You can watch BT Sport on your TV, online or using the BT Sport app. Find out how much it costs and the cheapest way to get BT Sport.

In the UK, it’s possible to watch the BT Sport channels on your TV, online and through a mobile application. A number of providers currently offer BT Sport as part of their package including EE, Plusnet, BT, Sky and Virgin Media.

In this article, we’ll compare the best value ways of getting access to BT Sport in the UK. We’ll start with an overview of the cheapest BT Sport deals and how you can watch the BT Sport channels on TV and on mobile. We’ll then look at what you’re able to get on each provider exactly so you can choose the best value BT Sport package.

BT Sport Deals

BT Sport TV Deals

For most people, the best value way of getting BT Sport on a television is getting it with an EE Pay Monthly SIM card or with fibre broadband from Plusnet. Both providers will allow you to watch BT Sport on a compatible smart TV or using Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation and Xbox (you can buy a Chromecast for £30 if you need a compatible device). You can also watch BT Sport on your mobile phone with both of these deals.

On EE, you can get a SIM card with BT Sport included for as little as £13/month for the first 3 months (then £28/month after the first three months). A range of SIM-only deals are available from EE, including EE’s unlimited data plan for £37/month.

Meanwhile, you can get fibre broadband from Plusnet for £37.50/month, which includes the cost of the £15/month BT Sport add-on with casting. A range of offers are available when joining Plusnet (e.g. a £50 reward card).

If you want to watch BT Sport through a set-top box, or if you want Sky Sports included within a combined package, you can choose from a range of plans that are currently available from BT, Sky and Virgin Media.

Provider Price From Included In Price
EE £13/month for first 3 months
£28/month thereafter
(£15 for existing EE customers)
  • Price includes EE SIM card for your mobile phone
  • Cast to TV & watch on mobile
Plusnet £37.50/month
with £50 reward card
(£15 for existing Plusnet customers)
  • Price includes Plusnet fibre broadband
  • Cast to TV, watch online & on mobile
BT £41.99/month
(£15 for existing BT customers)
  • Price includes BT fibre broadband and BT TV box
  • Watch on BT TV, online and on mobile
  • Add Sky Sports for £25/month
Sky £52/month
(£47 for existing Sky customers)
  • Price includes Sky TV with 300+ channels
  • Watch on Sky Q TV box & Sky Go app
  • Price includes Sky Sports
Virgin Media £55/month
  • Price includes Maxit TV with 230+ channels
  • Watch on Virgin TV box & Virgin Go app
  • Price includes Sky Sports
Monthly Pass £25/month
  • Cast to TV, watch online & on mobile
  • 30-day rolling contract

BT Sport Mobile App Deals

If you only need access to BT Sport on your mobile phone, you can get a cheaper BT Sport app-only subscription. This gives you full access to all of the BT Sport channels on your mobile phone, including the ability to watch everything live. You can also catch up on sporting highlights, documentaries, stats and more.

You can get the BT Sport mobile app when you get a SIM card from either BT Mobile or EE. The cheapest way is to get the BT Sport app is using a SIM card from BT Mobile, but you can also consider EE for a wider choice of SIM cards.

Provider Price From (Mobile Only) Included In Price
BT Mobile £20/month
(£15 for existing BT customers)
  • Price includes BT SIM card for your mobile phone
  • Watch on mobile phone only
EE £13/month for first 3 months
£23/month thereafter
(£10 for existing EE customers)
  • Price includes EE SIM card for your mobile phone
  • Watch on mobile phone only

For more information about getting BT Sport on each individual provider, please read on through the rest of this article.

BT Sport With Broadband & TV Providers

BT Broadband

At present, you can get BT’s fibre broadband service together with BT Sport on your television for £41.99/month. To get it, choose one the following broadband plans, making sure to add BT TV with the Sports package during the checkout process:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
BT
Fibre Essential &
BT Sport
36Mbps download24 month contract£39.99£41.99/month
BT
Fibre 1 &
BT Sport
50Mbps download24 month contract£29.99£42.99/month
with £70 reward card
BT
Fibre 2 &
BT Sport
67Mbps download24 month contract£29.99£46.99/month
with £110 reward card

When you sign up for BT Sport on BT TV, you can start watching straight away through the BT TV app and website. It will normally take around two weeks to get the rest of your BT Broadband and BT TV service set up, after which you’ll be able to watch on your set-top box as well.

