Freeview is already used in over 10 million UK homes and that number could be set to grow. As the cost of living crisis begins to bite, Freeview has released an update which suggests switching to its service and opting out of premium platforms such as Sky, Virgin, Netflix and Disney+ could save homes around £60 a month, or over £700 a year. .
It has previously been reported that a record number of UK households are switching off pay TV services, with Netflix alone losing around 1.5 million subscribers so far this year. The streaming service is clearly so concerned about its user numbers that it’s even announced the launch of a cheaper option that will display ads to help lower monthly subscription fees.
Although Freeview doesn’t feature the latest Hollywood blockbusters, exclusive box sets or Premier League live action, it still has plenty of content that can be watched without paying a dime for the privilege.
For example, in addition to all the usual live channels such as ITV, BBC and Channel 4, there are also over 30,000 hours of on-demand content and over 700 box sets, including Peaky Blinders, Trigger Point and The Vampire Diaries. through Freeview. online gambling platform.
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Anyone with a recent internet-connected TV from companies such as Samsung, LG, Sony and Hisense should find this Freeview Play app pre-installed which can be used without taking out a monthly subscription.
Much like Sky Go, there’s even a free mobile app that offers instant access to many of the most-watched TV shows. Freeview says this mobile service is currently used by more than 2.5 million viewers and that number is growing.
If you’re sick of paying too much for TV then Freeview is definitely worth considering although it doesn’t quite offer the same user experience as platforms such as the award winning box Sky Q .
Sky is clearly aware that customers could consider other options, with the satellite TV provider recently revealing big incentives to sign up for its services.
One option even includes full access to all those Freeview channels plus fast broadband for just £30 a month. This plan is also set for 18 months, which means things won’t go up if the company decides to raise prices next month.
People who sign up will be entitled to a Sky Q box which offers the ability to record many shows at once and find content via voice search.
Want to know more about this offer? You can find all the details here