Freesat from Sky is an easy way of getting satellite television without a monthly subscription.
If you’ve previously had Sky TV, you can simply connect your Sky box to the existing cables in your home, your Sky Viewing card automatically became a Freesat card once your monthly Sky TV subscription ended.6 Mar 2018
Can you use your Sky box for Freesat?
The answer is “yes” and “no”. You can’t use Sky+ to record the output from a Freesat box – however you can use a Sky+ box to record over 200 subscription-free channels – however, note that if you’re not a Sky subscriber, Sky will charge you £10 a month to use the Sky+ recording facility.
Can I use my Sky card in another box?
Your Sky viewing card is linked to your account and allows your Sky box to access your subscription channels. To use your viewing card, it must be activated and paired with your Sky box, even if it’s an old card you previously used for another box.
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).25 Nov 2016
Is Freesat the same as Sky?
Freesat from Sky is a British satellite television service from Sky UK. It offers over 240 free-to-air (FTA) channels in its EPG. This is a greater number than its competitors, Freesat, which has 200+, and Freeview, which has 70+. It also has up to six HD channels and Sky Active interactive data service.