BT TV is BT’s flexible television service. With it, you’ll get a clever set-top box with the ability to pause and rewind live television. You’ll also be able to store up to 300 hours of recordings on the box and you can change the plan every month (e.g. removing sport and adding entertainment when the football season ends). It’s also possible to get the Sky Sports channels on BT TV when you choose the Big Sport package which costs an extra £25/month.

If you want access to BT Sport in high-definition and ultra-HD (4K quality), you’ll need to pay an extra £5/month for the BT TV HD & 4K add-on.

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£41.99/month
including broadband
(£15 for existing BT customers)

BT TV Box
BT Sport Online
BT Sport App

£5/month for HD
(included with VIP TV)

Watch instantly online & with app
(~2 weeks for full install)
Add the Sky Sports channels with the Big Sport package for an extra £25/month

As an alternative to getting BT Sport on BT TV, it’s also possible to get BT Sport on your mobile phone with a BT Mobile SIM card. Simply add a BT Mobile SIM costing £15/month or more to your BT Broadband plan and you’ll get access the BT Sport mobile app at no extra cost. This won’t allow you to cast or to watch on a larger screen but you’ll still be able to watch wherever you are using the BT Sport mobile application.

Sky TV

On Sky, it’s possible to get a combined TV package with both the Sky Sports and BT Sport channels included from £52/month (plus a one-off set up fee of up to £40).

You’ll get a Sky Q set-top box through which to watch it all, along with access to more than 300 channels through a Sky TV dish. The Sky TV package also comes with entertainment and documentary channels like Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Sky Comedy, Sky Documentaries, Discovery and National Geographic.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky TV &
Sky Sports
& BT Sport
TV only18 month contract£20
(maximum)
£52/month
with Sky Sports
& BT Sport

If you want Sky’s Superfast Broadband together with this, you can get their £70/month package. This gives you unlimited broadband with an average download speed of 59Mbps along with Sky TV, Sky Sports and BT Sport.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky TV &
Superfast Broadband
59Mbps download18 month contract£49
(maximum)
£70/month
with Sky Sports
& BT Sport

On Sky, HD is included as standard on both the Sky Sports and BT Sport channels. You’ll also get the Sky Go app which allows you to start watching straight away on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. You won’t get access to the BT Sport app but you’ll be able to watch the BT Sport channels through the Sky Go app.

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£52/month
(£47 for existing Sky TV customers)

Sky Q TV Box
Sky Go App

HD included as standard

Watch instantly via app
(2-3 weeks for Sky TV installation)
You can get Sky Broadband with Sky TV, Sky Sports and BT Sport from £70/month.
You won’t have access to the BT Sport app on Sky TV but you can watch using the Sky Go app instead.

If you want to buy BT Sport as a standalone product without access to Sky Sports, it’s possible to get this for an extra £29.99 per month. The “BT Sport on Sky” package gives you access to the BT Sport channels in standard definition on your Sky Q box. You’ll get HD included for the first 3 months – then it’s £6.50/month extra from the fourth month onwards (making a total of £36.49/month with HD). Because it’s incredibly expensive to get BT Sport in this way, we’d normally recommend taking it together as a combined package with Sky Sports on Sky TV instead.

Virgin Media

On Virgin Media, you can get access to the BT Sport channels along with the Sky Sports channels when you subscribe to the Maxit TV package. This will cost you £55/month, plus a one-off set-up fee of £35. You’ll get access to 230 channels on Maxit TV including BT Sport in HD quality. You’ll also get BT Sport Ultimate channel in 4K ultra-HD quality.

If you’d like Virgin Media broadband together with TV, you can get the Virgin Media Bigger Bundle with Sports. At the time of writing, this is available for £72/month. It includes M100 fibre broadband (with an average download speed of 108Mbps) along with Virgin’s Maxit TV package and a home phone line. You can add a SIM card to this with the Oomph plan which will double the speed of your broadband connection and will give you a Virgin Mobile SIM card to go together with it.

