This website has now closed. Thank you for your visits over the years. The following sites provide alternative sources of information: | | |

Freeview Play software on its way to compatible devices

Software to enable the first TVs compatible with the new Freeview Play service is being sent to devices today.

The first Panasonic Freeview Play TVs went on sale earlier this year, and have been waiting for the update to activate the full functionality of the service, which adds a scroll-back EPG and catch-up TV to the traditional terrestrially-delivered service.

The service officially launches in October, with further manufacturers including Humax, Manhattan and Vestel due to launch compatible devices in the coming months.

Details of the Panasonic TVs that support Freeview Play following today's upgrade are listed on the Panasonic website. Affected viewers will see a prompt advising them of the update.


  1. What about an update for 2014 models.

    1. Older models do not have the means to upgrade to Freeview Play.


IMPORTANT: This post is open for comments for a limited period (usually 14 days) following its upload date. You can comment with a Google Account (e.g. for Gmail, YouTube, Google Play)
Comment not appearing? Comments may be subject to moderation and as such may not immediately appear on the site - comments will wait in the moderation queue until they are processed. Check back later. (Comments submitted anonymously may fail the spam filters.)

Please note: Some types of comments may be removed at the discretion of a516digital. With freedom of speech comes responsibility: Keep it clean, civil and on-topic! See the "About this website" section (link at the foot of the page) for full terms and conditions about what is and what isn't acceptable on this site.