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All about BT Sport and how to get it

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For exclusive Champions League, the best of European football, and American sports galore, the only way is BT Sport. And the good news is that there are many ways to get your hands on it.

What’s the cheapest way to get BT Sport?

The cheapest way to get BT Sport depends on what you’re looking for. You may want to get it as a standalone service, or pay for it as part of a broadband and TV package.

The easiest and most flexible way of getting BT Sport right now is to sign up to the BT Sport Monthly Pass.

For £25 a month, you get access to all live and on-demand BT Sport channels, which you can watch via the BT Sport app or the web player. And if you have certain devices, such as an Apple TV or Chromecast, you can cast it to your TV screen. It’s a contract-free subscription that you can cancel whenever you want, and you don’t have to be a BT broadband customer to get it.

If you’re a Plusnet broadband customer, you can add BT Sport to your plan for a discounted price of £17.15 a month.

Similarly, EE mobile customers can claim BT Sport as a Smart Benefit with certain EE mobile deals.

However, if you prefer to have your BT Sport channels directly accessible from your TV box, you’ll need a traditional pay TV package. You can get BT Sport with BT, Sky and Virgin Media packages. BT is typically the cheapest out of the bunch, but it can also depend on what special offers are available at the time.

For example, BT’s Sport and Fibre 1 package gets you BT Sport, free-to-air TV channels and fibre broadband with average speeds of 50Mbps. At the time of writing, you can get this at a discounted rate of £43.99 a month on a 24-month contract – which works out cheaper than getting a separate Monthly Pass on top of your broadband plan.

To that end, it’s best to compare deals to see the what’s on offer right now. Sometimes, time-limited deals can make a more expensive package better value for money.

Take a look at the TV deals in your postcode right now to see the cheapest ways to get BT Sport.

What’s the best way to bundle BT Sport with broadband?

There are four providers that allow you to bundle BT Sport with your broadband: BT, Sky, Virgin Media and Plusnet.

The best one for you depends on what you’re looking for – read on for more on what each provider offers.

How to find broadband deals with BT Sport

A quick and easy way to find broadband deals with BT Sport is by comparing packages on MoneySuperMarket.

All the ways to get BT Sport

There are many ways to get BT Sport, whether you sign up to it as a standalone service or as part of a broadband and TV package.

BT Sport on BT

Of course, the most obvious way of getting BT Sport is with a BT broadband and TV package.

BT’s Sport and VIP packages include BT Sport as part of your plan, or it can be added to any Entertainment package.

However, BT’s TV packages are only available with BT broadband. If you’re not a BT broadband customer, or you simply don’t want its pay TV service, you can still subscribe to the BT Sport Monthly Pass – more on that later.

BT Sport on Sky

BT Sport is available to add to any Sky TV package. If you’re already a Sky customer, you can log in to your account and add it on whenever you like, either online or via your Sky Q box.

BT Sport on Virgin Media

BT Sport is included with quite a few of Virgin Media’s more expensive bundles, which give you broadband, TV and/or home phone services in one ready-made package.

Otherwise, you can add BT Sport separately to any Virgin TV plan.

BT Sport with Plusnet

While Plusnet no longer has its own TV service, it offers BT Sport to its broadband customers at a reduced price.

If you have Plusnet broadband, you can get BT Sport in two different ways:

  • Via the BT Sport App – it’s the same as BT’s monthly pass, but because you’re getting it with your Plusnet broadband, it’s cheaper. You can download the app to your smartphone or tablet, or use certain devices to cast it to your TV
  • Via Sky TV – if you happen to have Plusnet broadband and Sky TV, you can add BT Sport or BT Sport HD for an extra monthly cost

BT Sport Monthly Pass

Don’t want to get pay TV? You can still subscribe to BT Sport’s Monthly Pass.

For £25 a month, you get access to BT Sport channels via the BT Sport app or web player. As well as watching via mobiles, tablets or laptops, you can enjoy BT Sport on the big screen via games consoles, smart TVs or casting via Chromecast or Apple TV.

As with traditional pay TV, you can watch live channels, see your favourite sports, catch up on highlights, and read the latest updates.

There’s no need to sign up to any broadband or TV contract, and it works on a rolling monthly basis. So, you can subscribe or cancel whenever you like.

While you can find broadband and TV packages that are better value for money, the Monthly Pass is very convenient, and means there’s no need to sign up to lengthy contracts.

BT Sport on EE

EE TV customers can sign up for BT Sport on a rolling-contract basis and watch it on their Apple TV 4K box.

