Here’s a quick guide on how to unlock Sky Sports on Freeview so you can keep up with your favourite teams and athletes.
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How to Unlock Sky Sports on Your TV
If you want to watch Sky Sports channels on your TV, you need to have a Sky Sports Pass. You can either get a Day, Week or Month Pass. If you have a Virgin Media TV Box, you can get a Virgin Media Sports Pass. With a Now TV Sky Sports Pass, you can watch on your TV, mobile, laptop or tablet.
Check if You Have a HD TV or Set-Top Box
To get started, you’ll need to determine whether your TV is HD or non-HD. If you’re unsure, most packaging for TVs will list the resolution next to the screen size. For example, a 32-inch TV with an HD resolution of 720p would be listed as “32-inch 720p HDTV.”
If you have an HD TV, great! You have a few more options for getting Sky Sports. If you have a non-HD TV, don’t worry--you can still get Sky Sports, but you’ll need to upgrade your equipment first.
Find Out If You Can Get Freeview HD
If you have an HD-ready TV and want to find out if you can get Freeview HD, there are a few things you need to check. First, check that your TV has an HD receiver built in. This is usually indicated by the presence of an HDMI socket on the back of the TV. If your TV doesn’t have an HD receiver, you can still get Freeview HD channels by connecting an HD-ready set top box to your TV.
Once you’ve checked that your TV is able to receive HD signals, use the postcode checker on the Freeview website to see which channels are available in your area. Enter your postcode into the box and select ‘Check Coverage’. A list of available channels will then be displayed, including any local variations.
If you’re still not sure whether you can get Freeview HD where you live, give our customer service team a call on 0800 101010 and they’ll be happy to help.
Check If You Have an Aerial
If you want to watch Sky Sports on your TV, the first thing you need to do is make sure you have an aerial installed. An aerial is required to receive Freeview, and without one, you will not be able to watch Sky Sports. If you’re not sure whether or not you have an aerial, many websites offer checkers that can tell you whether or not your postcode can receive Freeview.
Once you have an aerial installed, tuned into your TV and navigate to the settings menu. From here, you need to find the “Add Channels” option and select it. Once you have done this, a list of available channels should appear on your screen. Find Sky Sports from this list and add it to your channel lineup.
Now that you have added Sky Sports to your lineup, all you need to do is tune into the channel like normal and enjoy! If for some reason you are unable to find Sky Sports in the “Add Channels” menu, it may be because your TV is not connected to the internet. In this case, you will need to connect your TV to the internet before you will be able to add Sky Sports.
How to Get Sky Sports on Freeview
You can get Sky Sports on Freeview by adding a Sky Sports Day Pass to your account. This will give you access to all seven Sky Sports channels for 24 hours. You can also add a Sky Sports Week Pass, which will give you access to all seven Sky Sports channels for seven days.
Add Sky Sports to Your Freeview Account
Sky Sports is a British pay television sports channel owned by Sky, a division of Comcast. Its headquarters are at the Sky Central office complex in West London. Sky Sports is the dominant subscription television sports brand in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.
The channel was launched as Sky Sports on 20 April 1991, with its first programme being live coverage of a match between Arsenal and Manchester United.
In order to add Sky Sports to your Freeview account, you will need to purchase a My Sky HD box and sign up for a Sky Sports subscription. Once you have done this, you will be able to watch all seven Sky Sports channels on your Freeview box.
Find the Freeview Channel in the Sky Sports App
The easiest way to find the Freeview channel in the Sky Sports app is to use the search function. Simply type in ‘Freeview’ and the channel will come up in the results.
Once you have found the channel, select it and then press the ‘Start Watching’ button. This will take you to a screen where you can choose whether to watch live or on demand content.
If you want to watch live content, you will need to make sure that your TV is set to the correct input source. For most people, this will be HDMI 1. To change the input source, press the ‘Source’ button on your TV remote control.
Once you have done this, select the ‘Live TV’ option in the Sky Sports app and then press the ‘play’ button. Your chosen live event will then start playing on your TV.
Start Watching Sky Sports on Freeview
It’s now possible to watch Sky Sports on Freeview, and in this guide we’ll show you how.
If you want to watch sports without a Sky Sports subscription, then there are a few ways that you can do this. With a Now TV Sports Pass, it’s possible to watch all 11 Sky Sports channels for just £8.99 per day, £14.99 per week, or £33.99 per month.
Alternatively, if you have a Virgin Media TV package, then you can add the Sky Sports Boost for an additional £18 per month. This will give you access to all 11 Sky Sports channels, as well as Virgin Media’s own channels such as Virgin Sport.
And finally, if you have a BT TV package, then you can add the BT Sport Pack for an additional £19 per month. This will give you access to all 4 BT Sport channels, as well as other premium channels such as AMC and Discovery Channel.
So those are the three main ways that you can watch Sky Sports without a Sky Sports subscription. If you have any other questions about how to get Sky Sports on Freeview, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to help.
How to Cancel Sky Sports on Freeview
You can cancel Sky Sports on Freeview by contacting your TV provider and asking them to cancel your subscription. You can also cancel Sky Sports by visiting the Sky Sports website and following the instructions on how to cancel your subscription.
Cancel Your Freeview Account
If you have an active Freeview account and would like to cancel it, you can do so by following the steps below:
1. Login to your Freeview account.
2. Click on the “My Account” tab.
3. Under the “Account Management” heading, click on the “Cancel Account” link.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to confirm your cancellation.
Once you have cancelled your Freeview account, you will no longer have access to any of the channels included in your subscription.
Remove the Sky Sports App from Your TV
It is really easy to cancel Sky Sports on Freeview, all you have to do is follow the steps below:
1. Press the Home button on your Sky remote.
2. Scroll down to Apps and select it.
3. Find the Sky Sports App and press Select.
4. Highlight Uninstall and press Select again.
5. A message will appear asking you to confirm that you want to uninstall the app, select Yes to confirm.
Contact Sky Sports Customer Services
To cancel, you will need to contact Sky Sports customer services. The number to call is 0333 7591 018. lines are open Monday-Friday 8am-9pm and Saturday 8am-6pm.
When you call, you will need to give your name, contact details, and address. You may also be asked for your Sky TV box number and PIN.
If you’re cancelling because you’re moving home, you’ll need to give your new address so that Sky can confirm that you’ll still be able to receive their services.