YouView may well be available now on Sony Android TVs - but what is not made clear is that it cripples some of the TV's built in functions and YouView itself does not match the facilities it has on say a BT or Humax box.
Firstly, enabling Youview disables the built in Satellite tuner on these Sony Android TVs - Why?
Secondly, it disables recording via USB and also blocks access to any recordings made up to the time YouView was enabled - This makes no sense whatsoever. YouView on Android has NO recording capabilities even though the base hardware does.
This all combined with a very 'buggy' Android systems that needs constant rebooting to maintain all facilities and often spontaneously reboots of its own accord. All in all, a very substandard experience which does not compare well to the 'smart' operating systems on the newer Panasonic, Samsung and LG TVs.
Sony Android TV User Review
Android YouView disaster for SonyReview of Sony Android TV Smart TV System by longjohn8, Jan 16, 2017.This item was purchased from Richer Sounds in 2016. The reviewer still owns this product.
Ease of Use8
Media Playback Quality9
Applications - Software2
Applications - Hardware9
Voice and Motion Controls8