YouView and BT

BT Logo BT launched “YouView from BT” on the 26th of October 2012. Here’s what the service offers:

  • All of the Freeview channels, including the Freeview HD channels
  • Catch-up TV services from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5
  • The full content from the BT Vision library (thousands of TV shows, movies, music videos and kids programmes)
  • Movies from Now TV (Subscription service from Sky)
  • YouView features such as the Scrollback Programme Guide
  • The Humax DTR T1000 YouView box
  • Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound

How much does YouView from BT cost?

Assuming you’re already with BT for your Broadband, then the costs are as follows:

TV service: Either £4 a month (basic service) or £12.50 for the unlimited service.

You set the system up yourself. There is a £6.95 delivery fee for the box, and a £49 activation fee.

To get YouView with BT, go here:

YouView from BT compared with BT Vision?

BT already offers a digital TV service, BT Vision – The key differences are as follows:

  • BT Vision doesn’t offer Freeview HD (But YouView from BT does)
  • YouView from BT doesn’t yet offer Sky Sports (but BT Vision does)

For a full summary of the differences, see our comparison table here: BT Vision vs. BT YouView

What broadband speed do I need?

Upwards of 2.2Mbps, or upwards of 5Mbps for HD streaming

When did BT’s YouView service launch?

Friday the 26th of October 2012

Is this an upgrade to BT Vision?

No. This is a different offering.

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3 comments on “YouView and BT
  1. Carole Watsham says:

    I am a new customer with by and you view. I am having difficulty getting on demand via you view. Message says network connection disconnected. Please help

    • colin macdonald says:

      Go to you view -= then to settings – them to network and internet – should show automatic – go to next – accept. should automatically connect.

  2. Carol Wilson says:

    How do I reset my password for now tv

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