Viewers with Freeview Play constructed into their Good TVs ought to see a significant replace rolling out within the coming weeks. In accordance with the workforce behind Freeview, the brand new interface, which will likely be out there on any Good TVs powered by the Android TV software program, is designed to make it simpler for viewers to discover “the complete vary of content material out there and uncover new favourites”.
Top-of-the-line additions to the Android TV homescreen is the brand new Uncover tab. This brings collectively strategies of latest reveals and flicks based mostly in your viewing historical past alongside what’s trending on Google. In different phrases, when you’re caught for one thing to observe, head to the Uncover tab.
With the newest replace, boxsets and movies out there from Freeview Play with now populate the Uncover tab.
Freeview Play just lately hit a brand new milestone with over 30,000 hours of on-demand content material from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK, Horror Bites, STV Participant, POP Participant and BBC Sounds. A few of these boxsets will seem within the Uncover tab over time based mostly in your tastes, however all will likely be out there from the Search characteristic.
And since that is Android TV, you’ll have the ability to join your Good TV to any Google Nest good audio system in your house. Meaning you’ll have the ability to use voice instructions to the Google Assistant to pause playback on-screen or rewind when you missed a element. Some Android TV-powered units embody microphones, so you should utilize the “OK, Google” voice instructions with out the necessity for a Google Nest or Android smartphone close by.
Freeview Play is included on Android TVs from Philips, Sharp, TCL, Toshiba, Humax, and extra.
Following the replace, which is rolling out now, viewers can have entry to the next options with Freeview Play on Android TV –
On Now: Freeview Play viewers can simply entry the dwell TV information, through a brand new tile on the ‘On Now’ row. The ‘On Now’ row has additionally been up to date to present clearer programme info for every bit of content material, to make it less complicated for viewers to see what’s on at a look.
On-Demand: To make it less complicated for viewers to discover the complete vary of on-demand Freeview Play content material, content material rows on the brand new UI have been up to date with new participant tiles, linking viewers straight to the participant they’re all in favour of.
Simon Hunt, Director of Technique and Enterprise Growth, for Freeview Play, instructed Categorical.co.uk: “It’s so necessary that British viewers can simply discover the content material they love, whether or not it’s catching up on Line of Obligation, or bingeing the Friday Night time Dinner field set. Working carefully with Android TV, now we have been ready to make sure that the client journey continues to ship for UK viewers, and ensures Android TV stays aggressive within the British market.”
Ed Corn, Head of Android TV Partnerships, EMEA at Android TV commented “Individuals in Britain cherish a useful and good TV expertise. We’re glad that by means of our work with Freeview Play extra UK viewers will revenue from an up to date Android TV expertise that makes it simple for them to seek out and watch their favorite reveals.”