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Why choose Sky TV

  • Wide range of channels
  • Great channels in High Definition
  • Pause, record and rewind with Sky+ HD
  • Bundle with broadband and phone
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Everything you need to know about Sky TV

There’s a dizzying amount of stuff to watch on Sky TV: The hottest US shows, the most popular sports events, movie premieres, homegrown programmes, loads of kids’ TV - the list goes on.

With so much choice, choosing a package can be a little daunting, but don’t worry - we’re here to help. In this guide, we’ll look at what you can get with Sky TV, what we like about it, what we don’t like about it, and what actual Sky TV customers think of it.

So without further ado, let’s get going.

What TV packages can I get from Sky?

Sky ( offers three TV ‘bundles’ that incorporate different numbers of channels. The important thing to note is that all Sky TV bundles are customisable. You can, for example, add Sky Sports or Sky Movies to any package.

You can also save money by adding broadband to your bundle. Sky offers all TV customers Broadband Lite for free, although you don’t have to take it if you’re already signed up to another provider. While there’s no cost for Broadband Lite, at just 2GB of downloads a month, all but the lightest of users will need to upgrade.

Sky’s biggest fibre optic broadband packages are truly unlimited, which mean you can download as much as you like without fear of being hit with hidden charges or restrictions. Want to binge on an entire series on Netflix, or download vast amounts music? There’s nowt stopping you.

In addition, Sky also has a fibre package with a 25GB usage limit for those who want to spend a little less. It’s good for small households, though heavy users will want to stick with the aforementioned unlimited options.

Here are Sky’s TV bundles:

  • The Original Bundle - gives you more than 35 entertainment channels, including Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1 and 2, Syfy, Fox, MTV and Comedy Central. That’s on top of the usual Freeview channels, naturally.
  • The Variety Bundle - get everything in the Original Bundle, plus over 40 extra news, documentary and kids’ channels, including the Discovery Channel and three Disney channels.
  • The Family Bundle - you get all the channels in the Original and Variety bundles, plus Sky’s 3D channel - imaginatively called Sky 3D - and more than 300 box sets of TV series to watch on demand, including The Wire, 24 and Grey’s Anatomy.
  • The Movies Bundle - pick this and you’ll get the Original Bundle plus all 11 Sky Movies channels.
  • The Sports Bundle - this one gives you the Original Bundle and the all seven Sky Sports channels, showing live Premier League football, every Formula One race and more.
  • The Complete Bundle - as the name implies, it gives you the full whack - basically the Family Bundle with Sky Sports and Sky Movies.

For the full list of what you get with each TV package, check out our complete guide to Sky TV channels.

Sky On Demand and Sky Go

Sky has an extensive library of on-demand content, which is delivered over the internet. That means you’ll need to connect the Sky+ HD box - provided with all TV packages - to your broadband to get it.

This doesn’t have to be Sky broadband, so if you’re already signed up with a different provider, you should still be ready to go. Sky On Demand lets you access catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and shows from Sky’s own entertainment and movie channels as well. What you can watch depends on what bundle you sign up for - you’ll need Sky Movies to watch films, for example, or the Variety Bundle to watch Disney Channel shows.

Signing up with Sky also gives you access to Sky Go, which lets you watch live TV, catch-up TV and on-demand movies and shows on your PC, smartphone, tablet, games console and more in line with your subscription.

Sky Store

If you want the newest of the new movie releases, you can buy or rent them from the Sky Store, and play them through your Sky HD+ box, computer or smartphone.

Films are typically available to rent or buy from the service at the same time they appear on DVD and Blu-Ray. So if, for example, you wanted to watch Inside Out before it’s on TV - and you should because it’s magical - Sky Store’s one of the easiest ways to do it.

If you only want to watch something once, you can typically rent it, with new films costing £4.49. If you buy, however, there is an additional perk in the form of Buy & Keep - not only do you get a digital version to watch whenever you want, Sky also sends you the DVD. Not every film has this option, but most of the new releases do, and it’s a great idea.

While you don’t have to be a Sky customer to use Sky Store - like Blinkbox, it’s open to anyone - the ability to watch through your set top box is a real perk for Sky customers.

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What set top box do I get from Sky?

