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Summary: On Red Button, viewers on cable, satellite and Freeview/YouView can access upto 8 scheduled streams showing all the key sports and highlights throughout the Olympic period - cable and satellite viewers will also have the choice of watching those streams in high definition. For Freeview/Youview, additional information on how to access our Red Button Services and help with any issues can be found at our Freeview/Youview Rio 2016 page. - link

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016
9:08 PM

I am very disappointed that my Humax foxsat won't be able to receive iplayer from Sept 2016 onwards! I would have expected Humax to update the software to allow this?

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Malcolm's 4 posts GB flag
Thursday, 11 August 2016

6:41 PM

Malcolm: The Foxsat is around 4 years old or more, and Humax can only do so much - Iplayer gets rewritten every so often, and there reaches a point where Humax can't all that much any longer, even if they wanted to. My 4th generation Ipod Touch has the same problem - the old Iplayer software is simply no longer supported by the BBC.

The good news is that there is a large range of devices you can attach to your TV at relatively low cost to get Iplayer, etc. Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and Now TV will all allow you to access Iplayer and lots of other content, plus Blu-Ray players, recorders, games machines,etc.

I have Now TV (Plus an Xbox, Sony Blu ray and an HD box) which all get me Iplayer on my old TV, but if I was recommending one device (assuming you already have a Blu Ray), the Roku would be a good start. The Stick is 39 on the high street (sometimes cheaper), has a proper remote, lots of content, and you dont have to sign up for anything. It just connects via HDMI into the back of your TV.

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