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Ways to watch

Enjoy your Sky TV when, where and how you want to

On Demand

Unlock a world of TV on demand including the UK's biggest Catch Up TV service. Take Sky Entertainment Extra+ to indulge in full series Box Sets and add Sky Movies for 100s of movies, ready to watch when you are, all at no extra monthly cost. Find out how to set up On Demand.

Features

  • Connect your compatible black Sky+ box to any broadband router to enjoy TV on demand at no extra monthly cost to your Sky TV
  • Catch up on favourite shows with the UK's biggest Catch Up TV service, which includes the most channels - available as standard with all TV Packs
  • Watch back-to-back episodes of full series TV Box Sets
    with Sky Entertainment Extra+
  • Explore a showcase of the week's best TV
  • Sky Movies Pack customers can enjoy hundreds of movies on demand
  • Plus rent movies through your Sky+HD box with Sky Store
  • All ready to watch when you are
  • Described as '...pretty much unrivalled...'
 

Source: MSN Tech, November 2012

 

All of our TV bundles come with On Demand

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Get started here

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Offer

£25 M&S voucher

Join Sky TV online and you'll get a free award-winning Sky+HD box and free standard set-up, plus a £25 M&S voucher.

 

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What you can watch with On Demand

Catch Up TV

Connect your compatible black Sky+ box to any broadband router to unlock a world of entertainment on demand including Catch Up TV. Enjoy as standard at no extra cost with all Sky TV Packs and a compatible Sky+ box connected to your broadband router.

Ray Donovan

Powerful new drama starring Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan. He is the problem solver to LA's rich and famous - and he has a troubled past that comes back to haunt him. Oscar®-winning actor Jon Voight also stars as Ray's murderous father, recently released from prison and out to settle some scores. With Paula Malcomson and Elliott Gould.

 

Trollied: Series 3

The comedy series starring Jane Horrocks and Mark Addy returns for more action on the tills. Assistant manager Julie continues to vie for the affections of Gavin the store manager. And all manner of crazy schemes are welcomed by some of the staff but others are a bit more of an obstacle...

 

UK's biggest
Catch Up TV

Our On Demand service now offers our customers the most complete Catch Up service with access to 4oD, BBC iPlayer, ITV on demand, Demand 5 and the most popular Sky channels. Plus, enjoy great shows from Universal, Syfy, FOX and Disney Channel.

 

Showcase

We bring you the very best of the week’s TV in line with your Sky TV package. If you take Sky Entertainment Extra+, it’s all available in stunning high definition. To watch movies in high definition on Showcase, you need to add Sky Movies and the HD Pack.

 
 
 

TV Box Sets

Watch back-to-back episodes of your favourite shows, with entire series of TV Box Sets, including exclusive Sky Atlantic shows, all with Sky Entertainment Extra+. Available with a compatible Sky+ box connected to your broadband router.

 
 
 

Sky Movies

Watch the latest blockbusters, family favourites and all time classics whenever you want, with over 800 movies on demand, with more added every week. Exclusive to Sky Movies customers at no extra cost with a compatible Sky+ box connected to your broadband router.

 
 
 

Sky Store

Choose from over 1,000 movies to rent through your Sky+HD box. Simply connect your compatible black Sky+ box to any broadband router and head to Sky Store.

 
 
 

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Getting started with On Demand

What do I need?

To unlock TV on demand, you'll need a Sky TV package and a compatible black Sky+ box, now with built in Wi-Fi capability for quick connection to a broadband router (from any broadband provider). If you don't have one of our new boxes you can connect them yourself using an Ethernet cable or our On Demand Connector, perfect if your box and router are in different rooms.

 

How do I get started?

It’s easy to get started - simply connect your compatible Sky+ box to any broadband router. More about different set-up options

To start watching shows on demand, including Catch Up TV, press the TV Guide on your Sky remote and then the red button to access On Demand. You should see mini-icons of the programmes available, similar to the image below.

 
Annotated image of the Sky Anytime+ user interface
 

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How to set up On Demand

Ethernet cable

1. Wired self set-up

It's easy to set up your On Demand service yourself - all you need to do is connect an Ethernet cable from your compatible Sky box to your broadband router.

Free

(Ethernet cable required)

 
On Demand Connector

2. Wireless self set-up

If you'd prefer not to have a wire running from your Sky+ box to your broadband router, you can connect them wirelessly. Simply add a On Demand Connector before you checkout.

