TalkTalk YouView

Why choose TalkTalk TV

  • 7 day catch up on your TV
  • Pause, and rewind live TV
  • Netflix now available from £5.99 a month
  • Totally unlimited broadband
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£30.45 p/m for 18 months
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  • Free YouView TV box
  • Pause and rewind live TV
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What is TalkTalk YouView?

As set top boxes go, YouView’s pretty good - once you’ve got one, you can watch 70+ free-to-air channels completely contract-free. Or, you can grab one way more cheaply with a TV Plus package from TalkTalk (www.talktalk.co.uk) and enjoy a few extras along with it.

YouView’s known for being nice and user-friendly, with an easy-to-navigate interface and fun features like browsing by genre. It’s also brimming with accessibility features such as easy access to signed TV and audio descriptions, and a TV guide optimised for using with screenreader apps.

With TalkTalk TV, you’ll get either a standard YouView box with the basic package, or a YouView+ box with TV Plus that allows you to record the shows and films you don’t want to miss. You can also download the TV2Go app to your smartphone or tablet, so you can watch catch up and box sets wherever you are; and the TalkTalk TV Planner app, to manage your reminders and recordings on your mobile. And, most importantly, you can add dozens of extra channels and on demand services in the form of Boosts.

Check out our guide to TalkTalk TV for the lowdown, or take a closer look at the YouView box itself in our YouView guide.

And bear in mind TalkTalk TV isn’t available everywhere - use our postcode checker to see if you can get it where you are.

What channels can I get?

The range of channels you get with TalkTalk YouView starts with your initial package. There are two to choose from:

  • TV - Comes with a TalkTalk TV box so you can pause and rewind (but not record) live TV, with 70+ free-to-air channels.
  • TV Plus - Comes with a YouView+ box so you can record up to 200 hours of TV, 70+ free-to-air channels, plus more than 30 extra entertainment channels.

Both will also let you access up to seven days of catch up and on demand TV, from big players like BBC iPlayer and 4OD.

One of the beauties of TalkTalk TV is its ‘Boosts.’ These are bundles of extra channels that you can add to your TV package on a monthly rolling basis. They’re super-flexible, and your subscription to each one can be stopped or started whenever you want.

It’s through Boosts that you can get entertainment channels, kids' TV, Bollywood movies, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, PictureBox, and more.

Take a look at our guide to TalkTalk TV Boosts for the complete list.

What’s good about TalkTalk YouView?

  • Good value - TalkTalk is committed to offering affordable, simple packages
  • YouView box is super cheap when teamed with TalkTalk TV
  • Boosts make it the most flexible TV service in the UK
  • User friendly with lots of accessibility features
  • 30 extra channels come as standard with TV Plus
  • TV2Go app is included, so you can watch TV wherever you are
  • So is the TalkTalk TV Planner app, so you can set reminders and recordings from anywhere
  • Deals on Boosts are often available, which means saving even more money

What’s bad about TalkTalk YouView?

  • Need to upgrade to the more expensive TV package to get the YouView box
  • TV is only available as part of a package with phone and broadband
  • Although standalone YouView is available almost everywhere, TalkTalk isn’t - use our postcode checker to see if you can get it
  • Not as many channels as some TV providers, such as Sky and Virgin Media
  • TalkTalk has weaker customer service than other providers, according to Ofcom
  • YouView box can be slow to start up

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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. 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.