BT TV goes multi-device for buy-to-keep movies and pay channels
BT TV has become the UK’s first TV platform to offer buy-to-keep movies on multiple devices in addition to the set top box.
BT TV has become the UK’s first TV platform to offer buy-to-keep movies on multiple devices in addition to the set top box. Films purchased on a BT TV YouView or Vision+ set top box are automatically available for customers to watch on smartphones, tablets or PCs at no extra cost. Customers can access their films on up to four different Apple or Android devices or online and either watch instantly or download to watch later or on the move.
BT has also launched its TV Everywhere service, allowing customers to watch their TV channels on multiple devices. Offered free with BT TV’s extra box service*, customers can watch a selection of extra TV channels, including general entertainment, kids and BT Sport channels, on a range of devices including Apple and Android smartphones and tablets as well as laptops and PCs. Using the new BT TV App for smartphones and tablets, customers can also record programmes from their TV guide on all of the TV channels on their YouView+ set-top box while they are out of the home.
Alex Green, director of BT TV, said: “BT TV was the first TV platform to offer buy-to-keep movies. Now we’re the first to offer these movies digitally on multiple devices. We believe customers will increasingly choose digital ownership given its freedom and flexibility and the ability to create your own personal movie library. Meanwhile our TV Everywhere service allows families to enjoy some of their favourite channels around the home and on the move.”
BT TV’s buy-to-keep films include many of the latest blockbusters and a selection of modern greats and classics from, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Entertainment One UK, NBCUniversal and Disney.
Top titles available for purchase in HD and SD, include 12 Years a Slave, Divergent, Despicable Me 2, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in Digital HD™. Library prices start from as little as £3.99 for films in SD and just £5.99 for HD.
Films are especially popular with BT TV customers - a film is rented though BT Box Office every single minute.
BT Box Office offers more than 600 films, with all of the top blockbusters available in HD. BT TV also has a partnership with Curzon Home Cinema where customers can watch many of the top titles on the same day as their cinema release.
Notes to editors
BT TV: You need BT Broadband/Infinity. New and existing customers, signing up to BT TV for 12 months, pay £5 a month for BT TV Essential. You will get a YouView+ box (unless you are taking Sky Sports with Infinity), but if you stop your service in the first year we will charge you up to £199. You’ll need to pay by direct debit and £35 for powerline adapters if required. You will need a fast-enough line. Availability of digital channels and quality of content depends on local transmitter and suitable rooftop aerial (www.freeview.co.uk/availability). Subject to availability. Terms apply. Latest/HD films: Top 50 grossing UK box office hits in the last 12 months. HD requires suitable HDMI cable, an HD ready TV and 5Mbps minimum line speed for streaming. Curzon: Selection of films for £10 each on same day as cinema release. Film can be viewed multiple times within seven days of purchase.
BT TV Everywhere with Extra Box: *£5 a month with a 12 month minimum term, one off payment of £49 for YouView box or £65 for a YouView+ box. Available to Infinity customers who either have 12 months remaining on their contract, or re-contract for 12 months. 10 metre cable provided. £35 charge for an engineer to install if necessary. If you stop your service in the first year we will charge you up to £65 for the box. Minimum speed of 23Mbps required. Excludes the BT TV Starter Pack. **App available on up to two compatible devices (Android 4.1.2. Or above / iOS6 or above). Subject to availability.
Terms and conditions apply, see www.bt.com/terms