Find out how to get Sky Sports in the UK, and compare the best value Sky Sports deals on your TV, laptop, and mobile phone.

In the UK, Sky Sports is the home of lots of live sporting action including Premier League football, Formula 1 racing, international cricket, golf, NFL, NBA, boxing, and more.

You can watch all of the Sky Sports channels on the UK’s three main pay-TV platforms: BT TV, Sky TV and Virgin Media TV. It’s also possible to get Sky Sports on a contract-free basis from NOW. This will allow you to watch the Sky Sports channels online or on your mobile phone or tablet.

At present, our recommended Sky Sports deal costs £59 per month on Sky. On this deal, you’ll get all of the Sky Entertainment channels and all of the Sky Sports channels on your TV. You’ll also get Sky’s fibre broadband service (with an average download speed of 61Mbps), along with Netflix and discovery+ at no extra cost.

In this article, we’ll look at the different ways to watch Sky Sports in the UK. We’ll also look at the cheapest Sky Sports deals available from each UK provider.

Plans From: £42 per month on Sky
(Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Sky Sports Pack on Sky Stream)
Sky Sports Channels:
  • Sky Sports Premier League
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports Action
  • Sky Sports Arena
  • Sky Sports Main Event
  • Sky Sports Racing
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports News
How To Watch:
  • BT TV (from £68.99 per month)
  • Sky (from £42 per month)
  • NOW (from £49 per month)
  • Virgin Media (from £71 per month)
Contract-Free Alternative: NOW Sports Membership (£34.99 per month)

Best Sky Sports Deals

For most people, Sky currently offers the best all-round deals if you’re looking to watch the Sky Sports channels on your television. Plans start from £42 per month for all of the Sky Entertainment and Sky Sports channels. You’ll also get Netflix and discovery+ included in the price.

Sky

  • Comes with all Sky Sports & Sky Entertainment channels, plus Netflix & discovery+.
  • No need for a satellite dish. Available on Sky Stream with free next day delivery.
  • Available with or without Sky Broadband. Enter your postcode to check speeds.

If you’re looking for all of the Sky Sports and Sky Entertainment channels on your TV, you’ll currently pay as little as £42 per month to get them on Sky Stream. You’ll also get Netflix and discovery+ included in the price (both of which are individually worth £6.99 per month).

There’s no need for a satellite dish when you’re watching on Sky Stream – all you’ll need is a fibre broadband connection with a download speed of at least 25Mbps. You can use your existing broadband connection. Alternatively, there’s a discounted price available on Sky Broadband when you take it together with Sky TV, making it a total of £59 per month for Sky TV with Sky Sports and Sky Broadband.

If you want access to the TNT Sports channels as well, you’ll need to pay an extra £27 per month on Sky.

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The following table compares the best value Sky Sports deals currently available from BT, Sky and Virgin Media:

TV Only (No Broadband):

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Sky
Sky Stream, Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Sky Sports

No Broadband
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky SportsNetflixDiscovery+
Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Sky Sports Pack

150+ channels included
£42/month
24 month contract

Broadband & TV:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Sky
Sky Stream, Sky Entertainment & Netflix with Superfast Broadband + Sky Sports

61Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky SportsNetflixDiscovery+
Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Sky Sports Pack

150+ channels included
£59/month
24 month contract
BT
Fibre Essential + Big Sport

36Mbps
average download
Sky SportsTNT SportsDiscovery+
Big Sport

with TNT Sports, Sky Sports & discovery+
£68.99/month
24 month contract
Virgin Media
Bigger Sports Combo Bundle

516Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Sports
195+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports
£71/month
18 month contract

Plans With TNT Sports & Sky Sports

For access to even more live sports, you may want to consider a TV package that includes both TNT Sports and Sky Sports. The following table shows the best value plans with both TNT Sports and Sky Sports included:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Sky
Sky Stream, Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Sky Sports & TNT Sports

No Broadband
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky SportsTNT SportsNetflixDiscovery+
Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Sky Sports & TNT Sports Pack

150+ channels included
£66/month
24 month contract
BT
Fibre Essential + Big Sport

36Mbps
average download
Sky SportsTNT SportsDiscovery+
Big Sport

with TNT Sports, Sky Sports & discovery+
£68.99/month
24 month contract
Sky
Sky Stream, Sky Entertainment & Netflix with Superfast Broadband + Sky Sports & TNT Sports

61Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky SportsTNT SportsNetflixDiscovery+
Sky Entertainment & Netflix + Sky Sports & TNT Sports Pack

150+ channels included
£83/month
24 month contract

Sky Sport Deals: By Provider

In the following section, we’ll look at each individual provider in more detail and how you can get Sky Sports from them.

