Download YouView apk Varies with device free for Android smartphone

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Posted by YouView TV Ltd in Entertainment | Sept. 22, 2016 | 136 Comments

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The YouView App gives you greater control of YouView while out and about. From the palm of your hand you can scroll through the interactive TV guide that lists over 70 digital TV and radio channels and gives full programme information for the next seven days. And never miss your favourite shows again with the YouView reminder and record functions allowing you to set programmes to record on a YouView+ box from pretty much anywhere in the world.

• TV GUIDE: Your comprehensive listing of everything that is and will be on, stretching seven days into the future. Available programmes can be launched on demand* direct from your YouView app
• NOW AND NEXT: See which programmes are on Now and Next across all channels
• SEARCH: Seek and you shall find with our simple, speedy search for programmes and channels
• TV CATEGORIES: Get straight to what you want by browsing TV and radio programmes by genre
• PROGRAMME INFORMATION: Get more information on a programme and see which episodes are available to watch on demand
• REMOTE RECORD: Record programmes or series to watch later with your YouView app. Ready to watch when you get home from your busy day
• BOOKINGS LIST: Check the status of your remote record requests
• REMINDERS: Set yourself a programme reminder so you never miss your favourite show again
• CONNECT MULTIPLE DEVICES: Connect up to 5 devices with your YouView+ box so you and your family can use the YouView remote record service

*Selected programmes from the previous and next 7 days will be available to watch on demand


Mobile Devices: The YouView App for Android can be downloaded on most Android 2.3+ devices and has been optimised for the following smartphones:

Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Nexus 7 (2012), Samsung Galaxy S2, and Samsung Galaxy Ace


The YouView App can be connected to YouView+ set-top boxes with recording capabilities, available subscription free from retailers or offered as part of a subscription from BT and TalkTalk.

Connecting the app to your YouView+ box:
• Download the app to your smart phone or tablet from Google Play
• Make sure your TV and YouView set-top box are switched on, and your smart phone or tablet is connected to the same network
• Press ‘Connect’ and your app will search for your YouView box
• When your YouView box is found simply hit ‘Next’. If you have multiple YouView boxes, follow the instruction on screen to select the box you want to connect to
• Pick up your remote control, confirm the connection and look at the app highlights while you wait to be connected.

That’s it – device and box should become best of friends.

Once the app is connected successfully, you will then be able to view the TV Guide and set recordings on your YouView+ box.

Remote recording requests should be set at least 15 minutes before the programme starts.

Please note your selected programme will be recorded if it does not clash with other recordings, and you have space available on your YouView+ box.

The YouView App is free, but mobile network and/or Wi-Fi charges may apply.

Use of the app is subject to our Application Terms and Conditions, which can be found at Please read these before using the app.

For more information visit:

Whats new

    This update to the YouView App includes:
    • Catch up with all of your favourite shows, right now on your mobile device*
    • Scroll backwards up to 7 days to see programmes you may have missed
    • A play icon will indicate which programmes you can watch now
    • Find other episodes available on demand by selecting a particular programme and scrolling down
    • Bug fixes
    * Selected programmes from the previous and next 7 days will be available to watch on demand

YouView TV Ltd part of our Entertainment and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Sept. 22, 2016. Google play rating is 75.9309. Current verison is Varies with device. Actual size 5.5 MB.

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T Jakab

Slow and totally not designed for small screens Updated on 6 May 2016. Channel numbers not visible. Recordings list not visible. Content not cached, ie if you scroll to 9am, 10pm then immediately back to 9am the programmes will not be visible, have to wait to load again. Update: Re developer's question: only the recordings set in app are visible, none of the recordings scheduled on YouView show up.

Malcolm Smith

Mr MDSMITH Don't know what I would do without it.

djm brfc

Filter required. Really good app, please add the ability to filter channels by SD or HD.

Liam Burns

Can't seem to connect Can't seem to connect my phone to my you view box after update.


Nice One Just need to catch up

Darren Legge

Could be better so easily. Why bother giving us a 'now and next' screen with no way to select something that is on now (change the channel we are watching!)? That would be useful.

Winfield Harvey

Can't see the programs that a pre recorded.

Rich Thomas

Useless Update Can no longer see any TV listings for freeview channels and can no longer record from my phone. App is now useless.

