YouView has begun rolling out its latest software update, bringing the ability to search live TV content for the next seven days and support for Dolby surround sound over HDMI.
Developed by BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Arqiva, BT and Talk Talk, YouView combines subscription-free broadcast channels with broadband delivered content from catch-up services such as the BBC’s iPlayer and 4oD.
Boxes are also available from BT and TalkTalk as part of a broadband and TV subscription.
The new software will initially be available for the retail Humax box, and will be rolled out boxes from BT and TalkTalk shortly afterwards.
The new Live TV search facility allows users to search and set recordings for upcoming programmes without loading the programme guide (EPG).
Other new features include the ability to set an output preference of 1080p, 1080i, or 720p and a new software Update notification that prompts users to update to the latest YouView Software version if an automatic update is missed.