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Comparing BT TV deals

BT TV is packed with Premier League action, HD movies and tons of entertainment. Bolt ons are available for just £3 a month with no long term commitment, so you can customise your TV service to suit your family. Read this handy buying guide for help comparing BT TV Entertainment or TV Essentials.

By on July 14, 2014 at 17:00 PM
Comparing BT TV deals

BT TV packages are an affordable way to enjoy sports, catch up TV and HD entertainment at home. There are two main packages to choose from, BT TV Entertainment and BT TV Essential, plus several flexible boosters you can add or remove from month to month and customise your service with.

WemblyThe main benefit of BT TV is that it gives you access to extra TV channels than standard Freeview, including the three BT Sport channels, BT Sport1, BT Sport2 and ESPN if you take TV Entertainment with superfast BT Infinity broadband. Over 20 additional channels can be accessed depending on your package, such as Comedy Central, National Geographic, Fox and Discovery Channel.

The Catch up player lets you watch thousands of TV shows and films whenever you want, with BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, Demand 5 and NOWTV available (NOWTV subscription to be paid separately). BT Vision Player has over 12,000 shows for you to enjoy, from blockbuster movies to top US TV shows, with bolt ons available from just £3 a month.

Which BT TV packages are available?

TV Entertainment

BT TV Entertainment is available with superfast BT Infinity. It gives you access to up to 70 Freeview TV and radio channels plus 20 extra channels, including Discovery and Comedy Central. The package includes BT Infinity fibre optic broadband with speeds up to 5 times faster than the average UK standard broadband speed, and free BT Sport which can be accessed online from the BT Sport website, via Android or iOS app or through your YouView+ from BT set top box.

The YouView+ box lets you pause and record live TV, catch up on your favourite shows and access On Demand content like TV box sets. If you connect your set top box to a HD ready TV with a HDMI cable, you can watch BBC, ITV and Channel 4 HD channels in high definition.

BT TV Essential

BT TV Essential is available with standard BT broadband or BT Infinity fibre optic broadband, and gives you access to up to 70 Freeview TV and radio channels, plus Catch-up TV including BBC iPlayer. You can pause and rewind up to two live TV shows while watching another, and use the YouView remote record app to record an entire series or individual shows on your set top box, right from your smartphone.

Extra BT TV services

BT-YouView7 day scrollback guide

The seven day Scrollback guide lets you access all your Catch-up TV sevices from one easy interface, including BBC iPlayer, ITV on demand, 4oD and Demand 5.

Extra Box

You can purchase an extra BT TV box for use in a second room by ordering an Extra Box for a one-off fee and a £5 monthly fee. You can pause and record on your Extra Box so there's no need to miss any of your favourite shows.

YouView remote record app

Set your favourite shows to record on your BT TV set top box while you're out and about by using your smartphone. Download the free remote app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, and you can also use it to find out whats on for the next seven days - so you can scroll forward to the show you want to record.

Channel bolt ons

From just £3/month you can bolt on a variety of extra channels to suit your family's needs, including HD Extra, Kids Extra with Disney, Boomerang and Cartoon Network, or Sky Movies.

Which BT TV package is right for me?

If you're interested in BT Sport and keen on having a fast, speedy broadband connection, we recommend opting for TV Entertainment with BT Infinity - there are a range of packages to choose from and the superfast broadband connection supports BT Sport streaming on your telly so you can enjoy coverage from the comfort of your sofa. You also get all the extra benefits of being a BT broadband customer, including access to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK, secure online storage from BT Cloud and BT parental controls.

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