You can watch Sky Sports on your TV, online or on your mobile phone. Find out how much it will cost and the cheapest way to get Sky Sports.

In the UK, the Sky Sports channels are available to watch on your TV, online and through an app on your mobile phone. You can get Sky Sports as part of a package from multiple providers including Sky TV, NOW, BT TV and Virgin Media.

In this article, we’ll look at the best value ways of getting access to Sky Sports in the UK. We’ll start with an overview of the cheapest Sky Sports deals and how you can watch the Sky Sports channels on your TV and mobile phone. We’ll then look at what you’ll get on each provider so you can choose the best value Sky Sports package for your usage.

Sky Sports Deals

Sky Sports TV Deals

For most people, the best value way of watching Sky Sports on a television is getting it on Sky TV or with NOW Broadband.

You can get Sky’s Signature TV package plus all of the Sky Sports channels in HD for £41/month on Sky. You’ll get the Sky Q set-top box included with the option to add BT Sport for an extra £15/month. There’s also a significant saving when you take fibre broadband from Sky at the same time.

On NOW, you can get unlimited home broadband with the Sky Sports channels for a combined price of £43/month. This allows you to watch the Sky Sports channels on a compatible smart TV or using an Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation or Xbox.

If you want BT Sport together in the same package with Sky Sports, you can choose from a range of plans that are currently available from Sky, BT and Virgin Media.

Provider Price From Included In Price
Sky £41/month
(£25 for existing Sky customers)
  • Price includes Sky TV with 300+ channels
  • Watch on Sky Q TV box & Sky Go app
  • Add BT Sport for £15/month
NOW
(with broadband)
£43/month
(£19.99 for existing NOW BB customers)
  • Price includes NOW Brilliant Broadband
  • Cast to TV, watch online & on mobile
BT £64.99/month
(£40 for existing BT customers)
  • Price includes BT fibre broadband and BT TV box
  • Watch on BT TV, online and on mobile
  • Price includes BT Sport
Virgin Media £72/month
  • Price includes Virgin fibre broadband
  • Watch on Virgin TV box & Sky Sports mobile app
  • Price includes BT Sport
NOW Sports Membership £33.99/month
  • Cast to TV, watch online & on mobile
  • 30-day rolling contract

Sky Sports Mobile Deals

If you only want to watch the Sky Sports channels on your mobile phone, it’s cheaper to get either Sky Sports Mobile TV or the NOW Mobile Month Membership. Both of them are available for £5.99/month, giving you access to a reduced selection of channels to watch on your mobile phone only.

For access to all of the Sky Sports channels, you can pay £10.99/month for Sky Sports Mobile TV Pack 2. In addition, if you get a Sky Mobile SIM card from £6/month, you’ll also get unlimited data for streaming Sky Sports on your mobile phone.

Provider Price From Included In Price
Sky Sports Mobile TV £5.99/month
  • Price includes 4 Sky Sports channels
  • £10.99/month for all Sky Sports channels
  • Watch on mobile phone only
NOW Mobile Membership £5.99/month
  • Price includes 5 Sky Sports channels
  • Watch on mobile phone only

For more information about getting Sky Sports from each provider, read on through the rest of this article.

Sky Sports on TV

Sky TV

The most common way to watch Sky Sports on your television is through the Sky TV service. As a new customer, you’ll pay £41 per month for a Sky TV package with Sky Sports. This gives you access to all of the Sky Sports channels in high-definition, along with over 300 other channels and more than 500 on-demand box sets.

The Sky TV service is received through a satellite dish, which is installed in your property when you sign up to the service. You’ll get a Sky Q set-top box as part of the service, along with access to the Sky Go app. This allows you to watch Sky TV channels on your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Customers taking Sky Sports on Sky TV will have access to features like Sky Sports Recap and extras through the Sky Sports red button. You’ll also get access to the Sky Sports mobile application.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Sky Sports

No Broadband
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky Sports
Sky TV with Sky Sports

300+ channels included
£41/month
for 18 months
plus £20 upfront

If you change your broadband provider to Sky Broadband at the same time, you can pay £62 per month for Sky TV with Superfast Broadband and all of the Sky Sports channels on your TV:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Sky Sports & Superfast Broadband

59Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky Sports
Sky TV with Sky Sports

300+ channels included
£62/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront

It can take a couple of weeks to get your Sky TV or Sky Broadband service installed. However, you’ll still be able to watch Sky Sports whilst you’re waiting, through the Sky Go website or app.

