YouView to launch on Sony BRAVIA TVs in the UKFriday, October 23rd, 2015
YouView on Sony BRAVIA launches 4th November
Sony and YouView are pleased to announce that from 8am on Wednesday 4th November the YouView service will be available on Sony BRAVIA 2015 Televisions making BBC iPlayer, All 4, ITV Player and Demand 5 available to all Android connected television sets.
Sony is the first TV maker to integrate and offer YouView to UK consumers, and the service will go live via an automatic update.*
The inclusion of YouView provides Sony customers with a seamless combination of live and catch up TV through the award winning scroll back user interface. With a full suite of public service broadcaster players available from launch, users will have access to more than 17,000 films and TV shows.
Accessible from Sony’s ‘Home’ screen a range of YouView features make finding users favourite shows simple and easy. ‘Search’ enables users to speedily search for a programme title, actor or director across all of the broadcasters’ catch up services. In addition, the ‘Discover’ feature allows users to explore YouView’s library of content through genres and subgenres showcasing the most popular and latest series. And YouView of course brings its scroll back guide through the last seven days, available also through the mini guide.
John Anderson, Sony UK and Ireland Country Head said “YouView was the natural choice of partner due to the intuitive design and interface and seamless user journey to access a huge content library. Harnessing this with the fantastic picture quality and beautiful design of Sony’s BRAVIA TV range we are able to offer our consumers the ultimate TV viewing experience.”
Richard Halton, CEO, YouView said “YouView’s ground breaking integration with Sony gives consumers greater choice on how they access YouView with our range of features and award winning user-interface. We already have over 2million connected devices across the UK and with a strong affiliation with such an internationally renowned brand as Sony, YouView will now be available in even more households across the country. We are immensely proud of our first integration into a television set and are excited to continue our partnership as we evolve the platform.”
* Automatic updates must be enabled on the TV.