Unveiled last year, the software has already been downloaded to many TalkTalk supplied boxes and those purchased from retailers, as well as BT’s non-recording zapper boxes.
YouView combines traditional aerial received channels such as BBC One and ITV, with broadband delivered on-demand and catch-up content, plus additional pay channels from BT and TalkTalk.
The player also brings together collections of specially curated themes as well as viewer chosen favourites, as well as an all-new predictive search facility.
To make logging in easy to use, the BBC has adopted a ‘Pin and Pair’ system where the user logs in on their computer or tablet and then enters a PIN displayed on their set top box to authorise its access to their BBC account.
Over the past year the low-cost broadband and TV provider has seen a steady flow of departures from what was once claimed to be the UK’s third largest pay-TV platform.