Freeview Play arrives on select Sony TVs

Freeview Play grants users access to 70 channels (including 15 in HD), a seven-day roll-back EPG and the full suite of UK catch-up services: BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play.

The service is already an integral part of the smart TV experience for brands like Panasonic, LG, Philips and Finlux, as well as for some Humax set-top boxes. And now it’s coming to select Sony models, from the HD-ready HDR 32in KDL32WE613BU to the 65in 4K HDR KD-65XE7003.

The full list of confirmed models is as follows: KDL32WE613BU, KDL40WE663BU, KDL43WE753BU, KDL49WE663BU, KDL49WE753BU, KD-43XE7003, KD-49XE7003, KD-55XE7003, KD-65XE7003, KD-55XE7073, KD-49XE7073, KD-43XE7073, KD-65XE7093, KD-55XE7093, KD-49XE7093,KD-43XE7093, KD-65XE7002, KD-55XE7002, KD-49XE7002 and KD-43XE7002.

The beady-eyed will notice this list doesn’t include Sony’s latest higher-ranging models, such as the KD-65A1 and XE93/XE94 and XE90 ranges, which run the rival YouView service instead… for now, anyway.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.