TalkTalk TV

Why choose TalkTalk TV

  • 7 day catch up on your TV
  • Pause, rewind and record live TV with TV Plus
  • Netflix now available from £5.99 a month
  • Totally unlimited broadband
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TalkTalk:TV Plus + TV Select with Fast Broadband

£24.00 p/m for 12 months
£25.00 setup costs, 12 month contract

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About TalkTalk TV

Want a straightforward TV package that doesn’t cost a bomb? TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk) 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 all your favourite catch-up apps.

What can I get from TalkTalk TV?

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

  • TV: This is the basic TalkTalk TV package. You get a free YouView box with around 80 free-to-air channels, and you can pause and rewind live TV (for up to 30 minutes), and access catch-up or on-demand services (for up to seven days). 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; and the TalkTalk TV Planner app, so you can set reminders and recordings from anywhere.
  • TV Plus: As its name suggests, TV Plus has everything in the basic TV package plus a little bit more. The main difference is that with TV Plus is that you get a superior YouView box, which lets you record up to 185 hours of live TV, and get 13 extra entertainment channels - including some from Sky - 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 one of the most flexible subscription TV services 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 BBC4, ITV2, E4, and the like), as well as entertainment, music, and news, and radio stations. The TV Plus package comes with the TV Select boost ready-included too, which give you 13 extra channels including Sky 1, Sky 2, and Fox.

For more, 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 Select - included with Plus TV packages as standard. Gives you 13 channels, including Sky One and Sky Living.
  • Entertainment Boost - 30 more entertainment and factual channels, including Comedy Central, Fox, Watch, GOLD, Sky One, Sky Living and Sky Arts.
  • Kids Boost - extra children’s channels, including Disney Channel, Cartoon Network and Nicktoons
  • Sky Sports - 10 dedicated Sky Sports channels, covering Premier League football, international cricket, F1 and loads more sports
  • Sky Cinema - 11 Sky Cinema channels, showing the latest blockbuster premieres, Hollywood classics, family favourites and tons more
  • Asian Boost - gives you Bollywood movies and some of India’s best TV 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 TV 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 set-top 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 Cinema, Sky Sports, and Sky 1, and some are even included as standard if you choose TV Plus
  • Watch catch-up TV from BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and more directly through the electronic guide
  • Lets you change your package at any point - though you'll have to sign a brand new contract
  • 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
  • TalkTalk TV Planner app lets you set reminders and manage your recordings on your smartphone
  • Deals on Boost packages are often available, letting you save even more money

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 (www.sky.com) or Virgin Media, (www.virginmedia.com) 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 basic package
  • Not all Boost packages support recording or series link
  • TalkTalk has weaker customer service than some providers, according to Ofcom
  • Can't get Sky Atlantic
  • 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

What else can I get from TalkTalk?

Have a look at the other services available from TalkTalk:

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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. Once you're all set to go live, contact your old TV provider and ask to cancel your current service. Fast, simple and hassle-free.
  2. 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, home phone 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.
  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. How do I get BT Sport?
    BT Sport is available to add on to any BT TV package, and is completely free of charge with its top-end package.

    The full BT Sport suite is available for a monthly subscription with Sky TV or Virgin Media TV.

    For more information and deals, see our full guide to BT Sport.
  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 stream a lot of 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 connected up most of the time. 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.