In this article, I will provide a step-by-step guide on how to install and watch BT TV on FireStick. The instructions in this guide apply to any version of the Amazon FireStick, including Fire TV Cube, FireStick 4K, FireStick 4K Max, and FireStick Lite.
Few things bring as much joy as watching your favorite TV channels. After a week of hard work, all you want to do is curl up somewhere and watch your favorite content.
Fans of the old BT Vision will be happy to learn that BT TV is now available for streaming on FireStick TV. But keep in mind that it costs £5 per month to access your BT TV subscription through the BT TV app on FireStick. This is something you may want to consider before you install the app.
What Is BT TV?
BT TV is a popular IPTV service based on the YouView TV platform. BT TV has made long-term broadcasting deals with several major streaming services. The result is all-encompassing entertainment.
BT TV lets you stream 50 live TV channels! You can stream content in HD or even 4K, depending on your subscription plan and FireStick version. Of course, you will need a BT TV subscription before you can stream any content.
BT TV also includes access to on-demand channels with your subscription. You can stream on-demand content from as many as 50 different sources, like E!, CNN, Lifetime, Vice, TLC, MTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, SYFY, Comedy Central, Discovery, and AMC.
BT is known for its sports channels that provide viewing access for nearly every popular sports league and tournament in the world. That’s why all of BT Sport’s channels are available on BT TV, including the Eurosport channels!
Unfortunately, BT TV does not provide access to Freeview channels, Sky Sports, or Sky Cinema.
Attention, FireStick Users!
Governments and ISPs constantly monitor your online activity, and accessing copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick could lead to serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend getting the best FireStick VPN to mask your IP address and securely stream your favorites.
I personally use ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN available. Not only is it easy to install on any device, it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, if you're not 100% satisfied, you can always get a refund. ExpressVPN is currently also offering a whopping 3 extra months free on their annual plan!
How to Register for BT TV App Extra
As I mentioned, you will need to add the BT TV App Extra add-on to your subscription package to log in to your existing BT TV account. The add-on costs £5 per month.
This extra add-on allows users to watch BT TV on two more screens in addition to the set-top box. You can buy the BT TV App Extra add-on and register for a BT TV plan on the official BT website.
How to Install BT TV on FireStick
Unlike other streaming services that require third-party installations or the use of a VPN, the BT TV app is easy to install. All you have to do is download the app via the Amazon App Store. If it’s not in the app store for you, I’ll explain what to do after this section.
To download the BT TV app, follow these steps:
1. Scroll to Find on the FireStick home screen.
2. Click on Search.
3. Enter BT TV with the on-screen keyboard (or use the voice option on the FireStick remote). Scroll down and select the corresponding search.
4. Click on BT TV.
5. Click on Download or Get to install the app.
The download should only take a few seconds, depending on your internet speed.
Fix BT TV Not Appearing on FireStick Store
If you are located outside of the UK, you won’t see BT TV in your search results. But there’s a quick fix. Basically, your search results, available apps, and suggestions are all linked with your Amazon account region.
So in order to install BT TV on your FireStick, you’ll need to change your Amazon account’s region to the UK. Follow these steps to change your Amazon account’s region. Then, restart your FireStick to see the changes.
If the BT TV app is still not available, try deregistering and re-registering your device.
You may also need to use ExpressVPN to change your location to the UK so that you can stream on BT TV. I recommend using a VPN on FireStick anyway because is has other benefits, such as keeping your FireStick activity private and letting you access other countries’ libraries on many streaming services.
You can follow the steps below to get ExpressVPN:
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV Stick and go to Find followed by Search option.
Step 3: Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results.
Step 4: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN app on Fire TV / Stick.
Step 5: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click Sign in.
Step 6: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
How to Use BT TV on Amazon FireStick
After you have installed the BT TV app and purchased the BT TV App Extra add-on with for BT TV subscription, you can launch the app and start streaming.
You can get to the app by pressing and holding your FireStick remote’s home button, then selecting Apps in the menu that appears. If you cannot find the BT TV app in Your Apps & Channels, select App Library at the very bottom. Here, you can view all the apps you have installed on your Amazon FireStick.
Want to create a home screen shortcut? Instead of actually selecting BT TV, just scroll to it and press the options button (three horizontal lines) on your remote. Then select Move to front. This quickly and easily creates a shortcut. For more detail, you can refer to our full guide on creating FireStick home screen shortcuts.
Once you launch the app, wait for the app to load for the first time.
Then, click Log in.
Enter your BT login details to log into your account.
From here, you can get to the BT TV app’s main screen. You can now navigate around, locate your on-demand content, and access other streaming platforms. Any channels that are part of your BT TV subscription package will now be available to watch on your FireStick!
That’s it! In this article, I showed you exactly how to install BT TV on FireStick. It’s a convenient app for those who want to stream their BT TV subscription on additional devices. Don’t hesitate to post in the comments section below if you have any questions about installing BT TV.
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