Switching to Sky
Switching your TV to Sky is simple, whoever you’re moving from
Switching to Sky TV
Switch to Sky TV to enjoy a world of great entertainment, blockbuster movies and live sports.
Reasons to switch to Sky TV
- A great choice of TV channels, including Sky Atlantic - exclusive to Sky TV customers
- Access to up to 63 channels in stunning HD‡ with the HD Pack
- More ways to watch - enjoy TV from Sky in different rooms with Sky Multiroom, on the move with Sky Go and ready to watch when you are with On Demand
- Great value TV packages, starting from as little as €27 a month
It's easy to switch to Sky online but if you need to speak to one of our advisors, please call 0818 719 852.
Reasons to switch to Sky TV
Amazing F1® coverage
Enjoy live coverage of every practice, every qualifying and every race at no extra cost when you take the Sky Sports or HD Pack.
Exclusive to Sky TV, Sky Atlantic is home to some of the latest and best shows from the US, including fresh new comedies, classic series and much more.
TV you control
Take charge of how you watch TV with Sky+. Pause, rewind, record and store, so you’ll never miss a moment of the TV you love.
Great ways to watch
Enjoy live Sky TV channels on mobile devices with Sky Go, unlock a world of TV on demand and enjoy the TV you love in different rooms at the same time with Sky Multiroom.
Installation and set-up
Set-up is quick and easy
- When you order Sky TV, you can choose a convenient set-up date. On average this can be just six days from when you place your order.
- Standard set-up will usually take no longer than an hour.
- Once your Sky TV is set up, you’ll be able to start watching straight away.
Why choose Sky?
There are lots of reasons to join Sky
- A world of must-see TV that you control
- The widest range of HD channels in Ireland‡ when you take the HD Pack
- Live sports, movies and entertainment on the move with Sky Go
- Hundreds of movies and great entertainment on demand
Frequently asked questions
What can I watch with Sky Entertainment?
Comedy Central Extra
Sky Arts 1
Sky Arts 2
Sky Living Loves
Discovery Home & Health
Star Life OK
What can I watch with Sky Entertainment Extra?
You'll get all the channels included with Sky Entertainment, plus:
Nick Jr. 2
Cartoon Network Too
Crime & Investigation Network
National Geographic Channel
Nat Geo Wild
Sky Sports News
At The Races
British Eurosport 2
What HD entertainment channels can I watch?
Sky Entertainment HD channels:
To watch Sky Entertainment in HD, you will also need to take the HD Pack (€15 extra a month)
Sky Atlantic HD
Sky Living HD
Sky Arts 1 HD
Sky Arts 2 HD
Comedy Central HD
Universal Channel HD
Sky News HD
Good Food HD
Star Plus HD
Sky Sports F1™ HD
Sky Entertainment Extra HD channels
To watch Sky Entertainment Extra HD, you will need Sky Entertainment Extra and the HD Pack
All Sky Entertainment HD channels, plus:
National Geographic Channel HD
Nat Geo Wild HD
Animal Planet HD
Disney Channel HD
Disney XD HD
Disney Jr HD
Cartoon Network HD
British Eurosport HD
British Eurosport 2 HD
MTV Live HD
Crime & Investigation Network HD
Sky Sports News HD
Can I watch Sky Movies in HD?
Yes. If you want to watch Sky Movies in high definition, add the Movies Pack to your TV package, then add the HD Pack.
This will give you access to all 11 Sky Movies channels in stunning high definition, plus Sky Movies Disney HD and MGM HD.
What is Sky Store?
Sky Store is the new place to rent movies on your compatible Sky+ box and it's open to all Sky TV customers with On Demand. There are over 1000 movies to choose from, including some of the latest releases out on DVD and a huge library of favourites.
Can I watch Sky Sports in HD?
Yes. To watch Sky Sports in high definition, you need an HD-ready TV, a Sky+HD box and the HD Pack (€15 a month extra). If you want to watch Sky Sports in HD, add the Sports Pack to your TV package - this will give you access to all six Sky Sports channels in stunning high definition:
• Sky Sports 1 HD
• Sky Sports 2 HD
• Sky Sports 3 HD
• Sky Sports 4 HD
• Sky Sports News HD
• Sky Sports F1™ HD
• ESPN HD (If you have ESPN as part of the Sports Pack or as an additional individual channel)
• ESPN America HD (If you have ESPN as part of the Sports Pack or as an additional individual channel)
Can I watch Sky Sports on Sky Go?
