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Special Offer Brilliant Broadband + Entertainment Pass Attachment + Free Anytime Calls

Call NOW Broadband
0330 041 2489
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 12 month contract
£50 Gift Card
Offer Ends 01/11/18
  • £22.99 p/m for 12 months
  • £9.99 Setup Costs
£285.87 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract
Sky Atlantic
Sky 1
+ 15 more

Sky Entertainment + Broadband Unlimited

Call Sky
0800 759 1469
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 18 month contract
  • £33.00 p/m for 18 months
  • £39.95 Setup Costs
£435.95 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract
Sky Atlantic
Sky 1
Film4
+ 147 more

TV with Fast Broadband + TV Select

Call TalkTalk
0800 049 7843
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 12 month contract
  • £24.95 p/m for 12 months
£299.40 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract
Film4
E4
Dave
+ 96 more

TV Plus with Fast Broadband + TV Select

Call TalkTalk
0800 049 7843
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 12 month contract
  • £24.95 p/m for 12 months
  • £25.00 Setup Costs
£324.40 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract
Film4
E4
Dave
+ 108 more

Brilliant Broadband + Entertainment Pass Attachment (1 month) + Free Anytime Calls

Call NOW Broadband
0330 041 2489
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 11MB 1 month contract
  • £22.99 p/m for 1 months
  • £59.99 Setup Costs
£335.87 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract
Sky Atlantic
Sky 1
+ 15 more

TV with Faster Fibre + TV Select

Call TalkTalk
0800 049 7843
FibreBroadband unlimited
Average speed* 36MB 18 month contract
  • £29.50 p/m for 18 months
£354.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract
Film4
E4
Dave
+ 96 more

Special Offer Fab Fibre + Entertainment Pass Attachment + Free Anytime Calls

Call NOW Broadband
0330 041 2489
FibreBroadband unlimited
Average speed* 36MB 12 month contract
£50 Gift Card
Offer Ends 01/11/18
  • £29.99 p/m for 12 months
  • £9.99 Setup Costs
£369.87 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract
Sky Atlantic
Sky 1
+ 15 more

TV Plus with Faster Fibre + TV Select

Call TalkTalk
0800 049 7843
FibreBroadband unlimited
Average speed* 36MB 18 month contract
  • £29.50 p/m for 18 months
  • £25.00 Setup Costs
£379.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract
Film4
E4
Dave
+ 108 more

TV with Faster Fibre with speed boost + TV Select

Call TalkTalk
0800 049 7843
FibreBroadband unlimited
Average speed* 63MB 18 month contract
  • £32.00 p/m for 18 months
£384.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract
Film4
E4
Dave
+ 96 more

TV & Unlimited Broadband

Call EE
0800 079 0562
Broadband unlimited
Average speed* 10MB 18 month contract
  • £32.50 p/m for 18 months
  • £10.00 Setup Costs
£400.00 Total first year cost
  • 18 month contract
Film4
E4
Dave
+ 96 more

Player TV Bundle

Call Virgin Media
0808 168 6088
FibreBroadband unlimited
Average speed* 108MB 12 month contract
  • £32.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £20.00 Setup Costs
£404.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract
Film4
E4
Dave
+ 105 more

Student Broadband: Player TV Bundle

Call Virgin Media
0808 168 6088
FibreBroadband unlimited
Average speed* 108MB 12 month contract
  • £32.00 p/m for 12 months
  • £20.00 Setup Costs
£404.00 Total first year cost
  • 12 month contract
Film4
E4
Dave
+ 105 more

*Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm). Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing.

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Providers may increase charges. You should have the right to exit your contract without penalty if this happens.

Gamer-friendly telly

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Once upon a time, you could two things with a games console: play games, and scream at it when you couldn’t get past that one difficult level. Today, there’s hardly anything you can’t do.

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You can browse the net, talk to your friends, store files… and watch a bit of telly, thanks to on demand streaming services and HDMI ports. Let’s see what you can watch.

Want to know how the different streaming services compare? Take a look at our guide.

TV on Xbox One

All Xbox models come with Microsoft Movies and TV - formerly known as Xbox Video. This is where you can rent or buy films and TV shows, including some of the latest blockbusters before the DVDs even hit the shelves. Since the files you purchase will be stored in the Microsoft Cloud, you can access them from any device, like a tablet or Windows Phone.

For everything else, there are plenty of video streaming apps. There’s catch-up from BBC iPlayer, All 4, and Demand 5; and you can sign into your Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and NOW TV accounts to watch films and shows through those. You’ll also find the likes of YouTube, Vevo, and Eurosport, as well as lots of music apps.

And if you’re a Sky TV (www.sky.com) customer, you can upgrade your free Sky Go account to Sky Go Extra, to watch your favourite shows either on demand or live.

The Xbox One has another trick up its sleeve. If you have a set top box with a HDMI output - which most of them do - you can watch and control your TV through the Xbox itself. That means there’s no need to fiddle about with the inputs on your telly. Simply use the controller to switch to the box’s app, and presto, you can watch TV.

Compatible boxes include Sky+ HD, Virgin Media TiVo, V HD, most Freeview boxes, and YouView - the one you get with a TalkTalk TV (www.talktalk.co.uk) or BT TV (www.bt.com) package.

TV on Xbox 360

Unfortunately, you can’t hook your TV set top box up to an Xbox 360, but there are plenty of apps to cover your TV needs. Again there’s Microsoft Movies and TV; catch-up from iPlayer, All 4, Demand 5, and STV Player; or you can log in to Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, NOW TV, and Blinkbox. For some factual TV you’ve also got Animal Planet Live, or for sport there’s Eurosport and Red Bull TV. You’ll also get lots of music from Xbox Music, Spotify, 8tracks, and more.

And of course, you can sign in to Sky Go if you’ve got Sky Go Extra, to watch dozens of live channels and episodes of your favourite shows on demand.

TV on PS4 and PS3

While you can’t connect your set top box to a PlayStation, you’ll still get plenty of apps. PlayStation Video is Sony’s store for on demand films and TV - which includes cloud storage, so you can access your vids from any device, such as a Sony Xperia phone.

Besides that, there’s Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, NOW TV, iPlayer, All 4, YouTube, and loads more.

And as with an Xbox, you can log in to your Sky Go account, if you’re a Sky TV customer with Sky Go Extra. Both on demand TV and live channels will be ready to stream.

TV on Wii U

On a Wii U, you can watch TV shows and films through the Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, iPlayer, Crunchyroll, and YouTube apps. But there’s also an internet browser - meaning you can access any other streaming site, including Sky Go and Virgin TV Anywhere if you’re a Sky or Virgin Media TV customer.

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