Sky Cinema is the home of Sky Original films. You’ll also get 20% off at the Sky Store and an unrivalled range of movies to stream and to watch on TV.
In the UK, Sky Cinema is a television package aimed at avid movie-goers and film-lovers. It’s the exclusive home of Sky Original films with at least two new original movies released every month. As a Sky Cinema customer, you’ll also get 20% off movie rentals from the Sky Store along with an unrivalled range of movies to stream and to watch on TV. You’ll get Sky Go included with your package, so you can watch Sky Cinema wherever you are.
In this article, we’ll look at the Sky Cinema offering. We’ll start by looking at what you’re able to watch on the Sky Cinema service, including the Sky Original films, the online streaming and the Sky Cinema channels. We’ll also look at the best Sky Cinema deals and how you can watch Sky Cinema on your TV, online and on your mobile phone.
What is Sky Cinema?
Sky Cinema is Sky’s flagship television package for customers wanting access to the best movies and films. It gives you access to the following key features:
- Sky Cinema is the exclusive home of Sky Original films. Over the past few years, Sky has been rapidly scaling up their original content production. This year, there’s at least two new Sky Original films on Sky Cinema every month, and this is due to increase to one film per week in 2022. There’s a mix of original British and American films, featuring some of the biggest names around.
- 20% off on Sky Store rentals. As a Sky Cinema customer, you’ll get a 20% discount when renting movies from the Sky Store. There are more than 10,000 films available to rent from the Sky Store, making it one of the most comprehensive movie libraries around.
- You’ll get a unrivalled range of movies to stream on-demand and to watch on TV. You’ll get a 1,000+ movies to stream on-demand whenever you like, including the latest Hollywood hits. There are also 11 Sky Cinema channels to watch on your TV with a range of genres including action, animation, comedy and more. At certain times of the year, there are dedicated seasonal channels available.
- You can watch Sky Cinema wherever you are using the Sky Go app. All of the Sky Original movies, on-demand films and Sky Cinema channels can be watched wherever you are using the Sky Go app. This means you can watch Sky Cinema on your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
What’s on Sky Cinema?
In 2021, Sky Cinema will be the home of 30 Sky Original films, with at least two new films being released every month exclusively to Sky Cinema customers. There’s a range of exclusive British and American movies, featuring some of the biggest names around.
Some of the Sky Original films being released in 2021 include the following:
- Save The Cinema (Coming Winter 2021)
- The United States v Billie Holiday (Available now)
- A Boy Called Christmas (Coming Winter 2021)
- Kindred (Coming Summer 2021)
- Creation Stories (Available now)
- Breaking News in Yuba County (Available now)
- Six Minutes to Midnight (Available now)
- The Comeback Trail (Coming Summer 2021)
- Antebellum (Available now)
- The Glorias (Available now)
- Every Breath You Take Coming (Coming Summer/Autumn 2021)
- Extinct (Coming Summer 2021)
- Monster Family 2 (Coming October 2021)
- The Secrets We Keep (Coming Spring 2021)
- Jolt (Date TBC)
Alongside the Sky Originals, you’ll also get an unrivalled selection of movies that you won’t find elsewhere. Sky often have the exclusive first-run rights to major Hollywood movies so you can watch them on Sky Cinema before you can watch them anywhere else on TV. They also have a new premiere every day so there should always be something new to watch on the service.
Some of the top movies premiering on Sky Cinema in April and May include the following (the movies highlighted in bold are all Sky Originals):
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Available now)
- Antebellum (Available now)
- SCOOB! (Available now)
- Promising Young Women (Available 16 April)
- Unhinged (Available 23 April)
- An American Pickle (Available 30 April)
- Tenet (Available 7 May)
- Dead Reckoning (Available 9 May)
- Secrets We Keep (Available 14 May)
- The Broken Hearts Gallery (Available 21 May)
- Breaking News in Yuba County (Available 28 May)
- The New Mutants (Available 4 June)
- Where’d You Go Bernadette (Available 18 June)
Sky will also be screening a range of back catalogue titles, including many that have been nominated for the Oscars. These include:
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- Jerry Maguire
- Training Day
Once the movie has been screened on Sky Cinema, it’ll be added to their on-demand catalogue for you to watch at any time. This means you’ll always have access to a large number of the movies to watch on demand whenever you like.
