Whether you're streaming a movie or downloading a photo album, broadband speed determines how fast this can happen.
Take a look at how long it might take to download music or movies, based on different broadband speeds. With on demand you’ll be able to start watching shortly after the download has started, no need to wait for the full download.
Times shown above are estimates and are not a prediction of actual speed.
The term 'Broadband Speed' is used in different ways:
This is the maximum speed of the data connection between your broadband router and the telephone exchange. This speed is shown when you use the broadband checker to test your line for Sky Broadband availability. The throughput speed that you get when using your broadband connection will be lower than your access line speed.
This is the actual download speed that you experience, and can be affected by factors like the layout of your home and the number of your devices using your wireless connection. It can also be affected by external factors like the number of broadband subscribers sharing the network.
Love to chat? Don't forget to choose one of our talk packages - whether you're a chatterbox or just like to check-in with mum at the end of the week, we have you covered with inclusive calls to Republic of Ireland local and national landline# numbers.
Sky Talk calls package from
€30 a month Including Sky Line Rental
Eir compatible phone line required. Set-up costs may apply. Sky Talk Line Rental required. Connection fees may apply to non-inclusive calls.
Our dedicated Sky Switch Squad makes moving to Sky Broadband even easier.
When the switch is made you'll only be without broadband for a matter of minutes, plus, you can keep your existing phone number and bring your emails with you.With another provider?
You'll need your 8-digit UAN (Universal Account Number) or Eircom Account Number to get started, which you'll find at the top of your bill.
Sky broadband areas only. Compatible line required. Customers outside Sky's unbundled network area will need to obtain a MAC Code from BT before calling Sky to switch.
Sky Sports and Sky Cinema half price for 6 months: Existing Sky TV customers upgrading to both Sky Sports & Sky Cinema from a basic TV pack only. Replaces existing Sky TV offers. €24.50 extra pm for 6 months, then standard price (currently €49 extra pm) unless you cancel giving at least 31 days’ notice. Excludes box office and Sky Store purchases. Allow 24 hours for activation.
6 months half price Sky Cinema: Existing Sky TV customers only. Sky Cinema €14.50 extra p/m extra for 6 months, then €29 p/m, unless you cancel giving at least 31 days’ notice. Replaces existing Sky TV offers. Excludes box office and Sky Store purchases. Allow 24 hours for activation.
6 months half price Sky Sports: Existing customers only. Sky Sports €20 extra pm for 6 months, then standard price (currently €40 extra pm) unless you cancel giving at least 31 days’ notice. Replaces existing Sky TV offers. Allow 24 hours for activation.
Sky TV from €20: €20 standard set up. Sky Q kit is loaned at no cost. 12 month minimum subscription. Payment by DD. Sky TV Original bundle €29.50 per month after 12 months. New ROI households only. Excludes standalone channels and box office. Minimum contract and further terms apply.
Reward offer: One Prepaid MasterCard® per household sent within 60 days of viewing card being enabled. Prepaid Mastercard®: Prepaid MasterCard® can be used wherever MasterCard® is accepted, except for gambling, cash withdrawals, currency, cashback or at petrol stations. Unused card values will expire after 12 months. Further terms apply.
Sky Fibre half price: Sky Fibre Unlimited with Sky Talk normally from €55 per month. New ROI households in selected fibre areas only. Prices based on customer taking Sky Fibre Unlimited with Talk Freetime. Download speed up to 100 Mb, varies by location. Min contract & further terms apply. Offer ends 30 March.
Sky Go Extra 2 months free trial: Offer only for existing Sky TV customers who have not previously taken up the same offer. Excludes existing Sky Go Extra and Multiscreen customers. Content depends on your Sky TV package. Sky Cinema Pack required for movies. Download selected content in Ireland and the UK via Wi-Fi. After 2 months you will continue to receive Sky Go Extra at €6pm extra unless you call us to cancel at least 31 days before the end of the 2 month period.
