FreeviewPlus has been updated to make accessing On Demand even easier, you can check out details on www.freeviewplus.co.nz/update
Post your comments about the updates below.
A couple notes | 10 December 2015
Thanks everyone for posting details & sharing feedback. A couple updates for you:
Freezing on Splash Screen (LG TVs with Magic Remotes)
To correct this, LG Support has supplied a solution: use the UP/DOWN arrow keys on your remote to hide the pink cursor. Then you can interact with the splash screen or with any other component in the FreeviewPlus application.
Mini Guide Auto Loading switched off
The auto-loading of the Mini Guide has now been switched off.
Some TVs may update immediately, others will do so overnight.
Thanks for commenting on this. Can you please confirm that an update will be rolled out to be able to turn the mini guide off? We really need a 'dont show' option as well as the different time outs. Its fine to set a default at 5s for when the software updates to people's tvs. however they should be able to turn this kind of thing off. It is really invasive and 5s is way too long and disrupts so much of the TV viewing experience.
We dont want to use any of the freeview plus stuff to be honest, just want to watch tv... We use the freeview app on our tablet as a guide as it is really easy to use and see what is on at any time without disrupting what is on the TV at the time.
If you wish, you will need to turn off the internet (or disconnect) it using the TV or Set Top Box settings which will be in their own manual, this will revert the original banner without the mini Guide appearing every time.
The suggestion of including the turn off feature will be noted down. It might be nice to test try FreeviewPlus, who knows you may just enjoy it?
Thanks for your comments, Regards Joshua
Please allow us to turn off the mini guide, whilst I like the new system, I HATE the fact this guide pops up in every channel change, if I push EXIT and not RETURN on my Samsung remote I get the box over and over. really annoying.. you should be letting customers decide if they want these features, please allow us to turn it off, I don't need it and would like to turn it off..
The issue was heavily reported earlier this evening, and through another forum, All testing is made months in advanced and is tested on all FreeviewPlus approved devices. The issue seems to have disappeared now after 2 hours of running the units I have here.
I'll pass this through to the technical team for suggestion regarding the UI and the option to have this turned off.
Pressing Exit, OK, Up and Down keys will wake up the Mini Guide.
Some users have a 30 second timeout, you will need to go into the FreeviewPlus settings to change the duration that the mini guide appears for, There is no option to turn this off and all suggestions and requests are noted down for the team to look into it.
to be honest, the built in system by LG is very slick and works very well. The mini guide now interferes with normal remote usage for other options of the tv. I don't want the mini guide at all as default. Please remove.
Heard that the 'black box' issue is gone, call out if you're still seeing it.
Mini Guide Pop-Up
You can change how quickly it goes away by going to MENU > SETTINGS (the gear icon as Josh mentioned), set it to 5 seconds.
Will pass on your feedback & calls for an option to turn it off.
Remember to press Return or Back to hide it, not Exit!
Thanks Bel. When can we expect an update that will let us turn the mini-guide off?
Not sure Mark, will pass this on but not sure when we'll have an ETA. Best thing to do now is to set the time-out to 5s in Settings.