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EETV Apps and Connected TV Channels – December 2015 Update

Since my initial review last year a number of new apps have been added to the EETV box, and more importantly software updates from EE and changes to the Freeview interactive channels mean that all the additional TV channels on Freeview are now working properly.

Streaming Channels accessible on Freeview

Unless otherwise stated the following are live channels only with no way of recording or watching catch up content.

  • 1,2,7,9 – BBC iPlayer : Connected Red Button (On Demand BBC iPlayer Connect and occasional live streams)
  • 18 – BX+ : Kerrang!, Magic, and Kiss (Additional channels available via the EETV app)
  • 135 : RT Documentary
  • 226 : CCTV News, CCTV-9 Documentary, CCTV-4
  • 231 : Racing UK (Subscription Service)
  • 239 : SBN
  • 240 : Motors TV
  • 241 – TV Player : Heart TV, Capital TV, Clubland, Chilled, Channel AKA, Now That’s What I Call Music!, Sony SAB, QVC, Fashion TV, Revelation TV, UCB, France 24 (English), NHK World, Euronews, QVC Beauty, QVC Style, QVC, Extra
  • 242 : Vintage TV
  • 243 – Vision TV : CCTV News, BON, France 24 (French), TV/C News, BEN, Sports Tonight, Sino, Hellenic TV, God, Peace TV, Peace TV (Urdu), Sikh Channel, Islam Channel, Iqra (English), Iqra, British Muslim TV, Believe
  • 245 : Planet Knowledge (On Demand Documentary Library, some pay content)
  • 246 – JSTV : JSTV-1, JSTV-2 (Subscription Services)
  • 247 – kykNET L kykNET Entertainment, kykNET Musiek (Subscription Services)
  • 249 : Hudu
  • 254 : Showcase TV

Additionally a number of part-time shopping channels continue as online-streams when otherwise off-air.

EE TV Apps

  • Demand 5
  • YouTube
  • Wuaki TV (On Demand Movie service, can also access your UltraViolet film library if accounts linked)
  • BBC iPlayer
  • Mubi (Subscription)
  • Hopster (Subscription)
  • BX+ (4Music, The Box, Kiss, Kerrang!, Magic, Heat, Smash Hits)
  • Now TV (Subscription)
  • BBC News
  • BBC Sport
  • TV Player + (Subscription including British Eurosport 1 & 2, Lifetime, TLC, Watch, Gold, Alibi, Sony TV, Sony Movie Channel, History, Discovery Channel, ID, Discovery Turbo, Animal Planet, H2, ci, GoodFood, Home, Eden, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Catoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonio, Baby TV – no catch up content)
  • Bollywood HD (Subscription)
  • Brasil TV (Subscription)
  • buni.tv (Subscription)
  • Carib Be (Subscription)
  • Corazón (PAYG)
  • Euronews
  • Cinefun TV (Pay)
  • Daily Motion
  • Cloudio TV (Subscription)
  • Deezer (Subscription)
  • France 24 (English, French, Arabic)
  • Gemporia
  • iConcerts (Subscription)
  • LogiTravel (Sticks on loading screen)
  • MeteoNews
  • My Polish TV (Subscription)
  • NRJ (Radio)
  • téléfrance (Subscription including BFM TV, France 2, France 3, France 5)
  • The Baby Channel (Mixture of Free and PAYG)
  • The Weather Network

Recordings

Since the summer this has been changed, making it possible to see which recordings you’ve watched, easier to cancel the series link and delete whole series.

Streaming Sticks

UK Video On Demand Players

There are now a number of platforms available for watching on-demand and live broadcasts from the UK’s existing broadcasters, new entrants, and smaller players. Alas choosing the right platform isn’t just as simple as looking for a device which suits your budget and requirements, but also finding one which has all the services you use available.

At the start of December 2015 an Android tablet will allow you to access most of the main services, however when it comes to watching on your TV though things are much less clear cut.

The Google Sheets file below is my attempt to keep track of service availability on Android devices, the Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Roku Streaming Stick. (Sorry, as I don’t have any Apple devices I won’t be following the Apple TV).

Right now the only platform which supports the main UK Broadcasters (BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5), major PAYG On Demand services (Now TV, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Netflix, and Google Play Music), and large Online Video services (YouTube and Vimeo) is the Roku. However even here BT Sport, UKTV Play (Dave, Drama, Really, Yesterday), and TVPlayer are unavailable.

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