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TalkTalk is updating its YouView service.

Shortly after it relaunched with a focus on being a value quad-play operator aiming to challenge the likes of BT and Virgin Media, it's treating its TV service a polish, giving it a fresh look, faster operation, a rethought app and new features.

So what can we expect? Read on for all that's new.

1 Cleaner design

TalkTalk has redesigned the user-interface from the ground up.

Taking a leaf out of Sky Q's book, TalkTalk has opted for a new image-led layout, making it a lot easier on the eye.

These large, colourful images should also make it much easier to find something to watch, especially when you're tired.

TalkTalk is also adding shortcuts to the most popular shows and TV apps like Netflix.

2 TalkTalk TV Planner app

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The new app will effectively become a remote control that lives in your phone.

Seen something you'd like to watch when you get in? Set a reminder on your phone. You can also record shows straight from your mobile, without having to phone someone at home and talk them through how to work the set-top box. Thank goodness.

3 'More TV' area

One of the main selling points of TalkTalk TV is its Boosts – these let you subscribe to one kind of content on a month-by-month basis without binding you into a lengthy contract. And now they're easier to find.

You can access TalkTalk TV's sports, kids and entertainment Boosts from the redesigned 'More TV' section of the menu.

You can also rent and buy the latest blockbuster movies like 'Jason Bourne' and 'Finding Dory', or boxsets of the biggest TV series like 'Game of Thrones' and 'House of Cards'.

4 Faster operation

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The homescreen and interface have also been optimised so it boots up quicker and makes it faster to switch between channels.

Apps like BBC iPlayer will also start up more quickly.

5 It's coming next week

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The rollout starts on Monday, but it might take a few months to reach all of TalkTalk's 1.3 million TV customers.

The firm will contact customers directly to let them know when their upgrade will take place. So look out for that, and make sure your box is connected to the internet so it can update itself automatically overnight. Then it'll be ready for you in the morning.

Happy watching!

Aleks Habdank, managing director of TalkTalk TV, said in a statement: "We're passionate about finding new ways to bring our customers the best quality products and services at an unbeatable price.

"The way we watch TV is constantly evolving and our customers now want to mix and match between popular shows on the likes of the BBC and ITV; rent a movie every now and then; binge-watch Netflix boxsets; or dip in and out of extra Sky Sports, kids of entertainment channels.

"We've been working tirelessly to exceed our customers' needs, that's why TalkTalk TV gives you access to a full range of the best TV, all in one place, and better still without a lengthy contract. It's TV on your terms and we're firmly becoming the smart choice for savvy households."

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