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YouView internet TV launches next week

We’ve had our invite to an event that could see smart TV take a giant leap forward

YouView, the Freeview box-styled internet TV player, has been in the works since 2010 and may finally launch on Wednesday, July 4th.

Below is our invite, received this morning, to a YouView event that will likely see the unveiling of this £6m taxpayer funded project. Sure Sir Alan Sugar and CEO Richard Halton have thrown private funding at it too, but since we’ve paid some we’re expecting BBC iPlayer quality results.

YouView is a set top box that offers streaming internet TV to those without a connected console or smart TV. It’ll mean your big screen can play BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm, ITV Player, 4oD, and more. But will there be something extra? We’re hoping for Skype chats with a built-in camera, social networking with live TV, and recording internet TV to name but a few. Check back next week for the big reveal.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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