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About Sky Living

When it was launched in 1993, the UK Living channel was aimed at women and young adults, and seemed to show a lot of programmes about ghosts. It’s since been bought out by Sky, and added to its growing suite of entertainment channels. These days it shows a mix of entertainment, drama, and reality TV, with lots of US imports thanks to Sky’s strong links across the pond.

There are three channels available: Sky Living, Sky Living +1, and Sky Living HD.

What can I watch on Sky Living?

The majority of Sky Living’s programming comes from the USA, with a bit of British reality TV and some Scandinavian dramas thrown in for good measure - such as The Enfield Haunting.

Drama and entertainment includes Hannibal, America’s Next Top Model, The Blacklist, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal. You’ll also find plenty of detective shows in the form of Elementary, Bones, CSI, and Criminal Minds. Reality TV includes the likes of Nothing to Declare, Border Force, and RSPCA Animal Rescue.

How do I get Sky Living?

Most of the UK’s pay-TV services have packages that include Sky Living. Here’s how you get it:

  • Unsurprisingly, Sky Living is available with all Sky TV packages - though if you want to see Tyra Banks tear down models’ egos in stunning high definition, you’ll need the Family Bundle. Everything is available with Sky On Demand as well, and you can watch it anywhere with Sky Go, which is free for all Sky customers.
  • Virgin Media includes Sky Living in its Mix TV package, though, again, you’ll have to splash out for the higher-tiered Full House TV for the HD version of the channel. You’ll find it on Virgin TV Anywhere too, so you can watch it live and on demand from any device if it’s included in your package.
  • With TalkTalk, you’ll get Sky Living included as standard if you choose the Plus TV package. If not, you can still get it with the help of a TV Boost - the TV Starter, Entertainment, and Entertainment Extra Boosts all provide it.
  • Finally, you can also get it with Now TV, via a dedicated set top box, streaming stick, or web browser. NOW TV is also available through YouView boxes - which is the only way you can get Sky Living with a BT TV subscription.

FAQs

  1. What are the main TV services in the UK?

    Freeview is the most common TV service in the UK - set top boxes are affordable, and new TVs predominantly all come with Freeview tuners built-in. Once you have Freeview you can watch TV as much as you want with no additional cost. Other subscription-free TV options include YouView and satellite TV service Freesat.

    However, for the best choice of channels and on demand services, you’ll need to join a subscription-based TV service. The four big ones in the UK are from Sky, Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk.

  2. 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.
  3. Can I switch to Sky?
    You can switch to Sky TV as long as you can have a satellite dish put on your home. If you rent your home or live in a listed building you’ll probably need to get permission first. You can switch to Sky Broadband or Sky Fibre as long as you can get them where you live - use our postcode checker to find out - and you have a working phone line - you can get a new one installed if you don’t though.
  4. 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 is available at an extra monthly cost on Sky TV, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Virgin Media TV, and Now TV. Read our guide for more info.

    BT Sport, which also includes ESPN, is available on BT TV, and for an extra monthly cost on Sky TV and Virgin Media TV. Read our guide for more info.

  5. How do I get movie channels?

    Sky often has the first TV broadcast rights for big movies, so if you want to see the latest blockbusters first, you’ll need Sky Cinema - which you can get through Sky, Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk TV packages for an additional monthly charge.

    Most TV providers also offer new home entertainment releases to view on a pay-per-view basis. Bear in mind, you may need a broadband connection to access some of these services. See our guide for more info.

  6. Can I save money by bundling TV, phone and broadband?
    Yes you can. Providers like Sky and Virgin Media offer competitively priced bundles, comprising broadband, homephone and TV, and getting all three services from the same place often leads to significant savings. It also makes it easier to manage finances, as all services come on a single bill.