When you sign up to any Sky TV package, you’ll get a Sky+ HD set top box. This is easy to use - the interface is impressively slick- and comes with some very cool features, including:

  • Pause and rewind live TV
  • Record up to 185 hours of TV - for an extra charge, you can get an even bigger box if you need more space
  • Series record available, so you can automatically capture every episode of a series
  • Access to catch-up services and other apps if you have an internet connection
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, so you can connect easily

If you want Sky in more than one room, you can also get Sky HD Multiscreen boxes. These aren’t as feature-rich as the main box - there’s no recording function, for example - but it’s an affordable way to get Sky across the house.

Sky TV existing customer deals

Already got Sky TV and want to try out its broadband too? The provider is currently offering an exclusive deal for existing TV customers: three months’ free unlimited broadband.

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What’s good about Sky TV?

  • Good variety of channels - entertainment, factual, kids, music, movies, sport and more
  • Only way to get Sky Atlantic, which shows many hit US shows, such as Game of Thrones, first
  • Sky+ HD box lets you pause and rewind live TV, and record hours-worth
  • Slick, fast interface and easy-to-use electronic programme guide
  • Sky Movies regularly premieres the biggest films first on UK TV
  • Sky Sports has the widest collection of sports on TV, including Premier League football, Aviva Premiership rugby, international cricket, golf, Formula One and more
  • You can get Sky 3D - the only 3D channel available in Europe
  • Tons of catch-up TV, on-demand box sets, movies and more
  • Watch rented and bought movies from Sky Store through your set top box
  • Sky Go included - watch Sky anywhere on PC, smartphone, games consoles and more
  • Free Broadband Lite

What’s bad about Sky TV?

  • Expensive
  • Best on-demand content locked if you don’t have the appropriate bundle
  • Requires a satellite dish
  • Free broadband has only 2GB usage a month - you’re upgraded to a full package if you go over

Sky Customer reviews

Sky performed well in our last Customer Satisfaction Awards, achieving an overall score of four out of five. Customers were particularly positive about the quality and reliability of Sky TV and Sky broadband, and the clarity of pricing and billing.

They were less enthusiastic about the speed of the broadband however, nor were they blown away by additional customer benefits - Sky got average scores in both categories.

You can find out more on our reviews page, or take a look at more TV packages.

Switching to Sky

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I switch to a new TV service?
    Switching TV services is a breeze if you use a comparison service like ours. Simply enter your postcode, and we’ll list all your different options side by side, so you can easily compare features and price. When you find a package you like, click the link and you’ll be taken straight to the provider’s site. Fast, simple and hassle-free.
  2. How do I get sports channels?

    There are multiple sports channels in the UK, with the biggest being Sky Sports and BT Sport.

    Sky Sports shows the widest range of sports, including Premier League and UEFA Champions League football, rugby union, cricket, golf, F1 and more. Sky Sports channels are available through Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk TV and BT TV (BT Vision+ set top boxes only) for an additional charge each month.

    BT Sport, which also includes ESPN, shows selected Premier League and Europa League football, Premiership rugby, and more. It is available to BT TV customers as standard. Sky customers can also get BT sport for an additional monthly payment. At the moment, BT Sport isn’t available through Virgin Media or TalkTalk.

    For more information on events and fixtures on Sky Sports and BT Sports, take a look at our guide.

  3. What do I need to get Sky Broadband?
    All you need is a Sky phone line. If you’re switching from one of the other major providers, or you have an inactive phone line and socket, Sky should be able to transfer your line over remotely. If you need a new phone line, Sky will arrange for an engineer to install one when you make your order.
  4. How fast is Sky Broadband?
    It depends on what package you get. Sky Broadband Connect, available to those outside the Sky network area, offers download speeds of up to 6Mb, Sky Broadband Lite and Sky Broadband Unlimited up to 17Mb, Sky Fibre Unlimited up to 38Mb and Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro up to 76Mb. However, these speeds are based on what 10% of the people with that package get. There’s no guarantee you’ll get them as there’re a variety of things that can affect broadband, depending on where you live, but Sky will give you an estimate of the speed you’ll get when you start an order.
  5. Can I get BT Sport with Sky Broadband?
    Only if you get Sky TV too, then you can get BT Sport for £12 a month - £15 in HD - plus a £15 activation fee, through BT. But you can get BT Sport free - or for £3 a month in HD - on Sky TV, as well as free online and on your phone, if you get BT Broadband instead of Sky Broadband.