Is there a BritBox free trial?

Michael Sheen and David Tennant on a Zoom call for Staged, now streaming on BritBox
Staged is just one of the many shows you can find on BritBox. (Image credit: BBC)

BritBox is a streaming service that was originally developed by the BBC and ITV to bring you the very best from British broadcasters. Originally a standalone service in all regions, BritBox is now also found as part of the ad-free ITVX Premium tier in the UK (BritBox remains a standalone streaming service elsewhere).

A BritBox subscription costs just $7.99/ £5.99 a month (or $79.99/£59.99 annually). For that price, you gain access to a wide range of classic and modern shows from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5.

The BritBox library includes BritBox originals such as Magpie Murders and Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, every classic series of Doctor Who, dramas like Irvine Welsh's Crime and The Bay, period dramas like Sanditon and Downton Abbey, and comedies like Staged (pictured above), Gavin & Stacey, Spitting Image and Only Fools and Horses. For a full breakdown of everything you can stream on BritBox, check out our full list of BritBox shows.

If you've not tried BritBox out before but want to check it out, you'll be delighted to know that there is a BritBox free trial available for new customers to help you decide whether the service is right for you.

How long is the BritBox free trial?

The BritBox free trial is available to new customers and lasts for seven days, meaning you've got a full week to see whether the service is right for you. If you decide it's not, you can cancel before the seven days are up and you won't be charged anything (more on that later).

Do be aware that the free trial is measured in days, not hours, so the first day you sign up for your BritBox free trial is counted as the first full day of the trial period.

If you're in the UK and haven't already tried BritBox, you'll now need to sign up for ITVX Premium to try everything on the service. However, you can still try the service free for seven days so you can try everything on BritBox and more for a limited time.

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BritBox is the No. 1 way to watch all your favorite British shows from the BBC and ITV. And you can watch it easily via Amazon Prime Video Channels. Your subscription, including billing, is handled through your Amazon account, allowing you to watch as much as you want for a single price.

Is there an ITVX free trial?

UK customers can no longer sign up for BritBox (except via Prime Video, see below), many would-be subscribers want to know whether there's an ITVX free trial. 

Luckily, this new service also offers a seven-day free trial, so if you didn't get around to trying BritBox for free, you can sample all that BritBox has to offer plus a whole lot more with an ITVX Premium free trial. 

Is BritBox free with Amazon Prime?

Sadly no, but the connection between BritBox and Amazon Prime is that you can add BritBox as an Amazon Prime Video Channel to a Prime Video subscription. 

On top of your regular Amazon Prime subscription fee, Britbox costs $7.99 /£5.99 a month or $79.99/, but it gives you access to the huge library of British content within the Prime Video service.

You can also still access the BritBox seven-day free trial if you sign up via Prime Video. 

Is BritBox free with Sky TV?

The short answer is no, BritBox is not free with Sky TV. That's because Sky don't offer bundles that include BritBox access, nor do they offer the service via Sky Q or Sky Glass devices. 

There is a small workaround, though; if you subscribe to BritBox via Amazon Prime, you can watch BritBox content on Sky through the Prime Video app.

BritBox is available on a good range of devices including in your browser, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xfinity and a select range of smart TVs. You can find a full list of compatible devices on the BritBox Help area.

How to cancel a BritBox free trial

If you want to cancel the BritBox free trial before being charged for a subscription, make sure to do so at least 24 hours before your upcoming payment date. 

If you signed up with a debit or credit card, follow the following steps to cancel your BritBox subscription: 

  • Sign into your account at and open your account (click on your account name in the top right of the screen)
  • Click through to 'Account Details'
  • Then click the 'Subscription Option'.
  • In the 'Your Plan' section you should see your next renewal date.
  • There, you can select 'Cancel subscription', where you'll just need to follow the prompts to cancel your package.

If you subscribed to BritBox via a partner like Roku, iTunes, Prime Video, Apple TV Channels, or the Google Play store, you'll instead need to cancel your subscription through those services. 

Likewise, if you signed up to ITVX Premium to watch BritBox content in the UK, you'll need to cancel your subscription there, rather than via BritBox. 

Martin Shore
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Martin is a Staff Writer with, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.