How to Watch BritBox on a Samsung Smart TV

BritBox and Samsung Smart TV logos.

How to Watch BritBox on a Samsung Smart TV

Are you a fan of British television? If so, you’re probably already familiar with the streaming service BritBox. This streaming service is packed with all the best of British TV past and present. Similar to services like Shudder or Crunchyroll, BritBox is a specialty streamer that focuses on one niche genre of film and television. For maximum enjoyment, it’s good to know how to watch the streaming service on your smart TV. Here’s how to watch BritBox on a Samsung Smart TV.

Can You Watch BritBox on Samsung Tizen OS?

BritBox app on Samsung Smart TV.
BritBox subscribers can stream the app from a Samsung Smart TV.

Samsung smart TVs are powered by Samsung Electronics’ own invention: Tizen OS. This smart operating system has powered Samsung TVs for years now. (Not to mention all the smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, and other Samsung-branded tech to come out in recent years.) Tizen OS comes with a batch of streaming apps already loaded onto the smart TV hub.

However, this library of built-in streamers does not typically include small-time streamers. This includes BritBox. While the BritBox app is still available for download from the Tizen OS app store, it’s probably not going to be pre-installed on your Samsung smart TV right out of the box. You’ll have to download it yourself manually. We’ll show you how.

Do You Have to Sign Up to Watch BritBox?

BritBox sign-up page.
You must sign up for a BritBox subscription to stream it from your smart TV.

BritBox is not a free, ad-supported television (FAST) streamer. This means you’re not allowed to stream movies and television shows from BritBox without a paid subscription. Currently, the service goes for $8.99 a month or $89.99 a year when paid annually. You can also take advantage of the streaming service’s seven-day free trial before you buy.

To sign up, go to the BritBox website and click “Start Watching Now.” On the next screen, enter your email address, your first and last name, and a password of your choosing. Then, click “Create Account.” On the next screen, you’ll be asked to choose an option: Pay monthly, or pay annually. Enter your payment information and enjoy your seven-day trial before payments start.

How to Watch BritBox on a Samsung Smart TV

Now, let’s break down the step-by-step process to watch BritBox on your Samsung smart TV. Make sure your smart TV is connected to the Internet, either via an Ethernet connection or Wi-Fi. Also, be sure to sign up for a BritBox account before you download the app and attempt to sign in.

Step One: Go to Smart Hub

First, go to the Samsung smart TV’s home screen (if you’re not there already). Hit the Home or the designated Smart TV button on your remote.

Step Two: Open the App Store

From the home screen, find the icon that says “Apps.” (It’s usually found at the start of the list of pre-installed apps.) Then, hit the Select button on your remote.

Step Three: Download BritBox

Once inside the app store, navigate to the search icon at the top of the page. As to be expected, it’s shaped like a magnifying glass. Start typing “BritBox” and wait for the result to appear. Once you find it, hit Select on the remote and then install it.

Step Four: Log In and Start Watching

Once the app finishes its download, you’ll find it alongside all the other apps already installed on the TV. Open the app and enter your login information. With this, you’re free to start streaming!

Pros and Cons of BritBox

Pros of BritBoxCons of BritBox
BritBox offers a wide range of classic and current British TV shows and movies.Those looking for non-British content will not find much on BritBox.
Subscribers get exclusive access to content not available on other services.BritBox’s streaming interface is not as user-friendly as others.
BritBox is one of the more affordable streaming services.There aren’t many high-profile original productions on BritBox.
Lovers of British television and films will enjoy the niche offerings of BritBox.BritBox has far more television shows than films.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is BritBox?

BritBox is a streaming service that specializes in niche British TV shows and movies. It’s a joint collaboration between British television stations BBC and ITV.

How much does BritBox cost?

BritBox costs $8.99 a month or $89.99 a year when paid annually. Both plans offer the same library of films, television shows, and BritBox originals.

Can I watch BritBox outside the UK?

Yes, BritBox is available in multiple countries beyond the United Kingdom. It’s not exclusive to the region. You can enjoy it from the United States, the UK, and numerous other countries worldwide.

Does BritBox have a free trial?

Yes, BritBox does have a seven-day free trial for you to try before you officially subscribe. You will have to enter your card information, but will not be charged until after the trial period is over.

Are there ads on BritBox?

No, BritBox does not have any ad breaks between films and television shows. This is true of both monthly and annual subscriptions. Both subscription tiers are completely ad-free.

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