Here's how EE customers can stream six months of BritBox free (norm £36)

If you're with EE, you could be eligible for six months' free subscription to the new BBC/ITV streaming service BritBox, as well as free data for streaming shows. Just remember to cancel if you don't want to roll onto a £5.99/month plan when those six months are up.

As an EE customer whose free six-month Amazon Prime membership had just come to an end, I was pleased to hear of a new perk available to me. New and existing EE customers can get six months’ FREE BritBox subscription, including the cost of the data used to stream shows. 

Who's eligible?

You can get this freebie if you’re on any of the following EE plans: pay monthly, 12-month SIM only, tablet or data SIM plan. You can opt in online via your My EE account, within the free My EE app or by sending a text to 150.

It's not available for business plan customers (sorry, business folks). 


Important: After the free six months are up, you'll be automatically enrolled into a paid subscription costing £5.99/month - this will come off your phone bill. If you don’t want that to happen, cancel at least 24 hours before the six months are due to end through your My EE account, or by texting STOP BRITBOX to 150.

What is BritBox?

BritBox is a new streaming service set up by the BBC and ITV, which allows you to watch British television box sets online. Old and new programmes are included, such as Broadchurch, QI, Downton Abbey, Liar, Doctor Who, Fawlty Towers, Top Gear, Only Fools and Horses and Gavin & Stacey. Me, I'm looking forward to the long-awaited new series of Spitting Image (pictured above).

How do I sign up?

Log in to your account via the My EE app or website and find the BritBox offer under ‘Get add-ons’. Alternatively, text BRITBOX to 150 and follow the prompts. You’ll need to set up a BritBox account, which only takes a couple of minutes.

Once you’ve signed up for the service, you’ll be able to stream shows on your EE device, or on a TV if you have a Chromecast.

You must be 18+ to claim your free subscription. There are a few other terms and conditions over on EE which I'd recommend checking over.


If these aren’t quite the programmes you’re after, you might be interested in a seven-day free trial of Apple TV+ or our 18 Netflix hacks.

What do you think of the new streaming service, and what are your top programme picks? Let us know in the comments below or over on the MSE Twitter account.