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YouView piloting Alexa support for TV boxes, change channels using voice-control

YouView piloting Alexa support for TV boxes, change channels using voice-control

By Rik Henderson

YouView is planning Alexa support for viewers using any of the connected TV set-top-boxes available through TalkTalk, BT and other manufacturers.It is piloting voice-controlled features that will enable viewers to interact with their boxes and YouView... Read more

Sony Kids caters for young ones with new catch-up channel on YouView

Sony Kids caters for young ones with new catch-up channel on YouView

By Max Langridge

Sony has announced it has launched a dedicated Sony Kids catch-up TV channel, accessible through YouView. The new player has launched today, 10 January, and is the first to launch since YouView underwent a design overhaul. YouView unveils faster, cleaner,... Read more

YouView unveils new faster, cleaner, TV user interface

YouView unveils new faster, cleaner, TV user interface

By Chris Hall

YouView has unveiled its next-generation TV platform, leaving Flash in the past and embracing HTML5 moving forward. The new interface leverages the cloud, meaning that YouView can quickly and easily update or add features in the background, something... Read more

YouView from BT DB-T2200 mini box review: Ideal for your second TV
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YouView from BT DB-T2200 mini box review: Ideal for your second TV

By Chris Hall

There's a new YouView from BT set top box in town, offering the smart TV platform for less of your cash. However, the new DB-T2200 box strips out some of the connections and features found in the higher-spec DTR-T2100, but allows you to get YouView from... Read more

YouView gets Netflix: House of Cards, Breaking Bad and other top shows now come to TalkTalk too

YouView gets Netflix: House of Cards, Breaking Bad and other top shows now come to TalkTalk too

By Rik Henderson

Netflix is now available on TalkTalk YouView boxes as well as those from BT and standalone retail units. The rival boxes received the streaming service as a connected app in November last year and at the time it was said that TalkTalk would get it "early... Read more

World Cup kicks off again: Here's how to make sure you don't miss a minute

World Cup kicks off again: Here's how to make sure you don't miss a minute

By Rik Henderson

It must be said that this year's World Cup is certainly living up to its festival of football tag. We've had some incredible matches over the last few weeks, with the last 16 knockout stage providing memorable moments that will live on far beyond the... Read more

YouView extra channels explored: Getting more from your box

YouView extra channels explored: Getting more from your box

By Chris Hall

One of the appealing things about the YouView platform is the range of options it offers you.Not only do you have regular free-to-air HD broadcast channels, you get the corresponding catch-up and red button services, as well as upgrades to enable more... Read more

YouView found by High Court to be infringing on YourView copyright of Total

YouView found by High Court to be infringing on YourView copyright of Total

By Luke Edwards

The High Court has ruled that TV service YouView is infringing on the copyright name YourView owned by Total Ltd.YouView, a joint venture between BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva faces an injunction from Total Ltd.Mr Justice Sales... Read more

World Cup delivered: How the internet can deliver your World Cup experience

World Cup delivered: How the internet can deliver your World Cup experience

By Chris Hall

The FIFA World Cup 2014 is on us, as we settle down for a month of global footballing action beamed from Brazil, right to your front room. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful game, spot new talent and just go football crazy. And the internet... Read more

YouView tips and tricks: Getting more from your set-top box

YouView tips and tricks: Getting more from your set-top box

By Stuart Miles

Did you know that by changing a few settings within your YouView box you can make it boot up faster? What about searching to see if that movie you want to watch is on soon?We've compiled as many YouView tips and tricks that we can find, and even talked... Read more

YouView expands catch-up services with Yesterday and Really joining the party

YouView expands catch-up services with Yesterday and Really joining the party

By Rik Henderson

Digital TV channels Yesterday and Really are the latest to offer catch-up programming on YouView. Both now offer the ability to watch the last seven day of their shows through connected set-top-boxes.On demand portals have been added for the UKTV channels,... Read more

YouView update adds zoom function, other accessibility options

YouView update adds zoom function, other accessibility options

By Elyse Betters

YouView has rolled out a software update and introduced new accessibility options that will allow TV subscribers to better zoom in and use a USB keyboard to improve the programme search process, among other things.YouView, an on-demand set-top box, has... Read more

YouView adds programme search to iOS app and more

YouView adds programme search to iOS app and more

By Rik Henderson

YouView has added new search function to its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch companion app. The updated application that links to a user's YouView set-top box can now search through the seven-day electronic programme guide to find specific information on... Read more

Dave catch-up service now available on YouView

Dave catch-up service now available on YouView

By Rik Henderson

Dave, the channel that combines new shows with repeats of classic comedy and other big UK series, has launched an on-demand portal on YouView that offers the last seven days of programming as catch-up content.The shows can also be played by browsing back... Read more