Yes, Sky Go is a service that lets you watch Sky Sports on your laptop, iPhone, iPad Xbox or selected Android devices. You can see all the action from all six Sky Sports channels, plus Sky Sports News. And if you take the Sky Sports Pack, it comes at no extra cost.
What do I need to use Sky Go?
Just visit skygo.com on your laptop or Xbox 360, or download the Sky Go app to your iPhone, iPad or selected Android device, and as long as you're a Sky TV customer all you have to do is sign in with your Sky iD username and a password, or create one if you don't have one already.
Can I watch Sky Movies on demand?
With On Demand, our Sky Movies 1 & 2 customers can choose from hundreds of Sky Movies every month, from the latest blockbusters to old favourites, with plenty of themed box sets to choose from. Ready to watch when you are, at no extra cost to your Sky TV subscription when you connect your Sky+ box to any broadband router.
How is Sky Store different to Sky Movies?
You can rent movies one at a time from the Sky Store from €1.49 each. If you want the freedom to watch lots of movies, you can get unlimited movies from the Sky Movies Pack for less than €7 a week on top of your basic Sky TV subscription. Sky Movies customers still have the option to rent movies in the Sky Store if ever they want to.
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‡ HD channels received depend on your Sky TV subscription. UTV is available without subscription.
Sky TV Subscription: Packages €27-€79 per month (pm). Sky Movies Box Office costs extra. UTV available without subscription. It is not provided by Sky; its availability is outside Sky’s control. Manual tuning of your box required. Sky box and set-up required.
Sky 3D: 3DTV and Sky World HD (€94) subscription required. Pay per view content may cost extra.
Dolby Digital 5.1: Available on many programmes. Compatible home cinema system required.
ESPN: ESPN at no extra cost for Sky TV customers taking Sky Sports 1&2 (otherwise €12pm with Sky Sports 1 or 2 or €16pm for Sky TV customers).
Sky Multiroom: €15 pm per box. Provides same Sky TV channels as main Sky TV subscription on another box. To receive HD Pack channels on your Multiroom box you need a Sky HD box an HD Pack subscription (only one HD Pack subscription required per household).
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.
*On Demand: Available to Sky TV customers with compatible black Sky box. Downloading content requires broadband connection (minimum recommended speed 2 Mbps) and self set-up using own cable or wireless connector (€12.99 - limits apply). 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. Downloadable HD content takes longer to start viewing.
Sky Go: Ireland / UK 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 €18-55 per month. ESPN €12-16 p/m extra (or standalone at €20 p/m). Monthly subscriptions renew automatically until you unsubscribe.
Sky Go Extra: Sky TV customers only. €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. 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
Sky+HD box: Existing Sky+ box households are not eligible for a discounted box unless taking the HD Pack. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. One free/discounted box per household. Sky+HD box up to €149 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. Standard set-up is free for new Sky TV customers joining online. Standard set-up for customers is €30 for a Sky+HD box taken with the HD Pack. Non-standard set-up may cost extra.
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 €149 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 the HD Pack (€15 a month). Standard set-up is free for new Sky TV customers joining online. Standard set-up for existing customers is €60. Non-standard set-up may cost extra.
Sky+HD 2TB box: €49 for existing Sky TV customers taking their first HD package (€15pm) or existing Sky+HD customers adding Sky Multiroom (€15pm per box). Existing Sky+HD customers are entitled to one €149 box, additional 2TB boxes €249. €249 for any existing customer who received a discounted 1TB box. New customers joining Sky TV with the HD Pack are entitled to one €149 box. Any additional 2TB boxes thereafter or when taking without the HD Pack are €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: [Only available with multiroom subscriptions]. Sky HD Multiroom Box is the SkyHD standard Digibox (No PVR functionality) which along with a Sky TV and Sky Multiroom subscription (€15 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 €69. Replacement boxes are €99. Set-up is included as part of the box installation for new Sky TV customers, and €100 for existing customers. Non-standard set-up may cost extra.
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. Boxes must be connected to a fixed telephone line and 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 €0.75 pm. Republic of Ireland residential customers only. These offers are not available with any other offers. Further terms apply. Correct at 17 May 2013.