£21.95

(Limits apply)

 
Sky+ boxes with built in WiFi

3. Sky+ boxes with built in WiFi

Our new Sky+, Sky+HD and Sky+HD 2TB boxes now have built-in Wi-Fi capability, which means it's even easier access on Demand content by connecting your box to your broadband router wirelessly.

 
 
 

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Sky Store

Sky Store is now open

Rent movies with Sky Store. It's easy - there's no need to leave your sofa, no waiting for the post, and no late fees. Choose from latest releases to all time favourites. Prices start from just 99p each, and it's open to all Sky TV customers - simply connect your compatible black Sky+ box to any broadband router.

 
 

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Make it even better

Sky Entertainment Extra+

  • Keep the whole family entertained with over 80 channels
    and three different ways to watch
  • A great range of comedy, drama, documentaries and
    kids’ shows, plus over 45 HD channels, TV Box Sets and 3D
 

Sky Movies

  • Watch new movies every week, instantly
  • Over 800 movies on demand and on the move
  • 11 dedicated channels with something for everyone, from comedy to action
 

Sky Go

  • TV on the move at no extra cost for all Sky TV customers
  • Watch selected channels on mobile, laptop or selected tablets, anywhere in UK and Ireland
  • Available when you have a WiFi, broadband or 3G connection
 

Frequently asked questions More FAQs

  • Why don't I have access to much TV on demand?

    Connecting your compatible Sky+ box to your broadband router gives you access to all our On Demand features. Unlock Catch Up TV, box sets on demand and access to the full Sky Store.

    If you haven’t connected a recent Sky+ or Sky+ HD box to the internet you will receive a showcase of the week's best TV on demand, ready to watch when you are.

    Content depends on your Sky TV subscription.

    Find out more about setting up.

  • What if I don't have broadband?

    If you don't have broadband at home, you can still access the pick of the week's TV with On Demand. Just press the red button in your Sky TV guide. Find out more about Sky Broadband.

  • Who can access Showcase, Catch Up TV and Sky Store?

    All Sky TV customers with a compatible Sky+ box can access Showcase and the UK's biggest Catch Up TV service for no extra monthly cost. All Sky TV customers with a compatible box connected to a broadband router can access Catch Up TV and rent  movies from the Sky Store. Just press the red button in your Sky TV guide.

  • What do I need to access Movies on demand?

    Our On Demand service matches your TV subscription entitlement, so to access Movies on demand you need to have the Movies Pack. Just connect a coompatible Sky+ box to a broadband router and press the red button in your Sky TV guide.

    Find out more about setting up.  

  • What do I need to access TV Box Sets on demand?

    Our On Demand service matches your TV subscription entitlement, so to access TV Box Sets on demand you need to have Sky Entertainment Extra+ and a compatible box connected to a broadband router.

  • What can I watch with On Demand?

    You can download anything in the On Demand catalogue, but you can only watch content for which you already have a subscription.

    Entertainment programmes in HD will require a Sky Entertainment Extra+ or an HD subscription, and to watch Sky Movies on demand you’ll need the Movies Pack (Sky Movies 1 & 2), and to watch Sky Sports on demand you'll need the Sports Pack (Sky Sports 1 & 2).

    Plus, all On Demand customers enjoy the UK's biggest Catch Up TV service at no extra monthly cost - and rent movies at the touch of a button in the new Sky Store. Once you have unlocked the service, you can see what's on by pressing 'TV Guide' on your Sky remote followed by the red button.

    > More about On Demand

  • How do I access On Demand content?

    The Sky+, Sky+HD and Sky+HD 2TB boxes now have built in Wi-Fi capability, which means they're now even easier and quicker to connect to your broadband router.

    This means  access to On Demand, including the UK's biggest Catch Up TV service, is much simpler.

    If you don't have a new Sky+ box you can connect your Sky+box to your broadband router with an On Demand Connector or alternatively with an Ethernet cable, available from any electrical store.

    The services you can access depend on your Sky TV package. Find out more from Help & Support.

  • How soon can I watch programmes on demand?

    When you download a programme, in most cases you can start watching within minutes. However, the download speed of your chosen programme will depend on your line speed. If your line speed is below 2Mbps, you might find your programme downloads faster if you download outside of peak hours.

  • What is Sky Store?