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£41/month
(£25 for existing Sky TV customers)

Sky Q Box
Sky Go Website
Sky Go App

HD included as standard

Watch instantly via Sky Go
(2-3 weeks for Sky TV installation)
You can get Sky TV with both Sky Sports and BT Sport for £65/month.

If you’re an existing Sky TV customer, you can add Sky Sports to your existing Sky TV package for an extra £25 per month.

NOW

NOW is an online streaming service from Sky that allows members to access their Entertainment, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports channels without the need for a satellite dish.

You can get a NOW Sports Membership together with NOW Broadband from £43 per month. This breaks down as £18 per month for Brilliant Broadband and £19.99 per month for the Sky Sports Membership (reduced from the normal price of £33.99 per month when you take it together with NOW Broadband).

With the NOW Sports Membership, you won’t get a set-top box to plug in to your TV. Instead, you can cast the Sky Sports channels to your TV using Chromecast or Airplay. Alternatively, you can use stream on any NOW compatible device such as a PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, Fire TV and compatible smart TVs from Samsung and LG. If you don’t have a compatible device, you can buy a Chromecast or a NOW Smart Stick for around £30.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
NOW Broadband
Brilliant Broadband + Sky Sports

11Mbps
average download
Sky Sports
Sky Sports

11 channels included
£43/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront
NOW Broadband
Fab Fibre + Sky Sports

36Mbps
average download
Sky Sports
Sky Sports

11 channels included
£45/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront
NOW Broadband
Super Fibre + Sky Sports

63Mbps
average download
Sky Sports
Sky Sports

11 channels included
£47/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront

The NOW Sports Membership gives you access to all 11 Sky Sports channels. You can watch them in HD quality (720p) on up to two devices at the same time including your TV, laptop or mobile phone.

If you add NOW Boost for £3/month, this will give you streaming in full HD quality (1080p). You’ll also get Dolby 5.1 surround sound and the ability to stream on three devices at the same time.

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£43/month
including broadband
(£19.99 for existing NOW Broadband customers)

Cast, Smart TV or Console
NOW Website
NOW App

720p HD included
£3/month for full HD

Watch instantly via app
(2-3 weeks for broadband installation)
You can also get a NOW Sports Membership without broadband for £33.99 per month.

A NOW Sports Membership is also available on a standalone basis without NOW Broadband. It will cost you £33.99 per month if you join without NOW Broadband.

BT TV

At present, you can get BT’s fibre broadband service with the BT TV Big Sport package from £64.99 per month. Along with superfast broadband, this gives you a BT TV set-top box with access to all of the Sky Sports channels and all of the BT Sport channels.

To get it, start by choosing one of the following BT Broadband plans. You can then add the BT TV Big Sport package during checkout.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
BT
Fibre Essential + Big Sport

36Mbps
average download
Sky SportsBT Sport
Big Sport

108+ channels included
£64.99/month
for 24 months
plus £20 upfront
BT
Fibre 1 + Big Sport

50Mbps
average download
Sky SportsBT Sport
Big Sport

108+ channels included
£66.99/month
with £50 reward card

for 24 months
plus £20 upfront
BT
Fibre 2 + Big Sport

67Mbps
average download
Sky SportsBT Sport
Big Sport

108+ channels included
£69.99/month
with £90 reward card

for 24 months
plus £20 upfront

One of the benefits of choosing BT TV is the fact their television packages are fully flexible. You can change your BT TV package every month if you like (e.g. removing sport and replacing it with entertainment when the football season ends). You’ll also get a NOW Sports Membership included so you can watch Sky Sports straight away through any device that’s compatible with the NOW service.

The basic Big Sport package only gives you access to Sky Sports and BT Sport in standard-definition. If you want to watch in high definition, you can pay an extra £5/month for the BT TV HD & 4K add-on. Alternatively, the BT TV VIP package has HD included along with Sky Entertainment and Sky Cinema channels.

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£64.99/month
(£40 for existing BT customers)

BT TV Box
Cast, Smart TV or Console
NOW Website
NOW App

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

Watch instantly via NOW app
(~2 weeks for full install)
You’ll get a NOW Sports Membership included with Big Sport so you can also stream on other NOW compatible devices.

If you’re an existing BT Broadband customer, you can add BT TV with the Big Sport package for an extra £40 per month.

Virgin Media

On Virgin Media, you can access the Sky Sports channels and the BT Sport channels when you subscribe to the Bigger Bundle + Sports plan. This starts from £72 per month. It includes more than 195 television channels and Virgin Media’s M100 fibre broadband:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Virgin Media
Bigger bundle + Sports

108Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky SportsBT Sport
195+ channels

Maxit TV + Sky Sports
£72/month
for 18 months
plus £35 upfront

If you upgrade to an Oomph bundle, you’ll get faster broadband (with average download speeds of 213Mbps) and a Virgin Mobile SIM card to go with it.

