BT Player and BT TV App Extra: Your FAQs answered

All you need to know about BT TV and BT TV App Extra. 

How do I watch films and programmes on the BT Player?

To be able to watch films on the BT Film store you have to be a BT TV customer, so just log in with your BT ID and password to be able to get started. 

While using your BT TV box, press the ‘BT Player’ button on your remote and scroll across the top menu bar to reach either ‘Film Store’ or ‘Box Sets’. When you’ve selected your appropriate area, you’ll be able to explore BT Film or Box Set content via genres, latest releases and the best offers available.  

Do I need a BT TV box to be able to watch BT Player?

No you don’t, you can now download the BT TV App on either your mobile or tablet to be able to watch BT films and television programmes On Demand. If you want to watch via a web browser, BT has an online player you can use to watch both On Demand and live television. 

The BT TV App is also available to be downloaded on smart televisions and smart tv sticks, such as a Roku box/stick or Amazon Fire Stick, in order for you to be able to watch BT Films and Box Sets on your television if you don’t own a BT TV box.

How many devices can I watch the BT Player on?

You can register the BT TV App with two devices, but with the BT TV App Extra BT enables you to register the app on four devices, perfect for all the family!

What is BT TV App Extra?

With BT’s BT TV App Extra, you can do all the things you can do with the standard BT TV App, but you’ll also be able to access the BT TV App through Apple TV and Samsung Smart TV.

With the BT TV App Extra you’re also able to download catch-up content to watch at a later date or when you don’t have access to an internet connection. It works with purchases and rentals from the BT TV Film and Box Sets too. 

How much is the BT TV App Extra?

The BT TV App Extra costs £5 per month on a 30-day rolling contract.

The BT TV box

With the BT TV box you’ll be able to watch all your favourite BT Player content in one place, including both BT Film and Box Sets. You’ll also be able to watch content from your other subscriptions by downloading apps such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

With the BT TV box you’ll be able to pause and rewind live television, record up to 600 hours of your favourite TV and watch over 70 freeview channels. The BT TV box also comes 4K HDR ready if you meet all the necessary requirements, such as bandwidth and 4K-ready TV.

If one isn’t enough, BT TV customers have the choice of taking another BT TV box at an extra cost of £5 a month - great for entertaining the whole family in different rooms. The additional BT TV box can do everything the original box can apart from being able to record, but it’s still capable of pausing and rewinding live television. 

Do I need BT Broadband to get BT TV? 

In order to get BT TV, you do need to have BT Broadband, yes. 

There’s also a minimum line speed for BT TV which will affect the deals that you can choose, so when you place your order you’ll be told the required broadband speeds. 

In fact, you can’t take out a TV deal with BT without getting BT Broadband. If you already have BT Broadband however, you can add BT TV to your broadband deal from £12 a month. 

Can I watch Sky programmes if I have BT TV?

Thanks to BT’s add-on system, you can add NOW Memberships to your BT TV subscription. If you want to watch Sky programmes on your BT TV box, you can choose the NOW Entertainment Membership option, or if you want to watch Sky Cinema you can opt for the Sky Cinema Membership option.

What’s available on BT Film?


Disney and Pixar’s new animated feature film follows the story of a young boy named Luca in a beautiful Italian-inspired seaside town. 

Luca is a sea monster who lives in the ocean, but can take the form of a small boy when on land. Together with his new best friend, Alberto Scorfano, he embarks on a life-changing summer adventure while exploring the fictional town of Portorosso. 

Black Widow

While also available in the cinema, the long-awaited Black Widow comes straight to your screen at home.

The movie takes place just after the events of Captain America: Civil War, when Natasha is running solo away from the U.S Government. During this time she reconnects with her sister, Yelena, while having to deal with her previous history as a Red Room-created Spy long before she became an Avenger. 

Godzilla vs Kong

This film needs little introduction when two of the most legendary monsters go head to head in this fun-filled blockbuster. What’s not to love? We’re just surprised there’s anything left to destroy after the last movies. 

Spiral: From the book of SAW

The ninth instalment in the SAW series sees Chris Rock play rookie detective Zeke Banks assigned to the investigation of a brutal murder scene, and undeniably the doing of a Jigsaw-copycat killer. 

Fans of the original movies will enjoy the addition for sure, with original creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell serving as executive producers. 

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