Viewers will benefit from the ability to scroll back their TV guide to access shows from the past seven days. They’ll also benefit from Freeview Play’s Recommendations feature.
Guy North, Freeview Managing Director said, “I’m delighted to welcome Sony on board. Freeview Play represents a big opportunity for TV manufacturers as a growing number of people who currently pay for their TV package look for a smarter, more flexible choice. The current smart TV marketplace is a confusing place for consumers – we aim to make it simple. Freeview Play devices guarantee you access to your favourite broadcast channels and the most popular catch up players free from subscription.”
The DTT-hybrid platform now has the support of three out of the four leading manufacturers with Sony Panasonic, LG and 18 other brands by integrating Freeview Play in to their TVs and set-top boxes.
Sony continues to support YouView on its Android models. Freeview Play will be on Linux-based sets.
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