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Search is on its way to the just-unveiled EE TV set-top box, the newly minted quad-play service provider has confirmed.

This week saw EE unveil plans for an on-demand TV service. And at its heart is the EE TV set top box's user interface that deliberately recall the kind of U.I's more commonly seen on smartphones and tablets.

Along with lack of support for some major on-demand services, one of the key omissions with the box so far is that there's no search facility.

However, the good news is that won't be the case for long.

with its quad HD tuners, 1 Terabyte of storage, and offers content access around the home.

In an interview with uSwitch, EE's Marketing Director of Home Broadband Sylvain Thevenot said the EE TV device was "future proof" and revealed that "we have the power in there [EE TV] to add more services".

He added: "There are some obvious features that you could easily speculate on, that we have not introduced here. That's mostly because we wanted to get the experience really good, really right.

"Those features, we didn't feel were at the right level just yet. For example, search.

"We believe the way things are displayed here [On EE TV], almost negates the need for search because things are sorted by category, so it's more visual."

The EE box is set to go on sale in "coming weeks" and features four-channel simultaneous recording, 1 Terabyte of storage and allows users to view content on up to four devices at the same time.

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