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TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk TV

Although TalkTalk are known mainly for their broadband and phone deals, they offer a range of television packages, meaning that you can have all of your entertainment and communication costs in one simple bill.

TalkTalk TV packages

TalkTalk TV comes bundled with their broadband deals, so if you are just looking for a television package, then perhaps you should look at another provider. All of the television packages come with the basic set of television channels as standard, from which you can add ‘boosts’ to create the deal that best suits your viewing needs. Here is a look at a look at some example deals:

  • Faster Fibre + TalkTalk TV
    • £25.50 a month for the first 18 months, plus a £25 one-time setup fee
    • 38Mbps average download speed
    • Comes with basic set of TV channels
  • Superfast Fibre + TalkTalk TV
    • £28 a month for the first 18 months, plus a £25 one-time setup fee
    • 38Mbps average download speed
    • Comes with basic set of TV channels
  • Fast Broadband + TalkTalk TV + TV Plus Box + Entertainment Boost
    • £33.50 a month for the first 18 months, plus a £25 one-time setup fee
    • 11Mbps average download speed
    • Comes with TV Plus Box allowing you to record, pause and rewind live TV.
    • Adds drama and comedy channels.

What Channels does TalkTalk TV Offer?

  • Basic: Offers 80 channels including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Dave
    • Also includes 15 high definition channels including BBC One HD and 4HD
  • Entertainment boost:
    • Adds 33 drama, comedy and information channels, including Sky One and Sky Two, Comedy Central, History and National Geographic.
    • Price: £8 extra a month
  • Kids boost:
    • Adds 10 children’s TV channels including Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Jr.
    • Price: £4 extra a month
  • Sky Cinema boost:
    • Adds the Sky Cinema range, including Sky Cinema Premiere, Sky Cinema Hits and Sky Cinema Greats.
    • Price: £18 a month
  • Sky Sports:
    • Adds the range of Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports F1.
    • Price: £36 a month
  • BT Sport:
    • Adds the BT Sport range, allowing you to watch live Champions League football amongst other sports.
    • Price: £29.99

If you are subscribed to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, you link it to your television box, allowing you to stream movies and box sets on your home’s biggest screen.

TV Lite Box and TV Plus Box

There are two options that you can choose for your TV box, the TV Lite Box and the TV Plus Box.

  • TV Lite Box:
    • Allows you to pause and rewind live TV.
    • Also gives you access to on demand services and Netflix/Amazon Prime integration.
  • TV Plus Box:
    • On top of pausing and rewinding live television, the TV Plus Box also allows you to record, meaning that you will never have to worry about missing your favourite show again!
    • You can also record while watching another channel, and it has 300GB of memory.
    • Also includes access to on demand services and Netflix/Amazon Prime integration.

A new feature that TalkTalk have introduced recently is Multi-Room TV. This allows you to watch separate live or on demand shows in different rooms. There is no extra monthly cost, and all you have to pay is £25 for a second box and a £25 installation fee.

Final Verdict

Pros

  • Flexibility allowing you to add what channels you need to build the right package for you.
  • Good value for overall TV and broadband packages.
  • Netflix and Amazon Prime integration.
  • Multi-Room TV allows you to watch different shows in different rooms.
  • Fixed Price guarantee means that you don’t have to worry about price increases during the term of your contract.

Cons

  • Not good for those just looking for a TV deal.
  • TV box not as advanced as competitors’ like Virgin Media.
  • No access to Sky Atlantic, missing out on some US blockbuster dramas like Game of Thrones.

Compare TalkTalk Broadband and TV Deals

If you are thinking of switching to TalkTalk TV, be sure to use the usave.com online price comparison tool. You can find out whether TalkTalk is available for your home by typing in your postcode. Click on the TalkTalk filter on the left hand side of the page and the ‘Include TV’ option, so you can easily compare what deals are available. You can also compare TalkTalk with other competitors to see if it is the best deal for you.

Things to look out for when comparing deals:

  • Price: On top of looking out for the original cost of the package, be aware of how much it will cost after the original contract finishes, as it will likely increase.
  • Channels offered: Click on ‘More details’ under each deal to see what channels are available with each bundle.
  • Broadband speed: You can see the average download speeds for broadband with each deal, and you can set a minimum speed using the filters, making it easier to find the package that best suits you.
  • Contract length: TalkTalk’s contracts are either 12, 18 or 24 month commitments, so be sure to check.

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