YouView is coming to Sony's Bravia range of TVs next week.
Starting on November 4th – a week on Wednesday – Sony will roll out a software update that empowers its sets with YouView. That'll give you access to all manner of catch-up services, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5.
It will also endow viewers with more than 17,000 films and TV shows across all the various services. Quite a windfall.
But perhaps the coolest feature is the seven-day scroll back guide that lets you effectively travel back in time by scrolling back. It makes it much easier to catch up on something you missed, rather than delving into the menu and finding it through the relevant service.
YouView will also be incorporated into the home screen, letting you search through services by show or film name (or actor or director), or try something new using the Discover feature.
Just make sure your Sony TV is an eligible model, and that automatic updates are enabled. Then you should see the update sometime next week, or soon after.
"YouView was the natural choice of partner due to the intuitive design and interface and seamless user journey to access a huge content library," said Joan Anderson, country head of Sony UK and Ireland. "Harnessing this with the fantastic picture quality and beautiful design of Sony's Bravia TV range we are able to offer our customers the ultimate TV viewing experience."