Accessing the BBC Connected Red Button service

The BBC's Connected Red Button service provides access to more live sport and music, plus extra news and children's content.

Additional "streams" of coverage from e.g. Glastonbury or Wimbledon go live during these events, which are received via broadband internet.

Please Note: Some readers may have Freeview HD devices that can connect to the internet via the red button on Freeview channels 18, 35 and 135. However, the BBC Connected Red Button service uses a different technical infrastructure, and is only being rolled out on the most current models of Smart TVs, where it will be accessed by pressing red on BBC TV channels.

Compatible Freeview Smart TVs:

You'll need to connect the compatible devices to a broadband internet connection of at least 2-2.5 Mbps for the service to work, and preferably an "unlimited" broadband product.


Sony:
KDL-55W805A           
KDL-47W805A           
KDL-42W805A           
KDL-40W905A           
KDL-46W905A           
KDL-55W905A           
KDL-42W653A           
KDL-32W653A           
KDL-32W603A           
KDL-55X9005A          
KDL-65X9005A          


Samsung 2012 models:

UE26EH4500W         
UE26EH4510W         
UE50EH5300K          
UE46EH5300K          
UE40EH5300K          
UE32EH5300K          
UE22ES5400W         
UE22ES5410W         
PS60E550D1K          
PS51E550D1K          
UE50ES5500K          
UE46ES5500K          
UE40ES5500K          
UE37ES5500K          
UE32ES5500K          
UE22ES5400W         
UE22ES5410W         
UE60ES6300U          
UE55ES6300U          
UE50ES6300U          
UE46ES6300U          
UE40ES6300U          
UE37ES6300U          
UE32ES6300U          
PS60E6500EU          
PS51E6500EU          
UE55ES6500U          
UE46ES6500U          
UE40ES6500U          
UE32ES6500U          
UE55ES6540U          
UE46ES6540U          
UE40ES6540U          
UE32ES6540U          
UE55ES6560U          
UE46ES6560U          
UE40ES6560U          
UE32ES6560U          
UE50ES6710U          
UE46ES6710U          
UE40ES6710U          
UE37ES6710U          
UE32ES6710U          
UE55ES6800U          
UE46ES6800U          
UE40ES6800U          
UE32ES6800U          
UE55ES7000U          
UE46ES7000U          
UE40ES7000U          
UE65ES8000U          
UE55ES8000U          
UE46ES8000U          
UE40ES8000U          
PS64E8000GU          
PS51E8000GU          

Samsung 2013 models:

PS64F8500ST           
PS51F8500ST           
UE60F7000ST           
UE55F7000ST           
UE46F7000ST           
UE40F7000ST
UE**F7500ST
UE**F7500ST
UE55F8000ST           
UE46F8000ST           
UE40F8000ST           
UE**F8500ST
UE**F8500ST
UE**ES7000*
UE**ES7000*
UE**ES7000*
UE**ES7500*
UE**ES7500*
UE**ES8000*
UE**ES8000*
UE**ES8000*
UE75ES9000U          
UE**ES9010*
UE**ES9500*
UE**ES9500*
PS**E7000GU           
PS**E7000GU           
PS64E8000GU          
PS51E8000GU          
PS51E8000GU          
UE50F6740SB           
UE46F6740SB           
UE40F6740SB           
UE50F6200AK           
UE46F6200AK           
UE40F6200AK           
UE32F6200AK           
UE60F6300AK           
UE75F6400AK           
UE65F6400AK           
UE55F6400AK           
UE50F6400AK           
UE46F6400AK           
UE40F6400AK           
UE32F6400AK           
UE55F6500SB             
UE50F6500SB           
UE46F6500SB           
UE40F6500SB             
UE55F6670SB           
UE50F6670SB             
UE46F6670SB
UE40F6670SB             
UE55F6800SB             
UE50F6800SB           
UE46F6800SB             
UE40F6800SB             
UE55F6510SB           
UE50F6510SB             
UE40F6510SB             
UE32F6510SB             
PS60F5500AK             
PS51F5500AK             
UE50F5500AK             
UE46F5500AK             
UE40F5500AK             
UE39F5500AK             
UE32F5500AK             
UE46F5300AK             
UE39F5300AK             
UE32F5300AK             
UE32F4500AK             
UE32F4510AK             
UE22F5400AK             
UE22F5410AK             

LG 2013 models:
65LA970V      
55LA970V      
55LA960V      
47LA960V      
70LA860W     
60LA860V      
55LA860V      
47LA860V      
42LA860V      
55LA790V      
47LA790V      
EA980V          
EA880V          
55LA710V      
47LA710V      
55LA691V      
47LA691V      
42LA691V      
55LA667V      
50LA667V      
47LA667V      
42LA667V      
32LA667V      
60LA640V      
55LA640V      
50LA640V      
47LA640V      
42LA640V      
32LA640V      
55LA641V      
47LA641V      
42LA641V      
60LA620V      
55LA620V      
50LA620V      
47LA620V      
42LA620V      
39LA620V      
32LA620V      
47LN613V      
42LN613V      
32LN613V      
60LN578V      
55LN578V      
50LN578V      
47LN578V      
42LN578V      
39LN578V      
32LN578V      
60LN575V      
55LN575V      
50LN575V      
47LN575V      
42LN575V      
39LN575V      
32LN575V      
50LN577V      
47LN577V      
42LN577V      
39LN577V      
32LN577V      
60LA740V      
55LA740V      
47LA740V      
42LA740V      
55LA690V      
47LA690V      
42LA690V      
55LA660V      
50LA660V      
47LA660V      
42LA660V      
32LA660V      
55LN650V      
47LN650V      
42LN650V      
60LN570V      
50LN570V      
47LN570V      
42LN570V      
39LN570V      
32LN570U      
60PH670V     
50PH670V     
60PH670S     
50PH670S     
29LN460U      
26LN460U      
50PH470V     
42PH470V     

Panasonic 2014 models:
AS600
AS500
AS510
AS520

Information from the BBC.

Other platforms:
  • From late October 2014, the Connected Red Button is also being rolled out on YouView boxes, starting with BT YouView and Humax retail boxes.
  • From December 2014, Connected Red Button is available on EE TV.
  • The Connected Red Button is also available on Virgin TiVo.

Last updated: 10/12/2014

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2 comments:

  1. any way of getting these 4 hd streams without a connected tv as my samsung is too old

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  2. Additional streams are usually available online for viewers without a suitable connected TV.
    e.g. Sports events via bbc.co.uk/sport and Glastonbury via the bbc.co.uk/glastonbury

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