Question: Can I Use My YouView Box After Leaving TalkTalk?

Can I still use my YouView box without subscription?

Likewise this left owners of retail YouView STBs with no free alternative to use.

However, in a surprise twist, the TV platform developer has today confirmed that BT will be “opening up” the remote record functionality within their own app for all YouView users to use (no subscription required)..

Do TalkTalk boxes work without subscription?

The box will still work if you change your internet provider. You’ll be able to use the players and apps, record and use any features on the box apart from anything that was included as part of your subscription such as subscription channels or players). … The box will still work if you change your internet provider.

Can I transfer recordings from my YouView box?

You can’t move recorded content from one box to another, but you can continue to watch recordings on your old box as usual.

Do I have to pay for YouView?

A YouView Box FAQ We have thousands of free… The choice is yours. Buy a box from a retail store and you can use it subscription free. We have thousands of free On Demand programmes to watch but if you want a little more, we offer a range of subscription services, like Netflix, you can sign up to.

Is Freeview the same as YouView?

As Freeview Play is an open platform, TV and set-top box manufacturers can shape the service to offer what they like. Our advice: check before you get your credit card out. YouView, on the other hand, has the Netflix app on its platform by default, along with Now TV and (for those with a BT TV subscription) BT Player.

Can I transfer recorded TV programs to USB?

Some TV sets allow users to record TV programmes directly to a USB hard drive, without using a VCR or DVR (digital video recorder). … When you attach a USB storage device for recording purposes, the TV set will format it, and this will delete everything that’s already on the drive.

What is the USB port on my YouView box for?

The purpose of the USB slot on my Youview box is no use to the consumer of the service, but via a freeview play box or freeview play TV such as Panasonic, I can record a programme and take the USB with me, play it on another TV such as take it to a friends, Play it on my computer, so if I want to relax in a coffee shop …

Is TalkTalk TV box any good?

Our final verdict However, if you can get fibre and are looking for a basic TV package with a box that enables access to the Freeview channels, then TalkTalk TV is a good bet and an affordable option.

Is YouView better than Freeview?

Sure, Freesat has the most channels. And Freeview might well be the kindest to your wallet. But for us, YouView is the best of three services. … Better still, you can get loads of extra channels and hours of on demand extras if you get the box via a BT TV or TalkTalk TV package.

What channels does TalkTalk TV have?

Out of the box, your TalkTalk TV YouView box gives you access to over 80 Freeview channels. These include all the standard BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 networks, as well as news channels.

Do I have to return my TalkTalk TV box?

Re: How do I return equipment? If you’ve left TalkTalk upon completion of your minimum contracted term and the router and TV Box are those originally supplied or replaced in the 12 months warranty period then they’re yours and you don’t need to return them unless you wish TalkTalk to recyle them.

Can I opt out of TalkTalk TV?

How do I opt out of the service? You can opt-out of paying the £4/month fee by calling TalkTalk’s customer service team on 0345 172 0088 by the end of January. You can also opt-out at any time after you start paying – you’re not tied in to a fixed-term contract.

Does a YouView box have a USB port?

The USB port on the YouView box is only to accept software updates, which more usually arrive over the Internet anyway, but there have been USB-only updates in the past, and I guess it might be useful in extremis, if a box starts declining to connect to the Internet.

Can I keep my TalkTalk TV box?

This, from the community help pages: * If you have a package that includes TalkTalk TV you’ll also need to pay £75 for your set-top box unless you return it to us within 21 days. Just give us a call and we’ll send you a pre-paid returns bag.

Is TalkTalk TV Box WIFI?

YouView boxes aren’t Wi-Fi enabled. They need a wired Ethernet connection to connect the internet, so that we can give you the best quality experience. We recommend using powerline adapters if your router is too far from your box. … Alternatively, you can use a Wi-Fi bridge to connect to your box.

How does the TalkTalk TV box work?

How does TalkTalk TV work? TalkTalk TV costs £4 per month with no upfront fees for the set-top box. Once customers have received their box, they can watch 80 live Freeview channels including 15 in HD along with accessing free streaming services and apps.

What happens if I cancel TalkTalk TV?

If you decide to cancel your broadband, you’ll lose your TV service too. Your mobile service will continue, but because our mobile plans are exclusive offers for TalkTalk customers only, you may have to pay mobile charges if you cancel your other services with us.

Can I keep my YouView box if I leave TalkTalk?

Re: Using youview box after contract ends The box will continue to work as a retail YouView box. You may have to do a maintenance reset for it to work on your new providers network. You will continue to get updates via TalkTalk to the box when they are scheduled. You will though lose all access to TalkTalk services.

Can you use TalkTalk box without Internet?

You can use YouView without an internet connection but… … Connecting to the internet gives you access to the backwards EPG, IP channels and On Demand content. Not having an internet connection will also inhibit your boxes ability to receive important software updates.

Do I need my TalkTalk box with a smart TV?

Re: Do I still need TT YouView BOx with Smart TV? It depends what you use the box for. Recording is the main feature of the box. smart TV will only normally come with 1 tuner, so if you plan to use a USB device to record on, you won’t be able watch anything while recording.

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