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How do I watch the freeview channels on a pc

I can get cinema, entertainment but can't find how i view the freeview channels eg bbc, through my pc on the web or with the app

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Re: How do I watch the freeview channels on a pc

@RipTheMichael you would need to use an appropriate app or website. You could try TVPlayer that has many of the Freeview channels plus you can pay for extra channels not on Now on it.
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Re: How do I watch the freeview channels on a pc

So freeview can't be watched through the nowtv website or app once logged in! That's a bit silly if so

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@RipTheMichael wrote:

So freeview can't be watched through the nowtv website or app once logged in! That's a bit silly if so


it's not quite as silly as it may first appear to be the problem is is that NowTV need to get permission from sent channels in order to do that . Although sky go provide some of the Freeview channels . NowTV is seen as a separate entity, which means it would have to get permission separately

 

Also, in the case of BBC, ITV and Channel 4. You can watch their channels. Live using their websites

 

NowTV also has the smart box now which will give you access to Freeview channels. If you have any aerial.


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Re: How do I watch the freeview channels on a pc

@RipTheMichael when you watch Now on any device you watch it via an app at no point does the app include Freeview. Yes you can watch Freeview on the smart box but that is not from within the Now app on the box.
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@RipTheMichael wrote:

So freeview can't be watched through the nowtv website or app once logged in! That's a bit silly if so


Not silly at all @RipTheMichael,

 

NOW TV and Freeview are totally separate television service platforms, which are owned/operated by totally different companies.

 

Further more, NOW TV is an internet based streaming service, which is owned by Sky Plc. And Freeview is a (registered trademark for the UK's DVB-T/T2) terrestrial based broadcast service, which operated by DTV Services Ltd.

 

 

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