The internet is fast growing and you may not know what you’re getting into.
This guide shows you how to buy the right set-top box to get the most out of your online TV.
The basics The basic kit will get you a decent basic set-up, but if you want to take it to the next level you can go further and get a fully functional box with all the bells and whistles.
For more, check out our full guide to getting the most from your home internet.
Where to buy?
You’ll need to make sure you’re in a country where you’re allowed to buy online.
You’ll also need to get permission from your local TV regulator to get TV services from a TV provider.
You can’t buy cable TV from your provider if you’re under 18, you’ll need parental permission to get Netflix from Netflix, and you’ll also have to register with the regulator to access a digital subscription.
For your convenience, we’ve put together this guide to help you choose the right box for you.
We’ve also included some handy deals for people looking to get an early start on the TV subscription, but you’ll have to check them out for yourself.
Who can buy the internet TV kit?
You can buy it from any of the following outlets.
It can be purchased online from a number of online retailers including Amazon, Flipkart, Ebay and Amazon UK.
You should also check out the TV provider’s online store.
How much does it cost?
You’re looking at around £50 for the basic kit.
You might not be able to afford the whole kit but you can save a little money if you take advantage of the deals listed below.
These are some of the best deals online.
Free 2 month subscription £4.49 You’ll be able access your favourite TV shows and programmes 24/7 for free, plus get access to over 100 movies and TV shows.
The basic package costs £49.99.
£14.99 for a year and £50.99 a year.
Amazon Prime TV subscription £14,99 You can watch up to two months of TV content from Amazon Prime Instant Video, including popular shows like Stranger Things, Orange Is the New Black and The Killing.
You’re also entitled to Amazon Prime Music and Amazon Prime Video in the UK, as well as a free month’s Prime membership.
Amazon Fire TV Stick subscription £49,99 It’s an all-in-one box with a set-to-air-streaming service, including Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Instant Music, which you can stream online from the Fire TV app.
The bundle includes Amazon Prime Access, Amazon FireTV, Amazon Prime Basics, Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Video Unlimited.
You also get a £2.99 per month internet-connected TV modem for your TV.
£6.99/month £49 for the year £49/month with one year £39 for a full year Amazon Prime DVD subscription £9.99 You’ll get all of the latest films, TV shows, games and books on demand, plus access to the Kindle store.
You won’t be able, however, to buy films from Amazon on DVD for the first 12 months.
Free access to Amazon Music Amazon Music has been around since 2002, so it’s not surprising that it has a big following online.
It’s a free streaming service for music, movies, TV and audiobooks, and includes a number on-demand services including Spotify, Pandora, Spotify Music, Apple Music, Tidal, Rdio, Spotify Connect, Apple Podcasts, Apple TV and Amazon Music.
It also offers a subscription-based service for movies and television shows, and a full catalogue of more than 100,000 films, books and TV programmes, as a subscription. It costs £10.99, £9 for a month, £12 for a season and £49 a year for a lifetime subscription.
Amazon Video You’ll find an Amazon Video subscription, priced at £9, that’s a subscription service that offers more than 150,000 titles to stream on-and-off.
It includes access to all of Amazon’s movies and shows, with a selection of TV series, including the first three seasons of The X-Files, The Simpsons and The X Files, and the first two seasons of Doctor Who.
It doesn’t include Amazon’s popular streaming music service, but Amazon Video subscribers get access for free to Amazon’s music catalogue, as do other UK streaming services.
It offers a 10-day free trial for UK customers.
£7.99/$8.99 Amazon Instant video Amazon Instant streaming is the fastest way to watch TV online.
Instant Video offers access to a huge library of over 2.6 million films, shows, TV documentaries, short-form videos, music videos, documentaries and more, plus unlimited access to some of Amazon Instant’s most