As a Virgin Media customer, you’ll also get access to the Sky Sports mobile application included in your plan. This will allow you to watch the Sky Sports channels on-the-go, whenever you are.

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£72/month

Virgin TV Box
Sky Sports Mobile App

HD included as standard

2-3 weeks for installation

Other Broadband & TV Providers

If you’re a customer of any other broadband provider such as EE, Hyperoptic, Plusnet, Shell Energy, TalkTalk or Vodafone, there aren’t currently any special offers available on Sky Sports.

If you like, you can get a NOW Sports Membership for £33.99 per month. This is available to customers of any broadband provider and you can stream Sky Sports on any NOW compatible device.

Alternatively, it might be better value changing your broadband provider. This is because you can access the Sky Sports channels for less when you get a package from Sky TV, NOW Broadband, BT or Virgin Media.

Sky Sports on Mobile

Sky Sports Mobile TV

If you only need access to Sky Sports on your mobile phone, you can get the Sky Sports Mobile TV app. This will allow you to watch the Sky Sports channels live on your smartphone, without the need for a contract. You’ll pay for your subscription through the App Store or Google Play and you can cancel it whenever you like.

At present, there are two different packages available on Sky Sports Mobile TV. The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of the channels you’ll get on each pack:

Sky Sports Mobile TV Pack 1 Sky Sports Mobile TV Pack 2
Monthly Price: £5.99 per month £10.99 per month
Contract Length: No contract No contract
Availability: iPhone
Android
iPhone
Android
Activation time: Instant Instant
Casting to TV: No – mobile TV only No – mobile TV only
Inclusive Channels
Sky Sports Premier League: Yes Yes
Sky Sports Football: No Yes
Sky Sports Cricket: No Yes
Sky Sports Golf: No Yes
Sky Sports F1: No Yes
Sky Sports Action: Yes Yes
Sky Sports Arena: Yes Yes
Sky Sports Racing: No No
Sky Sports News: Yes Yes
Sky News: Yes Yes
Sky Mobile Benefits
Unlimited Streaming: Yes, on plans from £6/month Yes, on plans from £6/month

If you’re using the Sky Sports Mobile TV app, it can be worthwhile getting a SIM card from Sky Mobile. This is because Sky Mobile includes unlimited data for streaming on Sky TV apps with all of their plans. This includes Sky Sports Mobile TV so you can stream as much sports as you like without it counting towards your download allowance.

The following table shows Sky Mobile’s SIM-only deals which are currently available from £6 per month:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataMonthly
Cost
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited2GB£6.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited6GB£8.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited10GB£10.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited12GB£12.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited25GB£15.00
12 months
Sky MobileUnlimitedUnlimited50GB£25.00
12 months

For more information, you can read our Sky Mobile review.

Price From How To Watch Limitations Setup Time

£5.99/month (Pack 1)
£10.99/month (Pack 2)

Sky Sports Mobile TV App only

Mobile only
(no casting)

Instant
Sky Sports Mobile TV Pack 1 only includes a limited selection of channels (Premier League, Action, Arena & News).
Sky Mobile customers will get unlimited data for streaming on Sky Sports Mobile TV from £6/month.

NOW Mobile Membership

As an alternative to the Sky Sports Mobile TV app, it’s also possible to get a NOW Sports Mobile Monthly Membership. This will allow you to stream five Sky Sports channels on your mobile phone for £5.99/month (the same as on Sky Sports Mobile TV, with the addition of Sky Sports Racing).

One advantage of choosing NOW Sports Mobile over the Sky Sports Mobile TV app is you’ll often get a better range of introductory offers on NOW. For instance, you might get a reduced price on NOW Sports Mobile for the first few months.

The disadvantage is that it can take up to 10 working days to get your Mobile Monthly Membership activated. You also won’t get unlimited data for streaming when you use a Sky Mobile SIM card.

NOW Mobile Month Membership
Monthly Price: £5.99 per month
(introductory offers are sometimes available)
Contract Length: No contract
Availability: iPhone
Android
Activation time: 10 working days
Casting to TV: No – mobile TV only
Inclusive Channels
Sky Sports Premier League: Yes
Sky Sports Football: No
Sky Sports Cricket: No
Sky Sports Golf: No
Sky Sports F1: No
Sky Sports Action: Yes
Sky Sports Arena: Yes
Sky Sports Racing: Yes
Sky Sports News: Yes
Sky News: No
Sky Mobile Benefits
Unlimited Streaming: No

You can get a NOW Sports Mobile Monthly Membership from the NOW website. As with Sky Sports Mobile TV, it isn’t possible to cast onto larger screens when you’re using a NOW Mobile Monthly Membership.

