USB slot: Manual/offline installation of software updates
YouView boxes download new software in the background, verify that they got it correctly, and stores it in a spare software "bank" so you can't damage a box by turning it off during the process. This is not working perfectly for some Humax customers (YV is already on the case) but this is one of the big issues with using the internet for software updates etc. It is not the most robust method that many think it is and by providing the ability to manually update via a USB drive/dongle akin to updating Humax boxes in the past would be a great addition.
Rather than just providing the software update via phased rollout could YouView also provide a download link to the software update package file(s) via the following announcement broadcast messages.
Youview.com FAQ support page:
The download files should be compatible for ALL machine manufacturers rather than just the Humax and Huawei boxes so would be centrally controlled by the Youview support wizards (the more companies/manufacturers involved the worse it would be as well as confusing to customers).
Previously reported (6 months ago):