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TalkTalk TV app able to pair with multiple boxes.

Submitted by fr8ys | 11 Comments

Status: Duplicate

As someone who has more than one YouView box, it would be good to be able to pair the app to more than one box so you could send recording request to a designated box. 

 

Also once paired, the ability to rename the box, such a living room, bedroom, dining room, so you can select the appropriate box easily. 

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TalkTalk TV app able to pair with multiple boxes.

As someone who has more than one YouView box, it would be good to be able to pair the app to more than one box so you could send recording request to a designated box. 

 

Also once paired, the ability to rename the box, such a living room, bedroom, dining room, so you can select the appropriate box easily. 

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Community Manager

Thanks for the suggestion, at the moment we only support a single set top box per home and so this isn't possible right now however it would be great to see what feedback/support we get from the rest of the community for this idea. 

Community Star

Whilst not supporting multi room, there is nothing stopping multi boxes on the network for additional rooms for freeview and catch up. 

There are quite a few with multi boxes as we found with the trial ISP issue retail which affected those with additional Humax boxes.

I use both the talk talk app and youview app whlch gives access for 2 boxes, but I have 4 in total.

Community Star

I think that this is a brilliant idea. As Steve says many of us have multiple YV boxes so the ability to set recordings to specific boxes, even if only for the Freeview content would be a really useful bonus.

First Timer

please stephen - just tell the bosses and techos there at talktalk to get on with a multi room option - it makes all the difference for those with kids who are used to this but are stuck on sky because they the only ones doing multi room  - its been going fior 20 years or so - so surely techos at talktalk can get on and work something out. why should multiroom be restricted to just using freeviews rather than the boosts and extra channels that kids rely on like nick and disney etc etc - i hate sky and want to leave, i'd like to join tt as i nearly did today - until i saw no multi room option - its led me to message in here to you- as i like your deals and interface guide on the tv i think is nicerc and easier on the eye etc,  i dont need the mass of channels that sky lumber you with at high costs, and im sure most households and families who have sky would agree there, but while no one else is offering multi room but them, its hard to leave.

First Timer

 

 

 

stephenf - have you any idea if and when tt will do a multi room - im desperate here???? i have a child i dont want to let down as they been through an awful lot in the last year and i wouldnt want to take the comfort of some of the kids channels in their room for weekends. I want to cut down all round on channels i dont need which sky customers like me get lumbered with their expensive over the top packages,  i can do this by switching to talktalk - but at present if i switch it means the kids room just gets basic freeview which isnt what we need either.  

Community Star

Hi @ annab

 

I think that you have posted on the wrong post. The one that you need is    https://community.talktalk.co.uk/t5/Your-Ideas/TalkTalk-TV-Multi-Room/idi-p/1948905

 

It may be worth you looking at NOW TV as an instant fix as you can get a box with 4 months KIDS PASS for about £24 currently from AMAZON this gives you up to 4 devices with any 2 in use simultaneously.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NOW-TV-Months-Kids-Pass/dp/B01HOZKYDQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1502584925&sr=...

Community Team
Status changed to: Duplicate

Multi room is now available :) Thanks for the suggestions and likes.

 

Using TalkTalk TV multi-room

 

I've also closed this idea as a duplicate as we have the same idea below.

TalkTalk TV Multi Room

 

Community Star

 @OCE_Michelle, this is not a multi room suggestion, but one for the tv planner to be able to send recordings to different boxes.

 

At the moment the app is linked to one box only. If you have 2boxes the idea is that you can choose the box yo send the recording to.

 

This needs to be reopened as an ongoing idea as the app cannot do this.

Community Star

I agree this is a good idea, I don't know whether or not this is on the YouView road map? As a workaround what you can do currently is pair the YouView app with one box and the TalkTalk TV Planner app with another.

Community Star

@ferguson, see mine 27 April 2017. You can also use a clone app, but not ideal as when there is an update you need to clone again.