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What is TalkTalk TV?

What is TalkTalk TV?

TalkTalk is well known as one of the UK’s most popular broadband providers, with competitive prices and great broadband deals regularly on offer. It was also awarded Most Popular Broadband Provider at the Uswitch Broadband & Mobile Awards 2019. While TalkTalk broadband is well known, you may still wonder, what is TalkTalk TV?

TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk TV is available to TalkTalk broadband customers for an additional monthly cost. Probably the biggest advantage over other digital pay-TV providers is its flexibility, giving you the option to add-on a variety of TV packages on a month-by-month basis.

Though you won’t be able to access an equivalent amount of content and channels as you would through other providers like Sky, Virgin Media and even BT, TalkTalk TV is a great option for its customers who want to watch more than just Netflix.

How much is TalkTalk TV?

TalkTalk TV is only available to TalkTalk broadband customers, meaning that the cost of the TV service will be in addition to your broadband service. For example, if the TalkTalk TV Lite & Fixed Price Unlimited Faster Fibre package is £28 a month, the cost of broadband will be £24 and the cost of TalkTalk TV is £4.

The monthly cost of TalkTalk TV would then increase if you added additional TV channels to your subscription.

TalkTalk TV channels

In its simplest form, TalkTalk TV channels include the 80 Freeview channels –– and 15 HD channels –– that you can access via its provided YouView box. If you want to get access to more exclusive TalkTalk TV channels, you can easily add-on one of TalkTalk’s TV Boosts. You also get access to all the best On-Demand players with access to thousands of hours of shows.

TalkTalk TV packages

TalkTalk TV packages are known as TV Boosts, allowing you to select different channels to add to your TalkTalk TV subscription. Each TV Boost gives you access to a collection of premium channels from the world of entertainment, live sports and children’s television.

TV Select Boost - £7 a month

TalkTalk TV Select Boost includes 15 channels for a range of entertainment options for just £7 extra a month. These include:

  • Sky One
  • Sky Replay
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky Arts
  • Sky Crime
  • Fox
  • Comedy Central
  • National Geographic
  • MTV
  • Gold
  • History Channel
  • Crime+Investigation

TalkTalk Entertainment Boost - £12 a month

You can get the TalkTalk TV Entertainment Boost for £12 a month to get access to a wider range of entertainment channels, including SyFy, Lifetime and E.

  • Sky One
  • Sky Replay
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky Arts
  • Sky Crime
  • Alibi
  • Vice
  • Fox
  • Comedy Central
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic WILD
  • MTV
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV Hits
  • MTV Dance
  • MTV Music
  • Gold
  • TCM
  • W
  • SyFy
  • Eden
  • Lifetime
  • History Channel
  • History 2
  • Crime+Investigation

Kids Boost - £6 a month

If you have kids at home then a TalkTalk TV Kids Boost is definitely money well spent at just £6 a month and access to top-rated UK kids channels including Nick Jr, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network.

  • Nick Jr
  • Disney Jr
  • Nickelodeon
  • Disney Channel
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cartoonito
  • Nick Tooms
  • Disney XD
  • Boomerang
  • BabyTV

BT Sport - £29.99

BT Sport is a must for any devout sports fan, with every UEFA Champions League match, key Premier League fixtures and a whole range of world-class sports on offer.

BoxNation Boost - £12 a month

The BoxNation Boost will give you a ringside seat for all of Britain’s best boxing action.

Asian TV Boost - £7.50 a month

The best of Bollywood comes to TalkTalk TV with its Asian TV Boost. Get access to the best films and TV shows from across Asia with the following channels:

  • Sony Entertainment Television
  • Sony Max
  • Zee TV
  • Zee Cinema

TalkTalk TV box

When you subscribe to TalkTalk TV, you’re given the choice of two different YouView set-top boxes which you can use to access TalkTalk TV channels: YouView and YouView+.

The main difference between the two is the option to record programmes which is available with YouView+ but not YouView. YouView+ has a 300GB hard drive, allowing you to store roughly 185 hours of live TV recorded in standard definition.

You can read our full TalkTalk TV Plus Box review for more details on how to set up and use your set-top box.

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