having to go through a multitude of different streaming apps.TVs, set-top-boxes and other entertainment... >>

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Peaky Blinders, MasterChef and more

Best catch-up TV on Freeview Play: Peaky Blinders, MasterChef and more

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Freeview Play TVs, set-top-boxes and other entertainment kit give you the option to scroll back through the electronic programme guide and catch-up on shows you might have missed the previous week.All you have to do it click on the show and it will open... >>

Did you know you now get Channel 5 HD on Freeview?

Did you know you now get Channel 5 HD on Freeview?

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As of yesterday, Channel 5 HD is now in the line-up of free-to-air high definition stations. It has been added to the Freeview electronic programme guide and is available to all TVs, set-top-boxes and entertainment devices that support Freeview HD.Freeview... >>

Freeview Play to get even better with UKTV support

Freeview Play to get even better with UKTV support

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UKTV, which runs British channels Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama, is adding its app to those that work with Freeview Play - the free digital TV catch-up TV service.It effectively means that owners of Freeview Play-enabled TVs or set-top-boxes will... >>

Humax FVP-4000T review: Freeview Play's first set-top box
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Humax FVP-4000T review: Freeview Play's first set-top box

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Freeview Play has its first set-top box, the slickly named Humax FVP-4000T. The new service - that went live in October 2015 in the UK - is designed to combine regular broadcast Freeview services with connected catch-up services.If that's sounds familiar,... >>

Freeview Play release date revealed, coming with Panasonic TVs first

Freeview Play release date revealed, coming with Panasonic TVs first

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Freeview has announced when the first devices to sport Freeview Play will start to hit the market. It is coming in October.The first sets to be launched with Freeview Play on board are coming from Panasonic. Its 2015 line-up of Viera TVs, which have been... >>

Your first Freeview Play box could well be from Humax

Your first Freeview Play box could well be from Humax

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Humax will be the first manufacturer to get a Freeview Play set-top-box onto the market. Indeed, it will be producing at least two devices, with different options based on storage capacity and therefore at different price points.The actual boxes are yet... >>

Panasonic first to sign up to offer Freeview Play on its 2015 TVs and DVRs

Panasonic first to sign up to offer Freeview Play on its 2015 TVs and DVRs

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Panasonic is the first TV manufacturer to confirm that its new sets will support the new Freeview Play platform.Freeview Play is the free-to-air digital TV service's connected platform which will offer the ability to access catch-up content through a... >>

Turn your Xbox One into a Freeview HD set-top-box from October

Turn your Xbox One into a Freeview HD set-top-box from October

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Xbox One owners who subscribe to Virgin Media or Sky's TV services will already know the benefits of feeding their set-top-box through the console and using OneGuide and voice controls via Kinect, but the service has not been available for free-to-air... >>

Freeview to tackle YouView threat by developing new connected TV service

Freeview to tackle YouView threat by developing new connected TV service

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Freeview and Digital UK are partnering to develop a new Freeview-branded connected TV service that will offer free-to-air TV channels alongside on-demand and catch-up TV platforms in order to combat the rise of YouView.The service will be free to use... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV

Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV

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There's no going back now, Panasonic has stopped production of its plasma TV line. Now, the firm is looking to LCD with LED backlights for its TV range, but the good news is the company is still innovating, and to that end it has introduced the first... >>

Freesat launches iOS app for viewing control and remote recording

Freesat launches iOS app for viewing control and remote recording

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Freesat has announced an iOS companion app for the set-top box.The Freesat app, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, will be more than just a TV guide - it's also a TV remote for your online-connected box.Using the app's Roll Back TV Guide you can view TV... >>

Tablet TV: watch and record TV on your tablet anywhere without plugging anything in

Tablet TV: watch and record TV on your tablet anywhere without plugging anything in

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Watching live digital TV on your tablet right now could be easier, it could be wireless, and it could be all HD with recording options.At the moment Elgato offers a TV tuner you can plug into your tablet, but Motive Television and Granite Broadcasting... >>

VuTV brings premium channels to Freeview TV for £6.99 a month

VuTV brings premium channels to Freeview TV for £6.99 a month

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If you have Freeview and want a little more but don’t want to splurge on Sky or Cable, VuTV is here for you. A happy middle ground is offered by VuTV in a simple to set up way. All you need to do it sign up for £6.99 a month then watch the extra content... >>

10 new HD channels could launch on Freeview in 2014

10 new HD channels could launch on Freeview in 2014

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Ofcom, the UK's independent communications regulator, has announced that some of the bandwidth freed after the digital switchover was completed at the end of last year can now be allocated to new terrestrial high-definition TV channels.This means that... >>

Freeview does a YouView, adds catch-up links to online EPG

Freeview does a YouView, adds catch-up links to online EPG

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Freeview wants to get in on the catch-up action offered by YouView and has incorporated links to relevant services into its online programme guide.The Freeview website now offers scrolling back in time, so you can flick back, check out what you missed... >>

