UK-based television shows have for decades been acclaimed as some of the best TV in the world. Now there’s a streaming service that’s dedicated to this type of programming. It’s called BritBox, and it has been making its mark among the huge crowd of similar services. So, what is BritBox? Is it just for fans of UK television or can its shows attract a larger audience? Here’s a look at what you need to know about the service and whether you might want to try it out for yourself.
So, what is BritBox anyway?
The service is a joint venture between the publicly funded BBC TV network and the privately owed ITV. It launched in the US in March of 2017. It offers classic and current TV shows from both networks, along with shows from the UK based Channel 4 and Channel 5. It also a small but growing number of exclusive original shows. Currently, the service has over 1 million paid US subscribers.
Where is BritBox available?
In late 2019, the service finally launched in the UK itself. Also available in the USA and Canada. Can be viewed Worldwide when using smart DNS or a VPN
How much is BritBox and is there a free trial?
The price is £5.99 per month with a generous 30-day free trial.
What platforms support BritBox?
The service has apps for iOS and Android devices, along with the Roku and Amazon Fire TV sticks, set-top boxes and TVs. It’s also available for Apple TV set-top owners and Samsung smart TVs (2015 models or newer).