Andrew Tremas

Status of box essential Approx half of recordings sit showing pending and never record. Most recent attempt told me failed, which at least means I can take action. Guide is pretty good now, but remote recording is essential for me and is patchy. Recording now works again with latest update so +1 star.


Not working Iv downloaded the app connected to my home Internet opened the app and went onto the device management, mobile devices and there's no connect device button that's use keep on going on about????

Rael Middleton

Good job This app would be great if I could maybe use it to control my YV box like a remote so that I could pause play rewind or forward programmes.

RIchard Jean-Marie

Can't connect I have a recordable youview box but it doesn't give me the option to connect my mobile????

A Google User

Missing 2 features! All this app needs is to show the numbers for the channels on the now and next page and also the ability to change channels by tapping on the channel in the app.

Andy Frost

Could be a lot better I use this to help mum with setting tv programmes but cannot see the scheduled list any more. Need to be able to delete groups of programmes in one go. Not able to cancel recordings, only hide them? What's the point?

Arron Harrison

Lacking basics Good for recording but needs to be able to change channels and add reminders. Overall quite a poor app really without these features. Add those and will be 5 stars

Graham Skinner

Need to reconnect You need to reconnect your device to regain channels which seem to be missing after update of 16 May

Graham Johnson

Needs two way communication. The app does a job but it is limited because it doesn't know the current status of the box. Version 6 update opens in a stupid state on some devices.

Rob Flynn

Great New update now seems to have fixed recording failures. Perfect.

donna haigh

Really good when works I really like this when it works, which to be fair is most of the time but I can't get the new channel Spike to appear even though it is on my You view box and I can watch on tv, when I put, say for instance Breaking Bad in the search option on my phone app it brings up the program for each evening but says it is unavailable on my Youview box! How do I manually update the app?

Jon-Cameron Bates

Finally improving After a couple of years this app has turned from a slow ugly and mostly rubbish app, into something quite polished and genuinely useful. It's still a bit slow to load but it's definitely improved. The recording function works well too. Increased my rating now!

Stephen Hersee

Really useful Wish the app allowed me to save shows as a reminder to my google calendar so that I remember to watch them, rather than having to record them

Tadzio Pies

Very useful if used in conjunction with TV 24 app New t&cs say you can't cancel a set- o-record. Surely not? This was a useful feature that would be a step back if removed. Loading of EPG is a bit slow and temperamental. Isn't easy to navigate through on anything smaller than a 7" tablet. Search function is pretty good.

peter minto

Won't record. It says it's sent the record request but it hasn't registered. That's on standby and switched on. It does send messages back saying there's a conflict so it's talking to the box but it don't work.

D Wright

Update_Hmmm After 3 patient attempts a booking finally was received. Yesterday "Bookings" sat in and showed in the App but were not sent to/received by Youview box. Youview receives message to record a current programme but does not receive request to record an upcoming programme, even one scheduled in 2 hours.

Neil Cater

Repeatedly failing A recent update means recordings can't be set through the app. It had worked well, but every attempt now fails.

Stephen Crow

Good App Could do with channel numbers for jumping to rather than scrolling through them all.

John Wilson

Its a ok app Would be great if you could use this app to change your channels then I give it a 5 stars

Martin Barrow

Youview Did latest update and now not working . Sent from phone to set programme to record and did not work.

Shaun Edwards

Improved with every update. Never fails for me setting recordings to my Talk Talk Youview box. Waiting on 2 way communication with phone and box

Jim Barton

Far too basic, no way to set options. Yes, for browsing the guide and sending a request to record, it is a great idea. BUT, there is no way to know if that will clash. I can't jump to the channel by number so have to scroll the list for it. There is no way to cancel a request. There is no way to show only free to air channels, making search ridiculous as you get results for all the repeat channels and future on the paid channels.

