There are two ways to get YouView: You can either get a box for free as part of a broadband service, or buy the box subscription-free:
Option 1: Subscription
You can get a YouView box from one of YouView’s partners.
|YouView from BT
This service launched on the 26th of October
Price: Get a free box (£6.95 delivery, £49 activation). BTservice is £4 a month, or £12.50 a month for unlimited TV content
|YouView from TalkTalk
This service is available now. You’ll need to sign up to the TalkTalk Plus TV package at £14.50 a month, plus £9.50 a month line rental. Details here: TalkTalk Plus TV
This package includes a YouView box, saving £299. See TalkTalk and YouView
Option 2: One off Payment
You can buy a box for a one-off fee of £299. The box is yours and there is no ongoing subscription for the basic YouView service.
The first box to become available is the DTR-T1000, made by Humax. This is a fully-featured digital recorder with a hard drive that will record up to 300 hours of telly (or up to 125 hours of HD content).
For more on this box, see our Humax DTR-T1000 YouView Box page