How to watch National Geographic in the UK
National Geographic is the home of everything about the world we live in. From science, travel and animals to culture, history and the environment, if you want to discover interesting facts or nurture an interest, National Geographic is the channel to consult.
National Geographic is available on all kinds of media; it is a magazine, a website and a television channel.
National Geographic Traveler magazine highlights some of the most amazing places in the world. With fascinating stories, exciting photographs and insights from locals around the world, National Geographic Traveler transports you to a different land from the comfort of your couch.
If visuals rather than words are your bag, you might prefer to learn more about the wonders of the universe via the National Geographic TV channel.
For Earth Day this year, April 2022, National Geographic and Disney+ have teamed up to bring viewers exciting content like Explorer: The Last Tepui – a documentary that follows mountaineer Alex Honnold, who you might recognize from the film. National Geographic Free Solo, and his team as they attempt to climb a cliff to search for new species of animals.
Other channel highlights include Stephen Hawking’s Science of the Future, Tut’s Treasures and Wonders of the Ocean.
There are also videos for children. The Biggest Little Farm: The Return follows a couple as they abandon their life in LA to turn the land into a working farm, Welcome to Earth is a six-part series that shows actor Will Smith venturing to the Great Wonders of the World, and Becoming Cousteau – a new film that focuses solely on the life of ecologist and explorer, Jacques Cousteau.
There’s a lot of inspiration and knowledge to be had from National Geographic, so we better tell you how you can watch it.
How to watch National Geographic in the UK
If you want to learn more about the wonders of the universe, from the darkest depths of the ocean to the endless lengths of space, National Geographic TV is the place to go.
So how do you watch National Geographic specials, documentaries, movies and TV series? There are several ways.
You can find National Geographic on Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and BT as channels. You can also see everything Nat Geo has to offer on Disney Plus and NowTV.
How to watch National Geographic on Disney Plus
One of the easiest ways to watch National Geographic is on Disney+.
Disney Plus offers all National Geographic shows, as well as Disney Plus Originals that are only available on the service, such as The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Race to the Center of the Earth, and The Right Stuff.
The service offers shows for animal and nature lovers, history buffs, space junkies and more, as well as content to educate us about climate change.
Disney+ costs just £7.99 per month or £79.90 per year (saving you 15% off monthly subscription fees).
Watch National Geographic from £7.99 a month at Disney Plus
How to watch National Geographic on Sky
If you’re already a Sky customer, just click on channel 129 to watch National Geographic, and to see it in HD it’s channel 824. HD might not be the best idea for some of the brutal shows on the animal kingdom – we know it’s the circle of life, but predators catching their prey are best watched through our fingers.
For Nat Geo WILD, it is channel 165 and channel 839 for HD.
If you’re not a Sky TV customer, you can start building your package from just £26 per month, a saving of £12 on the original £38 monthly fee. There’s a one-time setup fee of £20, and Netflix is also included in the package.
Watch National Geographic from £26 a month at Sky
How to watch National Geographic on Virgin Media
Virgin Media customers rejoice! National Geographic is included in your package. Go to channel 266, and to watch National Geographic in HD, it’s channel 268.
For Nat Geo WILD, it is channel 264 and channel 265 for HD.
For now, Virgin Media has banned its £35 setup fee, so you can become a Virgin Media Broadband + TV customer from £75 a month with no setup fee.
Watch National Geographic from £75 a month at Virgin Media
How to watch National Geographic on BT
You can enjoy National Geographic in standard or HD quality at BT. Watch your favorite shows, like Air Crash Investigation, Banged Up Abroad and Alaska: Surviving the Extreme, on Channel 317 and HD Channel 373.
For Nat Geo WILD, where you can catch our favorite furry friends from shows like Animals Gone Wild, Dog: Impossible and Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under on channel 318 and HD channel 374.
You can become a BT TV customer for just £13.50 a month for the first three months, with free activation.
Watch National Geographic from £13.50 a month at BT
How to Watch National Geographic on TalkTalk
To watch National Geographic on TalkTalk, it’s channel 317. For Nat Geo WILD, it’s channel 318. Unfortunately there is no option to watch the channels in HD, but you can still enjoy the same contents.
For new customers, you can become a TalkTalk Broadband + TV customer from just £27.50 per month with no setup fees in June 2022.
Watch National Geographic from £27.50 per month on TalkTalk
How to Watch National Geographic on Amazon
Can you watch National Geographic on Amazon Prime Video? You can watch some shows on Amazon Prime Video but not subscribe to the entire channel. So, for example, you can buy Doomsday Preppers from £1.89 per episode or from £9.99 for an entire season.
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How to watch National Geographic on NOW TV
NOW TV lets you watch National Geographic live and catch up.
You can sit in on your favorite shows, like Ultimate Viking Sword and Man and the Wild, anytime and anywhere.
NOW TV starts at £14.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial.
Watch National Geographic from £14.99 a month on NOW TV
Are you looking for savings? Check out our Disney Plus deals for June 2022. If you’re a Sky customer, take a look at our Sky Q explainer, and for Virgin Media customers, head over to our What is Stream one for the full recap of their new all- broadcast box in one.