Does my TV have Freeview On Demand?

All new Smart TVs now have Freeview On Demand.

There're 2 types of Freeview On Demand you can access:

  • Freeview On Demand built-in
  • Freeview On Demand Smart TV app

 

Freeview On Demand built-in

Freeview On Demand is built-in on all 2015+ Smart TVs purchased from New Zealand retailers.  Just connect your Smart TV to a compatible TV antenna and broadband to access Freeview On Demand.  

Some 2015 Smart TVs can only run a scaled-back version of Freeview On Demand, but you can still stream all the shows and movies available.

If you have a Smart TV purchased between 2014 and 2016, select the brand of your Smart TV below to see if the model of your TV is listed as having Freeview On Demand.

One thing to keep in mind if you're using a satellite dish...

You’ll need to connect your Smart TV to both broadband and your TV antenna to get Freeview On Demand.  While all Smart TVs work with a UHF aerial, only Dual Tuner models will connect directly with a satellite dish.  So if you’re using a satellite dish, select the brand below and check if your TV is also a Dual Tuner model.  If it isn’t, you’ll need a satellite box or satellite recorder with Freeview On Demand (browse the current range of satellite products with Freeview On Demand here).

LG

Panasonic

Samsung

Sony (no Dual Tuner models available)

 

Freeview On Demand Smart TV app

Freeview On Demand is also available as an app on a wide range of Smart TVs.  The app can be accessed without a TV antenna connected to your TV (it works just like any streaming app so the Smart TV just needs a broadband connection).  

You can find the Freeview On Demand app on the following Smart TVs:

  • 2017+ LG Smart TVs - look for Freeview On Demand on your LG Launcher, or download the app from your LG Content Store (if not auto-installed).
  • 2017+ Panasonic Smart TVs - look for Freeview On Demand on your Panasonic 'VIERA Connect' Home Screen, or download it from the 'App Marketplace'.
  • All Sony Android TVs - get Freeview On Demand on Sony Select.
  • 2017+ Samsung Smart TVs - find Freeview On Demand on your Samsung 'Smart Hub' or download it from the Apps Store.

 

Quick tip! If you're investing in a new TV, it's better to go for a higher end model - not only do most of them come with Freeview On Demand, but they're also generally equipped with better processors for faster performance when it comes to streaming and rendering, so you can have a better viewing experience.  

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