Best TV Plans in Switzerland in 2024

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Choosing the right TV subscription in Switzerland can be a bit daunting with multiple providers, each presenting unique advantages. Whether you're looking for a standalone TV package or one bundled with internet, the key is to compare the offerings carefully to find an affordable and suitable option.

In our comprehensive guide for 2024, we delve into the nuances of selecting the best TV subscription for your needs in Switzerland. We've also curated a list of the top picks for both TV-only and TV+Internet subscriptions available this year.

Use our free comparator tool to compare the best TV-only and TV+Internet plans, get personalized quotes, and find a plan that aligns perfectly with your preferences and budget.

What are the cheapest TV subscriptions?

If you're primarily looking for a low-cost TV subscription, here's a comparison of the cheapest TV subscriptions in Switzerland in 2024.

ISPTV subscriptionPriceFeatures
Blue TV S14.90 CHF / month
  • 150 channels
  • TV Replay:
Teleboy TV+14.90 CHF / month
  • 150 channels
  • TV Replay:
M-Budget TV15 CHF / month
  • 250 channels
  • TV Replay:
Salt TV39.95 CHF / month
  • 260 channels
  • TV Replay:
Yallo TV39.95 CHF / month
  • 260 channels
  • TV Replay:
Up TV XL50 CHF / month
  • 320 channels
  • TV Replay:
Wingo TV69 CHF / month
  • 250 channels
  • TV Replay:
Cheaper TV subscriptions

What are the different types of TV subscriptions?

There are several types of TV subscriptions, including:

Type of subscriptionDescription
Cable subscription
Offers a wide choice of TV channels as well as additional services such as online TV and video-on-demand.
TV Streaming
Provides online access to TV channels and movies via a streaming platform, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.
Satellite subscription
Provides access to TV channels using a satellite dish.
Internet television (IPTV)
Allows you to watch TV using a broadband Internet connection instead of a cable or satellite connection.
Free television with terrestrial antenna
Offers a selection of free TV channels using a terrestrial antenna.
Different TV subscriptions

TV-only offers from ISPs

TV subscription is a type of subscription that provides access to a wide selection of TV channels, as well as additional services such as online TV and video-on-demand. This type of subscription uses a cable connection to transmit TV signals to a set-top box or connected TV. Subscribers can also benefit from options such as pausing, recording, and replaying live TV.

Internet + TV offers

An Internet + TV subscription is a combined package that offers a user access to high-speed Internet and a bouquet of TV channels. This type of subscription is usually offered by Internet and cable TV providers and allows users to watch live TV broadcasts and stream online content on a variety of devices, such as TVs, computers, tablets, and smartphones. Users can also record shows and movies for later viewing, or access a library of online content.

VOD subscriptions

A VOD (Video on Demand) subscription is a type of online streaming service that allows users to watch movies and TV shows over the Internet without having to record them on physical media. Users can choose to view content on demand in exchange for a monthly payment or a one-off rental.

Internet TV or IPTV subscription

Internet TV refers to the broadcasting of live or recorded television programs over the Internet rather than on a traditional television platform such as a terrestrial antenna, cable, or satellite. This type of television is often referred to as "streaming television" or "IPTV".

Users can access Internet TV using a variety of devices, such as connected TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets, by subscribing to a streaming service or using free live TV apps.

Internet TV offers a wide choice of channels, programs, and features, as well as the added flexibility to watch content whenever and wherever you want.

IPTV PlatformsBasic IPTV subscriptionFree TrialCommitment
15,9 CHF
Blue +
14,9 CHF
Sky Show
14,9 CHF
Disney +
12,9 CHF
11,9 CHF
Prime Video
9,9 CHF
Apple TV +
Play Suisse
Best streaming platforms

What are the best TV + Internet plans in Switzerland?

Taking out a subscription that includes an Internet box and a TV subscription can offer many advantages, not least in terms of price. Here is a selection of the best Internet + TV subscriptions currently available in Switzerland.

PlayersInternet subscriptionPriceFeatures
Home + TV39.95 CHF
  • Internet (10 Gbit/s)
  • 260 channels
  • 24-month commitment
  • Activation fee CHF 99.95
Internet Light + TV49.95 CHF
  • Internet (1 Gbit/s)
  • 250 channels
  • 24-month commitment
  • Activation fee of 99. CHF
Homecable S + TV79 CHF
  • Internet (300 Mbit/s)
  • 270 channels
  • 24-month commitment
  • Free activation
Internet 100 + TV48.90 CHF
  • Internet (100 Mbit/s)
  • 300 channels
  • 12-month commitment
  • Activation fee of 49 CHF
Up Internet L + Up TV XL59.50 CHF
  • Internet (1 Gbit/s)
  • 280 channels
  • 24-month commitment
  • Free activation
  • Free Netflix subscription
Blue TV M74.80 CHF
  • Internet (100 Mbit/s)
  • 290 channels
  • 12-month commitment
  • Free activation
  • Bluepay media library
Best Internet + TV offers

What options are available with TV subscriptions?

