If you’re looking for something new to watch at Lockdown this weekend, it might be worth checking out BritBox. This Netflix competitor is home to some of the most popular boxing sets from the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Channel 5, as well as films from Film 4. In addition to classic comedies and dramas, BritBox has also produced a number of exclusive original productions. including the critically acclaimed revival of the puppet-based satire Spitting Image.
A subscription to BritBox costs £ 5.99 per month or £ 59.99 per year if you pay in advance. A seven-day trial version is available to all new customers.
However, before you get your credit card, you may be eligible for a free subscription to the new streaming service. And if you’re like us, you already have monthly direct debits for Netflix, Prime Video, Disney + and more…. The idea of not having to pay for another subscription service is extremely attractive.
Once you’ve signed up for your home broadband with BT, you can get six months of free streaming. After the promotional period ends, BT customers will have the option to lose access to the video-on-demand service or to continue streaming for a subscription fee of £ 5.99 per month paid directly to their BT bill.
If you are a BT customer, visit the My BT website or smartphone app to add BritBox to your broadband package. “We’ll let you know when these six months come to an end,” BT promises in its terms and conditions. So do some research before you find an additional £ 5.99 charge on your monthly bill.
BT customers can cancel their BritBox subscription at any time via their My BT account.
Once signed up, BT customers will no longer be treated any differently than those who pay directly for the video-on-demand app. So you can log into the BritBox app on any platform including 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 for LG and Samsung smart TVs. BT TV customers can also tune in via an app that was developed for the set-top box.
And if none of these work for you, the BritBox app supports Chromecast and AirPlay to wirelessly cast the video stream to a variety of HDMI dongles and set-top boxes.
Of course, if you’re not a BT TV or BT Broadband customer and you don’t qualify for the free streaming offer, don’t worry. BritBox is also available to EE customers free of charge. If you currently pay monthly or are SIM card-only customers with Smart Benefits as part of your plan, you can use this benefit to access BritBox for free for the duration of your contract (or until you decide to switch to the Smart Benefit) for one of several other options, including better roaming abroad or an Amazon Prime Video subscription.
Even if you don’t have smart advantages, you may be able to watch Spitting Image without spending a dime.
According to EE, “As an EE customer, paying monthly you can enjoy six months of BritBox with us. We even cover the cost of the data you use to display. After six months, the price is only £ 5.99 per year . ” Month and you can cancel at any time. Send BRITBOX to 150 to start streaming. This offer applies to new and existing 4G and 5G customers with a monthly pay phone, a 12-month SIM plan or with a tablet at a 4GEE WLAN price. “
And as mentioned before, if you don’t qualify for any of these offers, BritBox is offering a free 7-day trial of its streaming service to everyone. You can register online to try the streaming service for free.
For those who don’t know, BritBox was originally launched in the US and Canada in 2017 to give expats and our North American cousins the opportunity to watch some of the UK’s most talked about TV series and movies. However, the Netflix rival launched in the UK in late 2019 for Brits looking to revisit some of their favorite shows in a single digital library. During the initial launch, BritBox promised some ambitious original content. The first of these original exclusive products, Spitting Image, premiered last year and was widely praised.
In fact, in just the 24 hours after Spitting Image launched, BritBox was able to increase the daily rate of new subscriptions to the service tenfold, and a second season has already been commissioned to launch later this year. BritBox’s first original drama commission, The Beast Must Die starring Cush Jumbo and Jared Harris, will be released on the platform in May.
With the arrival of Channel 4 shows and movies last year, BritBox subscribers can now watch fan favorites like Top Gear, Downton Abbey, Happy Valley and Gavin & Stacey. British films from Film4, including Trainspotting, and films made by the Royal Shakespeare Company are also available. Subscribers also have access to shows like Cold Feet, Doctor Who Classic, and Broadchurch that are not available for streaming anywhere else. Channel 5’s content is now also moved to the platform.