TalkTalk launches The Big Free, three-months' free YouView TV to enjoy

TalkTalk launches The Big Free, three-months' free YouView TV to enjoy

By Hunter Skipworth

TalkTalk wants to tempt customers towards its new TV packages with quite an impressive offer. Called The Big Free, it let's those who sign up to Talk Talk, as well as current customers, have three-months of free television and a YouView box to watch... Read more

YouView app for Android now available, gives TV listings, remote recording and more

YouView app for Android now available, gives TV listings, remote recording and more

By Rik Henderson

YouView has finally released an Android application that allows owners of the digital TV set-top-box to record shows remotely from their mobile device.The iOS version has been around for a while now, so Android device users have been eagerly awaiting... Read more

YouView Android app due in the next few weeks, mirrors iPhone app features

YouView Android app due in the next few weeks, mirrors iPhone app features

By Chris Hall

YouView has shed a little more light on the long-awaited Android app that will allow you to control your YouView box from your mobile device, saying that it will be released in "the next couple of weeks".The Android version of the YouView app mirrors... Read more

YouView: Internet channels coming summer 2013

YouView: Internet channels coming summer 2013

By Chris Hall

YouView has announced that support for internet channels is coming to YouView boxes, meaning you'll be able to watch live TV delivered via the internet. YouView says this will take the current offering of 70 live broadcast channels to a potentially infinite... Read more

YouView now in 400k homes, users typically watching 3 hours on-demand video each week

YouView now in 400k homes, users typically watching 3 hours on-demand video each week

By Chris Hall

Richard Halton, YouView CEO, today reported that YouView is now installed in 400,000 homes in the UK, calling YouView the "fastest growing TV product in the UK"."YouView is in 400,000 homes in the UK," said Halton, detailing the figures up to the end... Read more

YouView starts update rollout for Humax boxes, BT and retail first, TalkTalk later

YouView starts update rollout for Humax boxes, BT and retail first, TalkTalk later

By Rik Henderson

YouView has announced an update for the Humax boxe sold retail and through BT. It will be available on a phased rollout over the next two weeks, with some owners getting it sooner than others. TalkTalk box owners will get it afterwards.Some new features... Read more

YouView iOS app update adds series record feature and more

YouView iOS app update adds series record feature and more

By Mike Lowe

YouView, the all-in-one set-top box and catch-up service, has had a remote record-enabling iOS application available since the end of 2012, but 2013 brings series record and other new goodies to the app's functionality.As well as series record being added... Read more

New look YouView box launched from Humax, now in silver

New look YouView box launched from Humax, now in silver

By Hunter Skipworth

Humax has launched a new-look set top box for YouView. The DTR-T1010 sports a much slicker looking brushed-aluminium style front, with a bright silver control dial.The rest of the box is black, but it is far more pleasing to the eye than the gloss plastic... Read more

YouView update brings live TV searching, HDMI options and Dolby Surround Sound support

YouView update brings live TV searching, HDMI options and Dolby Surround Sound support

By Chris Hall

YouView has pushed out an update to the YouView Humax set-top box that brings with it a number of tweaks and changes.From a content point of view, the update, once installed, will include live TV programmes into search results. There will be a new "On... Read more

Hands-on: YouView Remote Record iOS App review (Dec 2012)

Hands-on: YouView Remote Record iOS App review (Dec 2012)

By Mike Lowe

It's no secret that YouView - the on-demand TV service set-top box - has sparked mixed reactions, but the service looks to be expanding by tagging extra controls beyond its at-home experience. Announced just as 2012 comes to a close, YouView Remote Record... Read more

YouView app offers remote recording from iPhone, Android due in 2013

YouView app offers remote recording from iPhone, Android due in 2013

By Chris Hall

The YouView Remote Record app has now launched for iPhone, iPod and iPad, adding another string to the subscription-free service's bow.As the name suggests, the YouView app will allow Apple users to set recordings on their box at home while out on the... Read more

YouView loses trademark case but has 'no intention of changing name'

YouView loses trademark case but has 'no intention of changing name'

By Rik Henderson

New TV service YouView has lost a high court appeal against breach of trademark and may face litigation by Total Ltd, owner of the Your View brand.Telecommunications firm Total uses Your View for its online billing services and trademarked the name in... Read more

YouView update rolled out, brings with it surround sound, faster start-up times and more

YouView update rolled out, brings with it surround sound, faster start-up times and more

By Danny Brogan

YouView has begun rolling out an update that will introduce an array of new features to all of its TV set-top boxes. Customers will now be able to fire up their box quicker, whether in standby mode or switched off, while the auto-standby setting can... Read more