J Watson

Does exactly what it needs to Works as it should. Would like to be able to customise layout, etc, but that's just nice to have...can't complain!

gordon rydqvist

Limited. Can't understand why anyone could like this app. This is rubbish compared to Sky+, Virgin & Beamly

Neil Berrill

Works fine on S4 if a little slow Grateful for the app. Works fine. Slow to load but not the end of the world, sure it'll improve. Thanks

Mags Westwood

Recent problems Was good but no longer sends recording request to my box, is this a latest update blip

Jean Gallier

If you away from home brilliant use it all the time

Kevin Wilkinson

Can be slow at times but This app Is getting better is a useful app to record to youview box and browse TV guide I like the design of the app

Ian Squirrell

Doesn't work....far too slow. Was just OK and then they did an cant do a thing with it. Have tried everything. Save crying he space on your phone for a working app....

Gary Smith

Good for recording programmes on the go,but wish you can edit channel list to thin out the ones your not interested in.

Cynthia Tudor

Only just got app. Set recordings so we will see.!

james hart

Not picking up the change to british summertime so guide is an hour ahead

delia daineanu

No phone remote control It would be nice if it could be used as remote control too....when you cannot find the original one or it is simply broken....

Stephen Hersee

Really useful This app had saved my bacon more times than i can remember. Allowing me to record shows while not in the house. I wish there was a reminder service, that sent me a notification before a show I want to watch starts. I don't always need to record them.

Stephen Ford

Can't enter code Do the makers of this app actually try it out before hand??? You cannot enter the code because the app doesn't allow you to double tap a key to get the second letter, I couldn't enter 'U' ' it would only type 'T', uninstalled, joke

George N

Could have been useful BUT No way to change from London channels which makes it pretty useless for anyone who doesn't live there.

Hannah Read

Good Really needs to display channel numbers so that it's easier to find where programme channel.

Justin Murray

Shame it's not a remote control, would be worth using then!

Richard Robinson

Fantastic Youview/freeview user, why have I got all the bloody sky channels? Useless now spend more time looking for youview only channels. At least allow a filter to turn them off, it's bad enought havjng them imposed on my boxes. Very poor

Grant Borroff

Works a treat I actually prefer this to the on screen EPG. The only issue I have is that I can't delete recordings from the schedule. This may be me being a numpty but I've tried long pressing etc. Side swiping a recording off the schedule crashes the app so maybe it's supposed to be that?

Stephen Joines

Works but .... The app works great and it's easy to set up. No issues yet. I would like to see the app also as a remote. Like the sky app which enables you to use the app to change channel, pause etc.

Simon Pountley

No remote App would be better if it was more active with youview box I'd give it top stars then

Mal Anderson

Works S4 mini Works great. Would be nice to be able to cancel recording. Mobile instructions do not show on YV box 'Guide' screen, even though it shows on 'My View' 'Recordings' list

Ganymede Harrogate

Channel lineup limited to nos. 1-99 ? The app only displays channels 1: bbc 1 (sd) 5: (sd) and so on up to 99: E4+1. NONE above 100 eg 102 BBC 2 and so on. That's not of any use...

Stephen Fisher

Missing features Its alright for remotely setting a recording, but would be better if it sync'd with the YouView box, for example if the app showed future recordings I've set through the box, and only showed the channels I've set to show on the box itself.

Mick Devlin

Works but missing one big thing. I need a channel filter! There are many channels I do not have so do not need to see them. Plus I need to get rid of Sky Why when there are more Android device than Apple device is it that this app was made for apple a long time before Android. Madness

Joanne Darby

Don't work It won't connect to either phone or tablet. Got all channels and players. It come up with BT player all work good with internet without problems yet won't connect to you view app. Also got a smart tv and still it don't work


Subscription free remote recording. Its a useful app with ability to record a whole series at a touch of a button, never miss a show again. Ability to set remote recordings wherever you are on the go, all you need is to pair phone to your youview service box and then you can set recordings and series links wherever you have internet connection on your phone. On your way home from work use the tv guide to view and plan you tv viewings with info on shows. See Now and Next or up to 7 days, Good app. ***The ability to cancel or edit recordings away from home would be a nice feature to add on to make it the best remote recording app in the UK.***

John Hilliard

GOOD BUT HAS FLAWS Great for browsing TV channels to see what's on later. Can either set a reminder or a recording of programmes but sadly it seems you are unable to cancel a recording which is essential if you're anything like me and get carried away with the amount of programmes you record. Furthermore I have set a recording only to get home and find it hasn't recorded. I find it has a fail rate of 10-20%. A valuable app to record programmes whilst away as long as you're prepared for the occasional failure.

