Freesat viewers have access to a number of extra features that enhance their watching experience. Catch up and on demand TV used to be something that only the premium cable packages offered, but Freesat gives you these options complete with your bundle. Users no longer have to worry about missing a show or catching the latest TV everyone’s talking about.
What is Freesat On-Demand?
Freesat On-Demand is a service that allows you to access catch up services from all your favourite channels, as well as stream things you won’t see anywhere else. On Demand comes bundled in with your Freesat box and is part of the one off payment you make when you first sign up. Using this service, Freesat customers will be able to watch programs whenever it suits them, as well as recording shows to watch later.
Catch up on your favourite shows
One of the best uses of Freesat On-Demand is the ability to catch up with shows you may have missed. The majority of the main channels available on Freesat have catch up services, and while you can access these online via a computer, Freesat allows you to watch straight from your TV. Services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and My5 are all available via Freesat, meaning you can watch back anything you’ve missed as well as well-known shows from the past.
Access streaming services
As well as catch up services from specific channels, users will also be able to access streaming services through their Freesat box, the most popular of which is Netflix. Netflix is a service offering a huge amount of films and TV shows to stream directly from your Freesat box at any time. This includes shows you might have missed such as It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia or Netflix Original programs such as House of Cards and Daredevil. Unlike Freesat, Netflix requires a monthly fee to use, but new customers can get a month free to see if it’s right for them.
Freesat can also be used to watch YouTube videos. Users can browse their favourite videos or search for others just using their Freesat remote, allowing you to enjoy everything YouTube has to offer from the comfort of your living room.
Pause, rewind and record
Users of Freesat + will also be able to record, rewind and pause programs for later viewing. Depending on what package you get, you’ll be allocated either 250 or 500 hours of recording, which you can use to record and playback anything you want. Freesat + also gives you the opportunity to pause and rewind live TV, so you can see something you’ve missed or pause a show whilst you leave the room. Freesat + makes it easy to never miss something you want to watch.