Considering TV and broadband with EE? Here’s what the provider has to offer, plus the pros and cons of EE TV and broadband packages to help you make the best decision
Not that long ago, EE offered its own, comprehensive TV packages with lots of channels and options to pick from and its own-branded set top box.
Now, though, EE broadband customers get an Apple TV 4K set top box to go with their internet, which means access to free, on-demand services, plus premium television shows on Apple TV.
Here’s everything you need to know…
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What can I get from EE TV?
As we say, if you go for one of EE’s broadband packages, you’ll get an Apple TV 4K set top box to stream content on demand and catch up on shows you've missed on BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4.
You can watch Netflix and Amazon Prime too if you’re already paying for a subscription, and get BT Sport with the BT Sport Ultimate add-on for £5 per month.
Here’s what broadband and TV combinations are on offer:
- Standard Broadband & Apple TV 4K (average download speed 10Mbps)
- Fibre Broadband & Apple TV 4K (average download speed 36Mbps)
- Fibre Plus Broadband & Apple TV 4K (average download speed 67Mbps)
- Fibre Max Broadband 100 & Apple TV 4K (average download speed 145Mbps)
- Fibre Max 300 & Apple TV 4K (average download speed 300Mbps)
- Full Fibre Max 900 & Apple TV 4K (average download speed 900Mbps)
What channels can I get with EE TV?
In a nutshell, you’ll be able to watch free, on-demand streaming services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4 through the Apple TV 4K set top box.
Moreover, you’ll be able to access your Netflix or Amazon Prime account via the Apple set top box, too. Keep in mind that to watch these services, you’ll already need to be a paying customer.
Lastly, for sports fans, there’s also the option to add BT to Sport to watch Premier League football, the UEFA Champions League, Gallagher Premiership rugby, UFC, WWE and more.
What are the alternatives to EE TV?
If TV is particularly important to you, you’ll get far more channels and oodles more choice from the likes of Virgin Media and Sky. But expect to pay more.
Conversely, if you tend to stream shows rather than watch them on live TV, EE broadband and TV works out cheaper than the likes of Virgin Media and Sky.
What are the pros and cons of EE TV?
Not sure if EE TV is for you? Here’s a snapshot of the pros and cons for you to make an informed decision:
- Access to Apple TV
- Cheaper than some other popular providers
- One year’s free subscription to Norton Security Premium
- Quicker broadband from Virgin Media
- More TV channels available elsewhere
How do I switch to EE?
To switch to or from EE broadband, all you need to do is sign up to a package with EE broadband, providing you’re with BT, Sky, TalkTalk and most other big-name providers and EE will do the rest. It’ll contact your current your current provider, and organise the switch for you.
The only major exception is if you’re switching from Virgin Media, in which case you’ll also need to get in touch with Virgin Media to tell them you’d like to cancel.
Keep in mind this only covers broadband; if you want to cancel your TV package and go with EE, you’ll need to contact your current provider to cancel your services.
Can I watch Netflix on EE?
Absolutely. As long as you’re subscribed to Netflix already, you’ll be able to access shows through your Apple TV box.