“Freeview play” televisions


Standard Member
Hi there

I’ve a good look online including YouTube videos but topics on televisions with built in Freeview play are hard to come by!
I am not talking about STBs

I’m looking to ask an owner a couple of questions....

Is freeview play an ”app” on the tv or is it the native epg? Do you have to go into the app or can you force it to be the default epg?

When a program is on live, typically when can you ”restart to beginning” via catchup apps?

For TVs with USB recording, if you enable this feature, can you pause live TV whilst still having Freeview play? I have discovered that on Sony televisions with YouView, you have to disable YouView entirely in order to use the USB record function and thus you then lose some catchup apps like ITV Hub.

Mexico Man

Active Member
Is Freeview Play a worthwhile feature in people's opinion when deciding which TV to buy ?

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