Gone are the days when your mobile network only delivered calls and texts. The introduction of 3G and 4G and technology added more ways to interact and now EE have pushed things further with a TV gadget to deliver your favourite shows.
Their recently-announced TV service is a small box that plugs into your existing TV and WiFi network in order to stream and deliver a wide range of Freeview channels and other online content.
You can also ‘flick’ content from your tablet or phone running the specially-made app. It drops onto your TV and away you go, all very cool.
70 channels are available from launch with 13 being in HD quality. You can really get the best viewing experience and there’s a wide range of on-demand services available at the touch of a button too.
The great news for customers is this new service goes on sale in stores from TODAY.
EE have given us the following pricing information which, as expected, means that you can get it free if you have their home broadband offer. This’ll also give you free weekend voice calls and various internet speeds.
Below is the information we have right now, and it looks like only customers who join EE broadband are able to get this at the moment. The box, at least, is free and EE offer broadband speeds between 17Mbps and 76mbps depending on where you live and the plan you pick.
Get the full press release below..
GROUNDBREAKING NEW EE TV SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE FROM EE STORES
- EE TV, the UK’s most advanced TV service, is now available from EE’s stores nationwide
- EE TV smart box is free for new and existing EE mobile customers who also subscribe to EE Broadband plans of £9.95 a month or above
- EE TV features over 70 Freeview channels and unique past day Replay, plus the flexibility to access additional On Demand and Catch Up services, including more than 10,000 TV series and movies
- To mark the launch, one of TV’s famous Gogglebox families trialled the service showing that EE TV’s multi record, multi-screen functionality satisfies the most voracious of TV appetites
6th November. London. EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today launches EE TV, the UK’s most advanced home TV service, in EE stores nationwide.
EE TV puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, working seamlessly with TVs, tablets and smartphones around the home to deliver the very best of live and recorded Freeview, On Demand and Catch Up services across multiple devices simultaneously.
EE TV features a host of market-leading features, including:
Users can pause, rewind or record live and pre-recorded programmes simultaneously on up to four devices. With EE TV, viewers can watch four different live or recorded programmes in four different rooms on TV, smartphone and tablet, so it doesn’t matter if the family want to watch different things at the same time.
TOUCH CONTROL & FLICK
The EE TV app lets users browse and watch programmes, plan ahead or manage recordings without interrupting what’s on the television. And with the simple flick of a finger, it’s easy to move the content from a mobile device straight to the TV screen.
REPLAY AND RESTART
With the Replay feature, customers can choose six of their favourite channels to record, allowing them to view anything from the past day. Missed the start of a show? One click of ‘Restart’ will jump the programme back to the beginning.
In addition to Freeview with more than 70 channels, as well as 13 in HD, EE TV provides a range of great Catch Up and On Demand services like BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and Wuaki.tv. Major apps including MUZU, Box +, You Tube, BBC Sport, BBC News and The Weather Network are also available, with further partners confirmed to join the service in the coming months.
The powerful TV service incorporates a companion app that delivers the simplicity of a smartphone or tablet touch screen experience. This enables instant, easy access to a menu that includes the TV guide, recordings and On Demand services.
Pippa Dunn, Chief Marketing Officer, EE, said:
“Customers can now go into any EE store nationwide and sign-up for the UK’s most advanced TV service. With EE TV, we have combined our expertise in mobile and home broadband to develop a game-changing home TV service that you can watch on your smartphone and tablet, as well as your telly.
“EE TV offers exceptional value for money, is simple to set up and use, and comes with market-leading features which really do allow customers to create a unique personal viewing experience.”
Superb value and a warm welcome
The EE TV smart box, worth £300, is free for all EE mobile customers who sign up to an EE Broadband plan. Eligible plans start from just £9.95* per month and include free weekend calls and unlimited Broadband with speeds of up to 17Mbps. For those who want extra speed, Unlimited Fibre Broadband (up to 38Mbps) and Fibre Plus (up to 76Mbps) are available for just £19.95* and £29.95* per month respectively.
Those customers on existing pay monthly mobile plans** who sign up for EE TV and home broadband will also receive a huge boost to their 4G data allowance, increasing to 10GB or 20GB depending on their plan. The data boost is also compatible with Shared plans so customers can divide their boost among friends and family.
To celebrate the launch, EE has teamed up with one of TV’s famous Gogglebox families, the Michaels, to trial the service. The family love watching TV together, but were able to switch to their favourite shows on smartphones and tablets whenever there was a clash – saving any family arguments.
For more information, including full terms and conditions or the service, please see: www.ee.co.uk/eetv