Latest BT TV news

BT TV App Extra introduces offline and Smart TV viewing for catch-up content and more
BT TV App Extra introduces offline and Smart TV viewing for catch-up content and more By Rik Henderson

BT has announced a couple of changes to its BT TV app that add offline viewing, purchases and an additional subscription service to expand your BT TV experience beyond the box in your living room.Firstly, BT TV customers can now buy or rent a show or... Read more

BT TV adds Amazon Prime Video; Now TV still to come
BT TV adds Amazon Prime Video; Now TV still to come By Max Langridge

BT has announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available as an on-demand service through its set-top box, keeping to its promise made earlier this year.  What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money? Now TV vs Sky Q: Which Sky package is... Read more

How to watch the Champions League finals for free
How to watch the Champions League finals for free By Max Langridge

BT has announced it will be broadcasting the upcoming UEFA Europa and Champions League football finals for free for everyone to watch via YouTube, the BT Sport website and the BT Sport App. Watch the Champions League final on YouTube Currently, only BT... Read more

BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more
BT finally gets all of Sky Sports and Now TV for Sky Atlantic and more By Rik Henderson

One of the biggest quibbles many BT TV customers have had for years is that they couldn't subscribe to the main Sky Sports channels. There is a Sky Sports Main Event channel for some live action, including the occasional Premier League match, F1 coverage... Read more

BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all
BT Sport wins Champions League TV rights again, no free-to-air TV coverage at all By Rik Henderson

BT has once again secured UK TV broadcasting rights for all Champions League and Europa League football matches, beating Sky in a bidding war. It has also ensured that the rights this time are exclusive to the paid TV service, so there will be no free-to-air... Read more

BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017
BT TV is getting a new look, more content and virtual reality in 2017 By Max Langridge

BT has announced plans to update its TV service during 2017 and there's a lot that's set to change. The biggest change will be the look of the interface and the speed at which it works. It's because BT TV runs on the YouView platform, which also announced... Read more

BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home
BT launches Dolby Atmos sound with 4K TV packages, get the stadium experience at home By Max Langridge

BT has upped its TV credentials and taken the fight to Sky Q with the announcement that Dolby Atmos will be supported with select sports shown in Ultra HD from next year. BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box Dolby Atmos:... Read more

How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free
How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for free By Rik Henderson

It's coming to the end of the domestic football season and there's not many prizes left to dole out.Liverpool sadly lost against Sevilla in the final of the Europa League and Manchester United will be taking on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final this... Read more

Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT
Fear the Walking Dead confirmed for UK, thanks to BT By Stuart Miles

BT, not content with taking on Sky on the sports front, is now starting to take on the broadcaster on the TV shows front too.The telecoms giant, who has strong ambitions to dominate the TV market in the UK, has confirmed that it has partnered with US... Read more

BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box
BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box By Chris Hall

BT Sport has confirmed that it will be bringing 4K sport to your TV in August 2015.Alongside a number of announcements, BT confirmed that a new channel, appropriately called BT Sport Ultra HD will be launching in August. At the same time, it's confirmed... Read more

BT Sport Extra red button service now available on BT, Sky and Virgin Media, offers more live footy
BT Sport Extra red button service now available on BT, Sky and Virgin Media, offers more live footy By Rik Henderson

BT Sport has introduced a red button service to offer even more live football than its existing channels can handle.As part of its battle with Sky, which launched Sky Sports 5 HD last month to show continental football, BT Sport has lined up a large selection... Read more

BT Extra Box service launches for multi-room YouView viewing
BT Extra Box service launches for multi-room YouView viewing By Luke Edwards

BT now offers its Extra Box option for users who would like to have their channel subscriptions in more than one room.The additional YouView+ box will work with all the same subscription channels and bolt-ons as the main box in the house. The second box... Read more

BT Sport will be second broadcaster available through Chromecast in UK
BT Sport will be second broadcaster available through Chromecast in UK By Elyse Betters

BT Sport plans to add support for Chromecast, making it the second UK broadcaster available through Google's HDMI dongle.John Petter, consumer division head at BT, announced via The Financial Times that BT Sport is coming to Chromecast, though only BT... Read more

BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless
BT YouView+ box gets downsized, now fanless By Chris Hall

BT has launched a new BT YouView+ set-top box that has been substantially downsized as redesigned over the previous iteration.When we first saw BT's YouView box in October 2012 we were told there would be other boxes coming in the future, but that BT... Read more

