Sky broadband

Sky are one of the undisputed giants of the full-service internet and entertainment package world. Take advantage of Sky’s unbeatable channel and programming line-up and pair that with superfast fibre broadband, the excellent Sky Q hardware and some great landline deals and bag yourself one of the most complete digital experiences available anywhere!

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Widespread high-speed fibre broadband availability via BT infrastructure

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Arguably the strongest TV entertainment offering of ANY provider

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Free streaming access to Sky content via Sky Go mobile app

Sky broadband featured offers

All the latest Sky fibre broadband, Sky entertainment, Sky Q and landline call deals

Check our Sky broadband comparison table below for all the latest Sky offers and online specials. For a detailed broadband service check use our postcode checker to see which Sky services you could receive at your location.

Sky broadband review and overview

Sky is one of the “big four” broadband providers in the UK and they have an excellent reputation for the quality of their products and customer service.

Broadband is offered as a standard 10Mb or a fibre optic option that has an average 58Mb, but it is the additional bundled services that mark out Sky as a top choice to switch broadband.

Sky have a state of the art TV service that is accessed via the Sky Q set top box equipment which when combined with Sky broadband provides a top of the range multimedia experience encompassing 3D programming, Ultra HD, the ability to watch and record up to 7 channels at once, access on-demand content and watch Sky on numerous devices across your home at the same time.

Sky broadband and TV packages are extremely customisable so you can take out a subscription that covers only the things you need to keep the costs down. Also keep an eye out for exclusive Sky broadband offers that can only be found online.

If you are looking for a fast, reliable broadband deal that includes TV programming Sky is one of the leading choices on the market.

Types of Sky broadband explained

There are currently two fibre broadband options and one standard broadband option.

Sky Broadband Unlimited

The average download speed for the Sky Broadband Unlimited option is 10Mb and it can be taken out over a 12 month or 18 month contract. For the first 12 months you will get Sky Talk free of charge. Sky Broadband Unlimited is the cheapest broadband option on offer from Sky

Sky Fibre Unlimited

Sky Fibre Unlimited is the mid-range fibre option that includes unlimited usage and an average speed of 36Mb per second. This is available on an 18 month contract and includes Sky Talk free of charge.

Sky Fibre Max

Sky Fibre Max is the highest speed Sky fibre broadband with an average speed of 58Mb. Fibre Max is an 18 month contract and Sky Talk is included free of charge.

Sky broadband tends to come alive when it is paired with one of the excellent Sky TV packages as a whole range of features will be unlocked as well as a number of great discounts!

Can I get Sky broadband? Use our Sky broadband checker

It is highly likely that you will be able to get Sky broadband in your area unless you live in a very rural area because Sky uses the BT Openreach backbone which has the highest network coverage across the country.

Should you want to subscribe to Sky TV only it is almost certain that you would be able to do so because the requirement is that you have a dish fitted which points at the Sky satellite – this can be done in any area of the UK.

We have a free and easy broadband postcode checker tool which will tell you whether you are able to obtain Sky (or other broadband providers service) using your selected postcode.

All you need to do is to enter your home postcode into the broadband checker tool below and we will then generate a list of broadband deals that are available in your area.

Sky TV and broadband

One of the great benefits of subscribing to Sky broadband is that you can pair it with Sky Q and add the TV viewing package of your choice.

Sky offer a large range of TV packages that can be added or removed so that you can find the TV package that suits your viewing habits best – be that sports, movies, entertainment, kids or all of the above!

You will be viewing Sky TV channels via a satellite connection but there are a range of catch-up TV services that will require the use of your broadband to download the programming onto your Sky Q box so when choosing your broadband option bear in mind the Sky broadband speed you would ideally need to stream content and the number of devices that might be sharing the connection. The more devices that are accessing the broadband connection at the same time, the more chance that there could be decreased speeds across the network.

What Sky TV channels can I get?

Sky Entertainment

Sky Entertainment is the core viewing package that is included with a Sky TV package. There are currently over 300 channels to choose from with 60 catch-up TV channels also.

