On BT TV, there’s a choice of five flexible TV packages that you can change every month. BT TV packages start from £10/month.

In the UK, BT has revamped their BT TV service with a range of flexible new TV packages. Through BT TV, you can now watch the Sky TV channels using Now TV. You can also access BT Sport and AMC as well as streaming on-demand content from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

You can get a BT TV package from as little as £10/month in addition to the cost of your BT Broadband plan. You’ll get BT’s set-up box which allows you to pause and rewind live TV shows. It’ll also allow you to record up to 300 hours of television and to search for your favourite shows across multiple platforms at the same time.

How Does BT TV Work?

The new BT TV service allows you to watch, pause, rewind and record live television with access to hundreds of channels including those from Sky and BT.

Channels available through the BT TV service include Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Sky Witness, Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, BT Sport, AMC, Disney, Nickelodeon and more.

Using BT’s provided set-top box, you can watch content from Freeview TV, Now TV, BT Sport, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. This is all available through a single combined interface with everything being controlled through a single remote. There’s also an integrated search engine that works across all of the services.

The BT TV service starts from £10/month, in addition to the cost of your BT Broadband service. While the service itself comes on a 24-month contract, all of the BT TV packages are flexible and can be changed every month (e.g. you can remove sport when the football season ends or you can add the kids bolt-on when the summer holidays start).

For £5/month, you can add an extra set-top box which will allow you to watch BT TV in another room at the same time.

TV Packages

On BT TV, you can choose from a range of five different TV packages:

Entertainment

Entertainment is the cheapest BT TV package. Available for £10/month, it gives you access to the Now TV Entertainment Pass with its 14 entertainment channels including Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Discovery and Comedy Central. You’ll also get access to AMC, more than 300 on-demand box sets and over 70 Freeview channels.

The following channels are included in the Entertainment package:

NOW TV Entertainment Pass channels:

  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky One
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky Arts
  • Gold
  • Comedy Central
  • Syfy
  • Fox
  • Discovery
  • MTV
  • National Geographic WILD
  • VICE

Other Channels:

With the Entertainment package, you’ll also get access to the BT TV and Now TV apps. This allows you to watch live and catch-up TV whilst you’re on-the-go.

Big Entertainment

For customers wanting a larger selection of TV shows and movies, there’s the Big Entertainment package on BT TV for £20/month. You’ll get the Now TV Sky Cinema Pass in addition to everything that’s available on the Entertainment package. The Now TV Sky Cinema Pass comes with 11 Sky Cinema channels and more than a thousand movies available to watch anytime on-demand.

Customers choosing Big Entertainment will have access to all of the following channels:

NOW TV Entertainment Pass channels:

  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky One
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky Arts
  • Gold
  • Comedy Central
  • Syfy
  • Fox
  • Discovery
  • MTV
  • National Geographic WILD
  • VICE

NOW TV Sky Cinema Pass:

  • Sky Cinema Greats
  • Sky Cinema Disney
  • Sky Cinema Family
  • Sky Cinema Action
  • Sky Cinema Comedy
  • Sky Cinema Thriller
  • Sky Cinema Drama
  • Sky Cinema Premiere
  • Sky Cinema Select
  • Sky Cinema Hits
  • Sky Cinema Sci-fi & Horror

Other Channels:

You’ll also get access to the BT TV and Now TV apps for watching live and on-demand television whilst you’re on-the-go.

Sport

For customers wanting access to the BT Sport channels, BT offers the £15/month Sports Package on BT TV. It gives you access to all four BT Sport channels along with BoxNation and AMC. You’ll be able to watch live games from the UEFA Champions League along with matches from the Emirates FA Cup, the UEFA Europa League, the Premier League and the Scottish Premier League.

BT Sport Channels:

  • BT Sport 1
  • BT Sport 2
  • BT Sport 3
  • BT Sport ESPN
  • BoxNation

Other Channels:

You’ll also get access to the BT Sport app allowing you to watch live and on-demand content whilst you’re on-the-go. There’s also lots of additional content such as sporting highlights, video interviews, news and more.

Big Sport

The Big Sport package on BT TV costs £40/month and gives you access to all of the Sky Sports channels in addition to the BT Sport channels. You’ll get a total of 11 channels from Sky including Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Cricket.

The Big Sport package includes all of the following channels:

NOW TV Sky Sports Pass:

  • Sky Sports Main Event
  • Sky Sports Premier League
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports Racing
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports Action
  • Sky Sports Arena
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports News

BT Sport Channels:

  • BT Sport 1
  • BT Sport 2
  • BT Sport 3
  • BT Sport ESPN
  • BoxNation

Other Channels:

You’ll also get access to the BT Sport and Now TV apps, allowing you to watch live and on-demand sporting content.

VIP

BT’s VIP package is the flagship plan from BT TV. It includes everything that’s part of the Big Entertainment and Big Sport packages. You’ll also get full HD and 4K included allowing you to watch channels in more detail.