The options available with TV subscriptions can vary depending on the provider and the type of subscription chosen, but here are some common options you may find:

  • Basic channels: A list of standard basic channels, such as national TV channels, news channels, and general entertainment channels.
  • Additional channels: Options for adding additional channels, such as sports channels, movie channels, children's channels, etc.
  • Live broadcasting: The ability to watch live broadcasts or events, such as soccer matches, TV shows, concerts, and more.
  • Recording: The ability to record programs or events for later viewing.
  • Streaming: The ability to stream shows and movies to other devices, such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Multi-screen: The ability to broadcast to multiple screens simultaneously, such as a TV and a laptop.
  • Video quality: Video quality can vary depending on the subscription chosen, from standard definition to ultra-high definition.

How do I get an online TV subscription?

To take out a TV subscription in Switzerland, you can follow these steps:

  1. Decide which service provider you'd like to use. Options include Swisscom TV, UPC Cablecom, and Sunrise.
  2. Visit the selected supplier's website to find out more about available packages and subscription options.
  3. Call the supplier's customer service to take out a subscription, or do so online via their website.
  4. Follow the instructions to set up your equipment, including a TV, set-top box, and any other associated equipment.
  5. Start enjoying your TV subscription in Switzerland.

Please note that options and steps may vary depending on your chosen provider.

How do I connect a smart TV?

Here are the general steps for connecting a smart TV to a wireless network:

  1. Make sure your TV and wireless router are switched on and within range of each other.
  2. Access your TV's settings by pressing the "Menu" or "Settings" button on your remote control.
  3. Select the "Network" or "Wi-Fi" option and choose "Wireless network" or "Wi-Fi" to connect to your wireless network.
  4. If your TV doesn't automatically find your wireless network, you'll need to enter your network name (SSID) and password manually.
  5. Once you're connected to your wireless network, you can connect to online streaming services, such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, using the apps built into your TV.

Good to know

The steps involved may vary depending on the model and manufacturer of your TV. We therefore recommend that you consult your user manual for detailed instructions on how to connect your TV to a wireless network.

How can I watch TV online without a set-top box?

There are several options for watching TV online without a set-top box, including :

  • Live streaming apps: Many TV networks offer live streaming apps for their programs, such as ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, etc.
  • Streaming services: There are streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+, which offer a wide choice of content including TV series, films, and documentaries.
  • Live streaming websites: There are also websites such as YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu Live that offer live streaming of TV channels.

To access certain content, it may be necessary to subscribe to a service or pay an additional fee.

How do I find the cheapest TV subscription?

There are several ways to find the cheapest TV subscription:

  1. Compare offers: it's advisable to compare offers from different providers, focusing on channels included, monthly prices, and hidden charges.
  2. Subscribing to streaming services: Streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video are generally cheaper than traditional cable TV subscriptions.
  3. Watch TV online for free: There are also options for watching TV online for free, such as live-streaming websites, online TV channels, and live-streaming apps.
  4. Avoid additional charges: It's important to check for additional charges such as installation fees, registration fees, and equipment fees, which can quickly add up to the total cost of the subscription.

Expert advice

By comparing the various options and taking your channel requirements into account, you should be able to find an affordable TV subscription that suits your needs.

How can I compare TV subscriptions in Switzerland?

To compare TV subscriptions in Switzerland, it is important to consider several criteria such as:

  1. Monthly cost: compare the prices of different subscriptions and make sure you know what you're paying for each service.
  2. Available channels: take a look at the channels that are included in each subscription and make sure that the channels you want to watch are available.
  3. Live streaming options: some subscriptions may include live streaming of certain sporting events or other live broadcasts.
  4. Video quality: make sure the video quality is sufficient for your needs.
  5. Availability on different devices: make sure the subscription can be used on all the devices you use to watch TV, such as your TV, laptop, or tablet.

By comparing these criteria for the different TV subscriptions available in Switzerland, you will be able to choose the one that best meets your needs. You can simply use our HelloSafe comparator to compare plans and get instant quotes.

How do I use a TV subscription comparator?

To use a TV subscription comparator, you can follow these steps:

  1. Find an online TV subscription comparator by searching the Internet.
  2. Select the comparison criteria that are important to you, such as monthly cost, available channels, live streaming options, video quality, and availability on different devices.
  3. Enter your preferences for each comparison criterion.
  4. Click on the comparison button to see the different TV subscriptions that meet your criteria.
  5. Examine the comparison results and find the TV subscription that best suits your needs, based on the selected criteria.
  6. Visit the website of your chosen TV subscription provider to find out more about subscription details and how to sign up.

Keep in mind

Please note that TV subscription comparators are not always exhaustive and may not include all subscriptions available in your area. It may therefore be useful to check directly with TV subscription providers to get a complete picture of the options available. You can also use our free HelloSafe comparator to compare the best plans and get quotes.

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Adeline Harmant

Adeline Harmant est une rédactrice financière expérimentée travaillant pour HelloSafe depuis 3 ans. Elle bénéficie d'une solide expérience de 15 ans en rédaction financière, ayant travaillé pour des sites financiers de renom. Adeline a acquis de solides compétences financières jusqu’à devenir une experte de la bancassurance, des marchés financiers, de la bourse mais également des crypto-monnaies.

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