Smart TV

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 LOVEFiLM, Blinkbox, NowTV and Netflix.

Most Freeview HD TVs are now Smart enabled, so in addition to 10 great HD channels and up to 50 standard channels* you can now have lots more entertainment at your fingertips. Find out about our products here.

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:

Samsung                         Panasonic

LG                                   Philips

Sony                                Toshiba

This site (managed by the BBC) has more options to help you get your TV connected online:Visit the Connected TV site

*All channels subject to coverage – check coverage at your address

**Services vary between products so check before you buy.

Smart TV

Streaming channels

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 – 239 to see what is on offer.

Highlights include:

  • Connect TV channels covering a range of subjects
  • VuTV offers a range of pay TV channels


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

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.

Homeplugs Adaptors

Homeplugs Adaptors

These enable you to safely and conveniently connect by sending the broadband signal round your house using your existing in-house electrical wiring.

Wi-fi dongle


Some TVs and recorders now come with Wi-Fi built-in so check before you buy.  Others can be connected using a USB 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

Smart TV products

If you are buying a new TV then most large TVs from the big brands such as Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Toshiba are smart TVs – check before you buy.

For an existing TV your best bet is a Freeview+ HD recorder: only some are smart enabled and services can more limited so check before you buy.

See Smart TV products


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