BritBox review: Is the British streaming service worth buying?

BritBox review: What you need to know

BritBox is the first streaming platform to unite all the UK’s public service broadcasters. Not just the BBC and ITV (finally working together to fend off the threat of Netflix, Amazon and Sky) but also Channel 5, Comedy Central and, from spring 2020, Channel 4 and Film4.

That’s not a bad selling point, but it invited criticism from the word go. Many potential users felt they’d “already paid” for these shows via the TV Licence, which is purely designed to fund content from these public broadcasters.

BritBox Monthly Subscription

  • 7 Day Trial period
  • Watch on 5 screens at the same time

min. cost $8.99 over 1 month

BritBox Annual Subscription

  • 12 months for the price of 10
  • Watch on 5 screens at the same time

min. cost $89.99 over 1 year


  • Hundreds of classic British TV box sets
  • Multiple screens with one subscription
  • C4 and original content coming soon


  • No downloads for offline viewing
  • No subtitles on most shows
  • Limited smart TV and device support

Some shows on BritBox

  • Doctor Who
  • Absolutely Fabulous
  • All Creatures Great and Small
  • Victoria
  • Spooks
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Death in Paradise
  • Extras
  • Bleak house
  • Luther
  • Broadchurch
  • Blue Planet and Planet Earth
  • Blackadder