TalkTalk TV Review
With its improved TV service and new features like Netflix and TalkTalk TV store, TalkTalk has become a leading pay TV provider in the UK. TalkTalk offers some of the low cost TV bundles with options to add premium channels such as BT Sport, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports as TV boosts.

To get TalkTalk TV, you need to be its existing broadband customer or subscribe for its triple play service which bundles broadband, calls and TV as a package.

The usual catch up feature allows you  to watch the TV shows you missed in the last 7 days. Alongside TV shows, there are thousands of on-demand movies and videos that you can rent or purchase from its TV Store.

What can you get from TalkTalk TV?

YouView TV box and YouView+ TV box
TalkTalk TV is delivered via YouView set top boxe which comes with built-in aerial socket to access freeview channels via terrestrial broadcasting. It allows you to watch up to 80 Freeview channels including 15 HD channels like BBC News, ITV, Channel 4 and CBBC.

YouView box is HD enabled and comes with pause and rewind for 30 minutes. You can access seven day catch-up, popular online video players such as ITV, Demand 5, All 4 and BBC iPlayer and streaming websites such as Netflix.

The variant, YouView+ box comes with a video recorder and 300GB storage to back up 200 hours of live TV content.

Internet TV (IPTV)
TalkTalk TV is also internet based, IPTV service means it allows users to watch online videos via broadband connection which can be wired or through wireless router.

TalkTalk TV Boosts
These are add-ons available for extra subscription. They come with flexible, one month contract. You can add or cancel them at any time, however, minimum one month subscription is required. Boosts will be automatically rolled over to next month by the end of contract, unless you cancel them.Once you have bought a specific boost, you can access the channels in that boost via on demand player and TV guide.

Here, is the list of TV boosts and add-on channels

  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment Extra
  • TV Select
  • Kids Boost
  • Sky Sports
  • Box Nation
  • Sky Cinema
  • Picture Box
  • BT Sport
  • Asian
  • Music Boost
  • Multi-room

TalkTalk TV Packages

TalkTalk offers two TV packages to its new and existing TalkTalk broadband customers –  TV and Plus TV.

Provider Average
Speed & Usage
Details Cost
TalkTalk TV 11Mb
Unlimited
PAYG calls
105 TV channels
Free setup
£33.95 /month
TalkTalk TV Plus 11Mb
Unlimited
PAYG calls
105 TV channels
£50 setup costs
£33.95 /month

TalkTalk TV
38Mb
Unlimited
PAYG calls
105 TV channels
Free setup
£38.45 /month
 TalkTalk TV Plus 38Mb
Unlimited
PAYG calls
105 TV channels
£50 setup costs
£38.45 /month

TalkTalk TV
67Mb
Unlimited
PAYG calls
105 TV channels
Free setup
£42.50 /month
 TalkTalk TV Plus 67Mb
Unlimited
PAYG calls
105 TV channels
£50 setup costs
£42.50 /month

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TalkTalk TV 

  • This cheap triple-play package includes YouView box (for free of cost) which can pause and rewind for up to 30 minutes and also offers you catch up version of TV shows.
  • Along side the 80 Freeview channels plus 15 HD channels,  you can get more channels by subscribing to TV boosts like Entertainment, Kids, Sky Sports and Sky Cinema.
  • You can download the latest movies, stream them or watch them on the go using TalkTalk Go app.
  • Now you can rent and buy the latest movies from TalkTalk TV store.
  • Totally unlimited broadband, PAYG calls and free calls to Talktalk landline numbers are included.

TalkTalk TV Plus

  • TV Plus customers get the second generation YouView+ box which can record up to 185 hours of live TV shows along with pause & rewind functionality.
  • The TV pack includes 80+  freeview channels (15 in HD) plus TV  Select which allows you to watch like Sky channels including Sky 1, Sky 2, Living, Sky Arts and Sky Sports News HQ.
  • You can also add extra channels by subscribing for TV boosts or rent or buy your favourite films from store. You can now stream hundreds of movies and TV shows on TV or on the go.
  • The bundle includes unlimited broadband, PAYG calls, free calls to other TalkTalk numbers

TalkTalk TV with Fibre

You can choose Faster Fibre  (38Mbps average speed) broadband or Faster fibre with speed boost (67Mbps average speed), with TV pack.

TalkTalk TV Plus with Fibre
This fibre and TV bundling option allows you to choose Faster Fibre (38Mbps) or Faster fibre with speed boost (67Mbps) broadband with Plus TV.

The downside  of TalkTalk TV

  • TalkTalk TV packs do not offer as many premium channels as BT, Sky or Virgin Media.
  • YouView box which is bundled with standard TV package can not rewind live TV shows for more than 30 minutes. There is no recording feature in this set-top box.
  • YouView+ box also lacks storage as it comes with a smaller 300GB hard disk when compared to Sky Q box or Virgin V6 box which come with 1TB storage.
  • TV boosts like Sky Sports and BT Sport can make packages expensive.