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EE TV launches as set-top box rival for Sky, Virgin and YouView

After unleashing its own branded tablet and smartphones, EE is entering the living room with its first ever set top box.

With a big emphasis on the growing influence of mobile and the second screen experience on TV viewing habits, the set top box from the network operator will allow you to record up to four different programmes from four different devices at the same time and it comes with a mammoth 1TB of onboard storage to store up to 600 hours of TV.

It packs dual band Wi-Fi so you don’t have to physically connect it to the internet and you’ll be able to access 70 plus Freeview channels and on demand services like iPlayer and Wuaki.

Disappointingly, there was no mention of support for popular streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Instant Prime Video.

Claiming EPGs or electronic programming guides are ‘stuck in the 90s’, EE believes it has come up with a simpler, more intuitive way to browse and find programmes.

You’ll be able to use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control as long as it’s running Android or iOS and you can create a multi-screen experience, so someone can watch something different on the mobile device while you hog the main TV at the same time. Like the recording, this supports up to four devices simultaneously.

EE TV is available for free to EE home broadband users and will cost £9.95 per month for EE mobile customers.

Although there’s no firm release date for the EE TV, EE has said to TrustedReviews that it will be out “in the coming weeks”.

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