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Why do I need to connect my YouView Box to broadband?

If you don’t connect your YouView Box to your broadband connection you won’t be able to enjoy everything that YouView from TalkTalk has to offer.

Your YouView Box needs a broadband connection to receive On demand content and Catch Up TV through applications like BBC iPlayer and All4. If you don’t connect your YouView Box to broadband you’ll only be able to view the Freeview Channels transmitted through your aerial. You can connect your YouView Box to broadband simply by plugging it into your router.

Find out how to install your YouView Box.

BBC iPlayer  ITV Player  All 4  Demand 5

Connecting to your Box to your router will also let you rent and enjoy the latest film releases from the TalkTalk Player without having to leave the comfort of your living room. You can rent any film on the list for 48hrs at a time that suits you.


Once your box is connected you might also be able to access live, paid-for TV channels like Sky Sports and Sky Movies using our TV Boosts. Our Boost packages offer something for everyone, whether you’re a film buff, sports fan or music lover – and there’s something for the kids too.

Sky Sports Sky movies       

      Gold National Geographic Channel

The best thing about this is you don’t have to tie yourself into lengthy and pricey contracts. Each Boost can be cancelled or renewed on a month-by-month basis - it’s completely up to you.

See our full list of Boosts and prices.

Before you purchase any Boosts, you’ll first need to make sure you are getting a fast enough connection to play the paid-for channels without interruption.

Find out more about broadband speeds and Boosts.

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