If you’re looking for another movie that’s not in the on-demand catalogue, you can rent more than 10,000 movies through the Sky Store. As a Sky Cinema customer, you’ll get a 20% discount on all movie rentals from the Sky Store.
Sky Cinema Channels
On your TV, there are eleven Sky Cinema channels which are all available in HD as standard. The Sky Cinema channels range across a number of genres so you can find a dedicated channel for everything from family movies to fast-paced action:
- Sky Cinema Action
- Sky Cinema Animation
- Sky Cinema Comedy
- Sky Cinema Drama
- Sky Cinema Family
- Sky Cinema Greats
- Sky Cinema Hits
- Sky Cinema Premiere
- Sky Cinema Sci-Fi
- Sky Cinema Select
- Sky Cinema Thriller
From time-to-time, Sky will temporarily rebrand one of their Sky Cinema channels to focus on a certain season or event. For instance, you’ll normally get a dedicated Sky Cinema Christmas channel with festive movies around the clock towards the end of the year. Sky have also recently had dedicated Sky Cinema channels for Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, musicals, feel good films, superhero movies and more.
You can watch the Sky Cinema channels on your TV through the channel numbers 301 to 312.
Best Sky Cinema Deals
You can get Sky Cinema through one of the following deals from Sky TV:
- Sky TV with Sky Cinema (£38 per month plus a set-up fee of up to £20): This gives you access to Sky Cinema movies on-demand along with all 11 Sky Cinema channels. You’ll also get the Sky TV Signature package and a Sky Q set-top box included.
- Sky TV with Sky Cinema and Sky Sports (£58 per month plus a set-up fee of up to £20): This combined package costing £58 per month gives you access to all 8 Sky Sports channels along with Sky Cinema and the Sky Signature TV package.
- Sky Cinema for Existing Customers (£11 per month): If you’re already a Sky TV customer, you can add Sky Cinema to your existing Sky TV plan for just £11/month.
You’ll get all of the following features included as standard on your Sky TV package:
- 300+ channels: There’s access to more than 300 channels included on your Sky TV package, including entertainment, documentaries and more. This includes Sky One, Sky Atlantic and other channels that are listed on this page.
- 500+ on-demand box sets: You’ll also get Sky Box Sets included as standard on your Sky TV plan. This allows you to stream more than 500 entire television series on-demand with more than 10,000 hours of entertainment available.
- Watch on-the-go using Sky Go: You can watch all of your Sky TV channels wherever you are using the Sky Go app. This includes watching on your laptop, tablet or mobile phone. You can also access catch-up TV and box sets through Sky Go, along with the content from your Sky Cinema plan.
- Sky Q Box: You’ll get the latest Sky Q set-top box included as standard on your Sky TV plan. As well as allowing you to watch all of your Sky TV channels, it gives you easy access to other services including Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 and more. You can also pause, rewind and record live television, with the ability to store up to 500 hours of recordings on your box.
For more information, see the Sky TV website.
How to Watch Sky Cinema
Once you’re a Sky Cinema customer, you’ll have three ways of watching the Sky Cinema movies and channels:
- Watch Sky Cinema on your TV. You can watch the Sky Cinema channels on your Sky Q box on channel numbers 301 to 312. The on-demand movies can also be accessed through the menu on your Sky Q box. If you have Sky’s Multiscreen service, you’ll also be able to watch Sky Cinema in multiple rooms at the same time.
- Watch Sky Cinema online. You can watch Sky Cinema online through the Sky Go service. This is included at no extra cost with your Sky TV subscription.
- Watch Sky Cinema on your mobile phone. You can watch Sky Cinema wherever you are using a smartphone or tablet. Simply download the Sky Go app for iPhone, iPad or Android. If you have a Sky Mobile SIM card, this will give you unlimited data for streaming on the Sky Go app.
For more information about Sky Cinema and the packages available, please see Sky’s official website.