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BritBox launched today but no player!

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    Richard Collins

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    Perhaps I was being a bit optomistic today when, hearing the news about the launch of the new BBC, ITV, Channel 4 & 5 streaming service 'BritBox', I looked through the players on my FVP-5000T to find a BritBox player'!

    Alas, there wasn't one and no match for a search on the topic here!

    So, do we have to wait for Humax to provide one, or is this something that has to come from BritBox themselves? Their website https://www.britbox.co.uk/ says:
    "What are the minimum technical requirements to use BritBox?
    Operating systems: Windows 7 or later. Android 4.4 or later. Mac OS X 10.9 or later. iOS 9.3 or later.

    Supported browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge stable version’s under two years old. Safari latest and previous stable major version. Android native."

    Can anyone say if a player is likely to appear anytime soon?

    Thu 7 Nov 2019 23:03:26 #1 |
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    I've now emailed both Humax and BritBox to ask.

    I'll post here if I get any helpful, or otherwise, response.

    Fri 8 Nov 2019 0:32:52 #2 |
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    BritBox is available on the web, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV (4th Generation or Airplay to older models), iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

    It's available in the US via Amazon Prime so that will likely be an early way.

    A laptop and a chromecast will be one way. Wait for Black Friday.

    Fri 8 Nov 2019 8:45:28 #3 |
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    People were complaining prelaunch that Chromecast was *not* available (yet)?

    Fri 8 Nov 2019 12:48:32 #4 |
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    gomezz - 2 hours ago  » 
    People were complaining prelaunch that Chromecast was *not* available (yet)?

    The first paragraph in my post was from Britbox.

    Search

    search "what devices support britbox" on google it brings up a list from britbox.com.

    Fri 8 Nov 2019 15:27:09 #5 |
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    poshsimon

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    Based upon the Britbox info, it doesn't look as if there's going to be an app on Humax.

    That's a big miss, imho.

    Fri 8 Nov 2019 19:13:04 #6 |
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    We need to be careful here britbox.com is the US service which is similar but different to britbox.co.uk

    The UK version will have a Freeview Play "app", accessed on channel 100 and/or the Freeview Play button (depending on your box/TV).

    Fri 8 Nov 2019 21:11:20 #7 |
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    Tune in to Channel 100 to get it? That'll keep it under the radar!

    Sun 10 Nov 2019 16:18:22 #8 |
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    The Channel 100 apps are currently the same as the Players which I take to mean [poshsimon] that you will be able to access the Britbox app on that screen as well. R-

    Mon 11 Nov 2019 16:52:10 #9 |

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