BritBox Australia: Price, content and features
BritBox offers a generous collection of British television – whether you like dramas, mysteries, comedy or documentaries.
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Fancy a healthy portion of British telly? BritBox has your back. As the name suggests, BritBox is a streaming service that specialises in British television.
A joint venture between the two largest networks in the UK – BBC and ITV – the platform hosts previous and current seasons of popular TV shows from the UK, some you won't be able to find anywhere else. BritBox has been available in the likes of Canada, the US and UK for a few years, but only released into Australia on 23 November 2020.
BritBox offers two types of plans – monthly and annual. You can get access to the British streaming platform for $8.99 a month or save with an annual subscription, priced at $89.99 a year.
Does BritBox have a free trial?
Yes. The service offers a free 7-day trial, so you can sign up and enjoy all the British TV you can handle completely free for a week.
Just make sure to cancel your subscription before the trial is up if you decide the service isn't for you. That way, you won't be billed.
What can I watch on BritBox?
From mysteries and histories to beloved classics and intriguing new titles express from the UK, BritBox has a wide collection of television series. You can binge beloved shows like Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders, Luther, Upstairs Downstairs, Mr Bean, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, and more.
Or, you can discover new series straight from the UK like season six of Line of Duty, There She Goes and BritBox originals like The Mallorca Files. The platform also hosts plenty of lifestyle and documentary series, such as Gardeners' World, Antiques Roadshow and Brexitcast and to only name a few.
There's quite a bit of cross over between BritBox and Acorn TVs library.
To also give Australians something a little more relatable there's a creepy puppet that pokes fun at prime minister Scott Morrison in an original show called Spitting Image.
BritBox compatible devices
You can watch BritBox on your laptop/PC or download the app to your favourite device to watch on the go or on the big screen. Here are all the devices BritBox is compatible with:
- Android, iOS smartphones and tablets
- Telstra TV
- Fetch TV
- Samsung smart TVs
- LG smart TVs
- Apple TV/tvOS
BritBox is pretty basic in terms of features. The interface is user-friendly and easy to navigate. The search function is intuitive and you can set up parental controls and closed captions. The service also recommends similar shows based on the page you are on. You won't have to sit through any ads while you binge.
On the other hand, the platform doesn't offer multiple profiles and you can only download content if you are subscribed through Apple TV channels. As for video quality, the maximum is HD. Audio descriptions aren't available.
Should I get BritBox?
If you love British telly, maybe! The service is a great resource for TV enthusiasts who want to rediscover classic series or find something new to watch from the UK. There's plenty of content available, so there's no chance you'll run out of stuff to binge anytime soon.
Plus, the platform comes with a seven-day free trial, so you can test it out and decide if you want to keep it in the long run. However, you must remember that you can also pick from Acorn TV which has majority of the same library, but is also $2 less per month or $20 a year.
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