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BT TV goes multi-device for buy-to-keep movies and pay channels in the UK

MUMBAI: BT TV has become the UK’s first TV platform to offer buy-to-keep movies on multiple devices in addition to the set-top box.

Films purchased on a BT TV YouView or Vision+ set-top box are automatically available for customers to watch on smartphones, tablets or PCs at no extra cost. Customers can access their films on up to four different Apple or Android devices or online and either watch instantly or download to watch later or on the move.

BT has also launched its TV Everywhere service, allowing customers to watch their TV channels on multiple devices. Offered free with BT TV’s extra box service, customers can watch a selection of extra TV channels, including general entertainment, kids and BT Sport channels, on a range of devices including Apple and Android smartphones and tablets as well as laptops and PCs. Using the new BT TV App for smartphones and tablets, customers can also record programmes from their TV guide on all of the TV channels on their YouView+ set-top box while they are out of home.

BT TV director Alex Green said, “BT TV was the first TV platform to offer buy-to-keep movies. Now we’re the first to offer these movies digitally on multiple devices. We believe customers will increasingly choose digital ownership given its freedom and flexibility and the ability to create your own personal movie library. Meanwhile our TV Everywhere service allows families to enjoy some of their favourite channels around the home and on the move.”

BT TV’s buy-to-keep films include many of the latest blockbusters and a selection of modern greats and classics from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Entertainment One UK, NBCUniversal and Disney.

Top titles available for purchase in HD and SD, include ‘12 Years a Slave’, ‘Divergent’, ‘Despicable Me 2’, Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ in digital HD. Library prices start from £3.99 for films in SD and £5.99 for HD. Films are especially popular with BT TV customers – a film is rented though BT Box Office every single minute.

BT Box Office offers more than 600 films, with all of the top blockbusters available in HD. BT TV also has a partnership with Curzon Home Cinema where customers can watch many of the top titles on the same day as their cinema release.