The following channels are included within the VIP package:

NOW TV Entertainment Pass channels with HD:

  • Sky Atlantic HD
  • Sky One HD
  • Sky Witness HD
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky Arts HD
  • Gold HD
  • Comedy Central
  • Syfy HD
  • Fox
  • Discovery HD
  • MTV HD
  • National Geographic WILD HD
  • VICE

NOW TV Sky Cinema Pass with HD:

  • Sky Cinema Greats HD
  • Sky Cinema Disney HD
  • Sky Cinema Family HD
  • Sky Cinema Action HD
  • Sky Cinema Comedy HD
  • Sky Cinema Thriller HD
  • Sky Cinema Drama HD
  • Sky Cinema Premiere HD
  • Sky Cinema Select HD
  • Sky Cinema Hits HD
  • Sky Cinema Sci-fi & Horror HD

NOW TV Sky Sports Pass with HD:

  • Sky Sports Main Event HD
  • Sky Sports Premier League HD
  • Sky Sports Football HD
  • Sky Sports Cricket HD
  • Sky Sports Golf HD
  • Sky Sports Racing HD
  • Sky Sports F1 HD
  • Sky Sports Action HD
  • Sky Sports Arena HD
  • Sky Sports Mix HD
  • Sky Sports News HD

BT Sport Channels with HD:

  • BT Sport 1 HD
  • BT Sport 2 HD
  • BT Sport 3 HD
  • BT Sport ESPN HD
  • BT Sport Ultimate
  • BoxNation

Other Channels:

You’ll also get access to the BT TV, Now TV and BT Sport apps allowing you to watch live and on-demand content from a smartphone or tablet.

BT TV Bolt-Ons

To further customise your BT TV package, it’s possible to add a range of bolt-ons to your BT TV plan. All of the bolt-ons come on a one-month rolling contract.

BT TV Kids

If you have children in your family, you can get the BT TV Kids bolt-on.

Available from £5/month, the BT TV Kids bolt-on comes with ten channels with a range of entertainment for all different ages. Channels included within the bolt-on include Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and more:

BT TV Kids Channels (£5/month):

  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr
  • Nick Jr Too
  • Nick Toons
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cartoonito

As a cheaper alternative, you can also choose the Now TV Kids Pass bolt-on for £3.99/month. This comes with only six channels (Nick Toons, Nick Jr, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Cartoonito and Boomerang).

Now TV Passes

You can add the following the Now TV passes to your BT TV package:

  • Now TV Entertainment Pass: £8.99/month
  • Now TV Sky Sports Pass: £33.99/month (or £9.99/day, £14.99/week)
  • Now TV Sky Cinema Pass: £11.99/month
  • Now TV Kids: £3.99/month
  • Now TV Hayu: £3.99/month

The Now TV passes can be combined with your base BT TV package. For instance, you could add the Now TV Entertainment Pass to the BT TV Sport package. Access to the Now TV app is also included when you add a pass to your plan.

For an extra £3/month, you can add the Now TV Boost add-on. This allows you to watch all of the Now TV channels that you subscribe to in high-definition quality.

Other Bolt-Ons

The following one-month rolling bolt-ons are also available on BT TV:

  • Netflix & Amazon Prime Video (£5.99/month): You can add Netflix or Amazon Prime Video to your BT TV service from £5.99/month. This will be billed as part of your BT TV plan and you’ll be able to access all of the content through your BT TV set-top box. On Amazon Prime Video, you can get the first six months for free.
  • BT Sport (£15/month): If your BT TV package doesn’t include the BT Sport channels, you can add it through the £15/month BT Sport bolt-on. For instance, the bolt-on can be combined with the Entertainment or Big Entertainment package.
  • Extra Box (£5/month): For an extra £5/month, you can receive a second BT TV box. This will allow you to watch TV in another room.
  • HD + 4K (£5/month): For £5/month, you can watch all of your Now TV channels, AMC and BT Sport channels in full HD. You’ll also get access to BT Sport Ultimate.

Switching to BT TV

If you’re changing from another TV and broadband provider, you should follow the instructions on BT’s website with regards to switching.

After ordering your new BT TV and broadband package, you should contact your old provider to cancel your service. Customers moving over from Virgin Media should contact both BT and Virgin to co-ordinate the start and end dates for their service.

Existing BT TV Customers

If you’re an existing BT TV customer, you can either stay on your current package or you can upgrade to one of the newer flexible packages (Entertainment, Big Entertainment, Sport, Big Sport or VIP). It’s possible to upgrade to a new package even if you’re within the minimum term of your current BT TV plan.

For more information, see the BT TV website. You can change your BT TV package or add a TV bolt-on by logging in to My BT.

More Information

For more information, please see the official BT TV website. You can also see a list of all of the packages they offer.

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    • Hi Stefan,
      I believe you can still purchase a NOW TV Entertainment Pass separately from Now TV, which can be used through the Now TV app on your BT TV box.
      Ken

  • Do you get any channels other than the now tv channels AMC and freeview channels on the BT entertainment package ? channels like Eurosport, TLC ,Lifetime, crime and investigation etc ? Thanks.

      • Thanks for the reply,No point in going with BT then the Now TV broadband and entertainment packages including any time phone calls are significantly cheaper. I think BT have shot themselves in the foot with the Entertainment and Big Entertainment packages. BT are already discounting the packages, half price after just under a couple of months since launch they can`t be selling many.

    • Dean porter replied:

      Hi Andrew all the channels are integrated and on the guide so you can pause rewind and record ect any of the sky channels

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