TalkTalk has quietly added streaming channels like Sky 1 and Sky Arts to the main TalkTalk TV programme guide.
The subscription channels were previously only accessible through the TalkTalk Player on-demand section of TalkTalk TV. Now they’re all present and correct in the main programme guide alongside the digital terrestrial channels like BBC One and Channel 4.
Finding shows should now be a lot more natural and relaxed as it saves viewers from having to dive in and out of various menus when they watch to switch from watching The Simpsons on Sky 1 to Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.
Read Recombu Digital’s guide to YouView and TalkTalk TVStreaming channels coming to the main programme guide on YouView-based systems like TalkTalk has been in development for a number of months. BT YouView customers have been able to access and record content on streaming channels since last Friday, but TalkTalk said it needed a while longer to fine tune things.
The channels are can be found at 401 in the TalkTalk TV programme guide, starting with Sky 1. Premium on-demand content can still be accessed from the TalkTalk Player as normal (below, right).
If you’ve not subscribed to or set up the extra pay TV channels on TalkTalk TV, you’ll be prompted to sign up from the guide.
TalkTalk TV is a free YouView-based service that comes with access to all of the digital terrestrial TV channels plus catch-up services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, Demand 5 and Dave on Demand.
Sky TV channel boosts can be added for as little as £5/month on top of your TalkTalk TV and broadband bundled. Sky Movies and Sky Sports can be added for an extra £15/month and £30/month respectively. Read our guide to TalkTalk’s TV offering for more details.