Thousands of sports fans throughout the British Isles have changed the way they watch and stream their favourite events thanks to NOW TV. This revolutionary TV and streaming service was first set up in 2012 by Sky, allowing its users to access their network of channels without signing up to long-term contracts.
The concept has become hugely popular with BT customers, who couldn’t previously access both BT Sport and Sky Sports without two separate, costly subscriptions. Now BT Customers have cheaper, more flexible access to Sky Sports content without being tied into an additional contract.
Is BT Sport available on NOW TV?
Sports fans are asking if BT Sport will be available to NOW TV users, potentially making it the biggest TV and streaming service the UK has ever seen. At this moment it time BT Sport is not available on NOW TV, as the platform is owned by Sky and offers content exclusively available to their network – from sports and cinema to entertainment and kids TV.
However, these two sports broadcasting giants are engaging a lot closer these days, with BT Sport giving Sky the rights to sell its packages through their home TV services for an additional fee, which was particularly good news for football and rugby fans. This has led some to speculate that BT Sport will be available on NOW TV sooner rather than later, thanks to the high demand for more comprehensive streaming platforms.
How to get both BT Sport and Sky TV with one subscription
BT Sport is available in addition to a Sky TV subscription, which works out much cheaper than having both Sky and BT TV. There’s a couple of interesting ways to do it, which we have highlighted below.
BT Sport pack on Sky TV
£25.00 for standard definition pack. £31.50 for High Definition pack.
Both deals include a £20.00 upfront fee and a 12-month contract. Access to BT Sport app for smartphones and tablets included. This would be in addition to a basic Sky deal with sports subscription, starting from £44.00 per month.
BT Sport pack in HD o Sky TV
£29.99 for standard definition pack. £36.49 for High Definition pack.
Both deals include a £35.00 upfront fee and a 1-month rolling contract. Access to BT Sport app for smartphones and tablets included. This would be in addition to a basic Sky deal with sports subscription, starting from £44.00 per month.
NOW TV Subscription
If you already have BT TV or BT Broadband, and profit from a reduced BT Sport subscription, you may wish to use NOW TV to get cheaper access to Sky Sports.
With four different sports packages available to customers in the UK and ROI, you can watch the biggest sporting events as and when you want on a variety of devices.
Sky Sports Daily Pass
If there is a particular day of sporting action that you can’t afford to miss on Sky, you can opt for a daily pass with NOW TV. For £9.99 you will get a full 24 hours’ access to all 11 Sky Sports channels. You may register up to six devices in total, two of which can be used at any given time. This is a one-off payment with no contract.
Sky Sports Weekly Pass
The weekly pass with Now TV is perfect for those longer events, such as F1 weekends, Darts tournaments or an unmissable run of Premier League matches. For £14.99 you will get a full seven days of access to all 11 Sky Sports channels. You may register up to six devices in total, two of which can be used at any given time. This is a one-off payment with no contract.
Sky Sports Monthly Pass
The Now TV monthly pass is made for real sports fans who don’t want to be tied into an unnecessary long term contract. For £33.99 you will have one full month of access to all 11 Sky Sports channels. You may register up to six devices in total, two of which can be used at any given time. This is a one-off payment with no contract which can be renewed on a month-to-month basis.
Sky Sports Mobile Monthly Pass
For Android and iOS smartphone users only, the Now TV Mobile pass gives you access to five Sky Sports channels for one whole month for just £5.99. These channels include Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Racing and Sky Sports News.
Will BT Sport be available on NOW TV?
With Sky and BT working closer than ever before, and the demand for comprehensive sports streaming services growing and growing, it’s highly likely that we will see these two UK sports giants sharing access to their platforms. They will be working together to try and fend off interest from the likes of Amazon, who have now entered the UK live sports market, and Netflix. So watch this space!