Paul Jones

Missing feature ideas Would be even more fab if it has channel number next to channel name, and a scroll bar for up down scrolling on right hand side...

Anteney Cole-Buchanan

Waste of time Doesn't show additional BT channels like BT sport. Does not show set recordings. Does not hide channels hidden on you view box. Typical BT rubbish, promises lots but delivers nothing.

Louise Lamble

This app is brilliant for recording out and about but would be helpful if the bookings list actually told you any thing that has been scheduled to record either from another app or directly on the box. We have had a few instances lately were both myself and my husband have recorded things and didnt know the other had already done it. It would help if everyone connected could see what has been scheduled to record.

Leigh Cocker

Battery drain I like the idea of this app but it's draining my battery on my s6 edge plus very quickly when not in use. Since installing this app my battery looses 20 % over night more than before when it Wasn't installed

Deke W

Unreliable Only records 50% off bookings at most so only good as an epg. Doesn't show recordings on the epg either. Really needs a channel filter too

Aaron Ramsay

Should only show subscribed channels The all currently shows all the channels that are available from BT, and will schedule a recording from any one, whether you subscribe or not. Should only show subscribed content. Quite useless otherwise.


Good app but... I have BT broadband but not BT TV, its be better if you can filter out BT TV channels as its makes if difficult to find channels I can watch....time I use freeview app instead... I only use YouView app if I need to record something that I know what to look for...until u add filter settings I will use it more...

Robert Marrin

Love the app Would be nice if I could change the channel with my tablet, when I have found what I want to watch.

kevin grass

Just a idea Excellent app would be even better if I could use it as a remote so could turn channels over from tablet by wifi as box hid in cupboard

cameron pargetor

Does not actually send record instructions Fully updated youview app and youview box yet does not send record information to my box after you book something that is already booked and the program stays pending then any other programs you try to book afterwards just get jammed up

Gemma Nash

Needs channel numbers! Definitely needs the channel numbers adding. Unsure why they didnt. Could also do with the additional feature where you can change the channel through the app.

Patrick Rosalba

This app should work as a remote control for all YouView boxes This app should be redesigned to with as an alternative remote control to work with both YouView & YouView+ boxes. That way one can change channels, set reminders, record (YouView+) or navigate using a pointer pad.

Craig Johnson

Love it I think this is great when i know i aint going to finish work till late and im going to miss my tv shows i can just start recording from work or about and about. Be nice if tou colud change tv channel aswell l. Be a very nice touch

Andy G

Mostly good Overall, I like using the app and the UI is slick. Occasionally the box doesn't receive the request but not very often. One suggestion, could you add the channel number somewhere so we can quickly switch to that channel without having to find it on the Youview box's guide first?

Paul Wilson

Great, but.... I've only had this a couple of weeks now and on the whole it's a good but as others have said it needs to sync to the YouView box. As an example, I set something to record via the app. Then i noticed you can't cancel a recording via the app so did so on the box but the app still showed it as a planned recording. Considering the app connects to the box on the same network I don't see why they can't sync. If this happened it's definitely worth 5 stars.

Jamie Kendall

The only decent TalkTalk app. If only all TalkTalk apps were nearly as good as this is. The YouView app is really very useful, pretty and fluent to use and feels generally like an extension of the TV box in your hand. The ability to pre-plan your days, evenings or even your weeks viewing from your phone or tablet and schedule recordings to watch later. Could only be beaten by giving the TV box the ability to stream to said phone or tablet. TalkTalk should scrap the TV2GO app and focus on this exact feature, it is all that is missing.

Haydn Young

One failure too many Slowly improving. However, one failed recording is one too many, making this app effectively useless.

Kevin Tunison

Pretty Reliable Does what it says on tin. It's be good to resolve recording conflicts within the app.

John Wilson

Its a ok app Would be great if you could use this app to change your channels then I give it a 5 stars

Garreth Tinsley

Existing features don't work Search returns no results, discover doesn't load and nor does now and next

Jan Dowling

Works well but could be better! Would be good to see a delete programme booking within the App!


Used to work great, but it no longer does as the guide never appears on my phone anymore.