On Virgin Media, you won’t get access to the BT Sport app. However, you’ll be able to watch the BT Sport channels on the go using Virgin Media’s TV Go app.

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£55/month

Virgin TV Box
Virgin Media Go App

HD included as standard

2-3 weeks for installation
You can get Virgin Media broadband with TV, Sky Sports and BT Sport from £72/month.
You won’t have access to the BT Sport app on Virgin Media but you can watch using the Virgin Media Go app instead.

Plusnet

One of the best value ways of getting BT Sport is getting it together with fibre broadband from Plusnet.

On Plusnet, it’s currently possible to get fibre broadband from £22.50/month. Once you’re signed up, you’ll be able to add BT Sport app with inclusive casting for £15/month. This will allow you to watch BT Sport on your TV using Chromecast, Airplay, a compatible smart TV or consoles like an Xbox or Playstation.

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
Plusnet
Unlimited Fibre
& BT Sport
36Mbps download18 month contract£0£37.50/month
with £50 reward card
Plusnet
Unlimited Fibre Extra
& BT Sport
66Mbps download18 month contract£0£39.99/month
with £50 reward card

The following table shows the key things to know about BT Sport on Plusnet:

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£37.50/month
including broadband
(£15 for Plusnet customers)

Cast, Smart TV or Console
Sky TV Box
BT Sport Online
BT Sport App

HD included (casting)
£2.50/month extra (Sky TV box)

2 weeks for setup
BT Sport is also available on YouView for existing Plusnet customers who already have a YouView TV box.

If you have Plusnet Broadband with Sky TV, it’s possible to get a discounted BT Sport subscription for your Sky TV box. It will cost an extra £15/month to get BT Sport in SD quality or an extra £17.50/month to get BT Sport in HD quality on your Sky TV box. In both cases, you’d still be better off using a smart TV or console, or casting to a compatible device (you can buy a Chromecast for just £30 if you don’t have one already).

Prior to January 2021, it was also possible to get a YouView TV box from Plusnet. Customers would pay £5/month for YouView and would receive BT Sport 1 for free. It would then cost an extra £15/month for the full BT Sport package in SD or £18/month for the full BT Sport package in HD. The YouView TV package is no longer available to new customers.

Other Broadband & TV Providers

If you have a TalkTalk TV box, it’s possible to get the BT Sport channels on TalkTalk TV for £29.99/month. On TalkTalk TV, the channels are only available in standard-definition. For this reason, and because of the high monthly price, we’d recommend getting the BT Sport Monthly Pass instead. This costs only £25/month and gives you casting in high-definition to a compatible Apple TV, Chromecast, smart TV or games console. Alternatively, you might be better off changing to a different broadband provider entirely.

If you’re a customer of a different broadband provider such as Hyperoptic, NOW Broadband, Shell Energy, Three Broadband or Vodafone Broadband, there aren’t currently any special deals available for you on BT Sport. Instead, you can look at changing your broadband provider or seeing if you’re able to get it through BT Mobile or EE. Alternatively, the BT Sport Monthly Pass is also available, allowing you to get BT Sport for £25/month.

BT Sport From Mobile Providers

BT Mobile

On BT Mobile, you’ll get inclusive access to the BT Sport app on your mobile phone when you choose a SIM card costing £20 per month or more (£15 per month if you’re a BT Broadband customer). You’ll get a SIM card with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and an allowance of 5G data, plus the ability to watch BT Sport wherever you are on your mobile phone.

For instance, the following SIM cards will give you inclusive access to the BT Sport app:

TariffMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£15.00
24 months
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£15.00
12 months
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£20.00
24 months
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited60GB£20.00
12 months
BT MobileUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£25.00
12 months
To show you the most relevant plans, 3 similar but more expensive plans have been hidden. .

Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to cast onto larger screens using this BT Sport app subscription.

After ordering your BT Mobile SIM card online, you can activate your inclusive BT Sport app subscription on this page. According to BT, it will normally take around one working day to activate your free subscription.

