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    Default How do you access Freeview TV On Demand?

    I see advertised on the TV every so often, Freeview TV On Demand but have no idea how to access it.

    Will someone please tell me how I do that, please.
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    Default Re: How do you access Freeview TV On Demand?

    If your tv supports it (freeview plus I think itís called). You can go through the TV guide to access it. Some tvs also have dedicated tvnz/tv3 apps that allow Ondemand as well.


    Or options are Apple TV, Vodafone tv or chromecast as media streamers (in order of most expensive to least). Vodafone tv is not as the name suggests tied to Vodafone. But can be with a subscription.

    In case not immediately obvious Ondemand needs internet access.

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    Default Re: How do you access Freeview TV On Demand?

    I can view OnDemand (non Sky) stuff using browser on PC, go to the site and there you go.
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    Thanks for your advice everyone.

    I don't have a smart TV which is why I asked.

    I will do as you say, Piroska, and Cast it to my TV.
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    Default Re: How do you access Freeview TV On Demand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post

    I will do as you say, Piroska, and Cast it to my TV.
    Yes, well I don't cast....but my brother does so my mum can see these things.... (to lounge TV)
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    Default Re: How do you access Freeview TV On Demand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Thanks for your advice everyone.

    I don't have a smart TV which is why I asked.

    I will do as you say, Piroska, and Cast it to my TV.
    Don't feel bad about it we got a Smart TV in 2013 I think and while it has these apps at least the TVNZ one doesn't work. I also cannot search for Freeview. The channel three app we must had uninstalled it and it also cannot be searched for now.

    Even the YouTube app while it works, it is not as stable as using a laptop with the TV. Often when you are viewing a video you seen before it wants to resume at the previous position and if you rewind it to the start it can often have issues and the circle goes round and round and round and it often doesn't play the video at the start.

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    Default Re: How do you access Freeview TV On Demand?

    If you have Wifi and a not very smart TV you can buy a dongle like the Dish one for around $140 that turns it into a smart TV
    Gives you On demand, Netflix Youtube and even ordinary live TV so you don't need an aerial or Sat dish

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    Default Re: How do you access Freeview TV On Demand?

    Heaps of options out there to suit your needs

    Have a older 1st gen smart TV but use a Chromecast Ultra and does everything I need from my Comp including connecting through VPN to other sites

    The "Dish" option would be the next step up over the Chromecast

    Choose what you want to achieve and look for the best option to do it

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    Default Re: How do you access Freeview TV On Demand?

    But you don't need fancy TVs to do it.
    A webiste on a pc or laptop, and cast it to the dumb tv...both TVs here are old and dumb.
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    Default Re: How do you access Freeview TV On Demand?

    I just use an HDMI from comp to tv...

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