Anthony Malin

No code revised Followed on screen instructions and got" sorry we are unable to connect your device" found out problem was with virgin broadband router. Once fixed I was able to download code. App now works great: Love it.

Carty Rubble

Great for recording programs on the go...but A gem of an app! However, I can't seem to cancel an erroneous recording. And even when that is corrected on the BT box, the erroneous attempt still shows on the app. So it need to sync from the box to the app.

matthew burbridge

Does not work Using with moto g. If I do not connect to BT youview box then I can access the servers. As soon as I connect to YouTube box I get temp unavailable YVM5004 (1004). Tried stopping starting as per help. Tried restarting phone. Tried reinstalling app. Still the same.. Upped to 3* but had to completely reset youview box back to factory defaults to get it to work. Not a good customer experience.

Steve Lees

Lots of features need adding to make this a decent app. Needs Channel filters, Myview on your device, plus a remote control function to start with.

Barry Davies

App is crapp Do every thing it ask you to do, but dont get anything only temp fault , so uninstall and reinstall as asked and still says temp fault try again latter then still get same result same as all BT Apps .

Joe Scurr

Only use this to see what's on when I'm out lol but its good app

Gavin jacob raybould

Need an new update u can do better than this youview why are u not updating the youview app

Martijn Smith

Doesn't work Search returns no results and now and next shows everything as unavailable

Kherny anon

Good only as an epg Needs sync. Channel filter. As everyone has previously said.

Les C

One trick pony You can remotely set a recording. That's it though - does nothing else; doesn't show recordings set on box, no channel numbers on guide, recordings set via app and removed on box stay on App.

John Kelly

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Doesn't appear to work on mine

Lawrence Tout

Nice but needs... Channel nos. to be added down left side. Also make it possible to cancel a recording by touching 'R' again. Also able to hide channels we don't want to see. Thx

Malcolm Smith

Mr MDSMITH Don't know what I would do without it.

Barney Willis

Don't have a recordable box This app works fine except it is utterly annoying to have to tell it that I don't have a recordable box everytine I start it up. Uninstalling because it annoys me so much.

Paul Baron

YVM 5004 error Used to work on my Galaxy S4 on Lollipop, but won't work on new phone, LG G5 on Marshmallow. YVM 5004 error constantly.

Sophie Murrell

Could be better Would be better if you could use this app as a remote control.

Dave Nonothing

Great I love the fact that this app allows you to tape programmes while elsewhere. Its easy to use, and works. I do find that the amount of channels can make the selection somewhat lengthy. However if you look in a TV guide and then set it up its far quicker. Could we have an 'unbook' system please?

Orange Bucket

Needs two way communication. The app does a job but it is limited because it doesn't know the current status of the box. Version 7 fixes issue where it opened in a stupid state on some devices.

Mark Rogers

Missing features. This app is great if you forgot to set that recording whilst away, but it lacks interactivity with the youview box; it would be great to see how much storage capacity is left, or to manage recordings remotely. Viewing recordings remotely would be radical!

Al Swan

Good guide, smooth operation I don't have a YouView box, but find this app to be one of the best mobile TV guides. The only irritation is being prompted to connect my non-existent device every time I launch the app, especially as there is a menu option for doing this. It would be good if programmes displayed in the guide consistently displayed series and episode numbers - especially for those often-repeated programmes on Channel 4/E4/More4.


Good app but... I have BT broadband but not BT TV, its be better if you can filter out BT TV channels as its makes if difficult to find channels I can watch....time I use freeview app instead... I only use YouView app if I need to record something that I know what to look for...until u add filter settings I will use it more... UPDATED I am pleased to see BT channels is no longer added to the app list. I will definitely use this app more now, thanks :)

F Iziren

Clear view via your smartphone I got rid of my BT box just to get Youview, in order to make use of this app. I can search for titles that I was never aware of and then conveniently record them, no matter where I am in the world.

Tony Castles

Works OK but crumby display The font displaying programmes is awful. uprights different width each side.

dominic heppenstall

Nice but no cigar The typeface makes it difficult to read and no basic remote control functions like channel change.

Jordan Adams

Missing obvious features No option to view future recordings or what's already recorded. Slow to browse the channel list too. Looks nice though...

