T4•R Freeview TV Recorder

The Great Escape

No monthly bills, no contracts, just TV on your terms.

Record, pause and rewind over 100 channels, and instantly access 60,000+ hours of on-demand and catch-up TV.

Born in the U.K.

Designed in Britain for great British telly lovers, the T4•R brings together live, on-demand, and recorded TV – all in one place, and all for free.

Record, rewind, replay.

There's no better way to enjoy your favourite series than with the T4•R. Set all episodes to record with a tap, then sit back and let them roll with continuous playback.

With the ability to record two programmes while you watch a third, and a smart feature to avoid clashes, you'll never miss a show.

Collect the TV you love.

Featuring up to 1200 hours of recordings, the T4•R turns a mountain of TV into your very own neatly organised collection.

Your recordings are categorised automatically, making it easy to continue where you left off or to dive into your movies, dramas and series.

Sort and filter recordings to quickly find your next watch, from unwatched gems to accessible content. And for peace of mind, the 'Recently Deleted' section is your safeguard against accidental deletions.

Never miss a moment

Live pause on the T4•R lets you catch every mic-drop moment. Because it's always recording you can just hit pause on live TV, rewind, or record halfway through to keep the whole show. It's like having a time machine in your telly.

TV Guide +

View your way.

Whether you're in the mood for a blockbuster movie or a gripping drama, the Genre view helps you find exactly what you want. Explore your favourite channels with the Channel view or use the traditional Grid view for a broader look at what's on.

Your telly, your choice.

Looking for programmes with Subtitles, Audio Description or Sign Language? In the mood for movies in HD or dramas on your favourite channels? Whatever you need, our filter makes it easy to find.

Explore a week ahead. Or back.

Missed your favourite show? Or planning your week's viewing? Seamlessly catch up on past episodes and discover what's coming soon, all from the Guide.

On Demand made simple.

Explore featured on demand programmes from across all of the apps, categorised into Comedy, Movies, Sport and more. Play instantly, or save to your Watchlist to watch when you're ready.

Turbocharged telly.

The quad-core processor ensures lightning-fast responses, Ultra HD HDR delivers stunning pictures and 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi keeps your streaming silky smooth.

Plus, the T4•R wakes up instantly and maintains an ultra-low power consumption at all times.

Included

All-in-one remote.

Our remote has a clean layout and sleek, organic design that sits perfectly in your hand. And because it can control your TV, you won’t need another remote.

2-year warranty.

We back the T4•R with a 2-year warranty and in-house technical support right here in the UK. Simply register within 30 days of purchase to activate.

Premium HDMI cable.

The T4•R delivers exceptional value and even includes a premium 1.2M HDMI cable that supports resolutions up to 4K/60Hz.


From our blog

T4 Deep Dive #1

Unveiling the redesigned TV Guide

Browsing what's on and catching up is easier than ever.

T4 Deep Dive #2

Search and discover great telly

Quickly find what you're looking for or discover something new – all before the kettle's even boiled.


The T4•R builds on the strengths of the T3•R and T2•R, with more powerful hardware for improved performance. It introduces many new features while retaining the user-friendly interface that our customers love, adding significantly more flexibility and customisation.

Our blog covers the redesigned TV Guide in Deep Dive #1: Unveiling the T4's redesigned TV Guide, which makes browsing and catching up easier. Deep Dive #2: Search and discover great telly explains how you can quickly find or discover new shows. Our next deep dive will cover the recording and playback features.

In response to user feedback, we've added a front-panel LED that lights up white during active recording. The T4•R also addresses demand for more storage, offering 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB options, compared to the T3•R's 1TB limit.

The T4•R needs a a rooftop aerial to pick up most live TV and radio channels. We don’t recommend using an indoor aerial. You can stream some channels over the internet, but they cannot be recorded.

If you don’t have an aerial but do have a satellite dish, check out our Manhattan SX Freesat HD Box. It offers access to hundreds of TV and radio channels, making it an excellent, budget-friendly alternative for former Sky subscribers.

