The giant telecoms company EE recently announced plans to launch a TV service in the UK that will allow three phones or tablets to watch different live shows in the home simultaneously, whilst a traditional TV set plays a fourth, the BBC reports.
This will be made possible with the use of a set-top box which will also allow for any show broadcast in the previous 24 hours to be played, even if it was not set-up to record. EE TV will grant users access to more than 70 Freeview channels, along with all the major broadcast channels – such as the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky News and Al Jazeera. There are also apps for YouTube and Daily Motion, as well as Wuaki.tv.
The set-top box has a one terabyte hard drive that will be able to hold up to 25 days’ worth of standard definition content and five days’ worth of HD shows. If an individual would like access to the service, despite not subscribing to another service from EE, they will be able to do so by subscribing to the broadband package; this can cost from £9.95 a month for the simplest plan to £15.75 a month for a telephone line to be included – for a minimum of 18 months.
Olaf Swantee, the chief executive at EE, noted that with this service users will be able to not only “watch different streams of live and recorded content, on multiple screens simultaneously” but also turns your mobile into the remote; “this gives each viewer the chance to watch, queue and view what they want, when they want.”