Freeview Plus is getting a major upgrade next month

Freeview Plus has become name synonymous with giving Australians access to free-to-air digital television and a host of catch-up services. While it has done both things admirably since the launch of its app in 2014, Freeview has now announced that a "significant upgrade" to its service will be launching in June. 

The overhauled platform promises to provide users with "a more simplified user experience and sophisticated look and feel for the catch-up service."

Described as a "new platform", the reinvigorated Freeview Plus "will join the world-first and award winning Freeview FV mobile app in Freeview’s suite of products that are designed to make watching free-to-air TV more convenient and flexible than ever before."

According to Freeview, there are roughly 2.2 million Freeview Plus-enabled TV receivers in Australia, and around 85% of those have been connected. 

Expect the upgraded Freeview platform, which will launch with refreshed branding and a new logo, to turn more than a few heads when it arrives next month. 

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.