Andrew J Gower

Useful. But limited. It's only really capable of sending an instruction to your box to record things. I've found no method of cancelling scheduled recordings. What'd be great is a view of what the box is scheduled to record, with management of that available. You could then check if something has already been set to record, and delete scheduled recordings.

Wes Fernandez

You turd Unfortunately because this app does not recognise my phone having a connection it won't connect to my you view Box. I am connected...but the app can't work it out. My verdict? It's utter dog shite.

Andy Clark

Don't think this works with Android 6, Marshmallow. I can connect to my box but it hangs instead of listing the programmes. Sort of worked with Android Lollipop, although a bit erratic. I notice that the latest update (according to this website) was July 2015 so has this app been abandoned?

Grant Wight

You view has stopped working! Oh and by the way we didn't sent any of the recording schedules you made to the box either.... Kinda defeats the point of the app.... I can hear the clown music coming from the dev office.... 2/10 see me

Glen Barnes

Freezes when searching App is ok I get a freeze when trying to search. Also remote record isn't great it records the wrong channel. I wanted a recording on e4 but I had to do it via the box as it kept putting down channel 4

Stephen Joines

Works but .... The app works great and it's easy to set up. No issues yet. I would like to see the app also as a remote. Like the sky app which enables you to use the app to change channel, pause etc.

Jeffery Whineray

Great app This thing is great I was setting up programs up when I was away I was on holiday in Spain I was using the hotel WiFi on the tab to set records up i would have missed and it record every one of my programs love it use it all the time

Luke Goodwin

Would give 5 stars if.. Would have 5 stars if I was able to un mark something I've selected to record if I change my mind. Can only record not cancel a record

Paul Baron

YVM 5004 error Another update, and it STILL does not work on Marshmallow! Will NOT open. YVM 5004 error constantly. Sort it out please ?

Kenneth Speirs

Works well on Marshmallow & Nougat! No problem here with the two most recent iterations of Android, been using on Marshmallow (Nexus 5) for approx 1 year & have also used on Nougat ( Nexus 9) without issue!

Saqib Bashir

Idiotic design You cant even delete search history without resetting the app. Sub standard.

Robert Stephens

Doesn't work Why do i have to be on the owners account of my tablet for this app to work? I tried using this on a standard account and it didn't work

You view ? ? ? ? ??? ? good app it just works so good am using a new Motorola 5.5 g4 next generation on marshmallows android OS with screen fonts set on maximum size 5 stars always for a good job well done

Shakeel Liak

YVM5004 Before the update I could use it perfectly except that the recordings show up late in the bookings.

tim naunton

Doesn't work any more YVM5004 error since update, absolutely hopeless.

Simon Heartfield

Useless YVM5004 error constantly.

Harry Carson

Getting better The Discover option needs a Sport tab.

Ian Sharman

YVM5004 All i get is YVM 5004 all the time even after deleting and re installing come on sort it out

Toby Akehurst

Some channels don't show up Most of my BT TV channels are not showing

Jordan Ford Herrera

Common sense Discover needs a make over! Factual.... documentaries!

Richard Wilson

Love the direct play links to programs in on demand player apps.

Tom Rogers

Very good update Sometimes recording clashes or booking faults seem to lack detail. Would love to see what I have already booked to record on my pvr as well as via app. Would like to watch live feeds as well as prerecorded ones from iPlayer.

Matthew Edwards

Was good now doesn't work at all App has completely stopped working and won't even open.

John Wilson

Its a ok app Would be great if you could use this app to change your channels then I give it a 5 stars

Ok Would love to watch what I've recorded on my tablet.? Would give 5 stars all day long

Jamie Sendall

S6 Does not work on marshmallow very poor

piper holly halliwell

It's ok It just don't show u Wat u have recorded & if programme have clashed but u can't have everything

Chris Harris

Dosent work with latest and android version

Melanie Trim

Works for me Use it all the time. Useful app

jamie taylor

Good app for TV on mobile

Sushil Chudasama

Why can't I record ITV HD App is quite good but it states 'channel available' for ITV HD so I can't record that channel through the app. Very annoying glitch, please fix!! Thanks

Mike Dowie

Started crashing on bookings android 7.0 Great app would have given 5 stars but at the moment if I try to view the bookings it crashes. Not sure if an issue with running android 7.0 but would be great if you can fix it.

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