At the moment, TalkTalk’s TV service is free to its broadband customers, but there is a £4 a month charge to use the multi-room service, which allows you to watch TalkTalk TV on two screens in separate rooms at the same time.
But from next month multi-room will be included in all TV customers’ packages as standard so customers will pay an extra £48/yr – even if they don’t have screens in multiple rooms, and so won’t be able to use the feature.
If you don’t want to pay the fee, TalkTalk says you can opt out now, or at any time after you start paying with a month’s notice.
What is TalkTalk’s TV service?
TalkTalk TV is a TV and on-demand video service. Customers are given a TalkTalk box, and can pause and rewind live TV, as well as rent movies, and watch on-demand content.
In addition to the basic service, customers can also pay extra for add-ons – known as ‘Boosts’ – such as Sky Sports or Sky Cinema.
TalkTalk TV is provided at no extra charge for TalkTalk broadband and fibre customers, but they must opt into it.
If customers decide to keep TalkTalk TV after 1 February and pay £4 a month, they’ll be given a £5 TalkTalk TV voucher, which can be used to rent films on the service.