But it’s also worth noting that a number of EE mobile plans (both SIM-only and handset contracts) include Smart Benefits – and one of the benefits you can choose is a BT Sport Monthly Pass subscription.

So, if you’re thinking of switching your mobile plan soon and want BT Sport, it’s worth considering EE. Or if you’re already on EE, check your account. You may be able to claim BT Sport as a benefit, or buy it as an additional add-on.

Bear in mind, though, that BT Sport through EE mobile will only work on devices with EE SIMs.

How much does BT Sport cost?

This can vary quite a bit, depending on how you get it. See our latest BT Sport deals to see your options.

At the time of writing (October 2022), a BT Sport Monthly Pass costs £25 per month. And if you’re a Plusnet broadband or EE mobile customer, you can get this at a discounted rate or even for free.

Otherwise, packages from BT, Sky and Virgin Media vary in price.

While getting BT Sport as part of a TV or broadband package may seem more expensive, it can sometimes work out cheaper.

For example, BT’s Sport and Fibre 1 package gets you BT Sport, free-to-air TV channels and fibre broadband with average speeds of 50Mbps. At the time of writing, you can get this at a discounted rate of £43.99 a month on a 24-month contract.

A more premium option, Virgin Media’s Bigger bundle + Sports gets you its M100 Fibre Broadband, BT Sport, free-to-air channels, and a Talk Weekends landline plan. It’s on the pricier side, at £72 a month on an 18-month contract (rising to £104 after your contract is up).

If you’re a Sky TV customer, BT Sport costs an additional £28 a month on an 18-month contract.

All things considered, it pays to shop around and think about what’s the best value for you. Perhaps getting a flexible BT Sport Monthly Pass on top of a cheap broadband deal works best, or you’re happy to commit to a long-term contract and bundle your TV and broadband together.

No matter what you choose, it’s easy to compare deals with MoneySuperMarket.

Best BT Sport packages in February 2023

To see the best BT Sport packages right now, compare TV deals with our comparison tool and select BT Sport from the filters. 

Is BT Sport free with BT broadband?

No, BT Sport doesn’t come free with BT broadband. Nevertheless, BT broadband customers can bundle their broadband with BT TV (including BT Sport) and get some good deals in the process.

What are the benefits of getting BT Sport directly from BT?

BT likes to look after its customers by offering exclusive deals just for BT households, who are already signed up for its broadband service.

You can add extras to your existing plan for free, or at a much lower cost – half-price TV packages for three months, for instance. It’s a great way of trying out BT’s other services at a cheaper price.

Better still, getting your services from one provider means it’s easier for you to manage – there’s just one bill to deal with, and one point of contact if you need help with your services.

BT Sport deals for existing customers

Already have one of the broadband and TV packages mentioned above, and want to get BT Sport? Just get in touch with your provider and ask to have it added on.

If you’re out of contract with your provider, you can also switch – or simply upgrade to a better value deal designed for current customers.

Take a look at our existing customer deals with BT Sport, and see if you can grab a new deal that suits you better.

Can I get Sky Sports and BT Sport together?

Yes, you can. A good number of TV packages let you easily add both – including BT, Sky, and Virgin.

With smaller providers, you might have to go a bit of a roundabout way to get both BT Sport and Sky Sports. For example, you may have to sign up to a BT Sport Monthly Pass, and then get Sky Sports through a NOW TV Sports membership.

Can I get BT Sports with no contract?

Yep – anyone can sign up to the BT Sport Monthly Pass, which is contract-free and can be cancelled whenever you like.

While BT TV requires a contract, it offers flexibility to switch channels and add-ons every month. So, you can add or take away BT Sports from your plan throughout your contract length.

BT Sport is also available as an add-on to Virgin Media bundles. While Virgin Media’s bundles are on 18-month contracts, you can choose to add BT Sport on a 30-day rolling contract (if it isn’t already included as part of your plan).

However, some packages include BT Sport from the get-go. In these cases, you’ll likely be tied to BT Sport for the duration of your contract – it’s important to check before signing up.

What can I watch on BT Sport?

BT Sport is home to plenty of football. As well as being the exclusive home to the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, it broadcasts Premier League matches and a range of international footie tournaments too (such as Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and Primeira Liga).

You can also catch MotoGP, Rugby Champions and Challenge Cups, UFC matches, and 24/7 access to boxing championships via BoxNation.

Plus there’s the best of the US, with NBA games, Major League Baseball, and American college sports.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, of course – and all the live coverage goes alongside news, updates, highlights, and exclusive sports documentaries and films.

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