Sony has announced it will be the first TV maker to offer built-in YouView functionality. See also: Netflix arrives on YouView.
Despite CES being the show of the year for TVs, a month on and Sony has confirmed that its 2015 range of Bravia TVs will have YouView built-in. The popular Freeview service will be available in this way on both Full HD and 4K models starting this summer (see below for a full list).
John Anderson, head of Sony UK and Ireland said: "We're delighted to be the first manufacturer in the UK to announce the addition of YouView to our range of TVs. We believe that our new Bravia range now has an unparalleled combination of Sony's fantastic picture quality, fantastic design and the widest choice of content ever complete with Sony High Resolution Audio."
YouView is available from BT and TalkTalk as a set-top box but consumers can also buy models at selected retailers. It offers catch-up services including BBC iPlayer, 4OD, ITV Player and Demand 5. There's also the ability to scroll backward on the guide a full week.
Richard Halton, CEO, YouView said: "This exciting YouView and Sony partnership will create a deep integration of YouView’s functionality within the new Sony TV range, built on the Android platform."
At CES last month, Sony confirmed that almost all of its 2015 range of TVs would run on Android. Check the list below for all the Bravia models which will be updated with YouView later this year – all of which are available in at least two sizes apart from the X94C.
4K: X94C, X93C, X90C, S85C, X85C, X83C.
Full HD: W85C, W80C, W75C.