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BT to roll out next-gen YouView TV update and app next year

Dolby Atmos sound is also coming to BT Sport's 4K broadcasts.
Matt Brian, @m4tt
November 11, 2016
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With Sky Q growing in popularity and Virgin Media soon to unveil its new 4K set-top box, BT knows it needs to keep innovating its own TV offering or be left behind. That's why it's today announced a fresh round of updates for its YouView-powered platform and confirmed plans for a new mobile app, all of which will be available next year.

BT says its "next generation YouView TV service" will give customers the ability to quickly find the programmes they want and will put on-demand content front and centre thanks to its new image-rich navigation. Support for Dolby Atmos sound will also be added to BT Sport Ultra HD broadcasts in January, ensuring that all the big matches have audio to match those pixel-rich pictures.

The new BT TV app will build on the YouView update, extending that new design and usability to smartphones and tablets. The company notes that the app won't launch until next summer, but it'll include options to manage recordings and stream live and on-demand programmes, much like the Sky Q app does now.

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