Finding and watching live programmes on the BT TV App - Android

There are various ways to find your live subscription programmes in the BT TV App.

Finding live programmes

To find live channels, you can go to the 'Watch BT Channels' screen in the 'TV Channels' section of the app. You'll see a list of programmes currently live on TV, with the pink progress bar showing the status of the programme.

Channels are split out by genre, and are then shown in the order they display in the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

To see only those channels which are available for you to watch, turn the 'free-to-me' toggle button to 'On' by clicking on it in the right-hand corner of the screen.

Programmes with a 'pink ticket' icon in the right-hand corner aren't available as part of your existing subscription, and will require a package upgrade or separate purchase to watch.

Screen showing the pink toicket icon on a mobile

The 'Full TV Listings' section will give you the full EPG that you have on your TV box.

  • You can watch live programme by tapping on tiles that show a 'Play' icon
  • You can scroll seven days forwards and backwards
  • You can set recordings in the forward view, and watch Catch Up shows (where available) from the backwards view
  • You can filter channels by genre from the menu at the bottom of the screen

If you want to see only channels that you're subscribed to, you can turn the 'free-to-me' toggle on.

Watching live programmes

When watching a live programme, your screen will be locked in 'landscape' mode. You can set a remote recording by tapping the Record button, or see synopsis information for the programme by tapping the I button.

You can scroll to other live channels by clicking on the Burger menu icon.

Swapping channel screen on a mobile

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