When buying a new TV, there’s so many new apps and services on offer that it can be difficult to keep up! Freeview HD and Freeview Play may sound similar, but as well as some shared features, there are some huge differences that could sway your decision when choosing your new Mitchell and Brown TV.
Freeview HD provides the main UK TV broadcasters via a TV aerial. As with all other TV platforms, viewers need to be covered by TV license. You require a working TV and a Freeview box, or a TV with Freeview built-in to gain access. Freeview’s interface includes an Electronic Programme Guide, that shows you the upcoming TV programmes on each channel for up to eight days ahead.
Freeview Play is the all-in-one TV service, giving you access to over 70 live TV channels and 10 UK TV catch-up apps offering 40,000 hours of on-demand content. Best of all, there’s no monthly cost.
To gain access, you need an aerial for the broadcast TV channels and an internet connection for the streaming aspect of the service. If you have access to both and a compatible TV, Freeview Play is your new best friend for ultimate TV viewing!
Freeview HD is the standard, traditional linear UK TV service.
Freeview Play combines linear TV via your TV aerial with on-demand and catch-up TV from BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, CBS, Legend, POP and UKTV on Smart TVs and boxes.
Catch-up TV is integrated into Freeview Play via an electronic guide allowing users to scroll back and watch programmes on channels that are supported.
If you’re a telly lover and want live TV, catch-up apps and box sets for your favourite channels all packaged together in one easily navigable and accessible place, make sure your new TV has Freeview Play built-in!