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Plusnet TV - What can we expect?

Plusnet ( is stretching its feelers out into the world of TV in the form of our good friend YouView. Right now, it’s still in the trial stage, only available to existing Unlimited Fibre and Unlimited Fibre Extra customers - though it looks likely we’ll get an official launch fairly soon.

To get Plusnet TV, you have to renew your contract for another 18 months. You’ll then have the choice of a regular YouView set top box, which lets you watch over 70 free-to-air TV and radio channels - 10 of which are HD - as well as pause and rewind live TV. Or, you can go for the fancier YouView+ box, so you can also record up to 300 hours of standard definition telly. Both have access to seven days of catch up too, from the big on demand services like BBC iPlayer and 4OD.

YouView is also known for its user-friendly and accessible interface. All those programmes on catch up can be found just by scrolling back on the TV guide, and you can search by genre, turn on subtitles or audio description easily, and zoom in on text to read it better.

Read more about the joys of YouView in our full guide.

With Plusnet, you can snag a few telly extras. You’ll get 15 more premium entertainment channels as standard, including Comedy Central, Discovery, Eurosport, MTV, and Syfy. And if that’s not enough, Plusnet’s launching ‘channel packs’ too. The two available off the bat are the kids TV pack and the HD pack, for more of the TV you love in stunning high definition.


Unfortunately, it’s still a way to go before Plusnet TV is available to the rest of us. But if you like the sound of YouView, and want to get some extra channels and services from it too, we recommend comparing the TV packages from BT ( and TalkTalk (

With BT TV you get extra entertainment channels on YouView as standard, as well as free BT Sport, and you can subscribe to ‘Bolt-ons’ for more channels or on demand services. Take a look at our guide for the lowdown.

Similarly, TalkTalk TV has ‘Boosts’ to offer, so you can get bundles of channels added to your package. These include sports, music, world TV, Sky Cinema… the whole shebang. Read our full guide to find out the details.

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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 is available at an extra monthly cost on Sky TV, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Virgin Media TV, and Now TV. Read our guide for more info.

    BT Sport, which also includes ESPN, is available on BT TV, and for an extra monthly cost on Sky TV and Virgin Media TV. Read our guide for more info.

  4. 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 Cinema - which you can get through Sky, Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk TV packages for an additional monthly charge.

    Most TV providers also offer 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. See our guide for more info.

  5. Will bundling save me money?

    The great thing about bundling your services i.e. getting two or more of your home communications services from the same provider, is that it can potentially make your life both easier AND cheaper. Certain bundles can mean savings of up to a few hundred pounds when compared with certain separate deals. Plus, you'll only have to deal with one supplier rather than getting two or three separate bills each month, and even worse, having to contact several different call centres if you have problems with your services.

    However, think carefully before you bundle. If you don’t plan on using one of the services then unless having it is cheaper than not, it’s not worth getting.

  6. How do I switch broadband provider?

    The process of changing your broadband provider is actually pretty straightforward. First, you put your postcode into our impartial comparison tool. We’ll display the broadband, phone and TV deals available where you live, and then you can use our search filters to narrow down the options and find the perfect package for your household. Finally, you sign up with your new provider online. They’ll contact your existing provider and take care of everything else for you (unless you're switching to or from Virgin Media).

    The actual switch should be virtually seamless, and in the vast majority of cases it is. Your new broadband provider will send you all the stuff you need to get set up, like a new wireless router and/or TV set-top box.