Sky TV FAQs
Read our useful FAQs on Sky TV to answer the most popular questions relating to their digital TV service:
- What do I need to do to get Sky TV?
- What do I need to have to order Sky?
- What do I need at my home to get Sky installed?
- When can I get Sky installed?
- What types of channels are available on Sky?
- What is the Sky Q box?
- Can I watch a different channel in another room?
1. What do I need to do to get Sky TV?
You must first of all decide what type of viewing package you want from Sky TV – options include The Original Bundle with a variety of comedy, drama, lifestyle, arts, documentary channels, or The Variety Bundle, which has additional music, documentary and breaking news channels. Each of these bundles comes with the Sky Q 1TB box as standard.
You can also add-on packages such as Sky Cinema , Sky Sports and Sky BoxSets for extended viewing, and - if you live in a large household - you could also opt for Sky Multiroom, where different channels can be watched in different rooms at the same time.
To order Sky TV online or by phone, check out our dedicated Sky Ireland page.
2. What do I need to have to order Sky?
Sky can be ordered by anyone in Ireland who is over 18. You must have a bank account in order to set up a direct debit from Sky Ireland and if you do not own the premises you are living in, you must seek the permission of the landlord before installing Sky.
3. What do I need at my home to get Sky installed?
In terms of equipment at your home, you simply need a landline which your Sky box will be connected to. The Sky engineer will supply any other equipment such as your Sky Q box and dish.
4. When can I get Sky installed?
You choose a day when you would like your Sky installation to take place. Simply inform Sky as to what date fits your schedule and they will organise an engineer to call to your home.
5. What types of channels are available on Sky?
Sky TV packages carry a wide variety of channels covering subjects such as drama, comedy, lifestyle, documentaries, arts, science fiction, music, movies, sports, kids entertainment and news among others. The channels include Sky’s own branded channels as well as exclusive channels such as Sky Atlantic, along with popular Irish, UK, US and international channels.
Sky Cinema has a large choice of films on offer ranging from old movies to new releases with specific movie channels for genres such as science fiction, drama, comedy, action, family, modern greats, classics and indie from their own branded channels along with other well known movie channels such as MGM, TCM and Film 4.
Sky Sports features a variety of channels that are dedicated to broadcasting live sports action from the top sporting events from around the world. With everything from live soccer to rugby, Sky’s own branded sports channels are extremely popular with Irish viewers while additional sports channels from other companies such as EuroSport are also usually included.
The introduction of HD TV means your favourite channels and programmes are now available in stunning High Definition.
To get all of these channels via Sky TV, visit our dedicated Sky Ireland page.
6. What is the Sky Q box?
The next-generation Sky Q box allows you to take charge of how you watch TV. You can pause, rewind, record and store content, so you’ll never miss a moment of the TV you love.
The Sky Q 1TB box comes with Sky TV packages as standard. If you feel you need additional storage, there is also a 2TB box available for an additional cost.
7. Can I watch a different channel in another room?
The Sky Multiroom service lets you have two separate channels available in two different rooms - or more, if you wish. This is a subscription service from Sky which provides a separate Sky box for each room that you require.