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Published on March 11th, 2020 | by The GC Team


TV brands confirm arrival of Freeview Play on Android TVs

TP Vision, which manufactures Philips TVs, Chinese manufacturer TCL and Sharp have confirmed the arrival of Freeview Play on their Android TVs.

Philips Android TVs manufactured from now will include firmware that enables Freeview Play by default. 2019 models which are in-store or already in use in consumer homes will receive an over-the-air software update which will prompt users to enable Freeview Play via simple on-screen instructions.

Freeview Play gives viewers access to live and on demand TV in one easy to use interface. The platform provides 85 live channels (including 15 in HD), as well as 20,000 hours of on-demand content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My 5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK and Horror Bites.

Sharp has also confirmed the availability of Freeview Play on its Android TVs in the UK, with an update rolling out across all devices.

And TCL has said the service will be made available on its EC788 and EP658 Android models on March 31st 2020, soon to be followed by QLED Android models launching May 2020.

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