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Compare BT TV boxes

There are three recordable TV boxes and two non-recordable TV boxes. So how are they different? Click through the boxes below for a full comparison.

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With the BT TV Box Pro you can:

  • Connect wirelessly to your broadband hub
  • Watch your favourite free-to-air content without the need for an aerial
  • Listen in Dolby Atmos
  • Watch in 4K HDR, including BT Sport Ultimate, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more
  • Record up to 600 hours of TV on the 1TB hard drive, across up to four channels at once when watching in aerial mode and up to two channels at once when watching in internet mode
  • Use the Bluetooth remote from wherever you are in the room
  • Browse content across all apps and the TV guide in one place with universal search
  • Catch-up on TV and schedule recordings ahead of time using our 15 TV guide
  • Record, pause and rewind live TV for up to two hours
  • Record remotely with the BT TV App
  • Watch Free-to-air channels including in HD
  • Watch Entertainment, Cinema, Sports, Kids, HD, and 4K HDR on Extra channels (subscription required)
  • Access to VOD (Video on Demand) across NOW, Netflix, Prime Video and Britbox (subscription required) 
  • Easily upgrade/change your TV package directly from your BT TV Box

Additional information

  • A 1.5m ethernet cable is provided with your box
  • There’s no SCART input on the TV box, so you’ll need a HD TV with an HDMI port
  • BT TV Box Pro is only compatible with Smart Hub or Smart Hub 2 – if you don’t already have a Smart Hub, we’ll send you one with the box.

With the BT TV Recordable Box G4 you can:

  • Record, pause and rewind live TV for up to two hours
  • Record up to 300 hours of TV on the 500GB hard drive
  • Record remotely with the BT TV app
  • Watch Free-to-air channels, including HD
  • Watch Sports, Kids, Movies, HD and Extra channels (subscription only)
  • Access to On Demand players (BBC iPlayer, All 4, BT Player and more)
  • Catch up TV with seven-day scroll back
  • Search for a show
  • Easily upgrade/change your TV package directly from your BT TV Box

This box does everything the BT TV Recordable Box G4 does, but has the added feature of Ultra HD.

If you have an Ultra HD/4K TV, this box will allow you to watch Ultra HD content available with the Total Entertainment or Max packages.

With the BT TV 4K Recordable Box G5 you can:

  • Record, pause and rewind live TV for up to two hours
  • Record up to 300 hours of TV on the 500GB hard drive
  • Record remotely with the BT TV app
  • Watch Free-to-air channels, including HD
  • Watch Sports, Kids, Movies, HD and Extra channels (subscription only)
  • Access to On Demand players (BBC iPlayer, All 4, BT Player and more)
  • Catch up TV with seven-day scroll back
  • Search for a show
  • Easily upgrade/change your TV package directly from your BT TV Box

Find out more about BT Ultra HD >

 

This box is an older version of the BT TV Recordable Box G4.

The two are identical in what they can do. All the menus and features are exactly the same, but the most recent version of the box is smaller than this earlier version.

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    With the BT TV Box Pro you can:

    • Connect wirelessly to your broadband hub
    • Watch your favourite free-to-air content without the need for an aerial
    • Listen in Dolby Atmos
    • Watch in 4K HDR, including BT Sport Ultimate, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more
    • Record up to 600 hours of TV on the 1TB hard drive, across up to four channels at once when watching in aerial mode and up to two channels at once when watching in internet mode
    • Use the Bluetooth remote from wherever you are in the room
    • Browse content across all apps and the TV guide in one place with universal search
    • Catch-up on TV and schedule recordings ahead of time using our 15 TV guide
    • Record, pause and rewind live TV for up to two hours
    • Record remotely with the BT TV App
    • Watch Free-to-air channels including in HD
    • Watch Entertainment, Cinema, Sports, Kids, HD, and 4K HDR on Extra channels (subscription required)
    • Access to VOD (Video on Demand) across NOW, Netflix, Prime Video and Britbox (subscription required) 
    • Easily upgrade/change your TV package directly from your BT TV Box

    Additional information

    • A 1.5m ethernet cable is provided with your box
    • There’s no SCART input on the TV box, so you’ll need a HD TV with an HDMI port
    • BT TV Box Pro is only compatible with Smart Hub or Smart Hub 2 – if you don’t already have a Smart Hub, we’ll send you one with the box.

    With the BT TV Recordable Box G4 you can:

    • Record, pause and rewind live TV for up to two hours
    • Record up to 300 hours of TV on the 500GB hard drive
    • Record remotely with the BT TV app
    • Watch Free-to-air channels, including HD
    • Watch Sports, Kids, Movies, HD and Extra channels (subscription only)
    • Access to On Demand players (BBC iPlayer, All 4, BT Player and more)
    • Catch up TV with seven-day scroll back
    • Search for a show
    • Easily upgrade/change your TV package directly from your BT TV Box

    This box does everything the BT TV Recordable Box G4 does, but has the added feature of Ultra HD.

