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Month: July 2017

Freeview Play: The Other Way


Freeview Play is your first step to future-proofing your TV. It delivers a seamless combination of live, catch-up and on demand content to UK consumers all in one place for no monthly cost! 

Since its inception 15 years ago, Freeview revolutionised free-to-air content, providing a vast array of options to the masses for free. It made television more democratic at a time when paid-for services were asserting a stranglehold on the UK market. Freeview Play is here to do the same. I recommend you compare the cost of a typical paid for TV package with Freeview to see if you are getting the best value for your money.

For example, The Sky Q Silver bundle with movies and sport will cost you £88.50 a month, plus a £99 installation fee, totalling an impressive £1,161 in the first year of the contract. While there is no denying that Sky Q is a fantastic product for those who are very serious about their TV, there is also no denying that this is a considerable annual investment.


Enter Freeview Play.

For the same outlay, you could purchase a spectacular brand new 50-inch TV for under £1000† with Freeview Play on-board, immediately giving you access to 95% of the UK’s most watched programming completely free of charge. Not only do you get a shiny new 50-inch state-of-the-art TV (complete with all of the most recent technologies such as 4K, HDR and Hybrid Log Gama, future proofing your new purchase for years to come), you get spare change to invest in over-the-top content(OTT) services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV and more, all of which are supported on the vast majority of Freeview Play devices.

This allows you to completely tailor your content package, only paying for the programming that you want. For instance, if you are a huge Game of Thrones fan but in all honestly spend most of your time watching re-runs of QI on Dave, why not just pay the one-off fee to Now TV for your fantasy fix and let Freeview Play provide the rest of your most loved programming?

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† Estimated prices at time of writing.