Question: Can I Get Freeview Through My Sky Box?

Make sure your Viewing Card is in your Sky box.

  • Go to sky.com/activate and sign in using your Sky ID.
  • Enter card/box details.
  • Select Pair Card.

Does your sky box still work without subscription?

I have a Sky+ box that is only used for recording. When you cancel your subscription your Sky+ box will still work and using your now deactivated viewing card you will still be able to receive a handful of unencrypted free-to-view (FTV) channels, including BBC1, 2, ITV1, C4 and C5.

Are old sky boxes any use?

Your old Sky box will still work as a Freesat from Sky box to receive free channels on it, but you won’t be able to pause, record or watch any old recordings on the box anymore. Alternately you can give it to friends or family who want a Freesat box, or sell it on eBay (don’t expect to get much for it).

How do I pair my Sky viewing card to my Sky box?

Make sure your Viewing Card is in your Sky box.

  1. Go to sky.com/activate and sign in using your Sky ID.
  2. Enter card/box details.
  3. Select Pair Card.

Can you use a Freesat box with a Sky dish?

You Can Use An Old Sky Box For Freesat? If you don’t want to purchase a new Freesat box you could use an old Sky box to connect your satellite dish to your TV for free satellite services.