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The partnership of Youview and Britbox: What is it and how do you get it?

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YouView added Britbox to its subscription service at the end of 2019 and it with it comes all of your favourite British shows and channels!

The BBC and ITV are the creators of BritBox while YouView is owned by a number of broadcasters and is arguably on par with Freeview as a free content provider.

YouView has managed to get BritBox onto the service as a partner which greatly increases the amount of content that YouView has to offer viewers across the country.

Keep reading to find out a little bit more about YouView, BritBox and the partnership, and more importantly how you can watch it.

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What is YouView?

Launching back in 2012, YouView was introduced and quickly became a competitor of Freeview, Freesat and more.

In recent years, YouView has struck big deals with BT and TalkTalk to offer the service to their customers.

Freeview currently offers over 70 channels as well as on-demand content for viewers. So, it’s important that Youview keeps adding platforms such as Britbox so it can compete with the amount of content required to keep viewers satisfied.

Youview currently offers many of the same channels that Freeview does, but doesn’t offer all of the channels in the Freeview range.

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What is BritBox?

A collaboration between two of the most well-known media corporations in the UK, the BBC and ITV, has been a big success.

They’ve pulled together all the best UK series and films from the last 20 years onto one platform.

Originally content came solely from BBC and ITV. But over time Britbox has added much more content coming from the likes of Channel 4 and Film4, Channel 5 and Comedy Central UK.

BritBox was launched in 2019 in the UK after some early success in Canada.

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So how do I get YouView and how do I watch BritBox?

There are three main ways for you to get Youview.

  1. Available in most major retailers and many independent electrical stores, you can buy a Youview box and hook it up to your TV.
  2. YouView is available as part of broadband bundles through TalkTalk, BT and Plusnet.
  3. YouView is also available on a range Sony Android TVs.

You’ll automatically gain access to BritBox through YouView but if you were just interested in a BritBox subscription alone then you can use this link and get a free 30-day trial before paying only ¬£5.99 per month.

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