1 in 2 Smart TVs are now Freeview Play enabled

Digital terrestrial service Freeview has announced that Freeview Play TVs now account for more than half of all Smart HD TV sales in the UK. In June, 55% of Smart HD TVs sold were Freeview Play enabled, a rise of 20 since January 2017, according to GfK Point of Sales Tracking survey. Launched less than…

Freeview Explore helps viewers find digital content more easily

Freeview has announced  a new feature called Freeview Explore that it's hoped will ensure Freeview Play users get the most out of their TVs. Freeview Explore will demo core functionality, deliver the latest news on the Freeview channel line-up and provide a showcase of the day’s best on-demand programmes from the UK’s leading broadcasters. Freeview…

Top 5 Freeview/YouView set-top boxes for watching free TV channels

Want to expand your channel viewing but don't want to pay for subscription services, like Sky TV? Obviously you can watch digital terrestrial (Freeview) TV channels via your digital TV set. Alternatively you can use one of the latest generation set-top boxes which will given even wider viewing choice, flexibility and, possibly, improved picture quality,…

YouView updgrades Netflix to Ultra HD

Netflix is now available in UltraHD via YouView Following the launch of the UK’s first Ultra HD set-top box, YouView has upgraded the Netflix service to Ultra HD. This extends the range of content available to BT customers with an Ultra HD pack, which already includes a range of FA Premier…

Almost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020

The world is becoming ever more connected, and it's not going to slow down any time soon. According to a new report from the company Digital TV Research, the number of TV sets connected to the internet will reach 965 million by 2020 - up from 103m at the end of 2010 and the 339m…

Britons still prefer to watch television live – on their TVs

As our "second" screens get smaller while our TV screens get larger, it seems that the old adage that "bigger is better" just might hold true. Some new research has shown that despite the growth in watching television via a PC, tablet or smartphone, 90 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to…

Xbox One digital TV tuner coming in October

Xbox One owners in Europe will soon be able to ditch their separate digital set-top box, if they have one. Microsoft has announced that from October, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The company says that the tuner will provide users with an over-the-air…

Google's Chromecast TV dongle to compete with Apple TV

It wasn't just a new upgraded Nexus tablet complete with Android 4.3 (the latest iteration of the Jelly Bean flavour of Google's mobile operating system) which Google launched today. Also announced was a new TV dongle, designed to compete with…