If you want to improve the channel selection on your TV, you have three options. You can express your interest in the all-new Sky Glass 4K TV, purchase a TV and broadband package from Virgin Media, or take advantage of this limited-time sale from BT. The company, which bundles Sky’s own streaming service NOW to unlock access to exclusive channels like Sky Atlantic (not available from Virgin Media), has cut its usual activation and postage fees through Thursday, November 4, 2021.
BT’s Entertainment + Fiber 2 package is currently one of the broadband provider’s best deals. For £ 41.99 a month, you can get a BT TV box with full access to Freeview channels as well as AMC, which is behind US smash shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Fear the Walking Dead. The set-top box, which has enough storage space to store 600 hours of recorded shows, documentaries, sports and movies, also arrives with support for NOW, formerly NOW TV.
BT will bundle NOW Entertainment membership that will allow you to watch Sky Atlantic, Sky Max, Sky Showcase, MTV, Comedy Central and a ton of kids’ channels. These can all be viewed live and on demand. Sky Atlantic is home to some of the most talked about and critically acclaimed US dramas, such as Succession, Little Big Lies, The Undoing, and Westworld, to name a few.
As if that weren’t enough, BT is also adding BritBox for six months for free. This new Netflix rival – a joint partnership between the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 – brings classic box sets and films together in one huge catalog with no commercial breaks. BritBox is commissioning a number of exclusive original series, including the return of doll-based satire Spitting Image, which is now in its second series.
In terms of broadband speeds, the Entertainment + Fiber 2 package isn’t the most competitive on the market. You get access to download speeds of around 67 Mbit / s. If these go below 53 Mbps, you are covered by BT’s Stay Fast Guarantee and you could be owed a refund. The average broadband speed in the UK is around 70 Mbps, as recorded earlier this year.
You can stream the latest episode of Succession in crisp high definition from NOW with no issues, but those with busy households with individuals who want to stream all box sets, back up their photo libraries, and make video calls at the same time … BT to make sure they don’t face frustrating buffer animations.
If you’d like to see how the Entertainment + Fiber 2 package compares to some of the other bundles from Sky and Virgin Media, please see our picks of the best TV deals available below …