The catalogue of content available through the UK version of the service is different from that available in the US, though both suffer from a dearth of the most popular shows. Shows available through the UK service include standard fare like Downton Abbey, Gavin & Stacey and Broadchurch, although notably absent are well-known shows like Planet Earth, The Great British Bake-Off or the modern series of Doctor Who.
In the future more shows and movies will be added, with content from Channel 4 and Film4’s back catalogue coming next year as well as original shows from Comedy Central UK.
For £5.99 ($8) per month, the service supports high definition playback and multi-screen viewing with no contracts and no ads. With the affordable price, BritBox is aiming to undercut services like Netflix which costs £8.99 ($12) per month in the UK for HD on two screens. The lack of top modern shows and the popularity of the BBC’s free on-demand service, BBC iPlayer, may hamper these ambitions though.
To try out the service, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial on the BritBox website.