Here’s how to get ITV Hub on a Sony Bravia TV – YouView workaround

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Worldwide brand Sony has been established for over 70 years. In 2005, Sony’s Bravia brand hit the retail market and since then, consumers have been huge fans of these devices released under the Sony corporation.

As with many smart TVs, Sony Bravia televisions come with the ability to use YouView. The YouView service provides access to over 70 TV channels including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and more. YouView also gives us seven-day catch-up, the option to pause, record and rewind shows as well as on-demand TV players such as the ITV Hub.

ITV is well-known for producing some of the best TV out there from TOWIE to Take Me Out, Love Your Garden, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and much more. Thankfully, if you ever miss an ITV programme, there’s always its on-demand player – The ITV Hub. So, let’s take a look at how to get ITV Hub on a Sony Bravia TV.

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How to get ITV Hub on your Sony Bravia TV

In order to watch ITV’s on-demand player, ITV Hub, you’ll need to have YouView enabled on your TV.

It is possible to enable YouView on many Sony Bravia models, however, there are televisions in which this won’t be possible. However, this isn’t a cause for concern as we outline some workaround options below.

To enable YouView on a Sony TV, you’ll need to make sure that you’re using the latest software. To do this please follow this link to Sony’s website where they provide a step-by-step guide.

Sony Bravia TV: How to enable YouView

To enable YouView on your Sony Bravia, you’ll need a working aerial connection. If you have this, please complete the following steps.

  • Using your Sony Bravia remote control, press the ‘home’ button.
  • From here, go to ‘settings’, ‘channel setup’, ‘YouView setup’. Now, choose ‘enable’, ‘yes’.
  • Then, follow the on-screen instructions to finish setting up YouView.

Can’t enable YouView on Sony Bravia TV?

Some models of Sony TV may not provide you access to YouView. If you can’t enable YouView on your television, there are a couple of solutions.

Firstly, if you have a tablet or smartphone, you can cast to your TV using this device.

Alternatively, another way to access the TV catch-up players is by purchasing an additional product. An Amazon Firestick, Now TV box or Google Chromecast should do the job.