Sky Freesat (Pay Once, Watch Forever)
As well as offering their pay-TV service, Sky also offers a subscription-free option.
You don’t get access to any of the subscription channels, but you get a dish and installation for a one-off fee, then access to over 240 free-to-view channels (see Sky’s Free to Air channel list).
Can I watch Sky TV without subscription?
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.
How can I get Sky without paying?
Cheaper Alternatives to Sky TV
- Premium Pay TV Platforms Similar to Sky. All of the platforms mentioned in this section all require a reoccurring subscription payment.
- BT Vision. Received Via: TV Aerial & Internet.
- Virgin Media. Received Via: Cable.
- TalkTalk TV. Received Via: TV Aerial & Internet.
- Now TV.
What is the alternative to Sky TV?
Freeview and a choice of streaming providers like Netflix or Amazon Prime might be your best option for TV and film, with a few trips to the cinema thrown in for good measure. Don’t forget that All 4, BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub are all free and show some popular television shows, both box sets and catch-up on demand.
Which channels are free on Sky?
Sky’s basic offering – Sky Entertainment – includes 250 free-to-air channels including all the familiar terrestrial TV favourites; BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 (including HD) are all available, as you’d expect.
What channels do you still get if you cancel sky?
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 get Sky Sports without a contract?
Think of NOW TV as a pay per view iPlayer for the Sky TV channels. The sports pass give you access to all 10 Sky Sports channels without a contract, so you can watch per day, per week or per month. NOW TV can be streamed on your computer, tablet, some smart TVs, Chromecast or via special NOW TV stick.