BT is offering new and existing BT TV and BT Broadband customers the chance to watch BritBox for free. The complimentary subscription will last six months and allows BT customers to watch the new series of Spitting Image, which appears on the service every Saturday, as well as bingeing on a host of popular series and movies from the ITV, BBC and Channel 4 archives.
After the six-month promotional period ends, BT customers will be given the choice to lose access to the video on-demand service, or continue to stream for a £5.99 per month subscription fee paid directly through their BT bill.
BT customers will be able to sign-in to the BritBox app, which is available on iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and in your web browser at BritBox.com. There are dedicated BritBox streaming apps available for LG and Samsung Smart TVs too. BT TV customers will be able to tune-in via an app developed for the set-top box.
And if none of those work, the BritBox app supports Chromecast and AirPlay to wirelessly beam the video stream to a variety of HDMI dongles and set-top boxes.
BritBox was originally launched in the United States and Canada back in 2017 as a way for expats and our North American cousins to watch some of the most talked-about UK television series and movies. However, the Netflix rival launched in the UK late last year for Brits looking to revisit some of their favourite shows in a single digital library. During its initial launch, BritBox promised some ambitious original content. The first of these original exclusives, Spitting Image, premiered last weekend.
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With the arrival of Channel 4 shows and movies earlier this year, BritBox subscribers – or BT customers taking a look for free – can watch fan-favourites such as Top Gear, Downton Abbey, Happy Valley and Gavin & Stacey. British films from Film4 including Trainspotting, and filmed production from the Royal Shakespeare Company are also available. Subscribers will also have access to shows, like Cold Feet, Doctor Who Classic and Broadchurch, which are not available to stream elsewhere.
Sharon Meadows, BT Director of Propositions, said: “There’s never been a better time to sign up to BritBox and for our TV and broadband customers the next 6 months are on us. We could all do with a little entertainment right now and what could be better than indulging in some of the most iconic British dramas, comedies and films?”.
BritBox Commercial Director Tom Price said: “It’s fantastic that BT is making it even easier for their customers to join BritBox, and with this new offer there’s no reason not to give it a try and experience brand-new Spitting Image alongside the best collection of amazing British box sets, films and theatre.”
BT customers looking to take advantage of the offer can check out how (as well as all of the terms and conditions) here.