(Pocket-lint) – The Explore Freeview Play app for smart TVs has been updated with a new look, extra box sets section and expanded recommendation genres.
It is also now possible to manage wishlists in a new My Shows area.
The new design replaces a white background with a darker theme, with images expanded to better showcase the content.
A section dedicated to Boxes has been added and can be accessed via the menu bar at the top of the screen. You’ll find full series to munch on from Freeview partners including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5 and UKTV Play. By putting the boxes in one place, it’s easier to find the shows and seasons you want to watch without having to go into each app individually.
Freeview’s search and recommendation tools have also been improved in Explore Freeview Play. You now get recommended shows in several additional genres, including food, music and arts, science and nature, and history. They are added to the existing range of recommendations in comedy, drama, entertainment, etc.
“We are continually evolving and adding new free features so that we can deliver great value to consumers,” said Owen Jenkinson of Freeview Play.
Explore Freeview Play is easily accessible via channel 100 on Freeview Play enabled smart TVs.
Written by Rik Henderson.