Win: A £1,000 entertainment package courtesy of BT
Win: A £1,000 entertainment package courtesy of BT By Pocket-lint Promotion

To celebrate BT's new range of products designed to make it easier to connect your gadgets to the internet, Pocket-lint has teamed up with the service provider to give away a full entertainment package. And it's an awesome one.The package will include... Read more

Sky Movies coming to BT TV YouView and Vision+ from October 26
Sky Movies coming to BT TV YouView and Vision+ from October 26 By Luke Edwards

BT and Sky have come to an agreement that leaves the users of BT TV as winners all round. From October 26 BT customers will be able to subscribe to Sky Movies and view all there is on offer through their BT TV.So if you've got a YouView or Vision+ box... Read more

Curzon Home Cinema paid-for film service now available to BT TV customers
Curzon Home Cinema paid-for film service now available to BT TV customers By Rik Henderson

Cinema chain Curzon has signed a deal with BT to offer its film streaming service through BT's YouView TV boxes.Curzon Home Cinema provides the opportunity to pay to watch independent and world cinema movies the same day as their cinematic release. It... Read more

BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages
BT Sport lands on Virgin Media, free for XL subscribers, £15 for other packages By Chris Hall

Virgin Media has announced that BT Sport is now available on its subscription television service. The new service from BT launched this month as a free offering for BT broadband subscribers, bringing a wide range of sporting content across three channels,... Read more

BT Sport challenges Sky Sports' dominance with huge studio, ground-breaking tech and social media integration
BT Sport challenges Sky Sports' dominance with huge studio, ground-breaking tech and social media integration By Rik Henderson

BT Sport will officially kick-off on 1 August in the UK and the service has revealed how it will be taking on Sky Sports in the battle for fans' undying attention. Not only does it have a groundbreaking studio set-up, much of its strategy involves the... Read more

BT responds to Sky Sports' free for a day promotion: BT Sport is free every day
BT responds to Sky Sports' free for a day promotion: BT Sport is free every day By Rik Henderson

Sky fired the first salvo in what is going to be an interesting battle with BT to capture the attention of sports and specifically football fans by making Sky Sports 1 free on the first day of the new Premier League season, Saturday 17 August. However,... Read more

BT Vision subscribers to lose Sky Sports if they don't take Infinity broadband
BT Vision subscribers to lose Sky Sports if they don't take Infinity broadband By Rik Henderson

Many BT Vision subscribers are angry that they will lose access to Sky Sports when the communications and broadcaster launches its own BT Sport channels from 1 August. Because BT Sport will be filling the digital terrestrial television channel slots that... Read more

BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand
BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand By Paul Lamkin

It isn't just Netflix and Lovefilm racing around Hollywood trying to sign up all the movie studios (we like to imagine this is literally happening, Wacky Races stylee) - BT has got in on the act by signing up Miramax for its BT Vision platform.The partnership... Read more

BT Tower becomes Star Wars lightsaber
BT Tower becomes Star Wars lightsaber By Rik Henderson

As much publicised (on this site, at least) the BT Tower in London became a lightsaber at 8pm tonight (actually, 45 minutes late) for one night only, and while it may not have quite looked like our (now infamous) mock-up, it was still impressive in the... Read more

BT Vision app for connected TVs on the way?
BT Vision app for connected TVs on the way? By Rik Henderson

As well as being a partner in the forthcoming YouView (née Project Canvas) TV platform, British Telecom is keen to stress that it will keep its BT Vision offering running. And, indeed, that it is improving the service all the time.Recently, it has adopted... Read more

BT lands Sky Sports in time for Premier League kick off
BT lands Sky Sports in time for Premier League kick off By Paul Lamkin

The World Cup is a Mickey Mouse tournament that no-one really cares about (this popular opinion began at around 4.30pm on 27 June, after Thomas Müller exposed England's defence for the shoddy, shameful mess that we all, deep down, knew that it was).But... Read more

BT Vision customers get 20th Century Fox movies
BT Vision customers get 20th Century Fox movies By Katie Scott

It did a similar deal with NBC Universal in September, but now BT Vision has signed up Twentieth Century Fox. This means that its IPTV customers will soon get access to hundreds of classic and new movies. BT Vision customers can already watch content... Read more

BT Vision goes live today
BT Vision goes live today By Amber Maitland

BT Vision, the Freeview and on-demand TV service, has officially been launched today. BT has been announcing content deals and building the hype over its unique service over the past year, and although the service officially goes live today, even pre-registered... Read more