BritBox Canada: Price, content and features
BritBox offers a generous collection of British television – whether you like dramas, mysteries, comedy or documentaries.
Fancy a healthy portion of British telly? BritBox has your back. Available in Canada since 2018, the niche streaming service comes with a wide collection of British television that includes popular shows like Doctor Who, Line of Duty and Midsomer Murders.
There are no contracts involved, so you can cancel anytime. Even better, the platform offers a free trial to help you figure out if it’s a good entertainment fit for you. Here’s everything you need to know about BritBox Canada before signing up.
What is BritBox?
As the name suggests, BritBox is a streaming service that specializes 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.
The list includes both classic series and more recent shows express from the UK.
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/year.
Users also have the option to subscribe through Amazon Prime Video Channels, which may come in handy if you’re keen on keeping all your streaming subscriptions in one place. The price is the same. You can also get BritBox through Apple TV Channels.
Keep in mind that if you subscribe via Amazon or Apple, you’ll only be able to watch in either Amazon Prime Video or in the Apple TV app and not on BritBox.com or in the platform’s own apps.
Does BritBox have a free trial?
Yes. The service offers a free seven-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, BritBox has a wide collection of television series. You can binge beloved shows like Doctor Who, Midsomer Murders, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Line of Duty, Upstairs Downstairs, Are You Being Served?, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Emmerdale and more.
Or, you can discover new series straight from the UK like 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, Brexitcast and Good Morning Britain to only name a few.
The service lets you browse the entire library before signing up, so you can check it out for yourself and see if there’s anything you’re interested in.
BritBox compatible devices
You can watch BritBox on your laptop/PC or download the app to your favorite 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
- Samsung Smart TVs
- LG Smart TVs
- Apple TV/tvOS
When it comes to features, BritBox is pretty basic. 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, sure! 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.
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