Freeview On Demand now on streaming device
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Freeview has made its On Demand platform available on its recently released streaming device, the
Freeview''s On Demand platform is now available on the recently released Freeview streaming device DISH TV SmartVU X.
In a collaboration between Freeview, Dish TV and Google, the SmartVU X is a small gadget that connects to almost any TV and streams Freeview Live TV over the internet.
Viewers can also explore third party apps such includinh Netflix, Lightbox and YouTube.
The Freeview On Demand platform brings together TV and movies from New Zealand broadcasters TVNZ, MediaWorks and Maori Television.
"The feedback we've received on the SmartVU X since its launch in December has been unanimously positive, and we continue to focus on improving our innovations," says Jason Foden, Freeview CEO.
"Both our On Demand platform and Streaming Device were designed with the viewer at the heart of experience, so combining them was a natural next step," he says.
"Viewers want a one stop shop to the plethora of great content. Freeview On Demand being added to our streaming device now brings the widest array of subscription-free content together with the likes of Netflix, YouTube, Lightbox and other third-party apps on a single device, so viewers can enjoy their favourite TV with ease," he says.
Foden says Freeview will be announcing more content partnerships in the future to further enrich its TV experience.
Designed locally in partnership with Dish TV, the SmartVU X comes with Chromecast built-in, can output 4K HDR and is coupled with voice search on its Bluetooth remote. It is priced at $139.
SmartVU Streaming Device:
'Stream selected Freeview channels including all TVNZ channels, Three, Bravo, Maori TV, The Edge TV, ThreeLife & more
'4k Ultra HD + HDR
'Powered by Android TV (version 8.0 Oreo)
'Subscribe to access Netflix, Lightbox and STUFF PIX (coming soon), with more content to come
'Download to access more Android TV apps via Google Play