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Jess’s Review of BritBox

The Basics

Thanks to a partnership with BBC and ITV, BritBox brings a wide selection of UK programming to American audiences. When you create an account and log in to BritBox, you’ll find TV shows and movies in several genres, including comedy, drama, mystery, documentary, and lifestyle. You can browse content by those genres, alphabetically, or by categories like Classics and Premiers.

The service, introduced in March 2017, is a recent addition to the services available to cord cutters, but an important one for those outside of the UK who want access to British TV. One goal for BritBox has been to bring British shows to the American audience as soon as possible, with some episodes becoming available the day after they air.

BritBox is only available in the U.S.

Supported Devices

All you need is an internet connection and a compatible device to get access to some of the best programming from the UK. Watch your favorite TV series, movies, documentaries, and more with BritBox on the following devices:

Plans and Pricing

There is currently only one plan available for those want to watch British TV and movies with BritBox. The service offers a one week free trial, then a subscription will cost you $6.99/month.

BritBox can also be added onto an Amazon Prime Video subscription. Just like going directly through BritBox, adding the service to your Prime subscription costs $6.99/month after a one week free trial.

What to Watch

BritBox features content from the BBC and ITV. While delivering content from only two sources may not seem like much, the two networks air a ton of great TV shows and movies, including the majority of those that will be recognized by an American audience.

Look for current seasons of favorite British comedies and dramas. You can stay current on series like Coronation Street, Holby City, and EastEnders.

The Classics section offers past seasons of a wide variety of shows, split into genres for easy browsing. Revisit your favorite characters from Upstairs Downstairs (both the original series and the reboot), Fawlty Towers, Doctor Who, and The Office. Then, look into the archives to discover classic series you may have never been able to see before in the U.S.

A section called Our Favourites provides a curated collection from the company. This is where you’ll find hidden gems, lesser known appearances by your favorite actors, and binge worthy lists of episodes in interesting categories that are changed up frequently.

BritBox was designed to be an add-on services for both expats and those who have never lived across the pond, to watch their favorite British programming after cutting the cord. At only $6.99/month, it’s a great option for those who want to add some international content to their streaming options.

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