Fetch Software Release v2.21: Share your FTA signal with Multiroom, plus Bluetooth Private Listening
From Monday 19 November 2018 Fetch began rolling out new software across Fetch boxes from Optus. Check out the new features this software release will bring below.
If you don’t see these updates, simply restart your box.
What features will the new software bring?
1. Share DVB-T (Free-to-Air) to Multiroom Mini boxes
Customers with a Mini box on a Multiroom set up will now be able to watch Free-to-Air TV in any room. Simply connect an antenna to your Fetch Mighty or Gen 2 box to watch Free-to-Air on your connected Mini boxes. Keep your main box and Wi-Fi switched on, and Fetch will do the rest.
Note: this feature is only currently supported on a Mighty to Mini or Gen 2 to Mini Multiroom set up. It is not currently possible to share out from a Mighty to a Gen 2 or from a Mighty to a Mighty.
2. Bluetooth Private Listening and Streaming
If you have a Mighty or Mini box you will now be able to pair your devices, such as headphones, speakers, and mobile phones with your Fetch box via Bluetooth.
Private listening via headphones will allow you to watch TV at any volume without impacting the rest of your household (handy for those late night EPL matches). This feature will also assist the hearing impaired by allowing sound to be delivered via both the Fetch box and the paired headphones at the same time, so different people can listen and watch together at different volumes.
This update will also allow you to transfer audio from your Fetch box to your external speakers without the need for wires. You’ll also be able to play music from your mobile phone via your TV speakers through Fetch.
To pair a device: go to Menu > Manage > Settings > Audio & Visual > Bluetooth and select the device to be paired.
If you have any questions about the software release, let us know in the comments below 😊