YouView by BT pictures and hands-on

YouView by BT pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

There's a good chance you're already confused by YouView. The service is designed with simplicity in mind, making it easy to get current and catch-up TV in one box with minimal fuss, but the multiple versions on offer will leave you with a decision to... Read more

YouView gets influx of movies with Now TV arrival

YouView gets influx of movies with Now TV arrival

By Danny Brogan

Movie fans may now have the perfect excuse to sign up to YouView after Now TV went live on the on-demand TV service.With a range of titles to choose from in the Sky Movies film catalogue, the Now TV app can be found on the YouView homepage with customers... Read more

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

Free YouView box for all TalkTalk Plus customers

By Danny Brogan

Customers who sign up to the TalkTalk Plus broadband and phone plan will now receive a free YouView set-top-box as part of their on-going subscriptions.The box, which enables users to catch-up with shows from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well... Read more

YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?

YouView, Google TV, Apple TV, Sky, TiVo, Xbox or PS3: Which is best for home entertainment?

By Hunter Skipworth

Sony’s new Internet Player with Google TV has been announced, adding another box to what is, for many, already a crowded living room. Google TV was a bumpy experience at best when it launched, but just like the Android of smartphones and tablets, it... Read more

YouView pictures and hands-on

YouView pictures and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint first wrote about Project Canvas, YouView's orginal working title, in 2009, and Project Kangaroo, a former failed attempt by the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV to offer a unified on-demand service, in 2007, so to say that YouView has suffered a few... Read more

YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

YouView catch-up TV finally launched, available end July

By Chris Hall

YouView has announced on Wednesday that its TV set-top box will be available to buy from the end of July, bringing BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 on-demand content to UK homes, without the need for an ongoing subscription.The YouView project has been... Read more

YouView on course for spring launch

YouView on course for spring launch

By Paul Lamkin

YouView - the much-delayed free TV service funded by a consortium that includes the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV, as well as ISPs Arqiva, TalkTalk and BT - is on course for a scheduled spring launch.That's according to TalkTalk CEO, Dido Harding,... Read more

Technicolor pulls out of YouView partnership

Technicolor pulls out of YouView partnership

By Rik Henderson

It's only been in bed with YouView for a month and a half, but French manufacturer and broadcast technology giant Technicolor has pulled out of the venture with, currently, no public explanation as to why.The split was first rumoured by sources close... Read more

YouView hands final tech spec to manufacturers

YouView hands final tech spec to manufacturers

By Rik Henderson

YouView has released its Core Technical Specification white paper for prospective set-top-box manufacturers, and has announced that Huawei, Manhatten, Pace and Vestel have joined Cisco, Humax and Technicolor in expressing interest in developing kit for... Read more

YouView reveals its tech and content partners

YouView reveals its tech and content partners

By Rik Henderson

YouView has not been without its problems of late, with massive delays (as exclusively revealed on Pocket-lint), a change in its management team in the form of Sir Alan Sugar replacing Kip Meek as non-executive chairman, and constant scrutinisation by... Read more

Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

Kip Meek replaced by Alan Sugar at YouView

By Rik Henderson

YouView has swapped its non-executive chairman for Sugar. And before you say, "how many bags?", we're talking about the entrepreneur and host of The Apprentice.Former incumbent Kip Meek, who joined YouView when it was still known as Project Canvas,... Read more

YouView confirms delay until 2012

YouView confirms delay until 2012

By Paul Lamkin

As revealed exclusively on Pocket-lint on Tuesday, YouView isn't going to be hitting UK homes until early 2012.We revealed the delayed February 2012 date after an inside source spilled the beans to us, and now YouView has officially confirmed the delay... Read more

YouView delayed until February 2012

YouView delayed until February 2012

By Rik Henderson

New video-on-demand platform YouView has been delayed until next year, according to one of Pocket-lint's trusted sources. It was previously reported that the service, formerly called Project Canvas, had been pushed back to summertime, but we now understand... Read more

Ofcom approval: YouView all systems go

Ofcom approval: YouView all systems go

By Paul Lamkin

YouView has been given the green-light by communications watchdog Ofcom, who has confirmed that it will not be opening an investigation into the internet-based TV platform born out of Project Canvas.The independent telecommunications regulator had received... Read more

YouView: The new name for Project Canvas

YouView: The new name for Project Canvas

By Rik Henderson

The controversial IPTV and video-on-demand service, Project Canvas, has been rebranded as YouView, which will be its public name and face.It comes from the formation of a new company, YouView TV Ltd, and the appointment of Richard Halton, the ex-head... Read more