TalkTalk TV

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  • Pause, and rewind live TV
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About TalkTalk TV

Want a straightforward TV package that doesn’t cost a bomb? TalkTalk ( keeps things simple and affordable, making them one of the least expensive providers in the UK. There’s a smaller number of channels available in their TV bundles compared with other providers, but they’re impressively customisable and come with a bunch of extra features - including Netflix.

What can I get from TalkTalk TV?

With TalkTalk TV, you have two packages to choose from: Essentials TV and Plus TV.

  • Essentials TV: This is the basic TalkTalk TV package. You get a free YouView box with around 70 basic channels and you can pause and rewind live TV (for up to 30 minutes), access catch-up or on-demand services (for up to seven days), and even use Netflix. It’s all fully integrated to the TV interface so it’s very user-friendly. There’s also a free TV2Go app you can download to your phone or tablet that lets you watch on-demand TV - and some live channels - whenever you’re connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Plus TV: As its name suggests, Plus TV has everything in the Essentials TV package plus a little bit more. The main difference is that with Plus TV is that you get a superior YouView box, which lets you record more than 200 hours of live TV, and get seven extra Sky entertainment channels included as standard.

A huge benefit of TalkTalk TV is that both packages can have collections of extra channels or on-demand services. TalkTalk calls these ‘Boosts’.

Each Boost package includes a bundle of channels - whether it’s a set of entertainment, sports, kids, or movie channels - on a rolling monthly contract that you can add on or cancel whenever you like. It’s the most flexible subscription TV service you’ll find in the UK and really lets you make your TV your own.

What channels can I get?

TalkTalk TV has a pretty unique system when it comes to TV channels.

The YouView box that comes free with either package lets you watch around 70 basic Freeview channels - all the old terrestrials are in there (plus BBC3, ITV2, E4, and the like), as well as entertainment, music, and news, and radio stations. The Plus TV package comes with seven extra Sky entertainment channels too, including Sky One, Sky Living and Sky Arts.

For more channels, you’ll need to add a Boost package - and there are plenty to choose from. Whether you want blockbuster movies or kids TV, the option’s there for a little extra each month.

Each has a super-flexible rolling monthly subscription, so it’s easy to add some on for a month or two - perfect for football season, for example - and cancel anytime if you don’t want them anymore. Available Boost packages include:

  • TV Starter Boost - seven Sky entertainment channels, including Sky One, Sky Two, Sky Living and Sky Arts. This is included as standard with the Plus TV package.
  • Entertainment Boost - 30 more entertainment and factual channels, including Comedy Central, Fox, Watch, GOLD, and Discovery
  • Entertainment Extra Boost - everything in the Entertainment Boost, plus kids and factual channels
  • Kids Boost - extra children’s channels, including Disney Channel, Cartoon Network and Nicktoons
  • Sky Sports - six dedicated sports channels, covering Premier League football, international cricket, F1 and loads more sports
  • Sky Movies - 11 Sky Movies channels, showing the latest blockbuster premieres, Hollywood classics, family favourites and tons more.
  • Music Boost - a large selection of music channels, including MTV Hits, The Box, Kerrang and Magic
  • Star TV Boost - gives you Bollywood movies and some of India’s best reality shows

Read our complete guide to TalkTalk TV Boosts here.

All the basic on-demand services like iPlayer and 4OD are available too, as is Netflix if you have an account - and if you don’t, you can set one up and add the cost to your monthly TalkTalk bill.

To see which TalkTalk TV packages you can get in your area, use our postcode checker and take a look at your options.

What’s good about TalkTalk TV?