€10 a month Box Sets: HD package for €10 per month for 12 months. The then current price applies after the offer period. See sky.ie/talkboxsets for comparison details.
Sky Sports €9 offer: Available to Sky Cinema customers upgrading to Sky Sports online only. Replaces existing Sky TV offers. €9 extra pm for 6 months, then standard price applies (currently €49 extra pm for Sky Cinema and Sky Sports) unless you cancel giving at least 31 days’ notice. Customers must keep both Sky Sports and Sky Cinema for offer duration. Allow 24 hours for activation. Requires Sky TV from €29.50pm.
Sky Cinema €8 offer: Available to Sky Sports customers upgrading to Sky Cinema online only. Replaces existing Sky TV offers. €8 extra pm for 6 months, then standard price applies (currently €49 extra pm for Sky Cinema and Sky Sports) unless you cancel giving at least 31 days’ notice. Must keep both Sky Sports and Sky Cinema for offer duration. Excludes box office and Sky Store. Allow 24 hours for activation. Requires Sky TV from €29.50pm.
Sky Fibre half price when you join Sky TV: Standard set up from €20. Sky TV from €29.50 per month. Sky Kit is loaned at no cost. 12 month minimum subscription. New Sky TV customers only. Content depends on Sky Q subscription. Payment by DD. Sky Fibre Unlimited with Sky Talk normally from €55 per month. New ROI households in selected fibre areas only. Prices based on customer taking Sky Fibre Unlimited with Talk Freetime. Download speed up to 100 Mb, varies by location. Min contract & further terms apply. Offer ends 30 March.
‡ HD channels received depend on your Sky TV subscription. UTV is available without subscription.
Sky TV Subscription: Packages €29.50-€88 per month. Sky Cinema Box Office costs extra. Sky box and set-up required.
Sky 3D: 3DTV subscription required. Pay per view content may cost extra.
Dolby Digital 5.1: Available on many programmes. Compatible home cinema system required.
Sky Box Office: Sky Box Office content costs extra. Pay per view charges apply. SBO 3D requires a 3DTV and Sky World HD subscription. Cable service may vary.
Remote Record: Use sky.com or a compatible device. Requests require up to 30 minutes notice before start of programme.
Sky Kids app: Available at no extra cost with the Variety or Sky Q Bundle subscription. Ireland/UK only. Selected content available to stream and download on demand at no extra cost via 3G/4G/WiFi (charges may apply). To download content you also need Sky Go Extra (no extra cost with Sky Multiscreen or Sky Q, otherwise €6 extra a month). Available on two registered compatible tablets. Available on up to 4 registered compatible tablets. Downloaded content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 30 days after download. Compatible device and software requirements at www.sky.com/help,and the App Store or Google Play Store. App features vary by device.
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 and may expire from your Planner. Content depends on your Sky TV/HD subscription. Sky Store costs extra. Sky Cinema 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 required for Sky Cinema or Sky Sports. Downloadable HD content takes longer to start viewing.
Sky Go: UK / Ireland only. Streamed via broadband/3G/4G/WiFi (charges may apply). Available on two registered compatible devices (content may vary). Some live TV programmes will be unavailable (go to - go.sky.com). For compatible device and software requirements click here. Sky Go is not currently compatible on PCs with Windows 8 or Macs with OS X Mountain Lion. Sky TV Customers: Live TV and on demand content available in line with your Sky TV subscription at no extra cost. You’ll need Sky Cinema 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 Packs for on demand Sky Cinema or Sky Sports. Non-Sky TV Customers: Subscriptions €29.50-88 per month. Monthly subscriptions renew automatically until you unsubscribe.
Sky Go Extra: Sky TV customers only. No extra cost with Sky Multiscreen, otherwise €6 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. Cinema/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.