    Sky Store is the new place to rent movies - no need to leave the house and no late fees. It’s open to all Sky TV customers with a compatible Sky+ box , just scroll across to the Sky Store tab and browse through hundreds of movies, including some of the latest releases out on DVD and a huge library of favourites. Prices start from just 99p. Once you’ve chosen the movie you want to rent, simply enter your pin (if you have one) and start your download . Please note, your Sky HD box needs to be connected to a working telephone line.

    > More about Sky Store

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Reasons to join or switch to Sky

12 month standard contract

 

Installation usually within two weeks

 

Switching to Sky
is easy

 

Even more reasons to choose Sky

 

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Here's the legal bit

Ray Donovan © Showtime Networks Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and related service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. The Newsroom SM, under license from Home Box Office, Inc. Season 1: © 2012 Open 4 Business Productions LLC, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. House of Lies © Showtime Networks Inc. All rights reserved. © Showtime Networks Inc. House of Lies © Showtime Networks Inc. All rights reserved. Hannibal © 2013 NBC Studios LLC All Rights Reserved.The F1 logo, F1, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One group company. All rights reserved.

  • Offers^

    New Sky TV Customer online Marks and Spencer voucher offer: £25 M&S vouchers for new customers joining Sky TV. Only available at sky.com. One voucher per household. Voucher sent, within 45 days of activating your service, to the email address provided when joining Sky. M&S terms apply.

    Sky Broadband Unlimited Marks and Spencer voucher offer: £25 M&S voucher only available to existing Sky TV customers switching their broadband, calls# and line rental to Sky and new customers joining Sky without Sky TV and taking Sky Broadband Unlimited or Sky Fibre Unlimited (Sky Line rental required). Only available via sky.com. One voucher per household. Voucher sent within 45 days of activating your service to the email address provided when joining. M&S terms apply. Offer ends 26th September 2013.

    1 month free trial Sky Movies offer: Sky TV from £21.50 a month. Box, set-up and phone line required. After free trial Sky Movies £8-£16 extra a month depending on package unless you cancel in the first 28 days of trial period. Upfront payment may be required. Offer ends 24 October 2013. One free trial per household per year. Minimum and further terms apply.

    Free Sky+ box offer: Sky+ box free with free standard set-up for new customers joining Sky TV online. One free box per household. This is a new customer offer.

    Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 for £49 offer: available to customers joining Sky TV and taking entertainment, entertainment extra, entertainment extra plus, sports and/or Movies. 12 month minimum subscription required. Only available online. One tablet per household. Sky+HD box free with free standard set-up for new customers joining Sky TV online. One free box per household. M&S vouchers for new customers joining Sky TV. Only One voucher per household. Further terms and condition apply. Offer ends 12 September 2013.

    6 months half price Sky Fibre Unlimited: For new and existing Sky TV customers switching their calls and line rental (£14.50 a month) to Sky Fibre Unlimited. After 6 months Fibre unlimited £20 extra a month. Standard set-up £50. Not available to existing Sky Fibre customers. Offers not available in conjunction with any other Sky offers.

    6 months free Sky Fibre Unlimited: For new and existing Sky TV customers switching their calls and line rental (£14.50 a month) to Sky Fibre Unlimited. After 6 months Fibre unlimited £20 extra a month. Standard set-up £50. If Sky Sports subscription is cancelled within 6 month discount period, you will automatically be charged standard price for Sky Fibre Unlimited. Not available to existing Sky Fibre customers. Not available in conjunction with any other offers.

    Sky Go Extra 2 months free trial: Sky Go Extra available free for 2 months for new and existing Sky TV customers. After 2 months you will continue to receive Sky Go Extra at £5pm extra unless you call us to cancel at least 31 days before the end of the 2 month period. Offer ends 26 September 2013. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

    £20 credit Sports upgrades offers: £20 one-off discount when you upgrade online to the Sky Sports Pack (£22 extra a month). This offer does not include standalone Premium Channels and is not available in conjunction with any other offer or to customers with single Sports. Offer ends 26 September 2013.

    £30 credit Movies and Sports upgrades offers: £30 one-off discount when you upgrade to both the Sky Sports Pack and Sky Movies Pack. This offer does not include standalone Premium Channels and is not available in conjunction with any other offer or to customers with single Sports or single Movies. Offer ends 26 September August 2013.

    12 months half price Sky Broadband Unlimited: For new and existing Sky TV customers switching their broadband, calls and line rental (£14.50 a month) to Sky. After 12 months Broadband Unlimited £7.50 extra a month for new and existing Sky TV and £10 a month for new customers joining without Sky TV. Sky network areas only. No traffic management policy or usage caps. 12 month min term. £2.18 router delivery charge applies.