  • Affordable - TalkTalk’s one of the cheapest providers in the UK and provides a good basic service.
  • It’s simple, with straightforward packages that are easy to get your head around.
  • Free YouView box with all packages.
  • Very flexible, with loads of Boosts that let you customise your TV channels month-to-month.
  • Sky channels are available, such as Sky Movies, Sky Sports, and Sky 1, and some are even included as standard if you choose Plus TV.
  • Watch catch-up TV from BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and more directly through the electronic guide
  • Can access Netflix through your TV, and include your subscription in your TalkTalk bill if you wish.
  • TV2Go app is included, letting you watch TV on iOS or Android at no extra cost.
  • Deals on Boost packages are often available, letting you save even more money.
  • A TalkTalk TV subscription makes you eligible for their mobile deals

What’s bad about TalkTalk TV?

  • TV is only available as part of a phone and broadband package.
  • Not as many channels are included (or even available) as Sky ( or Virgin Media, ( and adding a lot of Boosts can drive up your monthly bill.
  • There are limits - catch-up only goes back seven days, which doesn’t always reflect the online version of the on-demand services, and you can’t record live TV with the Essentials package.
  • Not all Boost packages support recording or series link.
  • TalkTalk has weaker customer service than some providers, with a below average customer satisfaction rating according to Ofcom.
  • Some users note hidden costs. Cancelling before your contract is up incurs a charge for the YouView box, for instance, and since Boost subscriptions are rolling, you’ll get charged for them again too if you don’t cancel in time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the main TV services in the UK?

    Freeview is the most common TV service in the UK - set top boxes are affordable, and new TVs predominantly all come with Freeview tuners built-in. Once you have Freeview you can watch TV as much as you want with no additional cost. Other subscription-free TV options include YouView and satellite TV service Freesat.

    However, for the best choice of channels and on demand services, you’ll need to join a subscription-based TV service. The four big ones in the UK are from Sky, Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk.

  2. How do I switch to a new TV service?
    Switching TV services is a breeze if you use a comparison service like ours. Simply enter your postcode, and we’ll list all your different options side by side, so you can easily compare features and price. When you find a package you like, click the link and you’ll be taken straight to the provider’s site. Fast, simple and hassle-free.
  3. How do I get sports channels?

    There are multiple sports channels in the UK, with the biggest being Sky Sports and BT Sport.

    Sky Sports shows the widest range of sports, including Premier League and UEFA Champions League football, rugby union, cricket, golf, F1 and more. Sky Sports channels are available through Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk TV and BT TV (BT Vision+ set top boxes only) for an additional charge each month.

    BT Sport, which also includes ESPN, shows selected Premier League and Europa League football, Premiership rugby, and more. It is available to BT TV customers as standard. Sky customers can also get BT sport for an additional monthly payment. At the moment, BT Sport isn’t available through Virgin Media or TalkTalk.

    For more information on events and fixtures on Sky Sports and BT Sports, take a look at our guide.

  4. Can I save money by bundling TV, phone and broadband?
    Yes you can. Providers like Sky and Virgin Media offer competitively priced bundles, comprising broadband, homephone and TV, and getting all three services from the same place often leads to significant savings. It also makes it easier to manage finances, as all services come on a single bill.
  5. How do I get movie channels?

    Sky often has the first TV broadcast rights for big movies, so if you want to see the latest blockbusters first, you’ll need Sky Movies. This collection of channels is available with Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk packages for an additional monthly charge.

    All providers also offer on demand films. BT has an extensive collection through its BT Vision service and Sky has an extensive collection of films ready for Sky Movies customers to watch at anytime.

    Every provider also offers new home entertainment releases to view on a pay-per-view basis. Bear in mind, you may need a broadband connection to access some of these services.

  6. Do I need fibre optic broadband?

    Fibre optic broadband is much faster and much more reliable than broadband through the phone line, but it’s not essential for everyone. If you just want to browse the web, check email, Facebook, Twitter etc, you’ll be fine with standard broadband through the phone line.

    However, if you watch a lot of streaming video, download music, films and games, and other such activities, you will likely find a fibre connection hugely beneficial.

    It’s also a boon for large households, especially ones with lots of gadgets like smartphones, tablets, and computers. The more people using a connection, the slower it will be, so if you have a big family where lots of people want to connect to the web at the same time, for example, a fibre connection will ensure everyone can get a good experience.