Through the All 4 site or app, you can watch all six of Channel 4’s channels on their website or app. Stream live sports If you pay for premium sports channels like BT Sport and Sky Sports, you. Out of all the data-free apps included with Watch, it's really Sky Go that you're most likely to use on a day-to-day basis. It comes free with every Sky TV package. And it's the one that'd consume the most data normally. It lets you watch up to 73 Sky TV channels from your package live on. May 28, 2020 Sky Go is Sky television’s online TV streaming service, which is bundled as part of a standard Sky satellite television subscription. It’s available to all existing Sky TV customers as a means to watch subscription content on mobile devices such as tablets and phones, as well as desktop and laptop computers.
With a huge selection of entertainment, movie and sports channels to choose from, it's easy to see why Sky TV is so popular. But the prices for a full Sky subscription can be eye-watering.
While the lure of shows such as Westworld and Game of Thrones can be appealing, the thought of being tied in to an expensive contract can feel off-putting. The good news is you don't have to take out a long Sky subscription to watch Sky channels.
Read on for more information on TV services that will let you watch Sky TV without a Sky subscription, including Now TV, Virgin Media and TalkTalk.
Use our round up of the best and worst TV and broadband providers to discover how satisfied Sky customers are in comparison to those with other suppliers.
Try Now TV
Now TV is an internet TV streaming service powered by Sky. It offers live streaming and on-demand content from popular Sky channels - so, you can watch Sky shows as they're going out live, or catch up on them at a later date.
Crucially, you don't have to be a Sky subscriber to use Now TV. Instead you simply buy 'passes' for a day, week or month to access the channels that you want. When your pass expires it rolls over into a monthly subscription fee, but you can cancel at any time. See how Now TV compares to popular streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, using our TV streaming service reviews.
Streaming services broadcast over the internet, so you don't need a satellite dish to watch Now TV (though you do need a broadband connection of at least 2.5Mbps or a mobile signal of 180Kbps if you plan to watch using 3G or 4G).
You'll also need a device that can use the Now TV app. Some smart TVs come with this preinstalled, but if yours doesn't, you can watch Now TV in a few different ways.
One of the easiest, cheapest ways to watch Now TV is to buy a dedicated Sky Now TV box or smart stick, which cost as little as £15. This may even include a trial of free passes to watch the content, which in effect pays for the cost of the Now TV box itself.
A YouTube box will also give you access to the Now TV app - or you can install the app on a tablet, smartphone or PC.
Find out more in our guide: What is Now TV?
Add Sky channels to a service from another provider
If you've already got a TV subscription with a different provider, such as Virgin Media or BT TV, you can add most of Sky's channels to these services.
To do this, you add a 'bolt on' to your existing pay TV service. For example, you can pay BT £16 a month to add 11 Sky Movie channels to your package. There's usually no contract to do this, you just pay on a monthly basis.
If you're looking for some channels to keep the little ones happy, you can simply add children's channels to yourTV and broadband bundle - for example TalkTalk's Kids Boost adds nine children's channels, including Nickelodeon, Boomerang and Cartoon Network.
Use a shared Sky subscription
If a friend or family member already subscribes to Sky, then you can register as a secondary user and still watch Sky shows.
Now TV (see above), for example, allows you to register up to four compatible devices (such as a Now TV box, a laptop, or a tablet). The service lets you watch programmes on two devices at the same time, so four members of an extended family won't all be able to tune into Game of Thrones simultaneously on different devices.
Alternatively, Sky Go is a streaming service that allows Sky subscribers to watch programmes away from the home. This lets Sky customers register two devices (or four, if you pay more for Sky Go Extra).
In effect, this would let you log in to watch Sky programming if you used the account details of a family member who has a Sky subscription. However, users are meant to be part of the same household as the primary Sky account holder, according to Sky.
Read our Sky TV and broadband review to find out what Sky customers had to say about the service they receive in our latest satisfaction survey.
...or, stick with Freeview
If you decide that none of the above options work for you, then one alternative is to stick with Freeview. It may not offer the same sports or movie range as Sky, but it still gives you a huge selection of channels for no cost at all (other than the charge for a TV licence).