    12 months free Broadband Unlimited: For new and existing Sky TV and Sky Sports Pack customers switching their broadband, calls and line rental (£14.50 a month) to Sky. After 12 months Broadband Unlimited £7.50 extra a month for new and existing Sky TV and £10 a month for new customers joining without Sky TV. Sky network areas only. 12 month min term. £2.18 router delivery charge applies. No traffic management policy or usage caps. External factors such as internet congestion can affect speed. If Sky Sports subscription is cancelled during your 12 month discounted period, you will automatically be charged standard price for Sky Broadband Unlimited.

    Existing customer free Sky+HD box offer: Upfront payment may be required. One free box and standard set up per household. White Sky+ box households must take self-set up option. All other existing Sky+box households will receive free standard set-up. You’ll need to complete your self-set-up within 31 days of getting your box. Some HD channels are available without subscription New 12 month Sky TV minimum term applies for existing customers. Offer not available in conjunction with any other offers.

    Introduce a Friend  voucher offer: Only available by following the steps set out on this website and not by any other means e.g. via a retail outlet. New customer introduced cannot be in same household. Existing Sky TV customer must remain an active subscriber to qualify. Existing customer will be sent an email with details of how to claim their voucher within 24 hours of Sky’s receipt of new customer's first subscription payment. Vouchers must be claimed within 90 days of the date of this email and will be sent within 45 days of the claim being made. Vouchers subject to separate terms and conditions. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer excludes Sky group employees and agents and cannot be offered commercially.

  • ‡Sky TV

    ‡ HD channels received depend on your Sky TV/HD subscription. BBC HD Channels, ITV HD (England & Wales only), Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 HD, NHK World HD and RT HD are available without subscription. Channel 5 HD requires a viewing card.

    Sky TV Subscription: Packages £21.50-£62 per month (pm). Sky Movies Box Office and Sky Store costs extra. Sky News and Pick TV are available without subscription; Pick TV, Channel 4, Channel 5, 5 USA and 5* require a viewing card. Sky box and set-up required.

    Sky Multiroom: Provides same Sky TV channels as main Sky TV subscription on another box. To receive Sky HD channels on your Multiroom box you need a Sky HD box and Sky Entertainment Extra+. All your boxes must be connected to the same fixed telephone line.

    Sky Sports/Sky Movies in HD: £5.25pm on top of your sports/movies subscription. Only available to Sky Entertainment Extra+ customers.

    Sky 3D: 3DTV and activation required. Content available depends on your Sky TV/HD subscription (from £32pm). Pay per view content costs extra.

    Dolby Digital 5.1: Available on many programmes. Compatible home cinema system required.

    Money back guarantee: If you cancel Sky HD within one calendar month of activation, we will refund the cost of your box (but not any subscription or set up charges).

    Remote Record:
    Use sky.com or a compatible device. Requests require up to 30 minutes notice before start of programme.

    WWF Sky Rainforest Rescue: All money raised through Sky Rainforest Rescue will be donated to WWF-UK, charity registered in England and Wales number 1081247 and in Scotland number SC039593. Sky will donate a further £1 to WWF-UK to match each £1 raised through Sky Rainforest Rescue. Sky will match donations to help reach the project target of £4million.

    On Demand: Available to Sky TV customers with compatible Sky+ box. Downloading content requires compatible black Sky+ box, broadband connection (minimum recommended speed 2 Mbps), On Demand self set-up using built in Wi-Fi or own cable.  Downloads count towards any usage caps. Content depends on your Sky TV/HD subscription. Sky Store costs extra. Sky Movies 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 required for Sky Movies or Sky Sports. Sky+ subscribers without Sky TV can access BBC iPlayer only. Downloadable HD content takes longer to start viewing.
    Sky Box Office: Sky Box Office content costs extra. Pay per view charges apply. SBO 3D requires a 3DTV.

    Sky Go: UK / Ireland only. Streamed via broadband/3G (charges may apply). Available on two registered compatible devices (content may vary). Some live TV programmes will be unavailable (go to - go.sky.com). iPhone (3GS or above), iPad, iPod touch (4th generation or above) require iOS 5.1 or later, and available on selected Android devices with OS2.2x to OS4.2.1 (excluding 3.x). Sky on your Xbox 360 requires Xbox Gold Live subscription. Sky TV Customers: Selected live channels and on demand content available in line with your Sky TV subscription at no extra cost. You'll need Sky Movies 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 Packs for on demand Sky Movies or Sky Sports. Non-Sky TV Customers: Subscriptions £15-£40 pm. Monthly subscriptions renew automatically until you unsubscribe.

