BT Sport on Sky

How to Watch BT Sport on Sky

Nothing has made cord-cutting as the streaming giants. In just a few years, the supposedly difficult-to-live-without TV cable services and DVD players have become outdated. Generation Z has a hard time tinkering with most entrainment devices that millennials are growing up and getting entertained with.

There are so many streaming services on the market, which makes it impossible for users to know about all of them. However, everyone knows the famous ones, such as Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, and Kodi. Apart from these great services that are extremely popular with the masses, and BT Sports is one of them.

What is BT Sport

BT Sport is one of the best streaming services when it comes to broadcasting live sports and related news. Even though Sky covers a wide range of sports events each day, it does leave out on a few. This is where BT Sports comes in. In most cases, the matches that are not available on Sky can be streamed on BT Sports, or vice versa. So, it’s always a great idea for sports streamers to have both the services at their disposal.


It’s unfortunate that BT Sport is only available for streamers and sports fans who live inside the UK. People living outside the UK cannot access it without changing their location.

To access BT Sport, streamers need to change their location, either physically or virtually. Without doing so, BT Sports will remain inaccessible. To learn how to access BT Sport, keep reading.


For the most popular TV package in the UK, Max TV, BT Sport is included in the bundle as a default. For any other package that users in the UK may have subscribed for, there are many providers that offer BT Sport as an add-on to their existing package for a very small price – £3.50 a month. Other providers include:

  • Sky
  • Virgin Media
  • TalkTalk
  • Plusnet

Pricing Plans

If you opt for a stand-alone BT Sport package for your TV, you have three options to choose from. While each of the three pricing plans offers unlimited watching, they do vary in terms of providing other services and streaming quality.

BT: Starter + Superfast Fibre Unlimited + CallsBT: Max + Superfast Fibre Unlimited + CallsVirgin Media: Full House Bundle
·   Netflix now available

·   Includes BT Sport!

·   On-demand TV, kids shows & films

·   Average 50Mb download speed

·   Totally unlimited usage

·   BT Smart Hub included

·   Get BT Mobile from £5 a month

·      Add BT Sport for free

·      20 Extra TV channels

·      Catch up TV including BBC iPlayer

·      Average 50Mb download speed

·      YouView+ box included

·      Netflix now available

·      BT Smart Hub included

·      Weekend UK landline calls

·      Get BT Mobile from £5 a month


·     Includes BT Sport & ESPN in HD

·     FREE setup

·     Free TiVo 500 GB set top box

·     Average 145Mb download speed

·     Truly Unlimited downloads

·     Free Virgin Media Hub

·     Over 200 digital TV channels

£35.99 p/m for 18 months

£59.99 setup costs

18-month contract

£51.99 p/m for 18 months

£9.99 setup costs

18-month contract

£57.00 p/m for 12 months

Free setup costs

12-month contract


Some Additional Benefits of BT Sports

·   You can get BT Sports for free with TV Max Package

·   It is the only sports channel that allows you to watch Premier League without Sky Sports

·   It provides live and exclusive streams for Champions League and Europa League

·   Hundreds of different sports on one service

·   Smartphone app allows you to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings

·   An Ultra HD sports channel for a perfect viewing experience

·   Features popular American sports too, such as motor sports

Supported Devices

Once you have subscribed to BT sport, you can enjoy streaming content on many other devices via dedicated apps on Play Store and App Store. Following are some of the popular devices that give you a good BT Sport streaming experience.

  • Apple Devices (iOS 9 or later)
  • Android Devices (OS 4.3 or later)
  • Windows smartphones (Windows 10)

Popular content on BT Sport

The list for this one is very long. Rather than mentioning all the sports that are available for live streaming on BT Sports, here is a list of the popular ones that most streamers are usually excited about.

Football leagues

  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • Premier League –
  • FA Cup
  • FA Women’s Super League
  • European and world football


  • Aviva Premiership
  • Anglo-Welsh Cup
  • European Rugby Champions Cup
  • European Rugby Challenge Cup


  • MotoGP
  • World Rally Championship
  • IndyCar series
  • Speedway Grand Prix and World Cup


  • World, European, British and Commonwealth Championship
  • Other sports
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NCAA
  • UFC
  • WTA Tour


How to get BT Sport on Sky

If you are even slightly accustomed to tech, you would find this procedure to be pretty straight forward. All you need to do is follow a few steps which will take not more than 10 minutes of your time. Here is how to do it.

Step 1: Ensure that you have your viewing card number with you.

Step 2: Go on to BT’s official website, it provides and option to add BT as an add-on to your existing Sky service.

Step 3: Select your plan. If you are already using BT broadband, you will see a lower price. However, if you are using Sky for your internet services as well, you can choose between standard definition and high definition.

Step 4: Enter all the details, such as your personal information and your Sky viewing card number.

Once you have completed this process, you will need to wait for verification. However, this does not take too long at all. Most people get the verification email in less than 15 minutes, while the worst cases have to wait for a full day. Therefore, it is highly advised that you get done with all the signups and activations at least a week before the match day you are interested in catching live on BT Sport via Sky.

Is BT Sport or Sky Sports is Unavailable in your Region?

Ever heard of regional limitations? It’s a form of content censorship that allows you to access only specific content while limiting your access from a lot more. Regional limitations works by determining your location. Say you are located somewhere in the US and you want to access BT Sport, your ISP or the server at BT Sports would not grant your request, hence you won’t be able to access it any way.

It’s not just BT Sport; regional limitations is so severe that people seldom get access to what they want. ISPs, regional authorities, and content producers intentionally make their content unavailable in certain regions due to multiple reasons.

Regional limitations violates the very basis of the internet: open access for everyone to anything. The UN stated in 2011 that internet should be treated as a basic human right. Limiting anyone’s access to the internet in any form is of course a violation of human rights.

How to Access BT Sport?

To get past regional limitations and access any content that is locked in your region, you need to change your location. Now, actually changing the location and going from one country to another does work, doing that every time you want to watch your favorite content is out of question.

Users can change their location by going online with a VPN. A virtual private network (VPN) acts like a middle agent, routing your data through another server placed in another country, thereby allowing you to change your virtual location.

Bilal Khalid Bilal Khalid likes to channel his positivity to make the internet a safe place for humans. He spends his leisure time following his favorite sports and TV shows, loves tech, and tweets @bilalistein.

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  1. Chad Labrie says:

    Great article! Thank you 🙂

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