Price From How To Watch Limitations Setup Time

£20/month
(£15 for existing BT customers)

BT Sport App only

Mobile only
(no casting)

1 working day
BT Sport on your mobile phone is included on BT Mobile SIM cards from £20 per month (£15 for BT Broadband customers)
All BT Mobile SIM cards now include access to 5G coverage.

For more information, read our BT Mobile review and our guide to 5G on BT Mobile. If you’re a customer with BT Halo, you’ll also be able to choose an unlimited data plan on BT Mobile.

EE

On EE, you can choose from two different types of Pay Monthly plan:

  • EE Smart Plans (from £25 per month): If you choose an EE Smart plan, you’ll get a Smart Benefit included for the length of your contract. One of the options for your Smart Benefit is an inclusive subscription to the BT Sport app. You’ll also get 3 months of Large Screen Access included so you can watch BT Sport on your TV using AirPlay, Chromecast, a compatible smart TV or console. After the first 3 months, it will cost an extra £5/month to keep the ability to Large Screen Access (i.e. the ability to cast).
  • EE Essential Plans (from £13 per month): Alternatively, you can get an Essential plan from £13 per month. This gives you 3 months of free BT Sport including access to the app and Large Screen Access. After the first 3 months, it’s £10/month to keep the BT Sport app and £15/month to keep the BT Sport app with Large Screen Access.

The following table shows our recommended Pay Monthly SIM cards on EE, with the cost of access of the BT Sport app included:

TariffMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
SIMUnlimitedUnlimited250MB£23.00
with BT Sport (£13 for first 3 months)
SmartUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£25.00
with BT Sport
SIMUnlimitedUnlimited1GB£26.00
with BT Sport (£16 for first 3 months)
SmartUnlimitedUnlimited100GB£29.00
with BT Sport
SIMUnlimitedUnlimited3GB£29.00
with BT Sport (£19 for first 3 months)
SIMUnlimitedUnlimited120GB£30.00
with BT Sport (£20 for first 3 months)
SIMUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£30.00
with BT Sport (£20 for first 3 months)
SIMUnlimitedUnlimited20GB£32.00
with BT Sport (£22 for first 3 months)
SIMUnlimitedUnlimited200GB£33.00
with BT Sport (£23 for first 3 months)
SIMUnlimitedUnlimited40GB£35.00
with BT Sport (£25 for first 3 months)
SmartUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£37.00
with BT Sport
Full WorksUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited£41.00
with BT Sport
To show you the most relevant plans, 9 similar but more expensive plans have been hidden. .

After the first 3 months, you should add an extra £5/month to the prices shown above to get Large Screen Access (the ability to watch BT Sport on your TV).

On EE, you’ll get BT Sport in HD as standard. Alternatively, if you choose a 5G-ready plan (e.g. a 5G Smart SIM card), you’ll also get BT Sport in 4K ultra-HD quality.

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£23/month
(£28 with casting)

Cast, Smart TV or Console†
BT Sport App

HD included as standard
(4K HDR on 5G plans)

Watch instantly with app & casting
All EE customers will receive 3 months of free BT Sport with Large Screen Access (casting).
After the first 3 months, you’ll pay £10/month for the BT Sport app (included on EE Smart Benefit).
Alternatively, it’s £15/month for BT Sport with Large Screen Access (£5/month with the EE Smart Benefit).

If you’re joining EE, you can order a SIM card through this page. You’ll be given the option to add BT Sport during the checkout process.

If you’re an existing EE Pay Monthly mobile customer, you can get three months of free BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150.

BT Sport Monthly Pass

If you’re not able to get BT Sport through your broadband or mobile provider, you can buy the standalone BT Sport Monthly Pass for £25/month

Available on a 30-day rolling contract, the Monthly Pass from BT allows you to watch BT Sport online and on your mobile phone. You can also cast the BT Sport channels to compatible devices including all of the following:

  • AirPlay
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • NOW TV Smart Stick
  • PlayStation
  • Roku
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Xbox One

You’ll get 4K streaming and HDR included as standard, providing your device is able to support it (see the table in the FAQ here for compatibility information).