Age of analogue is over... Digital TV switchover complete

Age of analogue is over... Digital TV switchover complete

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That's that then. Starting in Whitehaven, Cumbria, at the back end of 2007, it has taken five years to complete the UK's digital TV switchover, with the Divis transmitter, just outside Belfast, having its analogue broadcasts turned off for the very last... >>

BBC cuts back on Red Button services, but is 'in no way demise of BBC Red Button'

BBC cuts back on Red Button services, but is 'in no way demise of BBC Red Button'

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The BBC is reducing its video component of BBC Red Button from five streams to one on Sky, FreeSat and Virgin Media, in a move that is sure to irk subscribers. The reduction will take place on 15 October and will mean Sky, FreeSat and Virgin Media customers... >>

Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview HD+ pictures and hands-on

Pure Avalon 300R Connect Freeview HD+ pictures and hands-on

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With YouView arguably landing with a plop. rather than then splash LordSirAlanSugar would have liked, the set-top-box arena still has plenty to play for. So, with that in mind, Pure is stepping out of its radio comfort zone, and into making Freeview PVRs.Pure... >>

Humax working on Freesat box update fix in time for Olympic Opening ceremony

Humax working on Freesat box update fix in time for Olympic Opening ceremony

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Humax says it is in the final stages of testing an update that should ensure all 24 of BBC’s live Olympic coverage channels can be recorded with the company’s Freesat boxes.Customers had complained that the Humax Foxsat-HDR Freesat box had failed... >>

Lord Sugar: Freeview box is a waste, YouView only box you need

Lord Sugar: Freeview box is a waste, YouView only box you need

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YouView's non-executive chairman Alan Sugar has claimed that the new service will not be aiming to steal users away from pay-TV rivals Sky and Virgin Media, but to take on Freeview in the home. At least when it comes to set-top-boxes.Speaking at the launch... >>

EchoStar announces slimmest Freeview HD box

EchoStar announces slimmest Freeview HD box

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With analogue TV going the way of the dodo in the UK, there is presumably a lot of demand for people who are still enjoying their old, analogue-only TVs, but would like to watch more than just snow when the last UK region switches later this year. Now... >>

London Digital Switchover starts today

London Digital Switchover starts today

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The UK's TV Digital Switchover process has reached London at last, with the analogue version of BBC Two being the first to cease broadcast. Owners of televisions housing digital TV tuners, digital TV set-top-boxes and digital video recorders are advised... >>

Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in

Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in

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Set top box specialist Humax has announced that it is bringing the Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver to the UK.The Tivizen, in case you're not familair, is a small device that  can fit in your pocket, or slip into your bag, and has a flexible antenna that... >>

UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness

UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness

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The UK's 4G launch has hit another bump in the road, with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) telling the BBC that up to 900,000 homes could need filters installed to prevent Freeview TV interference from LTE mobile signals.Culture Minister... >>

Freeview HD TV Guide app now on Android and iPad in time for final digital switchover

Freeview HD TV Guide app now on Android and iPad in time for final digital switchover

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24 October 2012 (a year on Monday) marks the last day in the extensive digital television switchover process as the final analogue TV signal is due to be turned off, and Freeview, the UK's free TV service is celebrating the "one year to go" anniversary... >>

24 October 2012: The day analogue TV in UK dies

24 October 2012: The day analogue TV in UK dies

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Quick, grab your diaries, you’ve got a new date to jot down: 24 October 2012.That’s the date the UK’s analogue TV era will come to an end, 80 years after the first experimental broadcasts, as the old five-channel system will be switched off for... >>

Ofcom confirms more HD love for Freeview

Ofcom confirms more HD love for Freeview

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Ofcom has invited applications from commercial public service broadcasters for this fifth HD slot on Freeview.The move opens the door for Channel 5 to make the Freeview HD plunge, 18 months or so after it ballsed up its last attempt by not providing a... >>

Freeview HD Smart-ens up with the Samsung BD-DT7800 PVR

Freeview HD Smart-ens up with the Samsung BD-DT7800 PVR

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If you kick yourself every-time you read about a new funky app for the Samsung Smart Hub because you've already splashed the cash on your TV and Blu-ray setup, then the Samsung BD-DT7800 may offer you a way in - as it's a Freeview HD recorder with the... >>

Freeview HD nearing 2m boxes and TVs sold milestone

Freeview HD nearing 2m boxes and TVs sold milestone

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Bought a Freeview HD box or Freeview HD TV recently? Then you’re not alone. According to the latest figures out, the combined total of Freeview HD boxes and TV sold into homes in the UK is about to pass the 2 million marker.Alix Pryde, the director... >>

ITV+1 to broadcast on Freeview

ITV+1 to broadcast on Freeview

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Freeview has announced that it will begin broadcasting ITV+1 on 11 January, on channel 33.The move comes on a day when the terrestrial channel announced major a major reshuffle behind the scenes to bring creative and commercial activities together.Like... >>

Equinux Tizi iPad Freeview transmitter hands on

Equinux Tizi iPad Freeview transmitter hands on

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Earlier this month, German company Equinux unleashed its Tizi device, bringing live TV slap bang to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.  Well, we say slap bang - it all depends on what sort of DVB-T/TNT/DTT Freeview reception you can pick up from its highly... >>