Humax unveils first Freeview Play set-top box

Humax has launched the first Freeview Play set-top box – the FVP-400T.

Said to have a compact design, the product, which is on sale now, will deliver the new Freeview Play connected TV service, which combines catch-up TV, on-demand and live television in high definition.

The Humax FVP-4000T includes built-in wi-fi, which, claims Humax, makes it easy to connect the box to any existing broadband service for instant access to all Freeview Play’s catch-up services. These include BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5.

A recent agreement between Humax and Netflix should also see Netflix become available on the FVP-4000T models in early 2016.

The set-top box also has three built-in tuners for advanced recording functionality. There are two models in the range – 500GB and 1TB, providing storage pace for up to 300 hours or 600 hours of recordings respectively.

The FVP-4000T is available in two different colours: mocha (pictured), with a dark brown top, silver band and black base; and cappuccino, with a brown top, gold trim and white base.

Priced at £199.99 for the 500GB model and £229.99 for the 1TB version, the Humax FVP-4000T is available from a range of UK retailers, including John Lewis, Tesco, Currys, Hughes, PC World, Maplin, Argos and AO.com.

Humax commercial director Graham North said: “The new FVP-4000T range for Freeview Play gives viewers the options they want from a TV service, whether that’s on-demand viewing, scrolling back the TV guide to catch up on missed shows, playing back recordings or watching live TV. By combining seamless wireless connectivity with the advanced features of the Freeview Play service into one box, Humax continues to lead the UK’s subscription-free set-top box market.”