TalkTalk Kids Boost Review | Helpful Mum

Friday, 6 September 2013

TalkTalk Kids Boost Review

We are currently trying out TalkTalk TV, Broadband and phone services, in return for our honest opinions. As part of the package, we received a YouView box which enables us to pause and rewind live TV. It also . Unfortunately, in the area we live in, we can only access 37 channels of a possible 70+. There is nothing we can do about this though, and it would be the same with any Freeview box. If you miss a programme on certain channels, you can simply scroll to the on demand versions of those channels, and catch up then and there.

This month we have been asked to review the Kids Boost, which is an add on which you can subscribe to for a minimum of one month. You can add and update which boosts you want each month, which is very convenient. Here's what TalkTalk have to say about the boost: For as little as £5 a month, keep your kids entertained with our great value Kids Boost. With 14 great children's channels to choose from, featuring the best of Mickey, Spongebob, Ben 10, Jessie and many more, your kids will never be short of something to watch. Add the Kids Boost one month at time with no annual contract. The Kids Boost children's channels to choose from are:

Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
Nickelodeon
Nick Jr
Cartoon Network
Boomerang
Disney Channel On Demand
Disney Junior On Demand
Disney XD On Demand
Nickelodeon On Demand
Nick Jr On Demand
CN On Demand
Boomerang On Demand

TalkTalk kids boost

What we think
The children really enjoy being able to watch channels on demand. Our wireless has been cutting out a bit since we got the TV, but it has so far held when we are watching programmes through broadband. I think the on demand channels are really useful. You don't have to buy a DVD, but your children can still watch shows they love. This saves money in the long run and you don't have to disappoint your children if the DVD gets scratched. I have been impressed with the ease of use and the quality of the channels that you are watching through your broadband connection. I have to admit to initially be slightly disappointed that you couldn't record programmes in the boost, but this was lessened when I realised how much there was on demand.

We have our eye on upgrading to the Sky Sports package, but I am concerned that we would get too used to it. At the moment, if we want to watch sport, we have to go to the pub, which is a great excuse!

Here is our video review. Please excuse the ancient TV, the thrifty part of me refuses to get a new one until something is wrong with the old one, and after 13 years it still hasn't had anything go wrong!


Disclosure: We have been provided with a YouView box and TalkTalk broadband, phone and TV in return for our opinions. These are, as always, honest and fair.
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