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What's the cheapest way to watch football on TV?

What's the cheapest way to watch football on TV?

If you're looking to watch as many Premier League and Champions League matches as possible, the main hosts of live football on TV are Sky Sports and BT Sport, with some key matches being streamed live on Amazon Prime as well. Depending on which provider you're currently signed up to – or which one you're planning to switch to – here's the cheapest way to watch football on TV.

How much does it cost to watch all the Premier League matches on TV?

Though the price of broadband and TV deals are constantly changing, here's a snapshot of the monthly cost of watching all the Premier League games through various providers:

Cheapest way to watch football on TV (2021)
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At the time of writing, BT TV works out to be the cheapest monthly cost of watching all the upcoming Premier League games. BT is also known for running some great introductory promotions at the start of a new Premier League season, such as three months for £1 a month. However, the downside is that BT contracts are 24 months, meaning the total cost will actually be the highest.

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Plusnet is a close second, offering a monthly rate that combines access to all sports TV channels as well as broadband on a 12 month contract. However, these figures are for Plusnet's cheapest broadband package, which is an ADSL package with download speeds of just 10Mbps. This will cause problems if you're wanting to watch any games in HD or 4K.

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Flexible deals for sports channels

If you’re not currently a Sky or BT customer and you have no plans on switching anytime soon, you can still get access to all the sports channels you could want via streaming services.

You can get access to all 11 Sky Sports channels with the NOW Sports membership, which is currently available for £25 a month (for 10 months) instead of its normal £33.99 a month. There’s even a £9.99 day pass you can get if you’re interested in watching a particular match.

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You can also subscribe to BT Sport on a monthly basis for £25 per month which you can stream through the dedicated BT Sport app on your smart TV or mobile devices.

What's cheaper, Sky or BT?

BT Sport is cheaper than Sky Sports, simply because Sky has more channels, more programming and more exclusive matches. There are lots of ways to get access to both Sky Sports and BT Sport, and the price you pay will mostly depend on which broadband provider you’re with.

That being said, both BT and Sky often have special deals and offers running, so to get an accurate idea of your options it's best to regularly compare broadband and TV deals.

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What’s the cheapest way to get BT Sport?

The cheapest way to get BT Sport involves being a BT customer. You can add it to your BT TV package for just £15. If you’re not with BT but you are on Plusnet, you can get access to the BT Sport app for just £15.69 a month. For everyone else, the cheapest way to get BT Sport is to pay £25 to access the BT Sport app directly.

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What’s the cheapest way to get Sky Sports?

If you’re a Sky TV customer, the cheapest way to get Sky Sports is simply upgrading your subscription from £25 a month. There's also an option to add Sky Sports Football for £18 a month on a rolling 1-month contract.

If you’re not with Sky or BT, the cheapest way to get Sky Sports is with the NOW TV Sky Sports pass, currently £25 for a month, or just £5.99 for a mobile-only pass.

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How to get the cheapest sports TV deal

In order to watch all the Premier League games this season, you'll need access to Sky Sports, BT Sport, and Amazon Prime Video, as well as having a broadband connection to stream live games on.

On our TV deals page you can select BT Sport and Sky Sports in the 'Channels' section on the left to filter for deals that include access to both sports channels. Have a browse and see which TV deal would be best for you.

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