    Sky Go Extra: Sky TV customers only. No extra cost with Sky Multiroom, otherwise £5 extra a month. 31 days’ notice to cancel. Register up to 4 Sky Go devices, concurrent viewing on two devices. Download selected Sky Go content via WiFi (Unavailable on Xbox 360). Content depends on your Sky TV package. Movies/Sports Pack(s) required to download movies/sports. Max 2 downloads per programme. Content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 7 or 30 days after download depending on content.

  • Sky boxes and set-up

    Box set-up times currently average 7-10 days for new customers and may be longer for existing customers upgrading to Sky+HD (excludes Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Scottish Islands, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, ROI).

    Standard set-up of Sky+HD box is free when you join Sky TV online (otherwise £30); free for existing customers with a new Multiroom subscription (otherwise £60 or £15 for Sky+ customers selecting self set-up).

    Existing Sky TV customer:  Sky Broadband set-up fees for existing Sky TV customers £60 for Lite, £30 for Connect or free for Unlimited. £30 set-up fee for Connect for customers without Sky TV.

    Self set-up: Available to Sky+ customers for £15. Self set-up must be completed within 31 days of receipt.

    Sky+HD box: Existing Sky+ box households are not eligible for a discounted box unless taking Sky Entertainment Extra+. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. One free/discounted box per household.  Sky+HD box up to £199 if you are not eligible for discounted price (Sky TV subscription required). A Sky+HD box can store an average of 60 hours of HD or 185 hours of standard definition programmes. HD ready TV required.

    Sky+ box: Existing Sky+ box households are not eligible for a discounted box. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. One free/discounted box per household. Sky+ box up to £199 if you are not eligible for discounted price (Sky TV subscription required). You will receive a Sky+HD box which has all the features of Sky+ and can store an average of 185 hours of standard definition programmes. To view free-to-air HD content you need an HD ready TV. To view Sky HD content you will also need Sky Entertainment Extra+ and, for Sky Sports/Sky Movies in HD, the HD Pack (£5.25 a month on top of your sports/movies subscription).

    Sky+HD 2TB box: Existing Sky TV customers taking Entertainment Extra + and existing Sky TV customers with an Entertainment Extra+ or other Sky TV HD subscription adding Sky Multiroom (£11.25pm per box) are entitled to one Sky+HD 2TB box for £49. Existing Sky TV customers with an Entertainment Extra + or other Sky TV HD subscription and new customers joining Sky TV with Entertainment Extra+ are entitled to one Sky+HD 2TB box for £149. One discounted box per household. Additional Sky+HD 2TB boxes £249 per box. Customers taking Sky TV without Sky Entertainment Extra+ and customers purchasing a standalone 2TB box without Sky TV can get a Sky+HD 2TB box for £249. Standard set-up £30 for new customers and £60 for existing Sky TV customers. Non-standard set-up may cost extra. Sky+HD 2TB box provides 1.5TB of personal storage and 0.5TB of storage for On Demand Showcase content.

    Sky HD Multiroom box: Sky HD Multiroom box is the SkyHD standard Digibox (No PVR functionality) which along with a Sky TV and Sky Multiroom subscription (£11.25 extra a month) gives your Sky TV subscription in another room. First box free for new and existing customers when taken with a new Sky Multiroom subscription and paying for set-up. Limited to one free box per household (and not available to customers who have already received a free standard box) otherwise £49. Replacement boxes are £99.

    You do not have to subscribe to Sky TV - available directly from Sky call centre (standard set up £120) - limited to one per household.

  • General and further terms

    Subject to status. Upfront payment may be required.12 month minimum subscriptions. Prices may go up during your subscription. Non-standard set-up may cost extra. Prices may vary if you live in a flat. Sky+ functionality requires two satellite feeds. You must get any consents required (e.g. landlord's). Prices for Direct Debit payments only. Continuous debit/credit card mandate costs 50p pm.

    UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man residential customers only.  These offers are not available with any other offers.  Further terms apply. Calls to Sky cost 5.1p per minute (plus 15p connection fee) for BT customers. Calls from other providers may vary. Correct at 2 September 2013. The full text of our customer contracts can be found here.