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What is Freeview Play?

Find out everything you need to know about Freeview Play, the home of catch up TV.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Freeview Play, where live, catch up and on demand TV come together in one place. Add over 70 digital channels and 15 HD channels into the mix and you’ve got the whole package. Oh, and you get all that entertainment with no monthly fee.

Catch up made simple

In one handy electronic programme guide, you can take your pick from a huge range of live channels. Or, you can quickly and easily scroll back through 7 days of the stuff you’ve missed and find programmes from on demand services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play. With Freeview Play, you have the freedom to watch your favourite shows at a time that suits you.

Pause, record, rewind

Live TV and over 2500 hours of catch up and on demand still not enough? What you need is a Freeview Play Recorder. These clever boxes come packed with all the features of Freeview Play and also include the ability to pause, record and rewind the live action. So you’ll never miss a moment of the shows that matter to you.

Freeview Play boxes

Freeview Play on your TV

TVs with Freeview Play built in give you access to endless entertainment without the need for any extra equipment. On the latest TVs, you can quickly and easily search for anything you’d like to watch across all the different Freeview Play catch up players. So, those not to be missed shows are never far away. Not sure what you’re in the mood for? The clever recommendations section showcases the best programmes and conveniently breaks them down by category. Selected TVs and recorders also give you access to popular streaming services like Netflix, NOW TV and Amazon Prime. Just have a quick look around the app store.

Freeview Play TVs

How do I get Freeview Play?

Follow these simple steps and say hello to the ultimate free TV service:

  1. Take your pick from a wide range of Freeview Play TVs or recorders.
  2. Once your new product has arrived, get the aerial hooked up securely. Then, connect to the internet using your home Wi-Fi system.
  3. Once you’re tuned in and linked up, all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy all of that Freeview Play entertainment for free!