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How to watch Sky Sports

How to get Sky Sports

Offering exclusive live rights to sports like the Premier League and English Football League matches, Formula 1 races and all four major golf championships, Sky Sports is must-see-TV for dedicated sports fans. Here’s how you can watch Sky Sports on your TV, no matter who your provider is.

Although there are other dedicated sports channels out there, Sky Sports is the go-to package for sports fans. Showcasing a wide range of national and international sports and events, Sky Sports offers unparalleled programming options for even the most avid sports enthusiasts.

Luckily for everyone, Sky makes it easy to subscribe to Sky Sports no matter which TV provider you’re with.

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What’s on Sky Sports?

Watch F1 racing on Sky Sports

Sky Sports is a group of seven sports channels, airing sports like:

  • 126 live Premier League games
  • English Football League games
  • Formula 1 races
  • PGA Tour
  • The Ashes
  • La Liga
  • Betfred Super League
  • World Rugby Sevens
  • Rugby Champions Cup
  • Rugby Super League
  • ATP World Tour
  • The Masters
  • Ryder Cup
  • WWE
  • Scottish Premiership matches
  • ICC Cricket World Cup
  • NFL games
  • Super Bowl

How can I watch Sky Sports?

Regardless of who your TV provider is, you can either watch Sky Sports on your TV or online through Sky’s website or the Sky Sports app if you subscribe to the channels.

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Watch Sky Sports on Sky

Watch Premier League Football on Sky Sports

It’s easy to add Sky Sports to your current Sky package for an additional monthly fee, no matter what package you’re already on.

The good news is that Sky offers bundled options with Sky Cinema channels, so subscribing to Sky Sports is about £10 cheaper for customers who also subscribe to Sky Cinema.

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Watch Sky Sports on TalkTalk

To add Sky Sports to your TalkTalk TV package, you’ll need to sign up for either the Sky Sports Boost or the Sky Sports & Cinema Boost. You can add either of these TV Boosts on TalkTalk’s website, over the phone, or through your TalkTalk TV Box.

TV Boosts are available on a monthly rolling basis, so if you’re a casual sports fan, you can sign up during specific seasons and cancel during the off-season of the sport of your choice.

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Watch Sky Sports on Virgin Media

Virgin has several excellent options for sports fans to get access to Sky Sports. Similar to other providers, you can sign up for Sky Sports on its own or get it bundled together with Sky Cinema. Virgin also offers a sports bundle that combines Sky Sports and BT Sport.

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Watch Sky Sports on BT

Signing up for Sky Sports with BT is a bit more complicated than with other providers. Only customers who are on BT Infinity — BT’s fibre broadband service — can subscribe to Sky Sports, and only Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 are included with the subscription. BT also doesn’t offer any bundles with Sky Cinema.

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Watch Sky Sports on NOW TV

You can still watch Sky Sports without a TV provider by signing up with NOW TV, Sky’s standalone streaming service. With NOW TV, you can get a Sky Sports Pass on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, making it the most flexible option of all.

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Watch Sky Sports online

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After you’ve signed up for Sky Sports — no matter what provider you’re with — you can watch Sky Sports online through their website or the Sky Sports app, which is available for most smartphones and tablets.

Subscribers to Sky can watch Sky Sports through the Sky Go app. If you subscribe to Sky Sports through NOW TV, you can use their web player or app to watch the service, too.

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Watch Sky Sports in HD

Sky Sports is available in HD and UHD/4K, but you might not be able to get it.

  • Sky subscribers: You can only get Sky Sports in HD if you’re subscribed to their Box Sets Bundle plan, and it’ll cost you extra. If you have the Sky Q 2TB box, you can watch Sky Sports in UHD/4k format for free, regardless of your subscription, as long as you’re signed up for Sky Sports.
  • TalkTalk subscribers: At this time, TalkTalk currently doesn’t offer Sky Sports in HD.
  • Virgin Media subscribers: Sky Sports is available in HD for an additional monthly fee.
  • BT subscribers: Sky Sports 1 and 2 are available in HD for an additional monthly fee.
  • NOW TV subscribers: Sky Sports might be available in HD, depending on your device and internet speed.

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