A guide to Vodafone TV packages
We’ve got all the information you need on the various TV packages, deals and add-ons available from Vodafone.
Looking for a new TV package? You’ll need to have Vodafone broadband in order to avail of its TV plans, so if you’re considering switching, why not think about one of their bundles?
Vodafone TV packages and deals
Vodafone has loads of broadband and TV and broadband, phone and TV plans to choose from, depending on what you’re looking for. With all of the plans, you’ll get an introductory discount, which could save you hundreds.
All of Vodafone’s packages come with with broadband with speeds of up to 100Mbps - but the speeds you’ll be able to get will depend on where you live and your type of connection. On top of broadband, when comparing packages, you’ll need to think about:
- How many TV channels you want - there are two main Vodafone TV packages, Vodafone TV comes with 60 channels, while Vodafone TV Plus has 88.
- If you want a landline and - if so - whether you’re happy with calls to landlines, or you’d like to be able to call mobiles, too.
What channels do you get with Vodafone TV?
There are two main TV packages available from Vodafone, with the main difference between them being the amount of channels you get.
The Vodafone TV package comes with 60, including all of the of the BBC, RTÉ, Channel 4, and TV3 channels.
Meanwhile, Vodafone TV Plus has 88 channels in total, with all the same ones as the Vodafone TV plan, plus extras like Eurosport 1&2, and loads of the Discovery channels.
What features come with Vodafone TV?
The Vodafone TV Box allows you to:
- Pause, rewind, record and store all your favourite shows.
- Watch Netflix directly through the TV box with a dedicated button on the Vodafone remote.
- Record up to four shows at once.
- Restart a show mid-way through, or catch-up on your favourites that you’ve missed during the week.
You can also experience live TV on the go with the free Vodafone TV Anywhere app.
Can I get sports with Vodafone TV?
Yes. Vodafone TV already comes with channels like At the Races as standard, while the Vodafone TV Plus package also comes with Eurosport 1&2.
Vodafone broadband and TV customers can also add-on Sky Sports, eir Sport, or both to their package for an additional charge. When you sign up to eir Sport with Vodafone, you’ll get eir Sport 1&2, BT Sport 1, 2 & 3 and BT Sport ESPN.
Sky Sports is currently €20 per month for the first six months, going up to €40 thereafter, while eir Sport is €25 per month. However, at the moment you can get either the eir Sport pack or wireless multiroom FREE for the first six months with certain Vodafone plans.
If you want to get access to Virgin Media Sports, you’ll need to sign up directly with Virgin Media, and access the content via their app.
What are the other add-ons for Vodafone TV?
Vodafone TV already has all of the features we’ve come to expect from digital TV providers, such as the ability to pause, rewind and record live TV and access to an app to watch TV on the move.
However, if you do want to go for an add-on, you could consider Vodafone multiroom, which costs an extra €5 per room per month, plus a €99 installation fee per extra box. Remember that Vodafone is currently offering either this add on or the eir Sport app FREE with some plans
How does Vodafone TV compare to eir TV, Sky TV and Virgin Media TV?
Vodafone TV offers much of the same features and channels as eir, Sky, and Virgin Media, however the Sky and Virgin Media TV boxes do allow you to record more shows at once, while still watching TV, which is worth bearing in mind.
Sky and Virgin Media also have standalone TV packages, which could be an advantage, if you’re not interested in bundling.
Are there any disadvantages?
This could work well - you’ll only have to deal with one provider for billing and payments, and you’ll normally save money by bundling. However, it means that if you want Vodafone TV, you don’t have the freedom to go with a separate broadband plan from a different provider.