Freeview Play, Freesat & PVRs
Freeview Play is a TV platform that offers an impressive 30,000+ hours of TV and over 700 boxsets across your favourite on-demand players, all for free. Freeview Play is built into most new TVs and recorders, with no monthly contracts or costs. Simply plug in an aerial to your Freeview TV or set-top box, connect to your broadband, tune to get yourFreeview channels then sit back, relax and enjoy.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite shows, live and on demand, all for free. If you opt for a Play recorder, you’ll get all the features of Freeview Play, plus you’ll be able to pause, record and rewind live TV. And with Freeview’s smartphone app you can now enjoy your favourite Freeview shows on your mobile or tablet, too.
Freesat is a joint venture between ITV and the BBC, delivering over 2 million homes with the best of linear TV and on-demand content over satellite. The service carries over 170 channels, including over 20 in HD, as well as some of the leading free on-demand platforms, like BBC iPlayer, and paid-for, on-demand subscription services such as Netflix and Rakuten TV.
Freesat’s easy plug-and-play design works with your existing satellite dish. By simply plugging your existing cabling into a sleek set-top box you can enjoy the UK's favourite TV with no monthly bills or contracts
Freeview Play and Freesat are both great hassle-free services that allow you free, no-contract access to some of the best TV around, with fantastic TV guides built in to let you know what’s on. However, if you want to get the most out of both, we really recommend picking up a PVR (Personal Video Recorder) or set-top box. These slick units let you record numerous programmes at the same time as you watch another – a truly essential piece of equipment for families who really love TV! Many PVRs come with massive amounts of storage, which means everyone can record what they want without arguing over storage space.