How do I compare Sky TV deals for new customers?
Sky’s TV service is one of the best out there, so many people choose to add a TV plan on to their Sky broadband - or even opt for a standalone TV deal with Sky.
The table above shows the most popular Sky TV packages. Before choosing one, you’ll need to decide what channels you want, and whether you want to opt for any extras, like Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, Kids, HD and Box Sets.
Why choose Sky TV?
There are lots of reasons to choose Sky TV. On top of great content on channels like Sky Atlantic, TV customers also get benefits like:
- On Demand & Catch Up TV
- The ability to pause, rewind and record content
- The Sky Go app, which allows customers to watch TV on the move at no extra cost.
Anyone signing up to a Sky TV package also gets the next generation Sky Q box with 1TB storage as standard.
What are the different Sky TV Packages?
There are many different Sky TV packages, depending on what you’re looking for.
Sky TV plans
If you want basic TV, you could choose Sky Entertainment, which comes with 90 channels, including Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Comedy Central and more. If that’s not enough channels for you, you can avail of a number of Sky add ons, such as Sky Kids or Sky Box Sets and HD
If you’re a movie addict, you might want to add on Sky Cinema to your package. With 11 movie channels, and a new premiere every day, you won’t be disappointed.
Meanwhile, if you can’t live without sports, you could opt to add-on Sky Sports - this would get you 8 channels, including dedicated channels for Premier League, Football, Cricket, Golf and F1.
What is Sky Q?
Sky Q is Sky’s next-generation TV platform. All Sky TV plans come with the Sky Q 1TB box as standard.
Depending on your package, Sky Q allows you to watch Sky TV in multiple rooms, and across various devices for what Sky calls a ‘fluid viewing’ experience.
Sky Q has loads of great features, including: voice control, Ultra HD, the ability to record six shows at the same time while you are watching a seventh, and access to the Sky Q app, which allows you to set recordings remotely.
What Sky TV Add Ons are there?
If you go for Sky TV, you can opt for loads of different add ons, including Kids, Ultimate on Demand, Sky Box Sets and HD, Sky Cinema or Sky Sports.
You can also opt for multiroom viewing, which really comes into its own with Sky Q, as you can make the most of the ‘fluid viewing’ experience.
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.
The basic Sky Entertainment Package has 90 channels, and you will get access to even more if you choose an add-on like Sky Kids, Sky Cinema, or Sky Sports.
Sky Kids has 11 dedicated channels, just for the younger members of the family, while 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.
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.
And, if you opt for the HD add-on, you’ll get over 40 of your favourite channels in stunning High Definition.
To get all of these channels via Sky TV, visit our dedicated Sky Ireland page.