Getting your broadband, home phone and TV in a single package means you only have to keep track of one bill. Better still, it usually works out cheaper too. Read on to find out how to build a package and find the best deals.
What is a broadband, phone and TV bundle?
A broadband, phone and TV bundle simply means getting all of those services together and from the same provider. It’s often cheaper to get these services this way, and a lot more convenient – because you’ll have just one bill to pay at the end of the month.
Should I get a broadband, phone and TV bundle?
Well, if you like to watch TV shows, sports and movies, a TV package from the likes of Sky or Virgin Media is well worth a look. And bundling your TV and broadband together may also come with a discount.
However, if you’re not too bothered about watching live TV and prefer to stream shows on streaming sites, you’d be better off with a standalone fast broadband package. Some providers might even offer free subscriptions to sites such as Netflix and Amazon Prime when you sign up.
Either way, broadbandchoices can help you find the best deal for you and your family. Head to the top of this page to start comparing deals.
How to choose a broadband bundle
There's a lot to consider when picking a TV, broadband and phone packages.
- TV - TV packages range in size from basic Freeview, all the way up to comprehensive bundles that get you a couple of hundred channels, including live sport and the latest movies. The question you need to ask, is whether you'll really watch all those extra channels.
- Broadband - Busy households with lots of connected devices run more smoothly on fibre optic broadband. Standard ADSL broadband, meanwhile, will suffice if you live alone or don’t use the internet a lot.
- Phone - For many, it’s the least important part of a broadband, TV and phone deal - but if you need something specific, such as international calls for phoning family abroad, make sure you sign up for inclusive overseas calls add-on.
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Which providers offer broadband, phone, and TV bundles?
You can get broadband, phone and TV bundles from BT, Now, Plusnet, Sky, TalkTalk, EE, Vodafone, and Virgin Media.
Bear in mind, though, they don’t offer the same packages all over the country. The best way to see what's available in your area is to input your postcode in our availability checker. That way you'll only see deals you can sign up for at your address.
Here's what each provider has to offer:
BT broadband, phone and TV deals
BT offers standard broadband and faster fibre broadband, along with lots of options for upgrading your home phone.
The biggest selling point of its TV service is BT Sport. But BT TV also offers a selection of premium entertainment channels, along with Freeview and a free YouView box.
EE broadband, phone and TV deals
EE broadband, phone and TV packages offer an Apple TV 4K box, plus a choice of standard and fibre broadband.
As well as a landline, EE mobile customers get extra data for their mobile plan.
Now Broadband, home phone and TV deals
Now Broadband teams broadband and home phone with stripped down and affordable pay TV.
Perhaps its standout feature is flexibility, with the option to sign up 30-day TV Passes for entertainment, sports, or movie channels and cancel whenever you like.
Sky broadband, home phone and TV deals
With Sky, you get a minimum of 300 TV channels, with the option to throw in some extras to suit your family's tastes. That includes Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, and more.
Sky also offers fast, reliable broadband, as well as free evening and weekend calls.
TalkTalk broadband and TV deals
If you’re on a budget, or just want broadband, phone and TV that isn't too expensive, TalkTalk is the one for you. Add YouView for TV, and energise your internet with superpowered fibre.
TalkTalk TV won't give you any extra channels, but the set top box does give you an easy way to access streaming and free catch-up services.
Virgin Media broadband and TV deals
Virgin Media offers the UK’s fastest widely-available broadband, which has average download speeds of up to 630Mbps on its Big Bundles.
It also features a huge range of channels and features on its connected TV box: up to 200+ channels, and the option to add BT Sport, Sky Sports, and Sky Cinema.
Can I get streaming services through my TV bundle?
Usually, yes. If you have a subscription to paid-for streaming sites - such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV, and Disney+ - most providers’ set top boxes will have the functionality for you to access them.
Some providers will even include a Netflix subscription in your TV bill, or give you a discount on Now TV Passes to watch through your TV box.
And there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get free catch-up services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, and All 4 too.
How are broadband and TV bundles installed?
This depends on which provider you go for. For example, because Sky’s TV operates via satellite, you may need cabling installed in your home to hook the TV box to your TV’s receiver. And if your property doesn’t have a satellite dish, you’ll need one installed.
If you go for Virgin Media, an engineer may need to visit to get both your TV and broadband set up properly. This is usually just a case of fiddling with some cables, though it could involve some drilling and installing a socket.
However, if you go for most other providers - such as BT, Vodafone, and TalkTalk - you'll get a TV box that's easy to install yourself. Most are just 'plug and play', so you can be ready to go in minutes.
Is it easy to switch broadband, TV and phone providers?
Usually, yes. If you’re switching between two providers who use the Openreach network – such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk, EE and Plusnet – you’ll just need to order your new package. The provider you’re joining will handle the whole process for you.
However, if you’re switching to or from Virgin Media, you’ll need to contact your new provider yourself. And make a separate call to Virgin Media to cancel.
What are the benefits of bundling broadband and home with TV?
Signing up for broadband, TV and phone in a package from a single provider is almost always cheaper than getting them separately.
It's more convenient too, as you only have to keep track of one monthly bill. It also means that when your contract is up, it’s easier to switch again because you can move everything to a new provider in one go.
Can I get broadband and TV without line rental?
You can get broadband and TV without a landline. But because no provider that offers this kind of package, the only way to do so is to combine standalone broadband and a standalone TV add-on from two separate providers.
Virgin Media offers standalone broadband as well as standalone TV, while Sky offers TV on its own too.
Sometimes assembling a package yourself in this way can save you money. However, generally it isn't much different in cost from simply getting a three-in-one bundle with phone from a single provider.
Getting a three-in-one bundle deal is much less hassle, too.