What does Sky offer?
All Sky broadband is provided by fast fibre optic cables. Just over half of the properties in the UK have access to these cables, so use our postcode checker to see if you are eligible.
What’s great about Sky Fibre is that all packages come with unlimited internet usage as standard. That means unlimited downloads and uploads, unmetered usage, and no traffic management.
Sky Fibre comes in two download speeds, which you can choose according to your needs. The slower of the two, 38Mbps, is ideal for smaller households, and can support HD streaming and internet browsing. But if you have a lot of people in the house who all want to surf the web independently, then the faster 76Mbps might be better for you. Being twice as fast, it opens up the possibility of more streaming, online gaming and browsing.
How long are the contracts?
All Sky Fibre packages come in 18-month contracts, and if you wish to cancel the contract before this time is up, you will likely be subject to termination fees. There is also no line rental saver option, so you will need to purchase that separately if you require it.
If you’re switching to Sky from an existing contract, then there’s no need to contact your old provider to cancel. Sky will handle all of that hassle for you. Unless you’re switching from Virgin Media, in which case you will need to ring up Virgin and cancel your existing contract before taking up with Sky.
Am I protected with Sky Fibre?
Yes - Sky Broadband Shield is available to customers who wish to monitor and control the family’s online experience. It will also protect against phishing and malware infected sites. This is not included in the price of all bundles, so make sure to check if you want the protection.
Broadband and Talk Packages
You can bundle together Sky Broadband services with Sky Talk, Sky’s phone contract services. These start from £28.99, and the price includes line rental.
As a customer, you have the option of choosing either a Pay-As-You-Go scheme, where you only pay for the calls you make, or one of Sky’s inclusive phone packages. See details of each deal to find the best one to suit your needs.
For an additional cost, you can install Sky Talk Shield, Sky’s personalised call-screening service, to protect against cold-callers and individual numbers.
Sky TV Packages
Sky TV is one of the most popular satellite TV services in the UK. With over 400 channels at your disposal in top-tier packages, and the very competitive Sky Cinema and Sky Sports (all available in HD), you can customise your own bundle to suit your viewing habits.
All bundles are fully customisable, and Sky even have some that are ready to purchase as they are. All of them come with Sky Go for free as standard, though you can purchase Sky Go Extra at an additional cost to be able to download on-the-go content. Here are some of the most popular bundles.
Original bundle: Allows access to 250+ channels, starting from a competitively low price of £22 per month.
Variety Bundle: Gives you even more channels, starting from £32 per month.
Box Sets: Access to kids channels, documentary channels, music and entertainment channels, over 50 channels in HD. This is slightly more expensive, starting from £38 per month.
You can purchase additional extras such as Sky Cinema, which includes a number of popular movie channels and on-demand services.
Also for you an added cost, you could have access to Sky Sports, which shows matches like the Barclays Premier League and the World Ping Pong Championships, with news, highlights and expert analysis. The advantage of this is you can add Sky Sports to your TV package on short, flexible contracts. Please note that Sky Sports does not include BT Sport of ESPN.
Sky Q Box
Sky’s trademark Sky Q Box allows you to pause, rewind and record over 1000 hours of live TV. You can record an entire series at the touch of a button, and can even record six shows simultaneously whilst watching a seventh.
For an additional cost, you can purchase mini Sky Q boxes to attach to TVs around the house, so that everyone can watch the programmes they watch without having to fight over the remote.
Who can get Sky TV?
You must have a satellite dish installed in order to have Sky TV in your house. To be eligible for this, your property must have clear view of the south sky. To get all the benefits of on-demand TV, you will need to have a broadband connection too. Check availability in your area with this handy postcode checker.
Will I Have to pay for installation?
Yes. All bundles require an additional one-off payment that goes towards the installation of your satellite dish or broadband hub.
TV, Broadband and Talk Bundles
These are fully customisable bundles that combine all the best of Sky TV, Sky Fibre and Talk, starting from £38 per month, with additional installation and delivery costs.