BT TV

If you’d like to watch Sky Sports on BT TV, you’ll need to add the Big Sport package for £43 per month. With Big Sport, you’ll get all of the Sky Sports channels in standard definition. You’ll also get TNT Sports, Eurosport and discovery+. This comes with a BT TV recordable box which allows you to pause, rewind and record live TV.

To get the Big Sport package on BT TV, you’ll need to be a BT Broadband customer.

At present, new customers can get BT Broadband together with the Big Sport package on BT TV from a combined price of £68.99 per month:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
BT
Fibre Essential + Big Sport

36Mbps
average download
Sky SportsTNT SportsDiscovery+
Big Sport

with TNT Sports, Sky Sports & discovery+
£68.99/month
24 month contract
BT
Fibre 2 + Big Sport

67Mbps
average download
Sky SportsTNT SportsDiscovery+
Big Sport

with TNT Sports, Sky Sports & discovery+
£69.99/month
24 month contract
with £50 reward card
BT
Full Fibre 100 + Big Sport

150Mbps
average download
Sky SportsTNT SportsDiscovery+
Big Sport

with TNT Sports, Sky Sports & discovery+
£70.99/month
plus £31.99 upfront
24 month contract

with £50 reward card
BT
Full Fibre 300 + Big Sport

500Mbps
average download
Sky SportsTNT SportsDiscovery+
Big Sport

with TNT Sports, Sky Sports & discovery+
£74.99/month
24 month contract
with £50 reward card
BT
Fibre 1 + Big Sport

50Mbps
average download
Sky SportsTNT SportsDiscovery+
Big Sport

with TNT Sports, Sky Sports & discovery+
£74.99/month
plus £31.99 upfront
24 month contract

with £50 reward card
BT
Full Fibre 900 + Big Sport

910Mbps
average download
Sky SportsTNT SportsDiscovery+
Big Sport

with TNT Sports, Sky Sports & discovery+
£89.99/month
24 month contract
with £50 reward card

If you want to unlock high-definition (HD) quality viewing on BT TV, you’ll need to pay an extra £6 per month for the HD add-on.

The Big Sport package comes with an inclusive NOW Sports membership (worth £34.99 per month), allowing you to watch the Sky Sports channels on your mobile phone, tablet or laptop. This is in addition to you being able to watch Sky Sports on your BT TV box.

Plans From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£68.99/month
including broadband
(£43 for existing BT customers)

BT TV Box
NOW App
NOW Website

£6/month for HD
(included with VIP TV)

Watch instantly online & with app
(~2 weeks for full install)

If you’re signing up as a new BT Broadband customer, it can take about two weeks to get the service installed in your home. However, you’ll be able to start watching straight away through the app.

More Information: BT TV Website

NOW

If you want to watch the Sky Sports channels without the need for a contract, you can sign up to get a NOW Sports membership for £34.99 per month.

The NOW Sports membership will allow you to watch all of the Sky Sports channels online, on your tablet, or on your mobile phone. You can also stream the Sky Sports channels on compatible smart TVs, games consoles, Apple TV and Chromecast devices.

If you’d like NOW Broadband together with a NOW Sports membership, the following deals are currently available from £54.99 per month. There’s a 12-month contract for the NOW Broadband service (or you can pay an extra £60 upfront to get their no contract broadband). The NOW Sports membership can be cancelled at any time.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
No price plans could be found matching this criteria.

The basic NOW Sports membership will give you the Sky Sports channels in standard-definition (SD) quality. You’ll also get a 7-day trial of NOW Boost which gives you HD-quality viewing on Sky Sports. After that, it’s an extra £6 per month if you’d like to continue watching Sky Sports in HD.

At certain times of the year, it might also be possible to get a NOW Sports Day Pass – usually for around £11.98 per day. As well as giving you full access to the Sky Sports channels for 24 hours on NOW, you may also get a ‘Mobile Month Membership’ included, allowing you to watch selected Sky Sports channels (Premier League, Action, Arena/NFL, Racing & News) on your mobile phone.

