Sky will raise prices next week, with some customers facing an extra £3.60 a month on top of their current bills. Let’s be honest, Sky TV isn’t exactly cheap to start with, but from 1 April a number of its most popular packages will be on par. Continued Dear. For example, the cost of the Sky Signature TV package will drop from £26 to £27, Sky Cinema drops from £1 to £12, while those who have added BT Sport to their TV package will see prices increase from £1 to £28 per month. And if you want to watch anything in high definition, you’ll also face an extra £1 per month. Ouch.
If this increase has you thinking about ditching Sky, you’re not alone. If you’re currently out of contract, it’s worth checking out our in-depth guide to the best Sky Q and Sky Glass deals in the UK right now. Elsewhere, another great way to keep your costs down and still get access to the company’s best channels via satellite TV at a much cheaper price, and it’s all thanks to Sky’s NOW service, formerly known as NOW TV .
NOW has a bunch of great money-saving deals available, which include entertainment, movies, and sports. And with the looming price hike, the timing of these deals couldn’t be better. Best of the bunch has to be the Sports Month subscription, which has been reduced to just £20 – that’s a huge saving of £13.99 each month.
This great price lasts for nine months and even includes a one-month subscription to NOW’s Boost option, which allows customers to stream live channels and on-demand box sets on multiple devices at the same time and watch in high definition (1080p) full resolution.
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This Sports Month subscription discount is only available until March 27, so you’ll need to act fast to take advantage of it.
If you want to add more shows, box sets, and movies to the binge, NOW also offers its Movies & Entertainment Bundle at a discounted rate. This discount means you can get online for just £11.98 per month, a saving of 40%. This offer lasts for three months and also includes seven days of NOW’s Boost add-on.
To watch the same channels you enjoy on Sky Q via NOW, you’ll need a streaming device like an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Apple TV. Some smart TVs already have the NOW app built-in, so you’ll be able to watch directly using your TV remote. NOW is also available on consoles such as Xbox and PlayStation and you can watch on smartphones or your tablet.
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Of course, the only downside to NOW is that there’s no way to record any of your favorite shows, movies or sporting action with this feature reserved exclusively for Sky’s Q service.
If you really want Sky, there’s a pretty tempting deal available right now that includes this set-top box and broadband for just £30 – that’s Sky’s lowest price. This deal includes over 250 Freeview channels and internet access at speeds of around 36 Mbps.
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