Channel highlights include:

Entertainment

Sky Atlantic
Sky One
Sky Two
Sky Living
Sky Arts
Fox
Real Lives
Comedy Central
MTV
W
Gold
Dave Ja Vu
Extra
Good Food
Lifetime
Alibi
E
Movies24
TLC
TCM
GINX
Syfy
Univeral
Dmax

Vice
Quest
Quest Red
Home and Health
Shed

Documentaries

Discovery
History
National Geographic
Nat Geo Wild
H2
Crime Investigation
Eden
Animal Planet
Discovery Turbo
Discovery Science
Discovery History
Investigation Discovery

Free to air HD

BBC One HD
BBC Two HD
BBC Four HD
BBC News HD
CBBC HD
Cbeebies HD

ITV HD
4 HD
5 HD
CNN HD
RT
NHK HD
Aljazeera HD
Arirang
Bloomberg TV HD
Daystar
Insight
RecordTV
S4C HD
TRTWorld

Music

MTV Music
MTV Base
MTV Club
MTV Hits
MTV Rocks
MTV Classic
MTV OMG
VH1

Sports & News

Eurosport 1

Eurosport 2
Sky Sports Mix
Sky Sports News
At The Races
Sky News

Asia Channels

StarPlus
StarGold
Star Bharat
Zee TV
Zee Cinema
Sony ETV
Sony SAB
Sony Max
Sony Mix
MTV Beats
B4U Movies
B4U Music
Rishtey Europe
Rishtey Cineplex
Colors
Zing
News 18
&TV
Living Foodz

Sky box sets bundle

There are over 400 different box sets which can be viewed on demand including UK and US shows – adults and kids TV show viewing including. Box sets are a 31 day contract so you have the flexibility to start and stop with little notice required.

Sky Sports

You can opt to pay for the specific sports channels that feature the sports you enjoy most or pay for the Complete Sports Pack.

Individual channels that are available include:

Sky Sports Premier League
Sky Sports Football
Sky Sports F1
Sky Sports Golf
Sky Sports Cricket
Sky Sports Main Action
Sky Sports Arena

Sky Sports channels are subject to an 18 month contract.

Sky Cinema

There are over 1,000 movies that can be viewed on-demand as well as a new movie premiere each day – all in HD quality.

Subscriptions include the following dedicated channels:

Sky Cinema Premiere
Sky Cinema Hits
Sky Cinema Disney
Sky Cinema Family
Sky Cinema Action & Adventure
Sky Cinema Comedy
Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller
Sky Cinema Drama & Romance
Sky Cinema Sci-fi & Horror
Sky Cinema Select

The Sky Cinema channels are subject to an 18 month contract.

Sky Kids

There are 11 channels included in the Kids TV package with 4,500 kids shows on-demand.

Disney Channel
Disney XD
Disney Junior
Nickelodeon
Nicktoons
NickJr
NickJr.too
Cartoon Network
Boomerang
BabyTV
Cartoonito

Access to the Sky Kids channels is subject to a one month minimum subscription.

Complete Sky TV package

You could subscribe to all of the above channels as part of a full Sky subscription package.

All new TV subscriptions now include the Sky Q as standard with a choice between the type of Sky Q box you require and whether you want to include a multiscreen element into the package i.e. you want to view Sky in various rooms around the house.

Sky broadband positives and negatives

Positive reasons to buy Sky broadband

  • Sky is an established provider of high quality broadband services in the UK. They are now the second largest broadband operator with over 6 million subscribers.
  • Sky Fibre Unlimited and Sky Fibre Max offer unlimited usage and speedy average download speeds at 36Mb and 58Mb respectively.
  • Sky use the BT Openreach infrastructure to provide broadband so coverage is excellent across the UK.
  • All Sky broadband customers receive free wi-fi with hotspot point available in many towns and cities.
  • Sky do not operate a traffic management system on their broadband so when coupled with unlimited usage, Sky broadband constitutes a very good option for high volume Internet users such as gamers and those that stream content regularly.
  • Sky Shield comes as standard free of charge with broadband contracts. This acts as a shield against malware and phishing and allows the bill holder to setup age ratings on content, block certain sites and select watershed hours (across devices on the broadband network).
  • Sky are known for their excellent digital TV offering so TV, call and broadband packages are often excellent value and offer high quality service.
  • By taking out a Sky bundle various equipment will work across different services. For example, if you take out Sky Q, the Sky Q Hub provides 3x faster speeds than previous routers and they will act as hotspots in the home to help improve wi-fi speed and coverage throughout the house.
  • All new Sky bundle customers taking out TV and broadband receive the Sky Q box which offers the latest in on-demand set top box viewing and includes Ultra HD viewing.
  • Sky broadband is competitively priced and there are often exclusive online sky offers to be had.
  • Sky Go is a useful option as it allows for you to stream Sky TV content via your broadband to other Internet capable devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops or games consoles.
  • According to Ofcom, Sky has among the lowest number of customer complaints within the broadband sector.

Potential negatives with using Sky broadband

  • It is a Sky requirement that a landline must be taken out with them in order to use their broadband (this is usually the case but there are a small number of providers that do not stipulate this).
  • Broadband contracts are usually for 18 months. The shortest contract is 12 months for the Sky Broadband Unlimited (10Mb average download speed) option.
  • If taking out broadband in conjunction with a TV package it is a requirement that a satellite dish be erected on the property which can be unsightly.