Do I Still Get Free Channels If I 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 you use a sky box without a subscription?

You do not need a viewing card from Sky to access 99% of all the channels available on a Sky box without subscription.

Which channels are free on Sky without subscription?

Showing the free channels on Sky (no card) only

Channel namewebFreeview
BBC One HDaccount_box101
BBC Scotland HDlive_tv115
BBC Four HDaccount_boxlive_tv106 (76%)watch_later
S4C HDaccount_boxlive_tv

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Can you use a sky box just 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.

Can you still use sky box after Cancelling?

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 buy a Sky+ box and install it myself?

No, you actually own your Sky box and dish from day one. Another myth that a lot of Sky subscribers believe is that Sky and Sky+HD boxes can only be purchased directly from Sky, this is in fact simply not true. Your completely free to purchase a box from wherever you choose and install it yourself.

What channels do you get on the Sky basic package?

Freeview channels

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.

How much is the basic Sky package?

Sky price hike – how subscribers’ monthly bills will rise

ProductIncrease per monthNew price per month
TV entertainment bundles
Original+£1/£2.50 (depending on current price paid)£22.50 (new customers will still pay £20)
Variety+£2£32
Family+£2£38

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How can I get Sky cheaper?

In short, haggling is the best thing you can do to get a cheaper deal with Sky.

  • Sky hikes prices (again)
  • Do you really need the whole bundle?
  • Use one-off Now TV passes.
  • Haggle!
  • Ask for extras.
  • Be prepared to leave to get what you want.
  • Add more services.

What can I do with an old sky 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. 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 retune my sky box for Freeview?

To enter installer mode, turn on the Sky box and press “Services” on the handset. Then press the following keys on the handset one after the other in quick succession: “4” to enter “System Setup” then “0” then “1” then “Select”. This will enter the “Installer Setup”.

How do I use my Sky HD box for Freeview?

You can’t get Freeview on a satellite receiver. Freeview is a terrestrial (from an aerial) service. However you can get Freesat From Sky on your existing kit. You do not need to buy a Freesat From Sky Card, when you cancel your Sky subscription your existing Sky Viewing Card will be come a Freesat From Sky Card.

Can I watch recorded programs on a sky box without a card?

Re: Sky HD box – viewing recorded programs after cancelling subs. All functionality, other than being used as a basic Freesat box is disabled without a valid subscription. You cannot time shift, pause, rewind, record or watch any previously recorded content.

Do you have to return your sky box?

If you’ve cancelled Sky Q, then you’ll need to return your equipment within 60 days of your service ending – although sometimes we’ll ask you to return it sooner. If you’re swapping, replacing or upgrading your equipment, you’ll need to send your old equipment back.

Can you copy recordings from a sky box?

The first is to use the Sky+ box’s analogue video and audio (AV) output to copy the programs to a DVD recorder or your computer. The alternative method is to copy the programmes from the hard drive in the Sky+ box to the drive in the Sky+ HD box using your PC and a free Windows program called Copy+.