Thinking about getting TV through Vodafone? Here’s everything you need to know, including how it’s TV offering stacks up against other popular providers, plus how to choose the best deal for you and your family
Primarily known for its mobile and SIM only deals, Vodafone also offers three different types of broadband package. And for TV buffs, there’s the option to get Apple TV 4K with a 12-month subscription to Apple TV when you take out its Pro Xtra Broadband package.
Let’s take a look in more detail…
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What can I get from Vodafone TV?
Vodafone doesn’t offer a comprehensive TV bundle. Instead, you’ll get an Apple TV box with a 12-month subscription to Apple TV if you take out its Pro Xtra Broadband package.
It comes with a 12-month subscription to Apple TV, so you’ll get to watch Apple Original TV shows and movies like The Morning Show and Greyhound.
Moreover, you’ll be able to get access to streaming services such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub. And you can watch Netflix and Amazon via your set top box if you’re already subscribed to those services.
The broadband package itself boasts a reliable WiFi guarantee – if you’re not satisfied, you can leave – plus automatic 4G Broadband Backup for those times when your internet go down.
There’s also free Norton 360 Premium AntiVirus for 12 months for security and peace of mind.
What channels can I get with Vodafone TV?
We have to say, compare to the likes of Sky and Virgin Media, who offer hundreds and channels, choice from Apple TV is limited.
That said, you will get access to BBC iPlayer, ITV HUB, All 4 and other free on demand services. Moreover, Netflix, Amazon Prime, NOW TV and Disney + subscribers will also be able to watch shows on these platforms via the Apple TV box.
Lastly, the Apple TV app means you can watch TV when you’re out and about.
What are the alternatives to Vodafone TV?
To be honest, if TV is particularly important to you, you’ll find comprehensive TV packages with more choices from the likes of Sky, Virgin Media and BT.
That said, Sky and BT are more expensive. But for the extra money you’ll get more channels and on demand services, plus the latest set top boxes with features like recording functionality – something the Apple TV box doesn’t offer.
What are the pros and cons of Vodafone TV?
Not sure if Vodafone is right for you? Here’s a snapshot of the pros and cons to help you make a more informed decision.
- Discounts for mobile customers
- No upfront costs
- Competitively priced
- Access to Apple TV 4K
- Other providers, such as Virgin Media, offer quicker broadband
- 24 month contract mean you’ll be with them for a long time
- Better TV options elsewhere