With the addition of a Freeview PVR, you can pause, rewind and record live TV, as well as setting a planner and series-link. These are all features you would get with a Sky box. You won't, however, have access to the same sports, movies and entertainment channels. Head to our round-up of the Best Buy Freeview PVRs to see which models impressed the experts in our lab.
If that's not enough for you, and you want even more channels, then Freesat offers more than 200 channels and on-demand TV from the likes of the BBC and ITV. To get it, you just need a Freesat box or a TV with Freesat built-in, plus a Freesat satellite dish. As with Freeview, there's no ongoing subscription cost. Read in depth reviews of all the latest models using our Freesat PVRs and set top box reviews.
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Staff Reporter On 11, Sep 2020
With the Premier League back in action this weekend for the 2020/2021 season, football fans in the UK are asking one question: how do I watch BT Sport online legally without BT TV?
BT has emerged as one of the few contenders to Sky’s sporting crown, after the pay-TV giant has spent years locking up the rights to Premier League in the UK with a very big, expensive key. BT Sport, though, has managed to wrestle 42 Premier League games away from its rival, along with UEFA Champions League matches, some other sports and – of particular benefit earlier this year – the Bundesliga. (For the full schedule of matches, click here.)
With all games to be played behind closed doors for the immediate future, the Premier League will be working to stream every game live online. There are 28 matches in total across September, with Sky Sports streaming 18, BT Sport showing 8, the BBC broadcasting 1 and Amazon Prime streaming 1. (See the full line-up of fixtures and how to watch here.)
There are several ways to watch BT Sport, most of which require a pay-TV contract. However, there are now ways to get BT Sport for free without requiring BT TV, BT Broadband or Sky, thanks to BT’s contract-free monthly pass launched at the end of 2019.
Here are your options:
BT Sport on BT TV
BT TV customers can watch BT Sport on BT TV, with the pack of BT Sport’s four channels available at the time of writing for free for 18 months with selected TV packages.
BT TV requires a BT Infinity or BT Broadband service, with prices varying depending on your chosen contract, but they usually start around £35.99 a month. BT Sport HD typically costs extra.
If you have a Sky box and an active Sky viewing card, you can get the BT Sport Pack added to your Sky subscription. If you have BT Broadband, then the BT Sport Pack add-on is approximately £10 a month. Without BT Broadband, it usually costs from £25.99 a month.
Note: You can have BT Sport simultaneously on BT TV and Sky, if you subscribe to both services. It costs £6 a month for the BT Sport Pack on an additional box.
For customers with BT Mobile, you can stream BT Sport online through your smartphone using the BT Sport app. The BT Sport pack is free for all Entertainment Max customers.
BT Sport App – EE Customers
Customers with an EE phone or SIM can download the BT Sport app contract-free, just by texting SPORT to 150. Set up a BT ID and login, and you can then use the BT Sport app with casting to your TV free using Apple TV or Google Chromecast for several months.
After the free trial, it’s around £5 a month for the app, with no contract, plus £10 a month for casting. If there’s a particular month you want to watch BT Sport on TV, therefore, you can just pay for that.
The app is included in all 4G Max plans and a trial or subscription can be stopped by texting STOP SPORT to 150.
The BT Sport app can be used in Europe – when using the service in the EU, all EE data will come out of your plan allowance.
For more information, click here to visit the official EE site.
Watch Sky Online Without App Download
BT Sport App – BT Customers
How To Watch Sky Go Without App
If you’ve got broadband from BT, you can watch BT Sport on your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet using the BT Sport app or online player – you just enter your BT ID to start streaming. If you’ve got the right equipment at home, you can connect your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet to your TV and stream BT Sport on the big screen. The BT Sport app and online player is included for free if you order BT Sport on BT TV, Sky TV or TalkTalk TV. If you just have BT Broadband, it costs £7 a month.
BT Sport App – Anyone (Contract-Free)
Can I Watch Sky Go Without App
The really good news is that BT Sport can now be streamed through the BT Sport app on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, Apple TV and Sony PlayStation 4. It is also now available on NOW devices.
Watch Sky Online Without App Free
A BT Sport Monthly Pass costs £25 a month with no contract. The BT Sport Monthly Pass also allows users to stream the matches on the BT Sport website.
(Note: you can’t watch the BT Sport Monthly Pass on an Amazon Fire TV stick or a set-top box from any TV provider. This includes BT, Sky and Virgin.)