Most Freeview HD TVs are now also ‘Smart TVs’. This means that they will give you all the standard Freeview channels and HD channels, but also, if they are connected to the internet, can provide you with a host of other entertainment options, including TV ‘on demand’. They will allow you to watch services such as BBC iPlayer, access videos on YouTube or use paid services like Netflix or Amazon Prime. The full range of Smart TV options available to you will depend on the particular make and model of your television. These Smart services are also available with some Freeview HD Recorders if you already have an HD TV.
Our own Smart TV service, Freeview Play, allows you to catch up on demand directly from your TV Guide. This is available in all the latest Panasonic TVs and most LG TVs from September 2016.
To access any Smart services (including Freeview Play) you will need a home broadband connection (over 2Mbps). You will then simply need to connect your Freeview HD TV, Freeview HD Recorder or Freeview Play device to the internet.
Find out more about Freeview HD with Smart TV.