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BT YouViewers can now record internet channels

BT YouView users can record Comedy Central and BT Sport channels

BT YouView record internet channels

BT customers with a YouView freeview box can now record programmes shown on internet channels.

A software update for BT's Humax YouView box now allows it to record internet channels in the same way as regular aerial ones. Furthermore, it means users can pause and skip forwards or backwards.

YouView said: "An exciting new software update is being rolled out to YouView Humax boxes for BT customers. This will be a phased roll-out managed by BT so some customers will get it today/tonight and the rest will get it in due course. Customers will receive this update automatically and all they need to do is leave their boxes on standby overnight."

The update to software version 15.11.0 applies to all BT Extra TV channels found in the guide from channel 400 onwards and which have 3 dots under the channel number. This includes channels like Comedy Central and BT Sport which is free for BT Broadband customers.

Users can still record two channels at the same time, regardless of whether they are internet channels or broadcast channels. And On Demand programmes are still available if you are recording two channels.

YouView warned that "There is a possibility On Demand playback may be affected by internet line speed whilst an internet channel is recording."

If you're a TalkTalk customer with a YouView box feeling somewhat jealous then the good news is that you will also receive the feature via a software update. The problem is that there's no release date with YouView only stating it will arrive in 'due course'.

YouView users can check their software version in the settings menu by navigating to 'System Information' followed by 'Software Versions'.

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