BT launches multiroom set-top box

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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BT launches Extra Box

  • Customers will be able to enjoy BT TV in a second room

BT is now offering customers the option of having two YouView+ boxes in different rooms in their homes.

The Extra Box will automatically include the same channel subscriptions and bolt-ons as the main box in the house. This is only achievable through the benefits of high-speed fibre allowing simultaneous viewing of live channels on multiple TVs, in stunning HD quality.

Customers will need to take out a 12-month Extra Box subscription for £5 per month and would need to buy an additional BT YouView+ box for £99. The second box will come with all the functionality of the first, including seven-day catch-up TV, pause, record and rewind.

BT TV recently announced that it had passed one million customers at the end of March. This followed several recent developments for the service.

In January this year, BT became the first pay-TV provider in the UK to offer movies to buy-to-keep as well as rent. In February, BT extended its HD line-up by adding Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet and British Eurosport 1 and 2, taking total HD channels to 27.

In addition in February, BT launched the fastest, smallest, YouView+ box on the market. It has already received rave reviews, with declaring it “a powerhouse of an experience” and “the best value smart TV box on the market”.

Alex Green, Director of TV for BT, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer BT customers the added flexibility of having two YouView+ boxes in their home. Over the past year, we have transformed our service by introducing pay TV channels delivered in fantastic HD quality on our market-leading YouView+ box. We believe this offers the best quality TV experience and the most competitive bundle with fibre in the market.

“Our content line-up is growing by the month and offers everything from premium Sport to movies to download to own. Our recent developments have been extremely well received by customers and we now have a very strong foundation for growth as we carry on expanding our service.”

1. Extra Box is only available on YouView. Existing customers who have a Vision set-top box as their primary box can swap this for a YouView+ G4 box for £35.
2. Extra Box customers will need to have a line speed greater than 34Mb, this covers the majority of Infinity customers
3. Extra Box is not available with Sky Movies.
4. Maximum two boxes per house.