All Sky Q kit is loaned to you at no cost and must be returned at the end of your subscription. Sky Q 1TB box: 700GB personal storage. Sky Q 2TB box: 1.7TB personal storage. 300GB storage reserved by Sky.
Installation: Engineer set-up required. Standard installation: New Sky TV customers: Sky Q 1TB box: €20 with or without a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription; Sky Q 2TB box: €120 or €80 if you also take a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription. Existing customers when taking a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: Sky Q 1TB box: up to €60; Sky Q 2TB box: up to €120. Prices discounted to €20 for Sky Q 1TB box or €80 for Sky Q 2TB for existing customers without a current Sky multiscreen subscription. Existing customers not taking a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription pay €149 for Sky Q 1TB and €179 for Sky Q 2TB.
Store more: Compared with standard 500GB Sky HD box.
Sky Q Multiscreen subscription required to: 1) Watch TV around the home on tablets or more than one TV. A fee of €120 is payable per additional TV and we’ll lend you one Sky Q Mini per extra TV, at no cost. For new Sky TV customers there is no charge for the first additional TV. For existing Sky TV customers without Sky Multiscreen, the first additional TV fee is discounted to €40. For optimal network performance we recommended connecting no more than four Sky Q Mini boxes. Content from up to two Sky Q Mini boxes can be watched concurrently. In home: watch recordings included in your Sky Q channel pack and most free to air channels. See sky.com/skyqchannelsfor more information. Red Button and BBC on demand content unavailable via Sky Q App; 2) Pause on one screen and continue on another; 3) Take recordings with you to watch offline. Save selected recordings from last 90 days from the main Sky Q box or download on demand programmes to compatible tablet connected to home broadband. Finished recordings may be unavailable to sync for up to a few hours. Two syncs/downloads per programme. Content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 30 days after sync/download.; 4) Watch Ultra HD content. Box Sets Bundle required to watch box sets in Ultra HD. Sky Sports and Sky Cinema required to watch sports and movies in Ultra HD. Listed features require Sky Q box, Sky TV and Sky Q Multiscreen subscriptions, Sky Q app and compatible tablet (sky.com/skyqdevices)or Sky Q Mini(s) connected to home broadband.
Broadband product availability is subject to location. Sky Talk (including line rental) required. Speeds vary with location and line quality. External factors such as internet congestion can affect speed.
Sky Fibre: Selected Fibre areas only. Speeds vary by location. Up to 100 Mb download speed. No usage caps. External factors can affect speed.
12 month minimum subscription. Set-up costs and router delivery charge may apply. See sky.ie for more details and our Usage Policies. Eircom compatible phone line required.
#Sky Talk Freetime: Inclusive evening and weekend calls of up to an hour to the Republic of Ireland local and national landline numbers only (excludes calls to Directory Enquiries, indirect access, dial-up Internet numbers, mobile, and 0700 numbers) and then calls are charged at rate of 6.90c per minute (evening) and 1.40c per minute (weekend) . Evening – Monday to Friday, after 7pm and before 7am. Weekend - between midnight on Friday and midnight on Sunday. Fair Use Policy applies (see contracts for details). Eircom compatible phone line required. 12 month minimum subscription. Set up costs may apply. Sky Talk Line Rental required.
**Sky Talk Anytime: Anytime calls of up to an hour to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland local and national landline numbers only (excludes calls to Directory Enquiries, indirect access, dial-up Internet numbers and 0700 numbers) and then charged at 6.90c per minute (daytime & evening) and 1.40c per minute (weekend). Anytime international geographic landline calls of up to an hour to 20 countries (Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA (also includes calls to mobiles in Canada and USA). Fair Use Policy applies (see contracts for details). Eircom compatible phone line required. 12 month minimum subscription. Set up costs may apply. Sky Talk Line Rental required.
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 €0.30 pm. Republic of Ireland residential customers only. These offers are not available with any other offers. Further terms apply. Correct at 15 September 2016. Read the full text of our customer contracts.