    If you have an Ultra HD/4K TV, this box will allow you to watch Ultra HD content available with the Total Entertainment or Max packages.

    With the BT TV 4K Recordable Box G5 you can:

    • Record, pause and rewind live TV for up to two hours
    • Record up to 300 hours of TV on the 500GB hard drive
    • Record remotely with the BT TV app
    • Watch Free-to-air channels, including HD
    • Watch Sports, Kids, Movies, HD and Extra channels (subscription only)
    • Access to On Demand players (BBC iPlayer, All 4, BT Player and more)
    • Catch up TV with seven-day scroll back
    • Search for a show
    • Easily upgrade/change your TV package directly from your BT TV Box

    Find out more about BT Ultra HD >

     

    This box is an older version of the BT TV Recordable Box G4.

    The two are identical in what they can do. All the menus and features are exactly the same, but the most recent version of the box is smaller than this earlier version.

Select a non-recordable TV Box for more information

The BT TV Box Mini is our smallest box. It does most of the things that the BT TV Box Pro does, except that it does not have an aerial input and therefore requires an internet connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to watch Freeview content. The BT TV Box Mini is also a non-recordable device.

With a BT TV Box Mini you can:

  • Pause and rewind live TV for up to 2 hours
  • Watch Freeview channels, including HD
  • Watch Sports, Kids, Movies, HD and Extra channels (subscription only)
  • Access to On Demand players (BBC iPlayer, All 4, BT Player and more)
  • Catch up TV with seven-day scrollback
  • Search for a show

Differences to a BT TV Box Pro:

  • There's no SCART input on the TV box, so you'll need an HD TV with an HDMI port
  • There's no aerial out port, so this box is best for a simple setup to an HD TV and must be connected to the internet.

Find out more about the BT TV Box Mini >

The BT TV Box Z4 is our smallest box. You can’t record live TV on this box, but it does most other things that a BT TV Recordable Box G4 can do

With a BT TV Box Z4 you can:

  • Pause and rewind live TV for up to 30 minutes for SD programmes and 14 minutes for HD programmes
  • Watch Free-to-air channels, including HD
  • Watch Sports, Kids, Movies, HD and Extra channels (subscription only)
  • Access to On Demand players (BBC iPlayer, All 4, BT Player and more)
  • Catch up TV with seven-day scroll back
  • Search for a show
  • Easily upgrade/change your TV package directly from your BT TV Box

Differences to a BT TV Recordable Box G4:

  • Pause and rewind live TV for up to 30 minutes for SD programmes and for 14 minutes for HD programmes instead of two hours
  • There's no SCART input on the TV box, so you'll need an HD TV with an HDMI port
  • There's no aerial out port, so this box is best for a simple setup to an HD TV

Find out more about the BT TV Box Z4 >

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    The BT TV Box Mini is our smallest box. It does most of the things that the BT TV Box Pro does, except that it does not have an aerial input and therefore requires an internet connection via Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to watch Freeview content. The BT TV Box Mini is also a non-recordable device.

    With a BT TV Box Mini you can:

    • Pause and rewind live TV for up to 2 hours
    • Watch Freeview channels, including HD
    • Watch Sports, Kids, Movies, HD and Extra channels (subscription only)
    • Access to On Demand players (BBC iPlayer, All 4, BT Player and more)
    • Catch up TV with seven-day scrollback
    • Search for a show

    Differences to a BT TV Box Pro:

    • There's no SCART input on the TV box, so you'll need an HD TV with an HDMI port
    • There's no aerial out port, so this box is best for a simple setup to an HD TV and must be connected to the internet.

    Find out more about the BT TV Box Mini >

    The BT TV Box Z4 is our smallest box. You can’t record live TV on this box, but it does most other things that a BT TV Recordable Box G4 can do

    With a BT TV Box Z4 you can:

    • Pause and rewind live TV for up to 30 minutes for SD programmes and 14 minutes for HD programmes
    • Watch Free-to-air channels, including HD
    • Watch Sports, Kids, Movies, HD and Extra channels (subscription only)
    • Access to On Demand players (BBC iPlayer, All 4, BT Player and more)
    • Catch up TV with seven-day scroll back
    • Search for a show
    • Easily upgrade/change your TV package directly from your BT TV Box

    Differences to a BT TV Recordable Box G4:

    • Pause and rewind live TV for up to 30 minutes for SD programmes and for 14 minutes for HD programmes instead of two hours
    • There's no SCART input on the TV box, so you'll need an HD TV with an HDMI port
    • There's no aerial out port, so this box is best for a simple setup to an HD TV

    Find out more about the BT TV Box Z4 >