Homes that use Freeview for his or her nightly TV binge will now find hundreds of hours of bonus content to observe because of a large upgrade. The free-to-view service has just announced that its platform now offers a whopping 60,000 hours of shows, movies and boxsets – that is 20,000 greater than initially of the yr. After all, unlike services resembling Sky or Netflix, Freeview has no expensive subscription plans or contracts to sign with users simply buying a compatible TV or set-top box to achieve full access to content.
Thanks also to its online Freeview Play service, which launched in 2015, most shows may be watched on demand allowing users to binge at any time when they like.
Freeview Play also continues to be updated and recently added the PBS America Player and the brand new ITVX service plus there’s now improved discovery features resembling genre recommendations which make it easier to search out the shows you should watch.
With the associated fee of living crisis still gripping the nation, this big boost clearly cannot have come at a greater time with Freeview revealing the news to have a good time turning 20.
“From 40,0000 hours of content in April 2022 to 60,000 hours today, Freeview Play’s offering just keeps getting stronger and stronger,” said Owen Jenkinson, Marketing Director at Freeview Play. “With more live channels, brand-new on-demand player PBS America, and the launch of ITVX, it’s been an excellent yr for Freeview Play and we’re so completely satisfied to have the opportunity to supply viewers a lot unbelievable content, completely freed from charge”.
Together with dispensing more things to observe, there’s more excellent news with Freeview also offering some lucky customers the prospect to bag a TV totally free.
20 lucky Freeview users will get a large television by simply following the official Instagram page – @freeviewtv – and guessing an iconic TV show from a brief clip being shown on the social media network.
Those that working things out accurately will then be entered into the prize draw with one lucky person picked at random.
The gifts began on December 1, and can run until December 19 so there are many probabilities of getting that shiny recent gogglebox.
Anyone trying their luck on December 20 may also be in with the prospect of bagging a present price £1,000 which incorporates that 50-inch telly plus some added goodies.
Key moments from Freeview over the past 20 years:
2002 • Freeview launches with 25 channels accessed via a set-top box.
2004 • Freeview is built into TVs for the primary time.
2005 • Freeview reaches 5 million homes.
2008 • Freeview+ launches, bringing recording functionality to Freeview.
2009 • Freeview HD starts broadcasting, with BBC HD and ITV HD.
2011 • Total Freeview HD devices sold passes 4.4 million.
2015 • Freeview Play launches, bringing the most well-liked free on demand services to tens of millions of devices.
2017 • Freeview Play now available on Philips, Panasonic, LG and Hisense TVs.
2018 • Freeview Play devices pass 5 million sales.
2019 •The Freeview mobile app launches.
2021 • Freeview Play reaches 10 million lively users.