The new player will house TalkTalk’s movie rental service, TalkTalk Box Office, which has been boosted with additional titles.
Titles currently available include Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave.
TalkTalk says it has improved discovery features on the service with a new ‘Included Channels’ feature. Viewers can browse the entire library of over 500 movies and hundreds of hours of on demand programmes, with prices clearly marked.
All live channels included within the additional flexible monthly Boosts mini-packs, and the seven additional Sky channels that were recently bundled into in TalkTalk’s Plus TV package, can now be found in the YouView guide.
Other features of the new player include Watchlist, allowing users to save ovies and shows to watch at another time, a ‘more like this’ feature, a green-button feature enabling them to lay every episode in a series back to back, a ‘most popular’ feature and a ‘currently watching’ feature that enables viewers that leave half way through a show to return to the point where they left off.
The player will be rolled out from this week and will be complete by June 17.
“YouView from TalkTalk is fast becoming a destination for family entertainment and our all-new TalkTalk Player offers more of the best TV and movies at a cost viewers can control. We’ve made our on-demand movies, kids and Sky entertainment library bigger than ever and the TalkTalk Player is faster, and smarter, making it easier to find shows and films you want to watch,” said Tristia Harrison, managing director for consumer at TalkTalk.