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London Lite10,829 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
A lack of platform availability kills it for me at launch. I have Sky Q, Android TV and a PS4 connected to my TV and it's available on none of them. Not even Chromecast functionality in the app.

It is however the sort of subscription I would consider getting to share with other family members. Are there any details about number of concurrent users/profiles?


I managed to get Britbox working on the Shield (Android TV based) by sideloading Firefox for TV using Aptoide. It's not perfect, but at least I can watch on a tv, but I'd use the Chromecast feature if they ever get round to it or an Android TV app.
Ne1L C1,158 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Here's a link to every show / film available on Britbox at launch.

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2019-11-07/britbox-films-tv-available-stream-launch/

In terms of brand new content they have an Australian drama series 'Lambs of God' and are premiering 2 new episodes of Midsomer Murders.


Most of which are available on GOLD, Iplayer, ITV Hub, Talking Pictures and Film 4


Are you going to sign up or are you just going to pick holes in the offering?


I'm just making an observation. I'm not signing up neither am I picking holes.
DVB Cornwall8,562 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
See they've nabbed all the Downton Abbey series too today, which will be a significant driver to the platform. It's still lacking a load of documentaries at present, I'd really like to see all the BBC OU science BBC FOUR programming appear fairly soon.
DVB Cornwall8,562 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
First Comedy Central title on Britbox (Comedy Central at the Comedy Store)

The Drama and Comedy sections really are impressive now on the service, Documentaries still regrettably weak and relying on celebs travelogues to form the bulk of the content in that Genre.
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 15 November 2019 10:22pm
DVB Cornwall8,562 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
A strange one, A BAFTA production has appeared now, a talking heads film discussion interview series.

So we have

ITV,
BBC,
Channel 5,
Comedy Central,
A collection of films whose communality I have yet to work out
and BAFTA

as active participants

with
Channel Four

Pending.
VMPhil9,934 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
I've been trialling this and there's aspects about it in these early days that annoy me. The Royle Family is using those horrible fake episode titles that make it sound like some bad American sitcom ('Bills, Bills, Bills', 'Making Ends Meet', 'Another Woman?' etc). Also there are a few shows that I know should be in widescreen but are using 4:3 copies (e.g. later series of Vicar of Dibley).

And of course the big one… it doesn't support 50p so everything gets a film look. But at least it uses the phrase 'series' and not 'season'!

I'm not really a user of streaming services, their content just doesn't interest me (I have enough on live & recorded TV and YouTube to watch anyway) and I tend to prefer getting DVD/BD versions of stuff I have more than a passing interest in, but I'd be willing to take another look at Britbox in the future when the selection gets wider and hopefully they might get some rarer stuff in.
London Lite10,829 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I've been trialling this and there's aspects about it in these early days that annoy me. The Royle Family is using those horrible fake episode titles


That annoys me on Keeping Up Appearances with the generic "SERIES 1 EPISODE 1" name. However I think they're the same as the BBC DVD version?