Christmas is arguably the best time of year for TV shows – but it also comes hand in hand with a stream of celebrations, parties and shopping opportunities, quickly filling up your schedule.
However, there’s no need to miss your favourite shows, and there’s a very simple way to catch up on them from the comfort of your sofa.
Australia’s free digital television service Freeview offers more than 10,000 shows, and there’s no need for a subscription.
If you’re used to fighting for the remote while half the family want to watch sports, and all you want is a nice movie, there are several ways to access the service too – ensuring everyone is happy.
But working out how to use it can be a head-scratcher, so there’s a few handy tips to get you started over the Christmas period.
There are two options on offer – Freeview Plus and Freeview FV.
Here are a few key steps to follow when first using Freeview Plus:
There are clear options to search for a specific show, or browse through each one individually, using your remote to navigate between them all.
There’s also an opportunity to store all your favourites in one place on ‘My TV’, while Freeview will line up other shows recommended for you based on your past viewing preferences.
Meanwhile, Freeview FV offers the same service but on your mobile table or phone – perfect if you’re on the go a lot.
The live-streaming mobile app can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes App store or Google Play, and offers live streaming, catch-up – much like your TV – a browsing service, a TV guide and a reminder service to ensure you don’t miss your favourite show live.