TalkTalk is the first to offer ‘Next Generation’ YouView upgrade

TalkTalk has confirmed that it will begin to roll-out the ‘Next Generation’ YouView service to its 1.3 million TV customers from next week (28th November).

Customers with the value for money provider will be the first to take advantage of the latest TV upgrade, which offers a faster, smarter and more visual and intuitive TV experience.

The improved service includes:

  • Simpler, cleaner design – new image-led layout and helpful shortcuts to the most popular shows and TV apps such as Netflix.


  • TalkTalk TV Planner App – set reminders or record live TV from your mobile. If you're stuck at work and about to miss a programme, you can simply hit record, and the show will be ready and waiting when you get home.


  • New ‘More TV’ area – redesigned area to make it easier to access TalkTalk TV’s sports, kids and entertainment Boosts, one month at a time with no ongoing commitment. Viewers can also rent and own the latest blockbuster movies, such as Jason Bourne and Finding Dory, or TV shows including Game of Thrones and House of Cards.


  • Faster experience – quicker boot-up and navigation between channels. Apps such as BBC iPlayer will load more quickly.


Aleks Habdank Managing Director of TalkTalk TV, said: “We’re passionate about finding new ways to bring our customers the best quality products and services at an unbeatable price. The way we watch TV is constantly evolving and our customers now want to mix and match between popular shows on the likes of the BBC and ITV; rent a movie every now and then; binge watch Netflix boxsets; or dip in and out of extra Sky Sports, kids or entertainment channels.

“We’ve been working tirelessly to exceed our customers’ needs, that’s why TalkTalk TV gives you access to a full range of the best TV, all in one place, and better still without a lengthy contract. It’s TV on your terms and we’re firmly becoming the smart choice for savvy households.”

Unlike some other providers, anyone upgrading to the improved service will be able to keep recordings, as well as movies and TV shows that have been purchased.

TalkTalk has made a number of significant developments in recent months to boost its TV offering and rival competitors. After acquiring blinkbox last year, TalkTalk launched multi device pay-as-you-go movies and TV service, TalkTalk TV Store. The service offers the ability to stream, rent, and buy-to-own popular boxsets and the latest movies – with no monthly subscription.

This summer, TalkTalk also added BT Sport channels ahead of the start of the Premiership, giving TalkTalk subscribers access to every major televised football match and live sporting action in one place.

Last month, TalkTalk extended its multi-year agreement with Sky to continue providing premium Sky content including, entertainment channels such as Sky 1, live and on-demand content from Sky Sports and Sky Cinema, and pay-per-view service Sky Box Office. The company also became the first UK Pay TV platform to offer content from Maker Studios, the Disney-owned leader in millennial content.

TalkTalk will roll out the new technology over the next few months starting from Monday 28th November. The company will contact customers directly to inform them of when their upgrade will take place. Customers simply have to ensure their set top box is connected to the internet for the update to take place automatically overnight.

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TalkTalk TV Planner App will be available from Google Play and Apple App Store from Monday 28th November. 

About TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk launched its TV offering in 2012 and it quickly became Britain’s fastest growing TV service. To date around 1.3 million customers, over a third of all TalkTalk homes, take TV from the value for money provider. As a result of a number of high profile content deals, TalkTalk TV viewers have access to both Sky Sports and BT Sport, Netflix, hit HBO shows such as Game of Thrones and blockbuster movies to rent and own from all major studios.