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TV providers and services advice guides

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Unsure about which TV and broadband provider to choose? Our in-depth reviews will tell you everything you need to know, from how good their customer service is to which has the best equipment.

Best TV and broadband providers

Every year we ask thousands of pay-TV and broadband customers about their experiences, so we can tell you which providers you should use, and which you should avoid.

TV and broadband provider reviews

We ask thousands of TV and broadband customers about their experiences so we can tell you exactly how BT's service compares with that offered by other providers.

How do I get the best TV package?

Don't put up with a poor TV provider - our tips will help you make the right choice and get the TV channels you want.

Sky TV & broadband vs Virgin Media

Sky and Virgin are two of the biggest telecoms providers – but which should you choose when picking your next broadband and pay TV deal?

BT Sport vs Sky Sports

If you love watching sport, Sky and BT are essential for most of the biggest games. But which should you choose - or are you best off with both?

How to watch Sky TV without a Sky subscription

Want to watch Sky TV without signing up for a year-long subscription? Our handy guide will show you how.

TV streaming services explained

TV streaming services from Netflix, Amazon and other leading brands give you thousands of TV programmes and films to watch whenever you like. Read on to find out which is best for you.

Everything You Need To Know About Netflix

Responsible for popularising TV streaming services, Netflix offers an impressive library of content to watch, including an ever-growing collection of original programmes and series.

What is Amazon Prime Video?

Amazon Prime Video is available either as a standalone service, or a component of Amazon Prime – but how does it stack up against other services, such as Netflix?

What is Apple TV+?

Apple now offers its own film and TV streaming service - but can it compete with more established names like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video?

What is BritBox?

BritBox claims to offer the biggest collection of British box sets for streaming. Read on to find out whether the BBC and ITV-backed platform is any better than free catch-up TV services.

What is Disney Plus?

Disney Plus is the newest streaming service to hit the UK, and offers a range of content to challenge the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

What Is Now TV?

Now TV is a subscription-based TV service owned by Sky, and offers contract-free access to Sky's premium channels, such as sports, movies and entertainment.

Catch up TV

Learn how services such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Player allow you to catch up on your favourite shows, or stream live channels, over the internet.

Free TV

Learn more about Freeview - the affordable and convenient way to get digital TV.

Film Finder: how to watch TV and films online

Our new Film Finder tool takes the confusion out of finding a safe place to watch your favourite shows – and helps you find the best price.