How do I use catch-up and on-demand on BT TV? Get the most out of your TV box

From the best of Freeview with BBC iPlayer, All 4 and ITV Hub to the pick of BT TV, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix - here's everything you need to know about BT TV catch-up.

BT TV is the only service where you can get AMC, Amazon Prime Video, BT Sport, Netflix, every televised Premier League match from the 2019/20 season, premium entertainment channels, catch-up and Freeview - all from the same TV box.

It’s never been easier to find and watch the shows that you love, when you like, at a time that suits you.

You can use the universal Search feature on your BT TV box to search for film and TV on all of your TV channels and apps, including Freeview, BT TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

We’ve also got all the Apps and Players, which means you can catch up on the best and biggest shows that you might have missed or just want to watch again and again.

Apps and Players on BT TV

BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My 5

Catch up and view box sets on-demand with the very biggest and best BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 dramas, comedies and documentaries.

If you miss an episode of your favourite show, you can watch it later that night or week at the push of a button. And get exclusive on-demand access to new series and old classics.

The Freeview apps also have box sets of classic TV shows, which you can watch again or discover for the first time.

Press the blue Home or Y button on your remote and scroll right until Players & Apps appears. BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My 5 are all available to choose.

BT Player

 

 

The BT Player is the home of all the premium entertainment channel content in your BT package.

Watch the latest thrilling US dramas from AMC, the best of BT Sport or catch up on box sets from History, Gold, W, Discovery Channel, MTV and more.

You can also buy and rent the latest blockbuster films in the Film Store and binge on the best children’s entertainment if you’re signed up for BT TV Kids.

Press the blue Home or Y button on your remote and scroll right until Players & Apps appears. Select the the BT TV app.

You can also watch on the BT TV App and online.

Prime Video

Prime Video on BT TV

With Amazon Prime Video, you can watch Amazon Prime Originals and exclusives, including  The Grand Tour, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Sneaky Pete, The Man In The High Castle and The Marvellous Mrs Maisel.

Press the blue Home or Y button on your remote and scroll right until Players & Apps appears. Then just select Prime Video.

If you have an Amazon Prime or Prime Video account, select Sign in and start watching, and enter your email address and password.

If you don’t have an Amazon account, you can open the app to see what’s on by selecting No thanks, start browsing. If you like what you see, select Sign in in the top left corner, then select Register on the Amazon website.

This will give you a code to enter when you’ve created an account online at amazon.co.uk/mytv. Your BT TV box will pair with your new account so you don’t have to enter your email address and password.

[Read more: How to watch Prime Video on BT TV in 3 easy steps]

Netflix

Watch Netflix with BT TV

From Stranger Things to The Crown, Netflix is home to some of the most talked-about shows on TV.

If you already have a Netflix account, press the blue Home or Y button and go to Players & Apps. Then simply select Netflix.

You’ll need to enter your email and password the first time you log in, then BT TV will remember your details in future.

New to Netflix?

You can sign up to Netflix with BT in two ways: on your BT TV box or through your BT account online.

On your BT TV box: Press the blue Home or Y button and go to Players & Apps. The Netflix app will be pre-installed and ready to go. Select 'Start your free month', enter your email address, change the default subscription tier if you need to, and you can start watching straight away.

On the web: Head to BT TV Upgrades and log in, then scroll down to find Netflix under Extras. Choose your Netflix tier and complete the upgrade. You can also add Netflix to your BT account by phone: call 0800 800 150.

You’ll receive an activation email from BT after you’ve added Netflix to your account. Follow the instructions in this to set up your Netflix account, and don’t forget to note the password you create.

[Read more: How to watch Netflix on BT TV in 3 easy steps]

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