The new functionality was first spotted by viewers on Tuesday by viewers in London and the North of England. Now it's going to be rolled out to other areas, meaning once it arrives in their area, viewers will no longer have to switch to standard definition channels to access BBC Red Button services.
Compatible smart TVs as well as YouView boxes will be able to access the BBC's Connnected Red Button service via the HD channels.
Peter Schofield, the BBC's Senior Project Manager for BBC Red Button, confirmed that the service would not be extended to BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD or BBC News HD on Freeview HD because of these services being carried on separate multiplex to the other BBC HD channels.
Explaining the roll-out he said:
"On most platforms, we were able to offer the full range of interactive services on the launch date of the BBC HD channels. However, due to technical limitations we were unable to bring the BBC Red Button to Freeview HD until now.
"These technical limitations have now been resolved following work from the BBC's Future Media TV platforms team in Salford and BBC Distribution in London, and now allow us to bring the usual features of the interactive service to any Freeview HD certified device."