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£34.99/month

Cast, Smart TV or Console
NOW App
NOW Website

£6/month for HD

Watch instantly online & with app
The NOW Sports Membership is available on a 30-day rolling contract.

More Information: NOW Website

Sky

As a special offer, it’s currently possible to get Sky TV from £42 per month with all of the Sky Sports and Sky Entertainment channels in HD. You’ll also get an inclusive Netflix Basic subscription (worth £6.99 per month), along with Discovery+ Entertainment and Sport (worth another £6.99 per month).

The following table shows the latest Sky TV deals with Sky Sports included:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
No price plans could be found matching this criteria.

If you’d like the TNT Sports channels as well as the Sky Sports channels, you’ll need to pay an extra £27 per month. This makes it possible to get the Sky Entertainment, Sky Sports and TNT Sports channels from £66 per month:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
No price plans could be found matching this criteria.
Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£42/month
(£20 for existing Sky TV customers)

Sky Stream Box
Sky Sports App
Sky Go Website
Sky Go App

HD included as standard

Watch instantly via app
(1 working day for full set-up)

If you’re signing up as a new Sky TV customer, it normally takes about one working day for your Sky Stream box to arrive. Meanwhile, if you’re also getting Sky Broadband installed, this will normally take about two weeks. However, you can start watching Sky Sports and Sky TV, even whilst you’re waiting for your Sky Broadband service to be installed.

More Information: Sky Website

Virgin Media

On Virgin Media, the Bigger Sports Combo Bundle package is currently available from £71 per month. It gives you access to all of the Sky Sports channels, along with Eurosport. You’ll also get the Virgin TV 360 box which allows you to pause, rewind and record live TV.

On this bundle, you’ll get Virgin Media’s fibre broadband service included, giving you ultra-fast download speeds of 516Mbps.

If you’re an O2 Pay Monthly customer, you can benefit from a further speed boost on your Virgin Media plan. You’ll also get Volt customer benefits such as double data on your O2 plan and Virgin Media’s Intelligent WiFi Plus at no extra cost.

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMobileMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
Virgin Media
Bigger Sports Combo Bundle

516Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Sports
195+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports

No SIM
£71/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Bigger Sports Combo Volt Bundle

516Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Sports
195+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports
O2 SIM card
10GB Data
mobile SIM card
£75.99/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Biggest Combo Bundle

132Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky SportsSky Cinema
210+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports + Sky Cinema

No SIM
£79/month
18 month contract
Virgin Media
Mega Volt Bundle

1130Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky SportsSky CinemaNetflix
230+ channels

Mega TV + Sky Sports + Sky Cinema + Kids Pick + Netflix
O2 SIM card
Unlimited Data
mobile SIM card
£84.99/month
18 month contract

By default, the Sky Sports channels are available in standard definition (SD) quality on Virgin Media. You’ll need to pay an extra £7 per month to upgrade them to HD. The HD upgrade also includes the Sky Sports Main Event channel and the Sky Sports F1 channel in Ultra HD (4K) quality.

For access to the TNT Sports channels, you can add the ‘TNT Sports Collection’ to your Virgin Media plan for an additional £18 per month.

Price From How To Watch HD Setup Time

£71/month
including broadband

Virgin TV Box
Virgin Media Go App

£7/month for HD

2-3 weeks for installation

More Information: Virgin Media Website

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 TV through BT, Sky or Virgin Media. You can watch the Sky Sports channels through BT TV, Sky TV or Virgin TV 360.
  2. Watch Sky Sports online. You can watch all of the Sky Sports channels online, either through the Sky Sports website or through the NOW website. You’ll need a Sky TV subscription to watch on the Sky Sports website, and a NOW Sports membership or BT TV to watch on the NOW website.
  3. Watch Sky Sports on your mobile phone. You can watch the Sky Sports channels on your mobile phone using the Sky Go app if you’re a Sky TV customer. Alternatively, it’s available to watch on the NOW app if you’re a customer of BT TV or NOW.
  4. Watch Sky Sports 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 streaming device such as tnyour smart TV, PlayStation or Xbox. You can also cast from your mobile phone using AirPlay or Chromecast. If you don’t have a compatible device, we’d recommend buying a Chromecast for around £25.

More Information

For more information about Sky Sports, please see the Sky TV website. You may also find it useful to read our guide on the cheapest way to get TNT Sports.

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