EE TV gets the BBC's Red Button features and several new streaming apps

Sponsored Links

Nick Summers
December 10th, 2014
In this article: BBC, bbc iplayer, EE, EE TV
EE TV gets the BBC's Red Button features and several new streaming apps

It's safe to say that EE's first foray into the living room, EE TV, has a few teething problems. Perhaps the most prominent is its small selection of on-demand services, which pales in comparison to other, more mature set-top boxes. The network operator has sought to tackle the issue with its first major platform update today, which adds apps for Deezer, Dailymotion, Euronews, Hopster and Cloudio TV. While any new services are an improvement, none of them are the sort of heavyweight providers we'd like to see landing on the device. Services like Netflix would be great, but ITV Player and 4oD would be a good start, too.

At least EE TV has BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport and BBC News apps, and starting today, the box gets access to the Beeb's Connected Red Button services as well. These make it easy for viewers to bounce from live TV to the BBC's other offerings, such as news reports, weather forecasts and live streams of sporting events. All in all, the update is hardly earth-shattering, but at least it shows EE's committed to improving the fledgling set-top box by slowly addressing its early shortcomings.
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Popular on Engadget