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Freeview Plus free-to-air update available now with a new user interface

Freeview Plus, the service which runs on most smart TVs and set-top-boxes for free-to-air viewing, has just been upgraded with a new user interface and new features to help you discover new content.

The new interface introduces image-based browsing as well as the new My TV function that offers the viewer personalised recommendations and viewer favourites right alongside all the live TV channels, catch up services and genre-based browsing.

The guide is now even easier to use with backwards navigation to help you catch up with programs you might have missed.

“The Freeview Plus upgrade is a significant one and we are excited to deliver the next level in content discovery and choice for Australia’s free-to-air TV programming,” said Freeview CEO Elizabeth Ross

“Australian broadcasters are truly leading the world in innovation and providing a complete TV experience.

“With this upgrade and our recently launched Freeview FV mobile app, viewers not only have great convenience but also a fantastic choice of how, when and where they watch their favourite content – for free.”


Viewers with a Freeview Plus-enabled TV receiver, set top box or PVR (personal video recorder) can upgrade to the new user interface.

Freeview Plus launched in 2014 and it is a hybrid digital television service for viewing live TV and catch up free-to-air programming.

There are more than 2.2 million TV receivers in Australia that are Freeview Plus-enabled with an 85 per cent connection rate.