Welcome to Smart TV – your access to a world of entertainment by connecting to the internet straight from your TV, seamlessly streaming content through your broadband connection. Catch up on your favourite TV with BBC iPlayer, watch videos and TV shows on YouTube or even keep up to date on Facebook, all for free.
Some Smart products also offer instant access to music, films and TV series via paid services such as Amazon Prime Instant Video, Blinkbox, NowTV and Netflix.
Most Freeview HD TVs are now Smart enabled, so in addition to up to 12 great HD channels and up to 60 standard channels* you can now have lots more entertainment at your fingertips. Find out more about products.
If you already have an HD TV you can add these Smart services with selected Freeview+ HD recorders.**
Check out the lastest Smart TV ranges from the leading manufacturers:
*All channels subject to coverage – check coverage at your address
**Services vary between products so check before you buy.
Since 2012 most Freeview HD products have been able to deliver extra channels using an internet connection. So if you have a connected TV go to channels 225 – 248 to see what is on offer.
- Streaming channels channels covering a range of subjects
What do I need?
To access Smart TV you need to connect your Freeview HD TV or recorder to the internet (Smart TV is not available with standard definition Freeview products).
1. Have you got a:
2. Have you got a home broadband connection? (2 Mbps or more required)
3. If the answer is yes to both these questions, simply connect your Freeview TV or recorder to the internet to get TV on demand now. Check your product manual for more information on this and see the overview below.
How do I get connected?
You have three options to connect your Freeview HD TV or recorder.
Ethernet Cable (recommended)
The most reliable way to connect is with an Ethernet cable. These are best suited if your broadband router is situated near to your Freeview HD TV or recorder.
These enable you to safely and conveniently connect by sending the broadband signal round your house using your existing in-house electrical wiring.
The majority of Smart TVs and recorders now come with Wi-Fi built-in so check before you buy. Others can be connected using a USB Wi-Fi dongle.
For more help on how to connect your Freeview HD TV or box, ask your retailer for more information or contact a digital installer in your area