The library of this streaming platform comprises BritBox originals such as Why Didn't They Ask Evans? and Magpie Murders, every classic show of Doctor Who, dramas such as The Bay and Irvine Welsh's Crime, period dramas such as Downton Abbey and Sanditon, and comedies classics such as Spitting Image, Gavin & Stacey, and Only Fools and Horses. But one question might be popping up in your mind if you are a Prime user. Is BritBox free with Amazon Prime? This article will answer all your doubts and will help you with downloading your favorite shows and movies from this streaming platform. Read below to know more.

What Is BritBox?

Before we move on to know about BritBox on Amazon Prime, let us know about the streaming platform in general. The service was launched in 2017 and was claimed to be the home of the best of creativity from the British grounds. The service was an attempt in celebrating the best of today, the best of the past and to invest in new British-originated content in the coming period. BBC described the platform as a new streaming platform offering the best home-developed content to the users. The service comes with everything from recent shows to old favorites and brand new commissions.

The platform is a subscription service created as a joint venture between UK broadcasters BBC and ITV. There is also a 7-day free trial of the streaming platform that lets users sneaked into the library of film and TV before committing to a periodic subscription.

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Is BritBox Free With Amazon Prime?

Is BritBox free with Amazon Prime? While users can add BritBox to their subscription to Prime Video as a Channel, it is not free at all. Adding this streaming service to a Prime Video subscription is similar to adding any other channel from the Amazon Prime Channel list. Users will require an active Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription and then they will have to shell out the equivalent cost for the Prime Channel, whether it's BritBox or any other.

If users have an Amazon Prime Video subscription, they can access BritBox for an extra monthly charge through the Amazon Prime Video app. This will cost the users with £5.99 per month apart from their Amazon Prime subscription (which comes for a price tag of £7.99 post the free trial period of 30 days). If users buy BritBox via Amazon Prime, the free trial period of 7 days is still valid, which indicates users can enjoy one week of this streaming platform absolutely free.

Amazon Prime Video and BritBox UK earlier made BritBox available to Prime users with an add-on subscription in the UK. This indicates that the streaming platform is now available easily to more than 90% of video-on-demand homes in the country. Prime Video Channels let Prime users to subscription of add-on channels via Prime Video for a low monthly charge, available separately without the requirement to sign up for a contract or bundle.

How Much Is BritBox?

Users can enjoy classic British shows such as Dad’s Army and Grange Hill, as well as timeless movies such as Love Actually and Trainspotting, without spending a lot of money. A subscription to BritBox will come with a price tag of £5.99 per month or £59.99 per annum (which works out as almost £4.99 per month). If you choose the annual plan, users will save £11.89 over the period of a year, thereby saving their money. How much is BritBox on Amazon Prime? Well, the service costs the same on Amazon Prime as well.

How Does BritBox Work?

There are a few methods to watch your favorite series such as Only Fools and Horses and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans, on BritBox. Users can sign-up for BritBox through the ITV Hub or through the official website. Once users are all set up, they can download the app to stream their favorite content. The app is accessible on a wide range of devices such as your Samsung smart TV, Apple TV, Android smartphone and tablets, as well as iPhones and iPad.

How To Download Videos From BritBox For Offline Viewing?

Similar to Blu-ray and DVD copy protection, DRM is a tech with actions to avoid downloading and copying. BritBox Amazon Prime channel also has DRM and hence when users record, the screen turns black and there is no way to download or record your favorite shows. Users cannot download videos to any device other than a tablet or smartphone where the app has been downloaded. In addition to this, the following limitations are also applied to official downloads from the app:

  • Only two devices are eligible for downloading content with a single account
  • A limit of 25 videos is set to be downloaded with only one account
  • Downloaded videos can only be seen within the Amazon Prime Video app
  • Some content is not supported and cannot be downloaded
  • Downloaded videos cannot be saved forever. They can only be seen for 30 days and comes with a cap of 48 hours for offline viewing.
  • Post 30 days, users need to download the videos again. If more than 48 hours have passed while offline, the videos can be seen by again being online
  • To view BritBox Amazon Prime videos on a PC monitor or a TV, devices such as Apple TV or Fire TV Stick 4K are needed, thereby adding more to the cost.

Hence, the official app comes with many limitations and users can only use the limited feature. Hence, it is better to download the BritBox videos and view them later offline viewing. In this manner, you get to see your favorite movies and shows for offline viewing, as well as get to view them in the highest quality possible, thereby allowing offering the best watching experience.

And the only tool that can make this possible is StreamFab DRM MPD Downloader. The tool can download and save videos from any DRM-encrypted streaming platform so that users can enjoy their favorite shows offline. Follow the below steps to know how to use this tool:

Step 1: Download and install StreamFab DRM MPD Downloader on your machine. Once installed open the tool to begin the process of downloading. The main interface will look something like shown in the figure below.

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Step 2: To begin the download, users will need to enter the URL of the official website of BritBox in the built-in browser of the tool. Users will get to see the UI something like shown in the figure below.

Step 3: Search for the movie or show that you wish to download. Once you have selected the show, click on the video to download it.

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Step 4: Once you have chosen the video, play it to download. As soon as the playback starts, tap on the Download option on the playback screen in the top-left corner. Next, select your preferred resolution on the next window, and click the Download option to begin the download.

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Does BritBox have a free trial?

New users of BritBox subscriptions can get a free trial period of seven days in both the US and the UK. Hence, users can check out the streaming platform and check if they are interested in what is on their plate before their trial period ends. Just remember to cancel the subscription a minimum of 24 hours before the trial period ends if you do not want to commit to BritBox.

Where Is BritBox Available?

BritBox is accessible to stream on different devices and in various nations. For instance, users can stream the streaming platform on the following services and devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV Sticks
  • Apple TV
  • YouView set-top boxes
  • Chromecast
  • iOS and Android tablets and phones
  • Some smart TVs
  • On your web browser
  • Roku devices

Apart from this, the nations where BritBox is accessible are as follows:

  • Canada
  • Australia
  • The United Kingdom
  • United States
  • South Africa

Is BritBox free with Apple TV?

Regrettably not. Users can subscribe to BritBox via Apple TV, but they will still require to shell out for access to BritBox (once the free trial ends).

How much does BritBox cost in the US?

A subscription to BritBox comes for a price tag of $6.99 per month in the US, but if you are ready to commit for the long term, then users can go get the annual plan that comes with a price tag of $69.99 per year, which will save you almost $14 a year.


All in all, we just had a look at everything that you should know about the BritBox Amazon Prime channel. We had a look at what this streaming platform is and if it is available for free on Amazon Prime. In addition to this, we also saw that users can easily download BritBox shows and movies for offline viewing with the help of StreamFab DRM MPD Downloader.