Direct Access to MyTV with a Programmable Remote.

AnaglyptaAnaglypta Member, Super User Posts: 835 ✭✭✭
I Didn't want to resurrect an old archived thread, not least because things have moved on a little with YouView and Logitech firmware.

I recently obtained a Harmony Elite programmable remote, and wanted to remind everyone that you can access MyTV directly by programming your remote with the relevant code. It's no longer possible to add the command directly from your account for Logitech remotes, so you will have to ask support to add it for you. Once added I assigned it to the DVR button on the remote and it is working without problem.

I've asked Logitech support to add the command to their database for all Humax YouView boxes, so hopefully the command will be there by default in the future. I'll update this thread when I get a reply.

John.


NB Other programmable remotes exist, and their programming methods may differ, but the codes remain the same.

The following code will take you directly to the "Recordings" landing page with a single key press.

HEX:-
0x00089867

PRONTO:-
F948DP2328S1130P0258S01F4P0258S01F4P0258S01F4P0258S01F4P0258S01F4P0258S01F4P0258S01F4P0258S0226P0226S0226P0226S0226P0226S0226P0226S0226P0226S0672P0258S01F4P0258S01F4P0258S0226P0226S0672P0258S01F4P0258S01F4P0258S0672P0226S0672P0258S01F4P0258S01F4P0258S0226P0226S0226P0226S0672P0258S0672P0226S0226P0226S0226P0226S0672P0258S0672P0226S06A4P0226 


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  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,099 ✭✭✭
    Or you could get a Huawei box with a TalkTalk remote which has a dedicated My TV button.  :)
  • robin0800robin0800 Member Posts: 56
    The code for one for all remote is 00249
  • TomWTomW Member Posts: 502 ✭✭
    Or you could buy a Plusnet Humax YouView box either directly from Plusnet or if you’d rather not change ISP you could buy used on eBay. The Plusnet remote is exactly the same as the BT YouView remote except that it has button that takes you directly to MyView. It is the button on the BT remote that takes you to the BT Player. I have two YouView boxes, one from BT and another from Plusnet (I used to be with Plusnet but have since switched to BT) and I can confirm that the MyView button works as expected on the BT box. It is for this reason that I recently purchased a second Plusnet box, second hand from eBay, specifically so I have Plusnet remote for both boxes.

    It would of course be all the more simple if all YouView remotes had a button to access MyView directly.
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,099 ✭✭✭
    MyView? Is that just a Plusnet thing?
  • TomWTomW Member Posts: 502 ✭✭
    redchiz said:
    MyView? Is that just a Plusnet thing?
    Sorry MyTV not MyView. Didn’t it used be called MyView in the old gen software? Perhaps not, can’t remember now. Anyhow the area that shows recordings and the recordings schedule is what I meant.
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,099 ✭✭✭
    OK, so there is a button on the Plusnet remote that takes you directly to recordings?
  • TomWTomW Member Posts: 502 ✭✭
    edited 6 May 2018, 9:41PM
    redchiz said:
    OK, so there is a button on the Plusnet remote that takes you directly to recordings?

    Yep, that’s correct. I’ve just taken a photo (see below) and I was right, it is labelled MyView so that must’ve been what MyTV was called in old gen.


  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,099 ✭✭✭
    OK, cool. I would have thought that just took you to the Player pages as per the almost identical BT remote, but fair enough. 

    It is very disappointing that a much requested YouView feature only seems to be available via certain remotes.  :(
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,905 ✭✭✭
    edited 6 May 2018, 10:46PM
    TomW said:
    redchiz said:
    MyView? Is that just a Plusnet thing?
    Sorry MyTV not MyView. Didn’t it used be called MyView in the old gen software? Perhaps not, can’t remember now.
    Yes it did.
    These tests for COVID-19 get right up my nose.
  • TomWTomW Member Posts: 502 ✭✭
    redchiz said:
    OK, cool. I would have thought that just took you to the Player pages as per the almost identical BT remote, but fair enough. 

    It is very disappointing that a much requested YouView feature only seems to be available via certain remotes.  :(
    Yes I was fully expecting it to take me to the BT Player page when I tried it on my BT YouView box. I was pleasantly surprised when it took me to the MyTV recordings page.

    I’ve ditched my BT remote and I use a Plusnet one instead. I never even look at the BT Player so it’s much more useful having a button with direct access to the MyTV recordings page. And in the very unlikely event that I want to access the BT Player it’s still available via the blue YouView button.
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