Category Archives: Smart TV

How to allow insecure HTTP content in Chrome

So you’re working on a platform that doesn’t fully support https yet? Old Freeview and HbbTV Set Top Boxes, I’m looking at you. When testing your site/app via the browser (Chrome or Chromium-based MS Edge), you’ve noticed that it has recently started forcing every URL you type to https – even if you’ve followed the usual instructions? Read on…

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YouView – Smart TV UI

YouView is a Smart TV service in the UK, which runs on Set Top Boxes and Smart TVs. I worked on the original UI for years and thought I’d share some insights into best practices for building applications on such resource constrained devices.

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