Can I Use My Sky HD Box For Freesat?

Can I use my Sky box (or another receiver) to get Freesat?

If you have a Sky box and dish, you’ll be able to receive around 200 free-to-air channels without a subscription.

Most of the channels on Sky’s Freesat service are the same as those on the BBC/ITV Freesat service, but not all of them.

Can I use my Sky HD box for Freeview?

It is not possible to plug an aerial into a Sky Digibox to receive Freeview channels because the boxes have not been designed this way. You will continue to get the full Sky EPG listings; you just will not be able to watch subscription channels. If you have an HD-Ready TV and a standard Sky box, this is a good option.

Does your sky box still work without subscription?

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.

Can I use a sky box for Freesat without a card?

Freesat is satellite TV, is free, and needs no card. Without a card at all a Sky machine gets almost all the free satellite channels.

Can I use an old Sky HD box?

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.