The services of pay television in Spain They continue to gain support as the offer continues to enrich themselves with new streaming platforms, and with telephone operators, whose traditional brands continue to strengthen their television service, while cheaper operators also begin to adopt the possibility of hiring television in their own way. payment.
Among so much supply, we will review the proposals of the operators that offer pay television to highlight the differences between service offered by each brand, the premium channels included, the content extras available and the final price of the basic packages with fiber, mobile and television.
Movistar + vs Vodafone TV vs Orange TV
We will begin the review with the most traditional pay television service, the one offered by Movistar +, Vodafone TV and Orange TV (the latter, also available through Jazztel), which will also be the most complete. They have an enriched experience thanks to decoder, multi-device service, own video store, more complete contents plus integrate aggregated content from other platforms such as Netflix or HBO among others that we will see later.
The three television platforms allow through their 4k decoders additional advantages such as the possibility of control live channels, so you can pause the content or go back to see what has been broadcast since the beginning of the program. In addition they also offer access to the content broadcast during the last seven days (U7D) in most contracted channels and it is possible record content in the cloud with a maximum of 350 hours, which will remain available up to a maximum of six months.
With cloud recordings it is possible to make simultaneous recordings and serial recording, which allows you to indicate that all the episodes of the same series are recorded every time they are broadcast, without the need to be aware of any schedule changes that may occur.
Other advantages shared by the three operators are the availability of a search engine or the availability of remote controls with voice control or parental control. Of their differences, the following can be highlighted:
Exclusive channels like # 0, #Come on, Sports or Formula 1.
It offers less flexibility to contract channels, pushing to contract more expensive Fusion rates to access certain content.
HBO exclusively integrated at no cost.
Soccer not available.
Lets only hire soccer.
Longer OTT signal delay on ADSL, indirect fiber and some channels with direct fiber
Apart from on the television through the deco, the television contents are also accessible from smartphones and tables, from browsers Web, smart TV, consoles and compatible with Chromecast. In these devices, the advantages are not exactly the same as from the deco, and it is not always possible to control the live broadcast or access the content recorded in the cloud. Let’s look at some of the salient differences of multi-device services:
Available in 1 main decoder + 4 devices. Simultaneously, maximum 3 devices at home and 1 device away from home.
Available in 1 main decoder + 4 devices, but simultaneously, maximum in 2 devices
Also available without fiber.
Does not allow viewing offline.
No access to cloud recordings
Available in 1 main decoder + 4 simultaneous devices, but the same channel can only be seen at the same time in 2 devices.
Includes an extra 2 GB for TV consumption on mobile.
Does not allow viewing offline.
Access to recordings in the cloud only via WiFi.
Already known the main advantages and differences, we give way to final price comparison for basic television service with each mobile and fiber tariff, the premium channels included and the extra channels available.
Highlight that, beyond the bulky number of channels that operators advertise in their packages, in the comparison we do not include DTT channels or international or news channels.
In the case of Orange, to adjust the price, it is also possible to replace the family channel package with a football package, with only La Liga, or also with Champions. In this case, deleting would save between 9.95 with unlimited and 14.95 euros with the other rates.
And something similar will happen in Vodafone, that it is possible to replace the Seriefans package included in the Mini and Extra rates, with any of the other available packages. In addition, Vodafone now offers television service without the need to contract the decoder, making it also accessible for mobile-only and Vodafone yu customers.
The cheapest pay TV offers
Among the new wave of cheap operators, there are already several that offer a simpler pay television that the sight in the three big operators and very different between them. Let’s review its main characteristics:
Yoigo has an agreement with Agile TV to market its Android decoder, which includes DTT channels with advantages such as direct control to pause the live, access to the content of the last seven days and the possibility of recording content in the cloud. It also has access to content from other platforms with discounts, like Rakuten TV, Sky or FlixOlé.
Virgin telco It also has an Android 4K decoder for viewing on the TV, with direct control and access to the content of the last five days. In addition to DTT and international, its simplest package includes 8 premium channels, but allows you to add another 30 channels for an additional 6 euros and the only alternative that also allows you to contract Movistar Estrenos.
There + It is the OMV of local operators that has also recently begun to include television service at no additional cost along with its combined fiber and mobile. Its simplest package includes 8 premium channels and allows you to optionally complement it with another 10 channels. Here, the service is offered mainly in multi-device mode, to view the contents from a tablet, smartphone and computer, but optionally also allows the purchase of a deco to facilitate access through the television.
Mobilefree It is another MVNO that has begun to include some pay television in its combined fiber and mobile. It is the most modest proposal of all the known ones and does not offer deco for TV, so the viewing is limited to tablets, smartphones and computers. Includes 7 premium channels and no option to complement it.
In addition to the specific proposals of these operators with cheap television, any user of any operator With internet access, you can hire platforms such as Movistar + Lite, Sky or Fubo TV, which also include several premium channels.
The prices of the Cheap fiber, mobile and TV bundles along with available channels It is as summarized below:
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