The T4•R can function perfectly as a Freeview recorder without an internet connection. However, to access all features and on-demand services, connecting it to the internet is required. You can easily set it up using Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable for a wired connection. Connecting the T4•R to the internet also ensures it stays updated with the latest software, providing you with the best possible service.

Yes, the T4•R allows you to instantly pause and rewind up to the last two hours of the channel you've been watching.

With Freeview, you can get over 100 channels, all with no subscription. The exact number of channels you'll get depends on the coverage at your address. Use the Freeview Channel Checker to find out the ones available to you.

The T4•R is a subscription-free experience that delivers the best of British TV: BBC iPlayer, ITVX, 4 (Channel 4), My5, UKTV Play, GREAT! Player, Watch Free UK, PBS America, POP Player, BBC Sounds, STV Player, S4C / Clic, and Explore Freeview Play.

YouTube is coming later this year. We don’t currently include or have plans to include premium subscription apps like Netflix and Prime.

The T4•R can search for any live TV programme scheduled within the next seven days. It also searches for any on-demand and catch-up programme available from the apps.

When recording on two channels, you can still watch, pause, or rewind a third channel, depending on the channels being recorded. Here's how it works:

  • If the two recording channels are on the same multiplex, you can watch any other channel.
  • If the channels are on two different multiplexes, you can only watch channels available on either of these two multiplexes.

A multiplex is a group of channels broadcast together, such as all HD channels. The T4•R allows you to watch a third channel when possible and notifies you if you need to stop recording to do so. You can also set the T4•R to highlight channels you can't watch with an icon in the TV Guide and Channel Browser by going to: Settings > Menu Preferences > Flag Unavailable Channels.

Yes, the T4•R remote can adjust your TV's volume, turn it on or off, and change its input by learning from your TV's remote.

Yes, if it's connected to the internet through Ethernet or Wi-Fi, the T4•R will automatically look for updates every night and install them if it finds any. If your T4•R isn't online, you can update it by downloading the update files onto a USB stick and plugging that into the T4•R.

If you'd rather updates didn't happen on their own, you can turn off Automatic Updates. To do this and to manually check for updates, go to: Settings > System > Software Updates.

The T4•R is designed to save energy. It uses less than 10W when on, only 0.9W when asleep with Wi-Fi, and just 0.3W with Ethernet. It doesn't have a fan, minimising power use and keeping it whisper quiet.

It also has a feature called Auto Standby. If you don't press any buttons on the remote for 3 hours, it will automatically go into standby mode. You can adjust or turn off this feature by going to: Settings > System > Standby Options.

Features

Record and Keep

Up to 1200 hours of recordings with the T4-R 2TB. Your favourite shows are always at your fingertips.

Pause and Rewind

Live TV on your terms. Pause when you need a break, rewind to catch that missed dialogue.

Freeview Meets On Demand

Enjoy all your favourite Freeview channels, seamlessly integrated with the convenience of on demand TV.

Intuitive TV Guide+

Browse with ease and discover new favourites.

High-Tech Heart

A quad-core processor, Ultra HD HDR, and 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi ensure lightning-fast responses and stunning pictures.

Future-Proof

Stay ahead with automatic software updates over the Internet.

Peace of Mind

Backed by a 2-year warranty and UK support

Specifications

In the box

  • Premium high speed 1.2m HDMI cable, supports resolutions up to 4K/60Hz
  • Get Started Guide
  • Remote control & batteries
  • AC power adapter

Dimensions

Width:272mm
Height:46mm
Depth:197mm
Weight:500GB:   0.77 kg
1TB:   1.10 kg
2TB:   1.05 kg

Power consumption

Active (no USB device):Less than 19W
Active (with USB device):Less than 24W
Network Standby/Sleep:Less than 2W
Passive Standby:Less than 0.5W

Connections

AERIAL IN:Connect to an aerial (rooftop is best) to receive Freeview
LOOP OUT:Connect to a TV to use its internal tuner
ETHERNET:Connect to an internet router
HDMI:Connect to a TV or AV Receiver's HDMI port
OPTICAL:Connect to an AV Receiver or external sound system for Dolby Digital surround sound (when supported)
USB:Insert a USB stick for offline Software Updates