Although the BT Sport Monthly Pass gives you lots of flexibility, it’s seldom the best value way of getting access to the BT Sport channels. Most people will be better off choosing one of the following options instead:

  • You can get an EE SIM card with BT Sport and casting from £28 per month (£13 for the first 3 months). This is only a little more expensive than the BT Sport Monthly Pass, but you’ll get also get a SIM card included with unlimited UK minutes, 99% population coverage from EE and an inclusive allowance of 4G data.
  • You can get fibre broadband from Plusnet with BT Sport and casting from £37.50 per month. This gives you a fibre broadband connection with unlimited downloads. Plusnet is also offering up to a £50 reward card when you sign up for their fibre broadband plans.
  • You can get BT Sport on a BT TV box together with BT Broadband from £41.99 per month. Along with the BT Sport channels and BT’s fibre broadband service, you’ll get a clever BT TV box with the ability to pause and rewind live television, as well as storing up to 300 hours of recordings.

The following table shows the key things to know about the BT Sport Monthly Pass:

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£25/month

Cast, Smart TV or Console
BT Sport Online
BT Sport App

HD included

Watch instantly online & with app
The BT Sport Monthly Pass is available on a 30-day rolling contract.

The BT Sport Monthly Pass only allows you to watch BT Sport through casting, online or through the app. It isn’t possible to watch the BT Sport channels on a set-top box (i.e. including on a BT TV box, a Sky Q box or a Virgin Media box).

How Can I Watch BT Sport?

There are four ways to watch BT Sport in the UK:

  1. Watch BT Sport on your television through casting, a compatible smart TV or games console. You can watch BT Sport on your television through casting (e.g. using Chromecast or Airplay) or using the large screen apps for Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TVs, PlayStation and Xbox. If you don’t currently have a device that’s compatible with this, we’d recommend buying a Chromecast for around £30.
  2. Watch BT Sport on your television through a set-top box. You can also watch the BT Sport channels through a set-top box that’s connected to your TV. At present, the BT Sport channels are available on BT TV, Sky TV and Virgin Media TV.
  3. Watch BT Sport online. You can watch BT Sport online on the official BT Sport website (e.g. using your laptop or PC).
  4. Watch BT Sport on your mobile phone. You can watch the BT Sport channels wherever you are using the BT Sport app for iPhone or Android. If you subscribe to BT Sport through Sky or Virgin Media, you’ll need to use their respective apps instead (Sky Go and Virgin TV Go).

In some cases, you might be able to watch BT Sport on the day you sign up, even though it can take a few weeks for your service to be fully set up. This is because you might get immediate access to BT Sport online or through the mobile application.

More Information

For more information about BT Sport, please see the official website. Alternatively, you can see the information from your broadband provider or mobile provider’s website.

If you’re looking for access to Sky Sports, see our guide on the cheapest way to get Sky Sports.

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  • paula russell said:

    The btsport app is a joke doesn’t work, downloaded it on both my mobile and tablet, and worked on neither on my phone just kept getting a message saying sorry there is an error at our end try again.
    Then on my tablet i was just about to watch the game I’d been given permission for as a season ticket holder and had a message out if region called by sport number and they couldn’t help so missed the game

  • Hi,

    Can you help me with something regarding EE – now the BT Sport App is available on TVs (i.e playstation & Now TV boxes) – if we were to sign up to EE BT Sport deal, would we be required to cast to the TV always from the phone or can we log into the app directly without casting?

    Thanks

    • Hi Nicky,
      Thanks for your comment. I believe EE only gives you access to the BT Sport app on your mobile. You’ll need to add Big Screen Access if you want to use it on a PlayStation or Now TV box – this is £5/month if you have the Swappable Benefit or £15/month otherwise if you don’t.
      Ken

  • Hi, I have btsports and haven’t had a reduction in my monthly fee whilst there is no football or sport. There is a message on the telephone saying you are aware of the situation & that customers will be refunded accordingly but as yet there is no difference to my monthly premium. Sky tv have already re-immersed there customers. When are you doing the same.

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