Price From How To Watch Limitations Setup Time

£5.99/month

NOW mobile app only

Mobile only
(no casting)

10 working days
The NOW Mobile Membership only includes a limited selection of channels (Premier League, Action, Arena, Racing & News).
Introductory offers are sometimes available on the NOW website.

NOW Sports Membership

If you want to watch Sky Sports online, you can get a NOW Sports Membership for £33.99/month (previously known as the NOW TV Sky Sports Pass). This gives you access to all of the Sky Sports channels with the ability to stream on any compatible device including your smart TV, PlayStation, Xbox, laptop, tablet or smartphone. You can also cast from your mobile phone onto a larger screen using Chromecast or Airplay.

There are two Sky Sports memberships to choose from on NOW:

  • A NOW Sports Membership costs £33.99 per month. It includes a 7-day free trial of NOW Boost, which will cost you an extra £3 per month after the first 7 days (making it a total of £36.99 per month for both).
  • A NOW Sports Day Membership is available for £9.99. It gives you access to all of the Sky Sports channels for 24 hours.

The basic NOW Sports Membership allows you to stream in HD quality (720p resolution).

You’ll need to add NOW Boost if you want to stream in full HD-quality (1080p resolution) with access to Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The NOW Boost also allows you to stream on three devices at the same time (compared to two devices without the Boost).

Although the NOW Sports Membership gives you lots of flexibility, it’s rarely the best value way of getting access to Sky Sports. Instead, you’ll normally be better off choosing one of the following options:

  • You can get NOW Broadband with a NOW Sports Membership from £43 per month. If you get a NOW Broadband plan from £18 per month, you can add a NOW Sports Membership for only £19.99 per month. This is a significant saving on the normal price for the NOW Sports Membership. NOW offers a choice of copper broadband and fibre broadband plans.
  • You can get BT TV with both Sky Sports and BT Sport for £40 per month (£64.99 including BT Broadband). If you’re a BT Broadband customer, you can add the BT TV Big Sport package for £40 per month. This gives you access to both the Sky Sports and BT Sport channels. You’ll also get a NOW Sports Membership included so you can stream on any other device that’s compatible with NOW. If you’re not already a BT customer, you can get fibre broadband from BT for as little as £24.99 per month.
  • You can get Sky TV with Sky Sports for £41 per month. Although this is a little more expensive than a NOW Sports Membership, you’ll get a Sky Q set-top box along with access to more than 300 other channels and more than 500 box sets on demand. You’ll also get access to extras through the Sky Sports red button and through the Sky Sports app. Both of these are not available to NOW customers.

The following table shows the key things to know about the NOW Sports Membership:

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£33.99/month
(£36.99 with Boost)

Cast, Smart TV or Console
NOW Website
NOW App

720p HD included
£3/month for full HD

Watch instantly online & with app

How Can I Watch Sky Sports?

In the UK, there are four ways to watch the Sky Sports channels:

  1. Watch Sky Sports on your television through a set-top box. You can watch the Sky Sports channels through a set-top box that’s connected to your TV. You can get Sky Sports on Sky TV, BT TV and Virgin Media TV. Sky TV requires a satellite dish. Meanwhile, BT TV requires an BT Broadband connection and Virgin Media requires a separate cable connection.
  2. Watch Sky Sports on your television through a compatible smart TV, games console or casting. If you have a NOW Sports Membership, you can watch Sky Sports on your TV using a compatible device like your smart TV, PlayStation or Xbox. You can also cast from your mobile phone using AirPlay or Chromecast. If you don’t have a device that’s compatible with this, we’d recommend buying a Chromecast for around £30.
  3. Watch Sky Sports online. You can watch the Sky Sports channels online, either through the Sky Sports website or through the NOW website. You’ll need either a Sky TV subscription or a NOW membership to do this.
  4. Watch Sky Sports on your mobile phone. You can watch the Sky Sports channels on your mobile phone using either the Sky Sports Mobile TV or NOW apps. You can get a standalone mobile-only subscription to these services. Alternatively, you’ll get inclusive access when you subscribe to a Sky Sports package on your TV.

More Information

For more information about Sky Sports, please see the Sky’s official website.

If you’re also looking to watch BT Sport, see our guide on the cheapest way to get BT Sport.

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