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neilsmalcolm
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BT TV Youview+ Ultra HD Box - Sky Channels

Hi Guys

 

So still deciding whether to switch from Sky TV to to BT TV - BT broadband infinity in place since Nov last year. 

 

Master phone socket in in different room so would need extenders to connect Youview box - not exactly ideal but understand the extender does the job?

 

My next question - am I right in thinking the only Sky channels you can get are Sky Sports 1 and 2 and Sky Cinema channels if you choose them?

No Sky Sports News, no Sky One and no Sky Atlantic?

If true is there any other way to watch programmes that are on Sky One and Atlantic?

 

Thank you. 

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ozsat
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Re: BT TV Youview+ Ultra HD Box - Sky Channels

I think the Now TV (subscription) app will give you the stuff you want.  That app is on BT boxes.

 

You mention the 'Ultra HD box - ensure that you BT line is capable of UHD as many are not.

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neilsmalcolm
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Re: BT TV Youview+ Ultra HD Box - Sky Channels

Ok thank you. Had BT broadband since November and getting around 48-49 MB speed as a rule. 

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ShadyCreek
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Re: BT TV Youview+ Ultra HD Box - Sky Channels

You can only watch the movies package on the Now app on BT. The Entertainment doesn't work, and therefore Sky One etc. is not accessible directly. You will need a Now box (or alternative).
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neilsmalcolm
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Re: BT TV Youview+ Ultra HD Box - Sky Channels

Ok so one if the reasons for thinking of switching us to save money. If we end up paying more for a Now TV pass we may not save anything by switching to BT. 

Not bothered about Sky Cinema as can get movies through other means but would want Sky Sports & occasionally Sky Obe & Atlantic. 

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Kimbrich6
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Re: BT TV Youview+ Ultra HD Box - Sky Channels

Just buy your now TV passes off eBay. Only £6 for 3 months sub for the entertainment which has sky one and Atlantic etc. Now TV box are only £10
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Kimbrich6
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Re: BT TV Youview+ Ultra HD Box - Sky Channels

You get sky sports news with the entertainment pass.
Rough costs are
£13.50 for full package BT tv
£28 ish for sky sports
£2 for now TV entertainment pass.
Total £43.50

So depends how much you are currently paying and what pack you get off sky already
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ozsat
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Re: BT TV Youview+ Ultra HD Box - Sky Channels

good to know - I don't use Now tv


@ShadyCreek wrote:
You can only watch the movies package on the Now app on BT. The Entertainment doesn't work, and therefore Sky One etc. is not accessible directly. You will need a Now box (or alternative).

 

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using Superfast Fibre 2 Unlimited with BT Max 4K package.
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neilsmalcolm
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Re: BT TV Youview+ Ultra HD Box - Sky Channels

I think the costs I have been looking at would be

£18 for total entertainment package which we would want

£27 fir Sky Sports

then any extra costs if needed for Now TV

 

Currently we are about £68 monthly in Sky for full tv package. We got Sky Cinema free for  12 months some weeks back as we had Sky Sports - rang them to cancel movies & they gave deal. 

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