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The BBC is revamping its Connected Red Button service for smart TVs next month, giving it a new name and some new features.

From April, it will called Red Button+.

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Press the red button, and you'll be able to access iPlayer, live coverage of sports and music events, news and local weather.

It's had a bit of spruce up, too. Icons scroll across the bottom of the screen, so you can read headlines and search for content without leaving the channel you're watching. Handy.

The BBC says the amount of live sport coverage from BBC Sport will increase.

It hasn't specified what else we can expect, but going on last year's evidence, we can probably look forward to plenty of live action from Wimbledon and Glastonbury via dedicated feeds.

Break out the wellies/strawberries and cream.

Not sold on the new look? You can switch back to the previous version in the settings.

Connected Red Button came to Virgin Media TiVo boxes in 2012 before rolling out to smart TVs. It's also available on YouView, BT TV, EE TV and TalkTalk TV.

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