What do I need to get Freeview Play? If you only want to watch digital terrestrial Freeview channels, you wont need an internet connection. But if you have a Freeview Play device and want to access catch-up and on-demand content, then youll need an internet connection of at least 2Mbps.
Whats the difference between Freeview and Freeview play?
Whats the difference between Freeview and Freeview Play? Freeview is just the standard, traditional linear TV service. Freeview Play combines linear TV via your TV aerial with on-demand and catch-up TV from BBC, ITV, C4, C5, CBS and UKTV on Smart TVs and boxes.
Can I watch live TV on Freeview play?
You can now enjoy Freeview through your Freeview Play TV, through the Freeview app on your mobile or tablet or you can enjoy live TV via the TV guide on this site.
Can I watch TV without internet?
Yes, your smart TV will work fine without an internet connection. You will be able to watch TV channels with a cable box or antenna, connect Blu-ray/DVD players, hook up speakers, etc – just like a regular TV. You will not, however, be able to use any of the video streaming apps that come with it.
Is Freeview play worth having?
If youre buying a new TV, then its well worth having. The interface and features keep getting better and Freeview Play gives you so much more than the basic Freeview HD offering. Youll appreciate how easy it is to get to catch-up TV and its a more flexible way to enjoy your favourite telly.
How do I know if my TV has Freeview play?
If youre unsure, please contact the manufacturer of your TV and provide the serial number / model number of your TV to find out if your flat-panel TV has Freeview|HD built-in. Contact details for manufacturers of Freeview Approved TVs can be found on the Approved Products page.
Do smart TVs have built in WiFi?
All Smart TVs have built-in WiFi and you should be able to connect to your home wireless network during the setup of your TV, or through network settings. Alternatively, you can use a wired connection and connect your router to your TV via an ethernet cable.
Can you watch Netflix on a smart TV without Internet?
Now find the Netflix app on your TV (you can use the touchscreen of your Samsung phone as a trackpad for your TV), open the Netflix app and under the Downloads section, you can play the video offline. As you can see, even though my phone is offline and the screen is off, it works perfectly on a TV.
How can I watch TV without internet or aerial?
The best option for watching a TV without an aerial is to connect your TV to your router or broadband via an ethernet cable and use the built-in streaming apps.
Do all new TVs have Freeview?
Freeview Play is built into most new TVs, and of course, it is completely free. You can find out more about what Freeview Play can do with our five simple tips to get more from your TV.